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Providence Health & Services Director of Perioperative Services in Torrance, California


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Providence is calling a Director of Nursing (Full time/Day shift) to Providence Little Company Of Mary Torrance Hospital in Torrance, CA.

Please upload a current resume reflecting all nursing experience.

We are seeking a Director of Nursing who will administer the managerial functions of setting objectives, planning, staffing, and directing activities of assigned departments/areas of responsibility. The position oversees Surgery, Sterile Processing, PACU,, GI Lab, Interventional Radiology and Cath Lab.

In this position you will:

  • Initiate or recommend, in collaboration with managers/supervisors, staffing standards and staff selection. Develop standards of performance, evaluate performance, and initiate or make recommendations for personnel actions

  • Develop goals and objectives/develop and implement policies and procedures for operations and maintains established improving organization performance program, patient/customer safety, environmental, and infection control standards

  • Develop budget for the division and allocates funds within budget to accomplish objectives. Monitor variance against budget. Review all requests for capital expense items and submits to Operations

  • Direct the preparation and maintenance of reports. Prepare periodic reports for top management, as required

  • Consult with and advise the Executive Director of problems related to the operation of the hospital/department; recommend changes in administrative policies to carry out objectives more effectively

  • Develop, monitor, and evaluate program development to include financial, marketing, human resource, ethics, and community needs

  • Provide and maintain effective communications with medical staff, the community, and all levels of supervision and staff

  • Ensure the departments/areas comply with regulatory requirements

  • Identify patient/client needs and develop quality programs to meet those needs. Ensure delivery of safe quality services for inpatient/outpatients and all customers

  • Analyze and evaluate clinical services to improve quality of patient care and plan efficient use of staff time

  • Develop and determine priorities and monitor status of special projects as needed

  • Participate/identify strategic issues impacting the organization and the operating implications

  • Serve as a coach and mentor to direct reports

  • Maintain professional growth and development through seminars, workshops, and professional affiliations to keep abreast of latest trends in field of expertise

  • Participate in hospital/medical staff committee meetings as required. Attend and serve on professional/civic service organizations as a representative, and conducts/attends departmental meetings


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Master's Degree MHA / MBA / MSN in hospital administration, or healthcare administration or specialty field or in process

  • Bachelor's in Nursing

  • California State Registered Nurse License

  • 2 years management experience in a large hospital/health care environment ˃250 beds

  • Strong knowledge base in specialty area assigned

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • CNOR or CPAN Certification or equivalent

  • 5 years Perioperative/Operating Room administrative experience in large hospital

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance is a 436-bed non-profit hospital that has served the greater South Bay communities of Los Angeles since 1960. We have a reputation for clinical excellence and sophisticated technology while providing care with a personal, healing touch. In addition to the finest general medical, surgical and critical care services, we offer a number of specialty programs including Cardiovascular Services, Women’s and Children’s Health, Oncology, and Emergency Care. We are proud to be named one of the Top 50 U.S. Hospitals for Heart Care by Thomson Reuters, the only community hospital in California to receive this honor. We were one of five hospitals in the United States recognized by American Hospital Association-McKesson for leadership and innovation in quality improvement. We received The Choice Award by AAHCP for Outstanding Customer Service Delivery, and were one of 24 hospitals and health systems in the nation to receive the Premier Award for Quality by the Premier healthcare

alliance. As a member of Providence Health & Services, a Catholic-sponsored healthcare ministry, we believe strongly in respecting the dignity of each person, and give special concern to the most vulnerable members of our community.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Nurse Lead/Supervisor/Manager

Location: California-Torrance

Req ID: 286919