Director - Perioperative Services

Requisition ID
Employment Type
Full Time
Hours Per Pay Period
CHI Health St. Elizabeth
Standard Hours
Work Schedule
8 Hour


CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S., from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services, CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources, CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities, advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable, and innovating how and where healing can happen, both inside our hospitals and out in the community.


Come and be a part of the surgical services team at CHI St. Elizabeth! We are PROUD to be a 4-time Magnet designation and one of only a handful of hospitals in the nation that operates both a ground and air ambulance service as part of our Level III trauma program. St. Elizabeth has the most advanced robotic surgery available along with being an Accredited Stroke Center. We host 17 operating rooms that include a burn unit, PACU, Pre/Post, Endoscopy and Sterile Processing.
Essential Key Job Responsibilities


  • Has the authority to interview, hire, orient, terminate, promote, train and conduct performance evaluations.
  • Assigns day-to-day work activities; directs the functional and technical job performance of team members.
  • Allocate and direct staffing needs to meet patient, unit, and department needs, and collaborate with others to ensure overall staffing needs are met.
  • Manage performance including: setting goals, clarifying job expectations, monitoring performance progress, providing feedback, recognize, developing skills and addressing performance issues related to work and our Commitments using corrective action.
  • Assures appropriate level of understanding, awareness and compliance with all applicable Joint Commission, federal, state and agency laws, regulations, guidelines and professional standards.
  • Ensures optimal utilization of department resources through participation in planning capital and operational budgets, in development and implementation of systems and practices that achieve defined objectives, in internal and external benchmarking activities and in monitoring, analysis and resolution of budget and productivity variances.
  • Works collaboratively to develop plans, goals, and implementation strategies in support of CHI Health’s Mission, Vision, and nursing, campus, and system business objectives. Maintains a department scope of care based on patient population and identified needs.
  • Participates in the development of quality indicators and responds to a full range of financial, service and quality indicators in all areas of responsibility.
  • Maintains a collegial and cooperative relationship with the other Hospital Operations and Service Line Directors, working as a team to search out and implement efficiencies, economies and best practices.
  • Provides high quality perioperative services at reasonable costs by directing the programs, policies and procedures for all areas of responsibility. Develops, monitors, and ensures implementation of evidence based clinical standards of nursing practice.
  • Promotes a culture of customer service focused on patients, families, visitors, physicians, other departments and the community. Establishes and maintains cooperative and collaborative relationships with the CHI Health and Independent Medical Staff. Develops and implements programs and processes to support patient and physician satisfaction.
  • Works effectively and collaboratively in a diverse and multi-cultural environment.
  • Promotes staff autonomy and decision making through support of a shared governance structure. Establishes a work environment that facilitates staff accountability and responsibility. Optimizes staff potential and retains qualified, competent and satisfied employees.
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Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
A minimum of five years of progressive work experience, with at least three years of management experience in surgical services.
Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor's Degree required in related discipline; Master's Degree strongly preferred

Current Registered Nurse License in Nebraska or Iowa, Nebraska and Iowa are compact states, so license must be held in the state of your residence. 

Certification in specialty areas such as CNOR, CPAN, or CSSM.

ACLS or PALS is preferred if incumbent has potential to work in clinical areas, commensurate with departmental requirements.

BLS certification is required upon hire. Acceptable credentialing bodies and certifications include the following: American Red Cross: CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, American Safety and Health Institute: CPR, PRO, must say “Professional Level-with AED”, and American Heart Association: Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers.

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