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Providence Health & Services Executive Director, Surgical Services in Santa Monica, California



Reporting directly to the Ministry Chief Nursing Officer, the Executive Director, Surgical Services, has responsibility for the operation of the Professional Nursing Practice within Surgical Services. The Executive Director, Surgical Services directs nursing services by approval and implementation of nursing policies, procedures, standards and staffing plans.

As a member of the nursing leadership team, he/she assumes an active leadership role interdepartmentally, with the medical staff, and act as a key representative in Surgical Services to the community on behalf of the CNO as deemed necessary.

With a constant focus on whole person care, quality, staff and patient safety, the Executive Director, Surgical Services maintains standards and systems for care delivery at their ministry. These systems of care delivery promote evidence-based practice and are designed to support the management of productivity targets, patient acuity, and appropriate planning for and use of available resources.

Core Values: Demonstrates the core values of Providence St. Joseph Health (PSJH): Compassion, Dignity, Justice, Excellence, and Integrity.


  • Communication & Relationship Building

  • Knowledge of the Health Care Environment

  • Leadership

  • Professionalism

  • Business Skills



  • Academic degree in nursing required (Bachelor’s or Master’s degree)

  • Master degree in Nursing or related field required (Health Administration, Business, Public Health, or management).

  • Active and current California registered nurse license

  • In depth current working knowledge of clinical practice and processes

  • Knowledge of organizational behavior; management systems and processes; nursing practice standards; clinical practice guidelines; regulations and ethics; healthcare economics; health and public safety; trends in business practice; consumer health care issues; healthcare evaluation and outcome measures; and fiscal management and finance.

  • Mobility to travel throughout the ministry and community.

  • Able to work varying hours and handle difficult situations when necessary.

  • Ability to clearly articulate the PSJH mission and vision

  • Demonstrate servant / mission driven leadership

  • Working knowledge of labor contracts and application to practice

  • Ability to communicate effectively.

  • Ability to conceptualize and implement new service delivery models.

  • Ability to serve as a change agent supporting integration concepts.

  • Ability to represent PSJH professionally and build collaborative relationships with various agencies or organizations.

  • Ability to analyze data, regulations, and practices to develop progressive and compliant programs including TJC, Title 22, etc.

  • Ability to effectively work in a multi-entity organization including hospitals and satellite facilities

  • Demonstrate system thinking

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a complex matrixed environment

  • Able to articulate the Magnet® standards and expectations


Providence Saint John’s Health Center has been named one of “America’s 50 Best Hospitals” by a leading national ratings organization eight years in a row. Saint John’s is a 266-bed facility with the latest in diagnostic technology and specialty care with a strong dedication to our core service lines: cardiac care, oncology, orthopedics and women’s health. Saint John’s is home to the world-renowned John Wayne Cancer Institute, dedicated to clinical research and medical advancements in cancer care.

Santa Monica is one of the most livable cities in Los Angeles, and for good reason, with its iconic, three-mile beach and easy, scenic access to the coast-hugging Santa Monica Mountains. With a particularly agreeable climate also in its favor, Santa Monica has become home to numerous Hollywood celebrities and an affluent class of nature lovers who also appreciate the city’s revitalized downtown and convenient location just 15 miles from the heart of Los Angeles.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

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-Santa Monica

Req ID: 261029