Director, Nursing, Critical Care & Administrative Services St. Louise Hospital

  • San Jose, California
  • Mar 17, 2020
Full Time Administration and Management Public Health
  • Salary: $189,857.09 - $243,625.93 Annually USD

Job Description

Under general direction, this position manages and directs the Critical Care, Emergency Department, Perioperative and Administrative Services within the hospital, including patient care functions, units, and services of the either Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, O'Connor Hospital, or St. Louise Hospital.

This recruitment is specifically for St. Louise Hospital.

About County of Santa Clara Health System

The County of Santa Clara owns and operates a hospitals and clinics delivery system that includes Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, O'Connor Hospital, and St. Louise Regional Hospital. The hospitals and clinics are operated by the County under a consolidated license from the California Department of Public Health. The hospitals and clinics delivery system is part of the broader County of Santa Clara Health System.

Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC) is a fully integrated and comprehensive public healthcare system.  SCVMC provides acute care services, which include,  the highest level of adult and pediatric emergency medical and trauma services, a nationally recognized Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities-accredited Rehabilitation Center, , an American College of Surgeon-verified Regional Burn Trauma Unit, a Regional high risk Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Level I Trauma Services, a Primary Stroke Center, , and emergency and acute inpatient psychiatric services.  SCVMC also includes a large primary care network, including eight ambulatory care clinics and five urgent care clinics geographically spread across Santa Clara County. Mobile medical and dental units provide flexibility in delivering care to residents where they live and work, reaching out to vulnerable and at-risk populations, such as shelters, homeless encampment and more. Additionally, SCVMC offers comprehensive specialty care outpatient services, including the Sobrato Cancer Center, a Renal Care Center, a Diabetes Center, and various specialty services.

St. Louise Hospital:

Since 1989, St. Louise Regional Hospital has been caring for the residents in Santa Clara and San Benito Counties by offering a wide range of high-quality inpatient and outpatient medical specialties. Affectionately known as South County's community hospital, St. Louise has 93 beds, And provides emergency services, maternal child health services, women's health/breast care, and surgery and specialty procedures.  Located in Gilroy, St. Louise ED treats more than 28,000 residents annually and maintains an on-site helipad to facilitate emergent transfers within the system for higher level of care needs.  St. Louise is proud to operate the De Paul Health Center in Morgan Hill featuring Urgent Care, Breast Care and medical office suites. De Paul was the original St. Louise hospital site until 1999 when the hospital was relocated to Gilroy to serve the fast-growing South County community.

Recent Awards and Recognition
  • The Joint Commission Hospital National Quality Approval and Accreditation
  • The Joint Commission Accreditation as a Primary Stroke Center
  • The Joint Commission Laboratory Accreditation
  • American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold
  • Plus Quality Achievement Award and Target: Stroke Honor Roll-Elite Plus
  • Baby Friendly Designated Birth Facility

This recruitment shall remain open until position is filled. The recruitment may be extended or closed as early as 10 days after issue date, therefore, it is critical to submit your application as soon as possible.  

This recruitment requires the submission of an online application.  No paper applications will be accepted.  Applicants who are viewing this job announcement outside of our Santa Clara County website must go to to apply. Computers are made available for applicants at the County Government Center, 70 West Hedding Street, 8th Floor, East wing, San Jose, CA, 95110 during normal business hours.

To apply for this exceptional opportunity, applicants must complete the online application and is advised to provide the following:

1. Resume
2. Contact information for a minimum of three references (no contact made prior to offer)
3. Letter of interest explaining why you are the ideal candidate, including specific examples from your experience. No more than 3 pages.
4. Answers to the online supplemental questions

Questions regarding this Executive recruitment may be directed to Adrian Cudal, Executive Services at (408) 299-5852.

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Typical Tasks
Typical Management Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Plans, organizes, directs, an evaluates nursing and patient care services in the Critical Care, Emergency, Perioperative and Administrative Services areas;
  • Assumes 24 hour-day and 7 day-week responsibility for all Critical Care, Emergency, Perioperative and Administrative Services within the Nursing Department;
  • Develops, implements, evaluates and monitors professional nursing practice and patient care services to ensure quality, patient safety and infection control standards are met to comply with Federal and California regulatory and accreditation program requirements within assigned areas of responsibility;
  • Designs, recommends and initiates efficient, cost-effective approaches and programs to ensure the delivery of patient-centered, timely, appropriate nursing and patient care services;
  • Serves as a clinical resource, and represents Nursing Administration and clinical divisions on medical staff, nursing and other interdepartmental committees;
  • Participates in utilization, design and conduct of nursing research and facilitates the development of research protocols;
  • Directs and oversees systems for ensuring compliance with human resource and credentialing standards;
  • Provides leadership to ensuring appropriate planning, budgeting and financial management for nursing operations; and
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Employment Standards
Employment Standards
Considerable training, education, and experience which would demonstrate the ability to perform the above tasks and the possession of the following knowledge and abilities.

Experience Note :
The required knowledge, skills and abilities would typically be acquired through education and experience equivalent to a Master's Degree in Nursing Administration, Public or Business Administration, Health Care Administration or a closely related field; possession of a California Registered Nurse license and a minimum of five (5) years clinical nursing experience in a critical/ progressive care, emergency or perioperative/operating room setting within an acute care hospital, preferably an academic medical center, including a minimum of two(2) years experience in a administrative/supervisory role.

Knowledge of:
  • Principles and practices of organization, administration, human resource and financial management;
  • Basic principles of health care and hospital system organization and administration, including planning and delivery of Critical Care, Emergency, Perioperative and  Administrative Services;
  • Regulations and laws common to the operation of hospitals and health care organizations in California and accreditation program requirements;
  • Principles and practices of management, supervision and performance evaluation;
  • Current trends regarding budget, financial and administrative systems, and methods for assessing and resolving operational system issues; and
  • Current standards and trends in clinical nursing practice as well as systems for safe, quality patient care operations

    Ability to:
  • Effectively plan, organize, manage, staff, and direct Critical Care, Emergency and Perioperative services in an academic medical center;
  • Direct, prioritize and manage comprehensive projects, and implement and monitor large systems and change processes;
  • Administer, coordinate and supervise systems to support the human resource and financial management of a large hospital department;
  • Learn and apply the medical center's policies, regulations and administrative procedures in the context of position functions;
  • Work effectively as a member of the interdisciplinary leadership and management team;
  • Work effectively with diverse client and community populations in planning and overseeing departmental operations;
  • Serve as designee, in the absence of the Chief Nursing Officer; and
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

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Job Address

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