Director - Surgical Services (1.0 FTE, Days)

Category: Healthcare Leadership
Job Type: Full-Time
Shift: Days
Req: 19268
FTE: 1

Nursing Management

1.0 FTE, 8 Hour Day Shift

At Stanford Children’s Health, we know world-renowned care begins with world-class caring. That's why we combine advanced technologies and breakthrough discoveries with family-centered care. It's why we provide our caregivers with continuing education and state-of-the-art facilities, like the newly remodeled Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. And it's why we need caring, committed people on our team - like you. Join us on our mission to heal humanity, one child and family at a time.

Job Summary

This paragraph summarizes the general nature, level and purpose of the job.

Responsible for providing overall leadership, management and strategic planning for the Perioperative, Interventional and Perfusion departments, clinical services, programs and staff to ensure operational cost-effectiveness and efficiency, compliance with external regulatory, accrediting, and statutory requirements and that institutional goals, policies and objectives are met in providing quality services. Oversees the scheduling and works directly with the other Directors for supporting areas to maintain patient and efficiency flow. The Director is responsible for working with dyad partners on ensuring the efficiency and effectiveness of the division's strategic plan and goals/objectives with regard to patient care management, coordinating and evaluating program activities, business development, coordination and delivery of services, human resource management, fiscal management, equipment maintenance, quality of tests and procedures, staff competency, quality and performance improvement activities, and adherence to Joint commission accreditation requirements and Federal and State regulatory standards. The Director builds a strong and collaborative relationship with the physicians/staff and hospital colleagues, utilizing P-Cares standards.

Essential Functions

The essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification. They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned. 

Employees must abide by all Joint Commission Requirements including but not limited to sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care, patient rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments, emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing education and training, communication and adherence to safety and quality programs, sustaining compliance with National Patient Safety Goals, and licensure and health screenings. 

Must perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the Service Standards of the Hospital(s).

  • Plans, organizes, manages, directs, and delegates authority / responsibility to meet the day-to-day operational activities of the service line consisting of multiple programs and/or units by determining policy, program priorities, and the utilization of resources to fulfill established institutional and service line objectives and the delivery of optimal health care services.

  • Directs the administration of programs and/or evaluates the quality of services provided through review of reports and/or statistical data and conferences with reporting staff. Authorizes redistribution of available resources to meet changing program needs. Establishes reporting relationships and administrative controls over program or support operations. Coordinates activities with other departments in areas of mutual concern. Establishes and implements processes to assure the integration/coordination of all services.

  • Determines or recommends policies that guide and support the provision of quality services by analyzing all pertinent issues and information, assessing the impact of proposed policy on the provision of services to patients. Ensures that policies and procedures are compatible with the mission, goals and values of the hospital and meet external regulatory, accrediting and statutory requirements. Determines the resources necessary to implement such policy in order to ensure the cost-effective and efficient provision of services. Provides policy direction and interpretation to department managers in managing their respective areas of responsibility.

  • Analyzes and develops proposals to resolve key operational challenges such as improvements in service, access, and capacity. Identifies opportunities to improve financial and operational performance. Monitors ongoing revenue and expenses for services for conformance to the approved budget, taking corrective action as needed for variances. Works collaboratively with other members of the management team in providing cost-effective and efficient operations.

  • Determines program priorities by evaluating the needs of target populations and assessing the availability of human, fiscal and equipment resources, in order to implement policy and programs effectively. Works with VP on prioritizing operating and capital budget requests for services.

  • Oversees and supports daily management activities and process improvement work, ensuring front line and physician involvement.  Assists the Vice President and collaborates with physician leadership and line management in performing the short-term and long-term strategic planning, operational goals and business development functions for the Perioperative, Intervention and Perfusion Service areas/departments.

  • Develops clinical service plans and annual work plans that contain goals and objectives, taking into account relevant financial, clinical and market data; clinical volume targets; and methods for evaluating performance to plans.

  • Oversees the appropriate hiring of staff. Ensures that orientation, staff training and development programs are in place and provided to all staff. Responsible for the systematic evaluation of staff performance. Ensures personnel policies and procedures are followed and monitored. Interviews, selects, provides orientation and training for, and evaluates the performance of staff, including subordinate managers and supervisors. Recommends and/or approves disciplinary actions or responses to grievances.

  • Creates a clear organizational vision and provides leadership in integrating programs and services with the hospital's primary functions by supporting organizational philosophy, goals, policies, mission, priorities and vision, and by delivering optimal quality health care services.

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.

Education: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) required. Master's degree in a work-related field/discipline from an accredited college or university required.

Experience: Six (6) years of progressively responsible and directly related work experience

License/Certification: CA Registered Nurse (RN)

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

These are the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to perform successfully the essential functions of the job and are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or licensure/certification. 

  • Ability to align organizational vision, set short and long-term objectives with service line and hospital strategic goals, focus and prioritize resources, and evaluate outcomes.

  • Ability to lead process improvement projects.

  • Ability to delegate responsibility to others, activities according to ability, level of preparation, the standards of practice and regulatory guidelines.

  • Ability to plan, prioritize, direct, manage, evaluate and set standards for nursing function/ program using a systems thinking approach, manage projects and change processes, and effectively and appropriately allocate resources at the care delivery

  • Ability to supervise, coach, mentor, train, and evaluate work results.

  • Knowledge of laws, rules and regulations; standards and guidelines of certifying and accrediting bodies; hospital and department/unit standards, protocols, policies and procedures governing the provision of nursing care in the area of assignment.

  • Knowledge of leadership and management skills essential to the practice of nursing, principles and practices of and current trends in health care delivery and hospital system organization and administration.

  • Knowledge of principles and practices of organization, administration, fiscal and personnel management.

  • Knowledge of the current theories, principles, practices and standards of as well as emerging technologies, techniques, issues, and approaches in the nursing profession, particularly those applicable to the area of assignment/expertise.

  • Knowledge of the types of nursing practice and delivery systems, understanding of the complexity of the nursing practice environment, roles and responsibilities of the health care team members to achieve quality outcomes.


 Physical Requirements and Working Conditions


The Physical Requirements and Working Conditions in which the job is typically performed are available from the Occupational Health Department. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. 

Pay Range

Compensation is based on the level and requirements of the role.

Salary within our ranges may also be determined by your education, experience, knowledge, skills, location, and abilities, as required by the role, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data.

Typically, new team members join at the minimum to mid salary range.

Minimum to Midpoint Range (1.0 FTE): $173,139.20 to $236,745.60

Equal Opportunity Employer

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, LPCH does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements, and where applicable, in compliance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.
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