Director of Surgical Services

December 27, 2018
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Job Type
New Mexico


United Pro Search is seeking candidates for a Director of Surgical Services opportunity with a county-owned, not -for-profit, 68 bed acute care hospital

More Info:

7 OR suites

2 x Ortho Surgeons, 3 x General Surgeons, 1 x Podiatrist and staff for OB/GYN, Ophthalmology, and Pain

Approximately 310 procedures in the OR per month

This position reports to the CEO

Oversees approximately 40 employees

They do not use robotics and they do not do transplants

They have a lot of travelers (RNs) – you must love being on call

They have their own surgery center

They have a dedicated Environmental Services staff who specifically report to the OR

Salary – based on documented years of experience – approximate mid-range is $100-110K


About the Region

Nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains at an elevation of 6,000 feet, this town borders the Continental Divide. The summer climate is cool and comfortable. You'll enjoy crisp clean air and sunshine and our FOUR GENTLE SEASONS!

TIME magazine names this them a Clean-Air City !

More recently the town's Old-West charm and high-desert location has made it a magnet for outdoorsy and creative types. All living the quality of life side by side with today's modern ranching and mining industries. Enjoy fantastic, authentic Mexican food, play 18 holes of golf, explore museums, historic forts and galleries or shop the day away for unique Southwestern art and souvenirs.

There are many birding, biking, hunting and hiking opportunities in 3.3 million-acre national forest and wilderness areas of the Gila National Forest.



Under the general direction and in communication with the CNO, the Director of Surgical Services is a registered professional nurse who is responsible for developing, implementing, evaluating and improving the processes for patient surgical services, and for providing safe, prudent and economical nursing care according to regulatory standards. S/he coordinates all patient care and safety activities in Surgical Services, manages the department routines, caregivers, and serves as a member of the leadership team. She/he serves as a positive representation of Gila Regional Medical Center within GRMC and out in the community.



Minimum BSN or currently enrolled in a BSN program. Master’s degree in nursing or related field preferred.

Current New Mexico or multi-state RN license

Current CPR (AHA), ACLS and PALS certification

CNOR certification upon hire or within 1 year of hire date

Maintain membership in AORN

Minimum 5 years progressive experience in perioperative nursing

Minimum 3 years Nursing management experience preferred

Essentials of Execution when first available after hire date

Advanced Essentials of Execution when first available after achieving Essentials of Execution

 Benefits for Director of Surgical Services

Our client  offers a very competitive wage and a benefits package that includes the following:

Medical and Dental Insurance

Vision Insurance

Long Term Disability

Life Insurance

Supplemental Insurances

Online Insurance Enrollment System

Paid Time Off (PTO)

Sick Leave

Holiday Differential

Shift Differential

Retirement -Tax Deferred Annuity Plan

Tuition Reimbursement

Employee Assistance Program

Credit Union

Direct Deposit

Wellness Membership Discounts

Cafeteria Discounts

Recruitment/Retention Bonus

Relocation Reimbursement


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