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Sutter Health Surgical Services Department Manager in Novato, California


NCH-Novato Community Hospital

Position Overview:

Manages and provides overall operational and clinical nursing leadership to an inpatient department(s) or setting. Plans and organizes inpatient nursing operations and resources to ensure effective and efficient delivery of patient care consistent with applicable laws, standards and regulations. Establishes protocols and practices, ensuring compliance with department, affiliate, operating unit, and/or system standards, policies and procedures, the Joint Commission (TJC) standards, and applicable laws and regulations. Takes a strategic and tactical approach in identifying best practices and standardizing workflows/processes, and developing plans of action to implement changes. Establishes and manages capital and operational budgets to achieve financial targets via effective utilization of personnel, resources and supplies. Develops and maintains a solid partnership with internal and external peers, leaders, and/or local/state/federal agencies to facilitate and collaborate on initiatives or issues resolution. Provides guidance and/or direct intervention in resolving challenging or complex situations.

Job Description :


Other: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.


RN-Registered Nurse of California

BLS-Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider


8 years of recent relevant experience.


Solid understanding of operations and workflows and how the department’s process/workflow impacts other department operations.

Demonstrates understanding of business and operational requirements.

Demonstrated leadership skills, including team building, and coaching/mentoring with the ability to motivate and engage others.

Demonstrates solid clinical proficiency and knowledge to effectively plan and coordinate patient care consistent with applicable laws, standards and regulations.

Working knowledge and thorough understanding of state/federal/local and/or accreditation standards and requirements as it relates to operations and organization, with the ability to interpret and implement applicable standards and requirements.

Demonstrates understanding of the healthcare financial environment.

Demonstrates ability to develop and manage a budget.

Understands age-specific needs in providing care to the patient population served.

Demonstrates tactical and analytical thinking and planning skills, and is able to develop plans to accomplish objectives, identify obstacles and resolve operational issues.

Knowledge of emerging trends and how it impacts operations.

Ability to build and establish effective working partnerships with employees, peers and/or leaders to achieve business objectives.

Demonstrates ability to handle confidential and sensitive issues.

Verbal and written communication, and interpersonal skills.

Ability to handle difficult circumstances and make sound business decisions with little direction.

Demonstrates ability to work in a dynamic and fast-paced environment with changing business priorities.

Organizational and time management skills, with the ability to prioritize multiple projects while delivering quality service and achieving business results.

Demonstrates a customer service focus in all decisions and actions.

Demonstrates ability to work/interact with a diverse population while respecting cultural and linguistic differences and fostering an inclusive work environment.

Working knowledge of wage and hour laws.

Ability to use essential software and applications associated with the role’s duties and responsibilities. (Document specific software or applications if necessary – e.g., Proficiency with Word for an Admin Asst position).

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Full Time

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Weekend Requirements:

As Needed





This position is work from home eligible.

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Sutter Health is an equal opportunity employer EOE/M/F/Disability/Veterans.

Pay Range is $92.66 to $148.26 / hour

The salary range for this role may vary above or below the posted range as determined by location. This range has not been adjusted for any specific geographic differential applicable by area where the position may be filled. Compensation takes into account several factors including but not limited to a candidate’s experience, education, skills, licensure and certifications, department equity, training and organizational needs. Base pay is just one piece of the total rewards program offered by Sutter Health. Eligible roles also qualify for a comprehensive benefits package.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, registered domestic partner status, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, national origin (including possession of a driver's license issued to individuals who did not present proof of authorized presence in the U.S.), age, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or protected veteran status, political affiliation, pregnancy or perceived pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical condition, genetic information or any other characteristic made unlawful by local, state, or federal law, ordinance or regulation. External hires must pass a background check/drug screening. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state, and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.