Director of Surgical Services

    February 1, 2024
    Santa Barbara, California
    Job Type



    Pay range: $68.58 Minimum - $109.71 Maximum an hour.

    As the largest hospital in San Luis Obispo County, this
    Medical Center strives to produce optimal outcomes and exceptional patient experiences to the community it serves. With 164 beds and hundreds of physicians, they puts advanced technology into the hands of experienced medical specialists to deliver quality healthcare to Central Coast residents and visitors.
    Its distinct, high-level services include neurosurgery, orthopedics, obstetrics, perinatology (high-risk pregnancy), neonatology (high-risk newborn care), pediatrics and trauma.
    They house the largest Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit between Santa Barbara and Salinas, the only dedicated pediatric unit in San Luis Obispo County and serves as the county’s designated trauma center.

    They offer competitive salaries and benefits including a matching 401(k), several health & dental plans to choose from, generous tuition assistance plans, and relocation assistance for select positions.


    Comprehensive benefits for medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, behavioral health, and telemedicine services


    Wellbeing support, including employee assistance program (EAP)

    Time away from work programs for paid time off, long- and short-term plan coverage


    Savings and retirement including a 401(k) Plan with a 50% match up to 6% of pay, employee stock purchase plan, flexible spending accounts, retirement readiness tools, rollover support, and financial well-being counseling.

    Education support through tuition assistance, student loan assistance, certification support, and online educational program

    Additional benefits life insurance, supplemental health protection plans, auto and home insurance, legal counseling, identity theft protection, and employee discount program

    Registered nurses – Retirement medical benefit account (RMBA) – 2% of annual eligible income set aside in accordance with program guidelines.

    Benefits may vary by location and role.



    The Director of Surgical Services is accountable for the management and operation of Surgical Services which includes 7 surgical suites, PACU, and the Sterile Processing Department at Sierra Vista.

    The Director functions with initiative and appropriate independent judgment.
    The Director is responsible for the development of and maintenance of interdisciplinary relationships between all levels of departmental personnel.
    The Director’s performance and behavior shall be both reflective and supportive of the Mission Statement and Core Values of the hospital.
    The Director’s responsibilities include development, maintenance and coordination of departmental operations. The Director assures safe patient care and staff development.
    Other duties include but not limited to: developing policies and procedures, assuring quality control including managing the departmental operations and capital equipment budgets, the management and continuous maintenance of staffing and the development of personnel in the department.
    The Director is responsible for managing Continuous Quality Improvement activities, risk prevention of infection, and staff adherence to evidence-based nursing practice.




    Bachelor required; Masters preferred.


    Current RN licensure in the State of California


    Current American Heart Association BLS (maintain current at all times)


    Five years Perioperative Services


    Three years managerial experience


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