Director of Perioperative Services

CHI St Alexius Health Dickinson Medical Center | Dickinson, North Dakota 58601

Salary Range: Call for details
Date Posted: June 13, 2024
Opportunity Code: 34076


CHI St. Alexius Health in Dickinson, North Dakota is seeking a Director of Perioperative Services to join their team!


The Position

  • The Director of Perioperative Services will oversee the day-to-day operations of a 15-bed OR unit within a Level IV Trauma Center.
  • Reporting to the Chief Nursing Officer, this leader will manage approximately 25 FTEs.
  • This leader will assess the department to identify opportunities for improvement and growth, while also focusing on fostering a collaborative environment and revitalizing a positive team culture.
  • Additional responsibilities include establishing a system to monitor key performance metrics, overseeing capital projects, launching a patient experience concierge program, and supporting the department's transition to the EPIC system.
  • The ideal candidate will be a strong, visible leader with exceptional communication skills, capable of stabilizing the department. They should excel at mentoring and educating staff, require minimal supervision from higher management, and demonstrate a strong commitment to process improvement initiatives.


  • BSN is required; a Master's degree is strongly preferred.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in perioperative nursing, with at least 3 years in a leadership role.

The Community

  • Dickinson, located in the heart of western North Dakota, is a vibrant city known for its strong sense of community and robust economy, driven by the energy and agriculture industries. 
  • The city enjoys all four seasons, providing a variety of outdoor activities year-round. From hiking and biking in the summer to ice fishing and snowmobiling in the winter, there's always something to do. Dickinson is also home to several parks and recreational facilities, including Patterson Lake Recreation Area and the West River Community Center, offering a range of activities for all ages.
  • Culture and history are significant aspects of Dickinson's community. The Dickinson Museum Center, featuring the Badlands Dinosaur Museum, showcases local history and paleontology. The Ukrainian Cultural Institute reflects the city's rich cultural heritage, while the Theodore Roosevelt National Park, a short drive away, provides a glimpse into the area's natural beauty and historical significance.
  • With its thriving downtown, Dickinson offers a mix of local shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues. The city hosts various community events and festivals throughout the year, fostering a lively and engaged community spirit.
  • Whether you're interested in exploring the outdoors, learning about history, or enjoying local cuisine, Dickinson has something for everyone.

The Organization

  • CHI St. Alexius Health is a regional healthcare system comprised of a tertiary hospital, six critical access hospitals (CAHs), and numerous clinics and outpatient services in central and western North Dakota.
  • As the largest health care delivery system in central and western North Dakota, CHI St. Alexius Health covers more square miles and sees more patients than anyone else in the region.
  • The systems faith-based heritage inspires healing ministry of care. And the organizations commitment to quality calls for staff to deliver better patient outcomes for all.
  • The organization also manages five other CAHs (four in ND and one in SD, respectively), located in Ashley, Elgin, Linton, Wishek, and Mobridge.
  • St. Alexius Health is part of Catholic Health Initiatives, a national nonprofit health system with 103 hospitals throughout 18 states.





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