Administrative Director, RN - Perioperative Services

Southern California Region
42686 Requisition #

Adventist Health White Memorial is a unique faith-based teaching hospital serving East Los Angeles and the surrounding area. The non-profit, 353-bed hospital is committed to improving the health of the community by providing high quality and comprehensive care with inpatient and outpatient services. 


White Memorial has served the community for over 100 years, and today is regionally recognized for state-of-the-art technology and specialty care services provided by some of the best physicians in Los Angeles whose credentials include pioneering research, ivy-league education and a commitment to compassionate and culturally-competent care. 


In 2019 Adventist Health White Memorial won the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. 


Housing some of the most sophisticated technology available, Adventist Health White Memorial offers the most advanced surgical care for our patients and guests. We have expanded our services to include advanced robotic surgery, specialized cardiac surgery, and state-of-the-art video systems in support of our orthopedic and general surgery programs.

We're looking for someone to join our team as a Administrative Director, RN overseeing Perioperative Services who:

Provides leadership and services in the hospital and local community that address the needs of the patients, families, staff, physicians and co-workers in a safe, caring and professional manner. Performs responsibilities within the guidelines of the Nursing Structure Standards, Hospital/Nursing policies, state regulatory and accrediting requirements and standards of competent performance. Supervises and directs the activities of various levels of assigned personnel using both professional and supervisory discretion and independent judgment. Responsible for the administrative direction and management of the patient care areas. Lead with an operational focus, setting strategy, objectives, and policies.


Essential Functions:

  • Creates and drives a culture and environment of superior quality and patient safety, while maintaining regulatory compliance at the highest standards. Works closely with medical directors and appropriate medical staff to establish clinical standards, discuss Hospital patient care performance problems and needs, and to establish the overall direction for services. Assures that the patient care units maintain compliance with all applicable regulatory and other standards on a regular basis.
  • Assesses unit business strategies on a regular basis and develops new and creative programs and service that are in response to documented market demands. Ensures financial viability and stewardship through revenue enhancement and cost management systems. Keeps staff productivity at the requested level. Negotiates managed care contracts. Seeks out new clinical and/or non-clinical business opportunities that are consistent with the overall Hospital strategic goals.
  • Continually supervises the quality and effectiveness of patient care delivered by assigned employees in the patient care units in consultation with other members of the management and exerts influence and gives direction to employees for patient teaching and other activities as needed. Evaluates overall patient care and related activities to ensure consistency with hospital strategies and objectives. Delivers extraordinary service and customer experience at all times, and motivates staff to also achieve maximal patient or client satisfaction.
  • Establishes staffing ratios within allotted nursing hours. Maintains and meets expectations on time for all competencies, license, certifications and education requirement. Manages patient care and related staff by participating in the recruiting, interviewing, hiring, training, promoting, and discharging staff as needed or directed, and conducting annual employee performance evaluations.
  • Creates engaging workplaces and program strategies that meet the future healthcare needs of the community using new and modernized technology. Empowers and encourages others to contribute creative and innovative approaches to achieve continuous improvement. Promotes effective safety and infection control practices among employees and in the environment, keeping updated on safety and procedures, etc.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

Adventist Health is more than an award-winning health system. We provide whole-person care to our communities and champion the greater good - from the operating room to the boardroom, we are driven by our unique passion to live God's love through health, wholeness and hope. From Oregon to Oahu, we have a calling to always do more. 

Now is your chance to apply your passion to our mission.

You'll be successful with the following qualifications:



  • Bachelor's Degree in nursing, business, or other healthcare related field or equivalent combination of education/related experience: Required
  • Master's Degree: Preferred


Work Experience: 

  • Ten years relevant experience: Preferred
  • Five years leadership experience: Preferred
  • Four years experience of acute care nursing in hospital setting: Preferred


Required Licenses/Certifications: 

  • National specialty certification in area of expertise or in nursing administration: Preferred
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) or Basic Life Support (BLS) certification: Preferred
  • Registered Nurse (RN) licensed in state of practice: Required

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