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Providence Health & Services Director of Perioperative Services - Torrance, CA in Torrance, California



The Director of Perioperative Services administers the managerial functions of setting objectives, planning, staffing, and directing activities of assigned departments/areas of responsibility. The position oversees Surgery, Sterile Processing, PACU, Short Stay, GI Lab, Interventional Radiology and Cath Lab.


  • Initiates or recommends, in collaboration with managers/supervisors, staffing standards and staff selection. Develops standards of performance, evaluates performance, and initiates or makes recommendations for personnel actions.

  • Develops goals and objectives/develops and implements policies and procedures for operations and maintains established improving organization performance program, patient/customer safety, environmental, and infection control standards.

  • Develops budget for the division and allocates funds within budget to accomplish objectives. Monitors variance against budget. Reviews all requests for capital expense items and submits to Operations.

  • Directs the preparation and maintenance of reports. Prepares periodic reports for top management, as required.

  • Consults with and advises Chief Operating Officer of problems related to the operation of the hospital/department; recommends changes in administrative policies to carry out objectives more effectively.

  • Develops, monitors, and evaluates program development to include financial, marketing, human resource, ethics, and community needs.

  • Provides and maintains effective communications with medical staff, the community, and all levels of supervision and staff.

  • Ensures the departments/areas comply with regulatory requirements.

  • Identifies patient/client needs and develops quality programs to meet those needs. Ensures delivery of safe quality services for inpatient/outpatients and all customers.

  • Analyzes and evaluates clinical services to improve quality of patient care and plan efficient use of staff time.

  • Develops and determines priorities and monitors status of special projects as needed.

  • Participates/identifies strategic issues impacting the organization and the operating implications.

  • Serves as a coach and mentor to direct reports.

  • Maintains professional growth and development through seminars, workshops, and professional affiliations to keep abreast of latest trends in field of expertise.

  • Participates in hospital/medical staff committee meetings as required. Attends and serves on professional/civic service organizations as a representative, and conducts/attends departmental meetings.



  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing

  • Master's Degree in MHA / MBA / MSN in hospital administration, or healthcare administration or specialty field

  • Management experience in a large hospital/health care environment ˃250 beds.

  • Five years of Perioperative/Operating Room administrative experience in large hospital.

  • Current California Licensed Registered Nurse

  • Excellent human relations and oral/written communication skills.

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Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Leadership

Location: California-Torrance

Req ID: 261038