Director of Surgical Services

Saint Luke's Health System (Kansas City, MO) | Kansas City, Missouri 64134

Salary Range: Call for details
Date Posted: March 22, 2024
Opportunity Code: 33966


Join Saint Luke's Health System, a faith-based and not-for-profit organization, as their new Director of Surgical Services in Kansas City, Missouri! 

The Position

  • The Director of Surgical Services provides clinical and administrative leadership for the hospital’s Surgical Services department, including Preop, PACU, Sterile Processing, Perianth, Endoscopy, and Neurosurgery. 
  • Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the Director of Surgical Services will oversee approximately 200+ FTEs and will collaborate closely with departmental managers including endoscopy, peri-anesthesiology, neurology, and the OR. 
  • The Director of Surgical Services will work to ensure survey readiness, preparation of budgets, accurate financial targets, and patient satisfaction throughout the department and will implement process improvement strategies as needed. 
  • This leader will work to improve metrics around throughput, evaluate and improve SPD workflows, and develop recruitment/retention efforts to help fill department vacancies.
  • The Director will work closely with the Chair of Surgery and surgeons to develop and maintain a satisfied workforce and will enforce collaboration, communication, and employee engagement to ensure a positive work environment. 
  • Ideal candidates will have excellent communication skills and be capable of working in a collaborative environment. Well-rounded leaders coming from a larger scope OR is strongly preferred. 


  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree is required; master’s degree is strongly preferred. 
  • A minimum of five years of related management experience is required. 

The Organization

  • Saint Luke’s Health System is a faith-based, not-for-profit, healthcare organization that includes 14 hospital campuses located across the Kansas City Region. 
  • Saint Luke’s offers a wide variety of services including home care and hospice, behavioral health care, physician practices, senior living, and more. 
  • As a nationally recognized organization, Saint Lukes is nationally known for their Children’s behavioral health center, Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City’s Crittenton Children’s Center. Additionally, Saint Luke’s has been nationally ranked in their Cardiology, Heart & Vascular program and are known for their high-performing specialty areas. 
  • Saint Luke’s prides themselves on adhering to their mission of providing faith-based, patient-centered care and enhancing the physical, mental, spiritual health of the community. 

The Community

  • Kansas City sits on Missouri’s western edge, straddling the border with Kansas.
  • The metropolitan area is known for its barbeque, jazz, heritage, and fountains.
  • The city has several distinguished neighborhoods, each with its own rich history, such as: one of America’s largest public farmers’ markets located in the River Market District, the cradle of a distinctive form of jazz in the 18th and Vine District, and the Spanish-styled architecture and upscale shops of the Country Club Plaza.
  • Kansas City is also home to multiple professional sports teams, including Royals baseball, Chiefs football, and Sporting KC soccer.




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