OR Director Job Opening in Idaho

OR Director job opening in a 100+ bed hospital, located in Western ID, along the Snake River and right on the border of WA.

  • They would have about 25-30 employees in the OR and about 10 in Sterile Processing with 2 managers reporting to them as well 
  • OR Rooms-7, Run 6 rooms Mon-Wed, 5-Thurs, 4-Friday
  • Average case volume-3800 surgeries/year


Under the direction and supervision of the Assistant Administrator, Patient Care Services (AAPCS), has line and functional responsibility for departmental management of the Surgical Services departments (OR, PACU, Pre-Surgery, Preop, Sterile processing, Day Surgery & Infusion center)  Responsibilities shall include, but not necessarily be limited to:  the direct supervision of the functions and activities in the department; interpreting policies, standards, and regulations of the Medical Center, Patient Care Services Division to department personnel, patients, Medical Staff, and public; and, responsibility for patient care on a 24‑hour basis.  The responsibilities shall be discharged in such a manner as to ensure quality patient care within the department.

Provides direction for the daily activities of Central Processing including assuring ongoing compliance with regulatory agency for activities associated with supply management, decontamination and sterilization.

The Department Director must demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of patients served in his/her department.  The individual must acquire and/or demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span.  He/she must be able to provide care with consideration of developmental status.


A.           Meets with the AAPCS, on a regular basis to discuss departmental objectives, policies and procedures, standards of care, management and personnel concerns, incidents and emergencies pertinent to patient care operations, personnel management, and other issues affecting the department.

B.           Organization and direction of functions and activities in the departments:

  • Implements established policies and procedures of the Medical Center and PCS Division, and interprets them to personnel, patients, Medical Staff, and public.
  • Provides for effective and efficient utilization of personnel.  Establishes an environment that will provide for the provision of quality patient care within the philosophy, objectives, and goals of the department, Division, and Medical Center.
  • Plans, directs, and evaluates departmental routines. 
  • Evaluates patient care, work performance, techniques, and fulfillment of nursing standards.  Inspects department regularly for compliance with policies and procedures, goals, objectives, and philosophy.  Takes appropriate action when noncompliance occurs.
  • Meets with the VP/PCS concerning staffing of the nursing departments, patient care planning, maintenance of supplies and equipment, problem-solving and staff development where appropriate.
  • Participates in maintaining accrediting agencies established standards and participating in the upgrading of standards by involvement in the planning of constructive change: 
    • (a) assists in establishing departmental and Division policies, implementation and administration of the policies, and assists in assuring that required standards are met; 
    • (b) participates in the updating and maintaining of procedure manuals; 
    • (c) cooperates with other members of PCS’s’ administration in the planning and organizing of Division functions and activities, establishing policy, achieving and/or maintaining objectives and goals, problem‑solving, institution of new systems when appropriate, and other appropriate or assigned projects;
    • (d) provides staff and career development to subordinates and support for peers in professional and personal development.
  • Participates in hospital orientation programs in cooperation with the Department of Education.    
  • Promotes good intra‑ and interdepartmental relations and public relations.
  • Establishes and maintains effective communications and rapport with Medical Staff members in a manner that is receptive to their needs and concerns thus providing for collaborative working relationships.
  • Coordinates activities with other nursing and non‑nursing departments as appropriate in assuring the smooth functioning of individual department as well as house-wide cooperation.
  • Supervises and coordinates all activities within the department so that the work flow is smooth and in the best interest of patients, family members, personnel, and physicians.
  • Responsible for maintaining the patients’ medical records within the department and other records as required.
  • Assures that appropriate departmental orientation is provided to all personnel and that timely evaluation of orientees occurs.
  • Prepares and submits departmental reports in a timely and efficient manner as required.
  • Participates in hospital, Medical Staff, and Division committees as assigned.
  • Initiates monthly department meetings, maintains minutes, and initiates monthly patient care educational conferences as appropriate.
  • Keeps up‑to‑date in the field of nursing and departmental management through current literature, attendance at workshops and seminars.  Maintains education attendance records of other departmental personnel.
  • Responsible for inpatient and outpatient surgeries performed within the operating suite.
  • Makes decisions on the quantities of CS and OR items that should be purchased.
  • Responsible to coordinate and adhere to inventory management and supply chain initiatives in collaboration with Material Management. 
  • Keeps up-to-date on the CS and OR scheduling/inventory computer system to train personnel.
  • Keeps accurate records on the equipment to meet regulations needed for all standards including JCAHO.
  • Keeps abreast of the techniques used in the processing and decontamination of CS.
  • The above statements reflect the general duties considered necessary to describe the principle functions of the job as identified, and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the position.


Graduate of an accredited school of nursing; registered and licensed to practice in the state of Idaho.  

BSN or Bachelor of Science in a related field is  required. AORN certified or eligible.  

Three to four years experience in specialty required.  RN III or equivalent required.  

Management experience required.   

Must have an understanding of and experience in central processing, sterilization and decontamination procedures.

With warm weather and mild winters, this area has more sunny days than almost any other place in the Northwest! Recreational opportunities abound, from premiere waterskiing, jet boating, sailing, whitewater rafting, hunting, fishing, swimming, golfing, hiking and camping to shopping, family fun, and fantastic events. Miles of paved levee pathways follow the rivers for walking, jogging and biking. You can find some of the greatest fishing for salmon, steelhead, small mouth bass, trout and sturgeon. Snow skiing and snowmobiling are only a short drive away. Shopping in downtown provides many opportunities for antiques, art galleries, gift stores, viewing historic buildings and stopping along the way to dine at local eateries or to grab an espresso at the local coffee house. The mall houses a complementary mix of retail specialty stores, restaurants and service centers in a climate-controlled facility or head over to the Plaza for local retail chains such as Pier One Imports, TJ Maxx and Eddie Bauer.

Nearby Cities
Spokane, WA (104)
Coeur d’Alene, ID (116)
Missoula, MT (217)
Boise, ID (267)

Competitive Salary Range!

How to apply for the OR Director Job: contact tinaroberts@contactjc.com or tinaroberts@toprecruiterweb.onmicrosoft.com 

Tina Roberts

Executive & Management Recruitment Services

(415) 770-1200 

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