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RN Director - Surgical Services

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Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital - Murfreesboro, TN

Full-Time, Salaried Position

RN Director – Surgical Services – Perioperative Services


Preferred Experience:  Must have MSN/Academic Background/Managed 10+ Operating Rooms/Have Level I or Level II Trauma experience


  • Ability to engage the staff and be their biggest advocate.
  • A positive attitude that is contagious!
  • Ability to hold the team accountable while focusing on quality.
  • Strong clinical skills with the ability to roll up your sleeves and make it happen.
  • 5 years in a leadership or management role strongly preferred.
  • Master's degree--very strongly preferred.
  • Successful experience with hospital expansion a PLUS!
  • Team oriented!
  • Energetic!


The Surgery Unit at Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford has 12 surgical suites outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment and we are adding an additional 4 suites THIS SUMMER!  Services include:  Robotic Surgery using the latest DaVinci Xi Surgical Robot/Vascular/Total Joint Replacements/Orthopedics/Neuro Spine Surgery/Gynecology/General Surgery/Cardiothoracic/Podiatry/Trauma Surgery/Plastics.

We have about 750 cases a month with an in-house team 24/7.  Come join our high paced, high volume, high acuity Surgery team!

Responsibilities:  As an Associate with Saint Thomas Health Services, you will have the opportunity to direct the development and implementation of policies, procedures and strategies for Surgical Services.

  • Develops departmental goals, plans and standards consistent with the clinical, administrative, legal and ethical requirements/objectives of the organization.
  • Plans, organizes and directs all activities related to staffing, including hiring, orienting, evaluating, disciplinary actions and continuing education initiatives.
  • Prepares budgets and ensures compliance with allocated funding. Coordinate and directs internal/external audits.
  • Directs and evaluates all clinical activities, including care plan development, service level determination, and complaint management to achieve performance and quality control objectives.
  • Works collaboratively with physicians, administration and directors to develop streamlined operations where equipment, supplies and staff are utilized efficiently and resourcefully.
  • Removes obstacles to achieving clinical quality, service excellence and financial effectiveness targets.


  • Required Credential(s):
    • Licensed Registered Nurse credentialed from the Tennessee Board of Nursing or current home state license for multi-state license recognition "Compact State" obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date or license eligible.


  • Diploma 
    • 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.


Saint Thomas Health Services complies with all applicable federal and state laws prohibiting discrimination in hiring or employment practices on the basis of citizenship, race, color, religion, gender, age, national and ethnic origin, disability, or veteran status.

No question or item on this application for employment is intended to secure information to be used for such discrimination.  Information obtained through this application will be used solely to determine qualifications and suitability for employment. This application will be valid for a period of 90 days from date of completion.

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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Job ID: 394313
Category: Nursing
Ministry: Saint Thomas Health, TN
Location: Murfreesboro, TN

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