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Providence Executive Director Surgical & Cardiovascular Services in Orange, California



Under general direction of the Vice President of Operations, the Executive Director works with the management team of St. Joseph Hospital to plan, organize, staff, direct, coordinate, control the activities, and lead inpatient and outpatient Surgical Services Department (main campus and Pavilion Surgicenter) and Endoscopy Services in the delivery of patient care and quality outcomes. Develops strategic plan and goals for specialty areas that are in alignment with the mission, vision, values and future direction of the organization. Demonstrates innovation and creativity in development and implementation of programs and solutions. Effectively communicates strategic initiatives and involves others in planning and decision-making. Collaborates with other leaders in the organization to create a seamless approach to patient care.


  • Facilitates the development and management of the surgical services delivery process for designated surgical units ensuring that policies, procedures, standards of care, and standards of practice are consistent with current research and practice across the organization. Networks and collaborates across the health care industry striving for best practices. Tries new approaches and takes appropriate risks. Thinks broadly and creates an environment of continuous improvement.

  • Supports and fosters strong morale by creating an environment that fosters personal investment and excellence; nurtures commitment to a common vision and shared values; provides managers and staff with opportunities and latitude to grow and achieve; builds effective teams committed to organizational goals; fosters collaboration, and empowers others to achieve. Provides leadership, direction and mentoring to surgical services managers that encourage goal achievement and professional growth.

  • Applies broad knowledge and seasoned experience when addressing complex issues; defines strategic issues clearly despite ambiguity; takes all critical information into account when making decisions; collaborates with all key stakeholders; makes timely, tough decisions in the context of the mission, vision, and values of St. Joseph Hospital.

  • Promotes a free flow of information and communication throughout the organization. Creates culture where it is safe to share differing views. Communicates needs, issues and concerns appropriately. Delivers clear, convincing, and well-organized presentations; projects credibility and poise even in highly visible, adversarial situations.

  • Develops processes and programs to continually promote, measure, and improve employee, physician and patient satisfaction.

  • Develops long-range plans for area of specialty that are in alignment with the mission, vision and values of St. Joseph Hospital. Designs action plans and programs that achieve the overall objectives of Surgical Services and the organization.

  • Partners with physicians and care team to ensure that quality clinical outcomes are achieved; establishes effective working relationships with all key physicians.

  • Ensures excellence in patient care delivery consistent with JCAHO, Title 22, and other related regulatory agencies through annual performance appraisal, competency based practice standards and ongoing competency validation and proficiency of the clinical staff.

  • Develops, monitors, and analyzes labor, operating, and capital expense budgets in assigned areas and assures appropriateness of human and material resource allocations. Achieves budget targets within specialty. Works collaboratively with the St. Joseph Hospital management team to achieve a unified approach.


Required experience/education for this position include:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Healthcare or related discipline

  • 3 years of experience as administrative director in surgical services

  • Computer experience

  • Excellent communication/interpersonal skills

  • Ability to problem-solve, analyze situations, think critically, give constructive feedback and supervise and team with others

  • Ability to develop and manage operating budgets.

Preferred experience/education for this position include:

  • Master's Degree in Healthcare or related discipline.

About Providence

At Providence, our strength lies in Our Promise of “Know me, care for me, ease my way.” Working at our family of organizations means that regardless of your role, we’ll walk alongside you in your career, supporting you so you can support others. We provide best-in-class benefits and we foster an inclusive workplace where diversity is valued, and everyone is essential, heard and respected. Together, our 120,000 caregivers (all employees) serve in over 50 hospitals, over 1,000 clinics and a full range of health and social services across Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington. As a comprehensive health care organization, we are serving more people, advancing best practices and continuing our more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable.

The amounts listed are the base pay range; additional compensation may be available for this role, such as shift differentials, standby/on-call, overtime, premiums, extra shift incentives, or bonus opportunities.

Check out our benefits page for more information about our Benefits and Rewards.

Requsition ID: 141756
Company: Providence Jobs
Job Category: Nursing-Patient Facing
Job Function: Nursing
Job Schedule: Full time
Job Shift: Day
Career Track: Leadership
Department: 7540 SJO NURSING ADMIN
Address: CA Orange 1100 W Stewart Dr
Pay Range: $73.09 - $129.24
The amounts listed are the base pay range; additional compensation may be available for this role, such as shift differentials, standby/on-call, overtime, premiums, extra shift incentives, or bonus opportunities.
Check out our benefits page for more information about our Benefits and Rewards.

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.