Nationally recognized for healthcare excellence, Rady Children’s is highly ranked in all 10 pediatric specialties surveyed by U.S. News & World Report and has achieved Magnet® designation.
Reporting to the Vice President, Patient Care Services/Chief Nursing Officer and in partnership with the Surgical Services Medical Director, the Director serves on a leadership team with colleagues in the areas of neonatal, emergency care, intensive care, hematology & oncology, med/surg, behavioral health, cardiovascular intensive care, respiratory and transplant & dialysis. Further, the Director leads a team of two nurse managers (OR and PACU), five supervisors, two nurse educators, admin assistant and a business analyst; total of almost 180 FTEs.
The Director communicates with leadership and staff to facilitate process and productivity improvement, workforce development, fiscal & supply chain management, employee engagement, quality improvement, regulatory compliance, accreditation standards and customer service excellence aligned with Rady’s strategy, mission & values.
Critical to success is a visible leader who actively champions quality outcomes & drives key dashboard metrics with a focus on high-level infections, block time utilization, turnover times, and first case start times. The incumbent will be skilled in implementing and improving OR standardization, clinical workflows, pre-op processes, service line growth, and fostering a culture of collaboration with physicians and nursing.
The ideal candidate will have an earned Master of Science in Nursing, Business or Hospital Administration (MSN, MBA, MHA, or the like), and five years OR leadership experience in a complex environment, preferably with a focus in pediatrics. A California RN license is preferred. Highly valued is expertise in sterile processing, OR renovations, capital equipment evaluation and employee wellness programs.
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