Job Description

JOB TITLE:  Surgical Program Director

JOB LOCATION: Wickenburg, AZ

JOB TYPE: Full-Time


The Surgical Program Director is responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations of the Operating Room and the Surgical Clinic. This role will provide support and required resources so that physicians are able to meet the needs of patients and increase efficiency.

REPORTING STRUCTURE: Position reports through Rural Partners in Medicine, with a dotted line to facility leadership.



  • Promote the mission, vision, and values of Rural Partners in Medicine and Wickenburg Community Hospital
  • Develop proper clinical procedures that ensure patient safety, comfort, and quality
  • Develop appropriate admission and discharge procedures and assures that pre-admission criteria are appropriately met
  • Manage the surgical area both operationally and fiscally
  • Coordinate, facilitate, and manage change within the surgical area
  • Evaluate ongoing patient care and reports significant patient problems to appropriate team members
  • Demonstrate effective communication, consultation, negotiation, and collaboration skills with members of the perioperative team and other stakeholders
  • Select and hires employees according to established guidelines
  • Use effective conflict resolution techniques
  • Provide guidance, support, and constructive feedback to surgical team
  • Facilitate or serve as a member of a multidisciplinary team in planning perioperative patient care
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with vendors, employees, managers, and physicians
  • Perform other duties as assigned



This position requires the following criteria:

  • Graduate of accredited school of professional nursing
  • Bachelor’s degree required, along with work-related experience
  • Minimum of three (3) years’ experience in surgery as a circulator or scrub nurse
  • Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in a surgical leadership or management role strongly encouraged
  • Current, unrestricted registered licensure in the state of employment
  • BLS, ACLS required

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