Director Surgical Services | Rapid City Hospital | Wage $146,288 to $182,860 Annual | Sign On Bonus Available

Rapid City, SD USA Full time 22_3347


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COVID Vaccination Statement

Ensuring the safety and well-being of our patients, visitors, staff, and communities is our deepest commitment at Monument Health. As a condition of employment, Monument Health requires all employees be fully vaccinated * against COVID-19, or have obtained an approved medical or religious exemption, prior to starting employment. 

*Fully vaccinated means it has been at least two weeks since the completion of a COVID-19 primary vaccination series. COVID-19 primary vaccination series is defined as the administration of a single-dose vaccine (such as the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 Vaccine) or the administration of all required doses of a multi-dose vaccine (such as the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine (interchangeable with the licensed Comirnaty Vaccine) or the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine).

Job Summary

As the Director of Surgical Services at Rapid City Hospital, you will be joining a state-of the art, 300+ patient bed, Level II Trauma Center hospital that that offers diverse surgical/procedural specialties such as cardiovascular, neuro, orthopedic, urology, and general surgery that uses advanced technology to include use of robotics in multiple services. Monument Health provides 24/7 emergency/trauma services that cover a 350-mile radius with 2 helicopter air ambulances providing transport service. Monument Health joined the Mayo Clinic Care Network, and this prestigious collaboration grants special access to Mayo Clinic's extensive knowledge, resources, and world-leading expertise. You will discover a culture of teamwork, professionalism, mutual respect, and— most importantly— a life-changing career. You will make a difference. Every day.

The OR at Rapid City Hospital consists of 14 rooms with 12 designated for surgery. The team consists of Surgical Techs, Anesthesiologists, RNs, Certified First Assistants, and other support staff. The Director of Surgical Services at this exceptional hospital will maximize success in the Surgical Services Department along with oversight of PreAdmissions Testing, PreOP/PACU, Endoscopy and Central Sterile Processing by leading with a transformational, hands on leadership style. Responsibilities will include developing and deploying resources to maintain financial performance and ensure the wellbeing and development of the employees’ talents to adopt ideas, new processes, and technology for successful innovation. The Director will continually pursue higher levels of organizational and human performance to include quality, productivity, and time performance along with constant collaboration with physicians to always ensure high-end patient care is delivered.

Rapid City Hospital is located in an outdoor paradise surrounded by mountains, lakes and national forests. Access to outdoor activities such as hiking, kayaking, skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, boating, water skiing, fishing and so much more makes this area an ideal place to live and work! Rapid City, South Dakota has a small-town atmosphere with access to amenities such as a regional airport and a variety of shopping and dining choices year around!

Monument Health offers competitive wages and benefits on qualifying positions. Some of those benefits can include:

*Supportive work culture

*Medical, Vision and Dental Coverage

*Retirement Plans, Health Savings Account, and Flexible Spending Account

*Instant pay is available for qualifying positions

*Paid Time Off Accrual Bank

*Opportunities for growth and advancement

*Tuition assistance/reimbursement

*Excellent pay differentials on qualifying positions (extra pay for working evening, nights or weekends)

*Flexible scheduling

Job Description

Essential Functions:

  • Conducts analysis of overall resource needs and creates aligned measures for work unit to meet these needs.
  • Creates business plans that collaboratively seek and obtain input from multiple sources to accurately reflect issues that must be measured and weighed in the decision process.
  • Demonstrates a clear understanding of core business structures, systems, practices, trends and technologies within or current industry and of those in which we choose to compete in the future.
  • Develops action plans (organizational-level drivers) derived from the short-term and long term strategic planning process. Action plans are set to accomplish those goals the organization should achieve if its strategy is to succeed. Objectives and goals are created specific to the operational department(s) so that there is effective organization and department-wide understanding and deployment.
  • Develops cross-functional business solutions to meet the needs of customers (physicians, patients, employees, and other departments).
  • Develops quantifiable input, output, and performance dimensions of products, processes, services, and financial and operational performance measures, so that action plans can be developed to accomplish goals which improve customer performance.
  • Develops skills and abilities of self and team members so that they are aligned with corporate strategies and objectives, operational objectives, departmental objectives, and individual goals. Develops Individual Development Plans with employees to enhance their development and the performance of the organization. Provides learning opportunities to help employees acquire the competencies that will be required for future success.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Additional Requirements

Education - Master's degree in Nursing

Experience…. 5+ years of OR Leadership

Certifications - Registered Nurse (RN) - South Dakota Board of Nursing


Certification - CNOR Certification - Accredited University or accredited training professionals

Physical Requirements:
Light work - Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.

Job Category


Job Family

Surgical Services


RCH Surgical Services

Scheduled Weekly Hours



Employee Type


10 Monument Health Rapid City Hospital, Inc.

Make a differenceEvery day.

Monument Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.