Director Nursing Medical Surgical

Founded in 1887 Dignity Health – California Hospital Medical Center is a 318-bed acute care nonprofit hospital located in downtown Los Angeles. The hospital offers a full complement of services including a Level II trauma center the Los Angeles Center for Womens Health obstetrics and pediatric services and comprehensive cardiac and surgical services. The hospital shares a legacy of humankindness with Dignity Health one of the nations five largest health care systems. Visit (url removed) for more information.


If you are committed to social justice, health equity, and prepared to deliver care in new, innovative ways, you belong with us.


We offer the following benefits to support you and your family:

Relocation Assistance.

Annual Incentive (Bonus) Program.

Matching Retirement Program.

Pension fully funded by the Hospital.

Tuition Assistance for career growth and development.

Health/Dental/Vision Insurance.

Free Membership to our Care@Work program supporting child care, pet care, and adult dependent needs.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for you and your family.

Flexible spending accounts.

Voluntary Protection: Group Accident, Critical Illness, and Identity Theft.

Wellness Program.

Paid Time Off (PTO).

Position Summary: As our Director of Nursing Med/Surg Services, you will lead your team and drive the overall quality of care provided by department personnel. You will advise medical staff, department heads, and administrators in matters related to patient care, clinical best practices, and strategies. You will communicate the organization’s goals to the staff as we constantly seek to better serve our community by improving patient experience and delivering exceptional quality care. At the same time, you will advocate for your team by bringing any issues, requests, or new ideas from them to senior leadership.


We are looking for an experienced manager or director, with a track record of success in mid to large sized hospitals, overseeing acute medical and/or surgical services. To thrive in this role, you must be competent and confident, with excellent communication skills one-on-one and in front of groups. You will tackle tough conversations and, above all, be an educator at heart. Every interaction is an opportunity to share your knowledge with others and improve their understanding of a patient’s needs, the needs of the staff, and the needs of the organization.  

Required Education and Experience: Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing (e.g. BSN) or equivalent education and experience and Master’s degree in nursing or other-related field (e.g., MSN/MBA/MHA) required.

Minimum of three (3) years of nursing experience and two (2) years of leadership experience required.

Licensure: Registered Nursing License (RN) in CA required.

Basic Life Support (BLS) required.




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