Dignity Health

Manager Surgical Services

Job ID
Employment Type
Full Time
Hours / Pay Period
Methodist Hospital Sacramento
Standard Hours
Mon - Fri 8-5


Established in 1973, Methodist Hospital is a full-service community hospital committed to providing excellence in health care for residents living in Sacramento's southern suburbs, including Laguna, Elk Grove and Galt. For additional information about Methodist Hospital, please visit us at methodistsacramento.org. Methodist Hospital is part of Dignity Health- a 21-state network of 9,000 physicians, 59,000 employees and more than 400 care centers, including hospitals, urgent and occupational care, imaging centers, home health and primary care clinics. In the Sacramento area, Dignity Health operates Mercy General Hospital, Mercy Hospital of Folsom, Mercy San Juan Medical Center, Methodist Hospital, Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital, Woodland Memorial Hospital and Mercy Medical Group (a service of Dignity Health Medical Foundation). Dignity Health is committed to delivering compassionate, high-quality, affordable health care services with special attention to the poor and underserved.


Position Title: Manager of Nursing
Position Summary: 
Manages the resources and daily activities of a nursing department while ensuring environmental factors support high standards of patient care. Assists in the training and development of new and existing staff members. Creates and maintains an environment that is conducive to learning transfer. Coordinates the activities of the unit for each shift and directs, organizes, and assigns work to the nursing staff. Provides patient care as needed..
  • Schedules nursing staff to specific shifts, taking into account past utilization trends. Measures employee performance. Assists in the training of new staff members and the development of existing staff members.
  • Coordinates the activities of the unit during a particular shift and directs, organizes, and assigns work to the nursing staff.
  • Assesses, monitors, and educates the nursing staff on patient care. Institutes emergency procedures as necessary.
  • Provides nursing care to patients on an as needed basis.



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Minimum Qualifications:
  • Minimum of three (3) years of nursing experience and one (1) year of leadership experience.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing
  • Registered Nursing License (RN)
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) through the American Heart Association
  • 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.


Recent Surgical Services nursing experience with 2 of the 3 years in a progressive leadership role. 3 years Strong computer and spreadsheet skills. Demonstrated quality leadership abilities reflective of the facility leadership competencies. Demonstrated knowledge of performance improvement principles, procedures and tools, clinical nursing theory and practice, legal and regulatory requirements, Joint Commission, state and federal. Effective interpersonal skills including teaching, coaching and mentoring, written and oral communication skills, clear understanding of operational and capital budget management. Independent problem-solving, conflict management, and decision making abilities. Requisite clinical and supervisory experience that promotes an atmosphere that is responsive to the needs of patients, nursing, and medical staff. Current California RN License. Required certification: BLS, ACLS, PALS.


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