Job Description



To perform this job successfully, an individual must have and maintain current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the state of California. CNOR certification is highly desired.  Must have and maintain current BLS certification or obtain within orientation process, prior to hands-on patient care. Must have and maintain ACLS and PALS certifications or obtain within six (6) months of assignment to department.

A Bachelor's degree in nursing is required. MSN is preferred or an associated degree at the graduate level.  Must have a minimum of two (2) years of clinical experience in specialty area.  Must be a member of at least one (1) Professional Nursing Organization.  Must have knowledge of regulatory requirements for departments to include Joint Commission.

Under the general direction of the VP of Patient Care Services, the Director of Surgical Services is responsible for the overall operational and financial management of the departments.  The Director assumes 24-hour, seven day a week responsibility, authority, and accountability for ensuring that the department, and all individuals within the department, achieve and maintain the clinical expectations for the assessment, treatment, and care of patients and are competent to deliver care appropriate to all of the patients served.

The participant integrates their department’s services with the Hospital’s primary functions and overall plan for care delivery and other departments. The participant develops and reviews annually house-wide and unit specific policies and where appropriate coordinate policies with other primary functions and/or departments. The participant achieves and documents desired staffing to patient ratios within targeted goals. The participant determines the qualifications and competence of department personnel who provide patient care services and who are not licensed independent practitioners.  The participant is involved directly and/or supports subordinate participation in the Employee Performance and Improvement process as measured by active participation in Quality Council activities annually, recommends capital equipment and physical space and resources appropriate to patient care needs and selects, orients, evaluates performance and competency of outside contractors and vendor services.

Must be able to work normal/scheduled working hours to include Holidays, call-backs, weeknights, weekends, and on-call. Agrees to participate, as directed, in emergencies and community disasters during scheduled and unscheduled hours.

Needs to recognize that they have an affirmative duty and responsibility for reporting perceived misconduct, including actual or potential violations of laws, regulations, policies, procedures, or this organization’s standards/code of conduct.

The employee shall work well under pressure, meet multiple and sometimes competing deadlines and the employee shall at all times demonstrate a cooperative behavior with colleagues and supervisors.

The Hospital is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit, qualifications, potential and competency.   The Hospital policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), religion (all aspects of religious beliefs, observance or practice, including religious dress or grooming practices) marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition (including cancer or a record or history of cancer, and genetic characteristics), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical condition), genetic information, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.  It also prohibits unlawful discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics.  Discrimination can also include failing to reasonably accommodate religious practices or qualified individuals with disabilities where the accommodation does not pose an undue hardship.  All such discrimination is unlawful.
 
The Hospital is committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities.  This commitment applies to all persons involved in the Hospital operations and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of the Hospital, including supervisors and coworkers.


Sierra View Medical Center is a tobacco-free environment.

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