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Director of Perioperative Services - Ascension

Company: Ascension
Location: Milwaukee
Posted on: October 15, 2021

Job Description:

We Are Hiring:

Title:  Director of Perioperative Services

City, State:  Milwaukee, WI

Location:  Ascension Columbia St. Mary's Hospital

Department:  Surgical Services

Additional Job Details: 1.0 FTE / Days. $25,000 sign on bonus for experienced surgery leaders!


  • Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital Milwaukee  is a destination for specialty tertiary care that includes Heart and Vascular Surgery, Cancer care, Neurosurgery / Stroke care, Orthopedics, Surgical Oncology, Thoracic Surgery, Robotics (DaVinci Robots), and other advanced surgical specialties. We offer a wide range of minimally invasive procedures using robotic-assisted technology.  Surgical procedures will continually grow with the recent recruitment of new surgeons. The Perioperative Nurse Director at Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Milwaukee Department leadership includes a Surgery Manager and Operating Room Supervisor.  The Perioperative Nurse Director role will be significantly involved in performance improvement, physician relations, employee engagement, growth, regulatory readiness, and productivity/financial management of the department.


We provide generous paid time off for work-life balance, a collaborative work environment, professional development opportunities, and more to help our associates flourish personally and professionally. If you are looking for a rewarding career in healthcare, we invite you to apply today. Relocation is available for this opportunity. 


  • Health protection: medical, prescription, well-being program, social just benefits, dental, and vision
  • Qualified Spending accounts Healthcare,Dependent Care,  Health Savings, and Health Reimbursement Arrangement
  • Disability and life Insurance 
  • Retirement: voluntary contributions and employer match 
  • Enriching self/spirit: Employee Assistance Program, Tuition Reimbursment, Paid Time off and Holiday Time Off 
  • Voluntary benefits: Discount program, Critical Illness Coverage, Accident Insurance, Transportation benefit, Legal Services Plan


What You Will Do:

Direct services, workflow and resources for assigned nursing area.

  • Develop departmental goals and objectives consistent with medical, administrative, legal and ethical requirements of the health care delivery system.
  • Direct clinical activities, including patient assessment, care plan development, service level determination, patient visits, and complaint management.
  • Plan, organize, and direct all activities related to staffing, including hiring, orienting, evaluating and continuing education initiatives.
  • Prepare and monitor budget(s) and ensures that assigned nursing area operates within allocated funds. Coordinate and direct internal and externally-driven audits.
What You Will Need:

Licensure / Certification / Registration:

  • Registered Nurse credentialed from the Wisconsin Board of Nursing obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date required. Licensure from the Wisconsin Board of Nursing OR current home state license if considered multi-state/Compact State.
  • BLS Provider credentialed from the American Heart Association (AHA) preferred.


  • Bachelor's degree in nursing or diploma from an accredited school/college of nursing required.
  • Master's degree or combination of Bachelor's degree and experience preferred.

Work Experience:

  • 5 years of experience required.
  • 10 years of experience preferred.
  • 2 years of leadership or management experience required.
  • 5 years of leadership or management experience preferred.
Additional Preferences:

No additional preferences.

Why Join Our Team:

For over 170 years, Ascension Wisconsin has been providing rewarding career opportunities at 20 hospital campuses and more than 100 related healthcare facilities from Racine to Eagle River. Nearly 20,000 Ascension Wisconsin associates currently serve in four locations throughout Wisconsin — Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, Ministry Healthcare, Columbia St. Mary's, and Affinity Healthcare. We provide generous paid time off for work-life balance, a collaborative work environment, professional development opportunities, and more to help our associates flourish personally and professionally. If you are looking for a rewarding career in healthcare, we invite you to apply today.

When you join Ascension, you join a team of over 150,000 individuals across the country committed to a Mission of serving others and providing compassionate, personalized care to all. Our inclusive culture, continuing education programs, career coaches and benefit offerings are just a few of the resources and tools that team members can use to create a rewarding career path. In fact, Ascension spent nearly $46 million in tuition assistance alone to support associate growth and development. If you are looking for a career where you can grow and make a difference in your community, we invite you to join our team today.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer:

Ascension Wisconsin is an equal opportunity employer (EEO) and affords equal opportunity to all associates and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.

For further information regarding your EEO rights, click on the following link to the “EEO is the Law” poster:

EEO is the Law Poster Supplement

Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

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