Dignity Health Director of Nursing - Periop Services in CAMARILLO, California


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At Dignity Health, we believe in the healing power of kindness. Since 1974, we have been leading with our hearts as we serve the people of Camarillo, California. St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital is an 82-bed acute care facility with an additional 99-bed extended care unit. We offer a full range of services, including an advanced Wound Healing and Oxygen Therapy, comprehensive Cancer and Oncology Services, nationally-recognized Cardiovascular Services, a Surgical Weight Loss, and a Regional Spine Center.

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Position Title: Director of Nursing - Periop Services

Position Summary:

Directs the provision of nursing care in a business unit while maintaining standards of patient care.

  • Responsible for the overall quality of care provided by the nursing personnel. Advises medical staff, department heads, and administrators in matters related to nursing service and strategies.

  • Interprets policies and objectives of nursing service to staff and community groups.

  • Monitors the operations of the nursing staff and ensures compliance with regulations on organizational and governmental standards and practices. Schedules staff and conducts employee performance reviews.

  • Provides nursing care to patients on an as needed basis.



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  • Knowledge, insight, and understanding of business concepts, tools, and processes that are needed for making sound decisions in the context of the company's business; ability to apply this knowledge appropriately in both clinical and non-clinical situations.

  • Knowledge of the decision-making process and associated tools and techniques; ability to accurately analyze situations and reach productive decisions based on informed judgment.

  • Understanding of the business value of diverse perspectives and opinions and ability to understand, appreciate and employ the unique contributions of associates of varied cultures, nationalities, ethnic backgrounds, genders, ages, points of view, etc.

  • Knowledge of and ability to use industry standards, evidence-based practice and policies and procedures relevant to function and organization.

  • Knowledge of healthcare policies for all clinical practices and applicable laws and regulations governing proper clinical practice; ability to demonstrate ethical behavior in diverse situations.

  • Knowledge of the factors contributing to quality patient care, and the ability to influence these factors in a positive way.

Education and Experience:

  • Experience: Minimum of three (3) years of nursing experience and two (2) years of leadership experience.

  • Education: Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (e.g. BSN) and Master's degree in nursing or other-related field (e.g., MSN/MBA/MHA).

  • Licensure: Registered Nursing License (RN), Basic Life Support (BLS)

  • Special Skills: None specified.

  • Training: None specified.



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Job ID 2017-40315

Employment Type Full Time

Department Surgery

Hours / Pay Period 80

Facility St Johns Pleasant Valley Hospital

Shift Day


State/Province CA

Standard Hours 8HOUR