Director Surgical Services

Requisition ID
Employment Type
Full Time
Hours / Pay Period
Standard Hours
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Facility / Process Level : Name
CHI Saint Joseph Health System


RNs with CHI Saint Joseph Health, now part of CommonSpirit Health formed between Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health, have a variety of skills from clinical to project management. Their ability to multitask and consistently deliver high quality care makes them some of the most well-rounded nurses caring for our patients. Keen assessment skills, critical thinking, and a sense of urgency attribute to their success. 


As a Nurse , you will advance your career by providing care to patients funneled in from other units in the medical center which will quickly acquaint you with a variety of injuries, treatment options, and disease states. This provides you with the education and experience to advance your nursing career in specialized service lines such as cardiac, telemetry, orthopedics, neurology, critical care, surgical services, and emergency.


You appreciate that you will rarely have the same day twice and you thrive in a fast-paced clinical environment. Your documentation and communication is thorough, adding value to the whole nursing team. You position your teammates to do his, her, or their best work- benefiting your shared patients by

ensuring a smooth transition at shift change when you give report.


You have a talent for planning and coordinating which patients and their loved ones appreciate. You have the ability to think critically, creatively, and unconventionally when necessary. Project management is a natural talent as you will coordinate care between multiple patients while keeping your entire

healthcare team on track with shared goals.


CHI Saint Joseph Health provides you with the same level of care you provide for others. We care about our employees well-being and offer benefits that complement work/life balance.


We offer the following benefits to support you and your family:

  • Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Voluntary Protection: Group Accident, Critical Illness, and Identify Theft
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Free Premium Membership to with preloaded credits for children and/or dependent adults
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for you and your family
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Tuition Assistance for career growth and development
  • Matching 401(k) and 457(b) Retirement Programs
  • Wellness Program
  • Relocation assistance (if applicable)
  • Employee Referral Bonuses up to $15,000 (for eligible referrals)
  • Sign-on Bonuses up to $15,000 or Education Assistance (loan payoff) up to $24,000 (for eligible positions)


Whether you are an experienced RN ‘who’s seen it all’ or a nurse working toward that, we invite you to join CHI Saint Joseph Health today and experience nursing with us!


CHI Saint Joseph Health supports 5000 active employees, 8 hospitals, specialty clinics, and a Medical Group with more than 200 locations across Central and Eastern KY.


Learn more about CHI Saint Joseph Health’s Awards and Recognitions here:



Responsible for directing, planning, coordinating, monitoring, and evaluating nursing care and patient outcomes. Responsible for resource management, policy and program development, and fiscal management.  

Essential Key Job Responsibilities

  1. Formulates and implements hospital and departmental goals; integrates goals with overall hospital objectives and plan.
  2. Serves as resource in area of expertise within the facility. Maintains effective working relationships and communication with members of the medical staff, other departments, leadership staff, and others.  Participates with leadership, medical staff, and clinical staff in decision-making.  Is an active member of the Nursing Leadership Team.  Promotes interdepartmental teamwork.
  3. Manages the operation of departments by assisting Finance with preparation of annual budgets; evaluates budget variances regularly. Ensures that supply inventories are adequately maintained in order to provide quality and continuity of care. 
  4. Provides leadership and effective personnel management by maintaining and evaluating team member performance and attendance, and providing opportunities for staff development. Promotes and communicates the culture, values, and commitment of CHI Saint Joseph Health through programs that ensure provision of high quality levels of guest service.
  5. Develops base staffing patterns for each area and ensures availability of sufficient qualified nursing staff to meet patient care needs.
  6. Participates in community activities on behalf of the hospital. Assists in community health events and education as needed.
  7. Responsible for delivery of quality care and ongoing quality improvement efforts. Assists with quality management hospital wide.  Monitors patient outcomes and develops corrective action as needed. 
  8. Demonstrates knowledge and skills and keeps knowledge and skills updated. Maintains availability as a resource. 
  9. Other duties as assigned by management.


Required Education (for CHI Leadership Job Levels from Supervisor through President)

Sys/Div/Mkt/Local Director – Required Bachelor’s Degree in related discipline; Master’s Degree strongly preferred

Required Licensure and Certifications

Kentucky/Compact State licensed Registered Nurse

Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

7 years’ experience as an RN and 5 years leadership experience



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