Surgery/Perioperative Educator

Job ID
Employment Type
Full Time
Hours / Pay Period
Dominican Hospital - Santa Cruz
Standard Hours
Monday - Friday (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
Work Schedule
8 Hour


About Us

Dominican Hospital (a member of Dignity Health) is a 222-bed facility that offers a wide range of services to residents of California’s Central Coast. With 24/7 emergency care, comprehensive care in cardiac, orthopedics, oncology, women’s and children’s services, we continue to lead the region in medical innovation and excellence in healthcare. 


Comprehensive Care

Dominican offers emergency services and is a Certified Stroke Center and Chest Pain Center. Dominican’s services include the only comprehensive Cancer Center in Santa Cruz County, a Total Joint Replacement program, and advanced neurological and endoscopic services. Dominican regularly receives ‘A’ grades for hospital safety from Leapfrog Group, and has received national recognition for superior patient safety, cardiac care, and stroke treatment from Healthgrades, a leading provider of comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.

As Santa Cruz County’s heart attack (STEMI) receiving center, Dominican Hospital provides cutting edge cardiac care. The hospital’s heart attack treatment times consistently beat the national average, and the hospital offers two cardiac catheterization labs available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Groundbreaking cardiac procedures at Dominican include the Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) procedure, which allows for heart valve replacement without opening a patient’s chest.

Dominican Hospital has forged significant partnerships with area hospitals to bring exceptional care to Santa Cruz County. The hospital offers a level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) through a partnership with Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford. Neurosurgery at Dominican is also offered through a partnership with Stanford Health Care.


In The Community

Beyond care inside the hospital, Dominican is dedicated to the health and wellness of the Santa Cruz community.

Community programs include a Mobile Wellness Clinic, a tattoo removal program, and support groups for patients and new mothers. In addition, and in accordance with our mission, Dominican Hospital supports programs for the underserved in our community, including children and adults, students, seniors, and the homeless population. Dominican also has received several awards for environmental excellence.



Provides quality education to hospital staff based on identified learning needs. Demonstrates progressive experience and masters level preparation in nursing in the required specialty area. Scope of practice encompasses use of nursing process in the following major areas: practice, education, consultation, research and administration. This position is accountable for promoting excellence in the clinical nursing practice. The incumbent is a consultant to staff, nursing leaders, hospital administration, physicians, patients, family and community.



  • Five years progressive experience in area of Surgical Services including: needs assessment, coordination, planning, implementation, teaching and evaluation
  • Experience in management of projects and adult learners to include: curriculum development, evaluation of personnel and interpretation and utilization of evidence based practice
  • Three years experience working as a perioperative registered nurse
  • Master's degree in Nursing
  • CA RN
  • Required Certified Nurse Operating Room (CNOR)
  • Current BLS Certification
  • Current ACLS Certification
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of MS Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Professional Educator, Perioperative Certificate of Mastery within 18 months


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