Director Surgical Services Cardiovascular – CredeMtia HealthCare – Ponce, PR


All the benefits and perks you need for you and your family:

Benefits from Day One

Paid Days Off from Day One

Debt-free Education* (Certifications and Degrees without out-of-pocket tuition expense)

Our promise to you:

Joining us is about being part of something bigger. It’s about belonging to a community that believes in the wholeness of each person, and serves to uplift others in body, mind and spirit. Our Hospital is a place where you can thrive professionally, and grow spiritually, by Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ. Where you will be valued for who you are and the unique experiences you bring to our purpose-minded team. All while understanding that together we are even better.

Schedule: Full Time

Shift : Days

The community you’ll be caring for:

Located on a lush tropical campus, our flagship hospital, 1,368-bed

serves as the major tertiary facility for much of the Southeast, the Caribbean and South America

Our Hospital houses one of the largest Emergency Departments and largest cardiac catheterization labs in the country

We are already one of the busiest hospitals in the nation, providing service excellence to more than 32,000 inpatients and 125,000 outpatients each year

Cardiovascular Operating Room

Our Hospital’s Cardiovascular Surgery has 7 CVOR’s and one hybrid one.

We perform a full array of cardiovascular surgeries including bypass, valve replacement/repair, TAVR, heart transplant, lung transplant, multiorgan transplant, VAD insertions, impella insertion, ECMO and pediatric congenital heart procedures.

The thoracic line has 3 OR’s, one equipped with a Davinci XI robot.

A variety of lung esophageal, and chest procedures are done including HIOC (heated intraoperative chemotherapy) cases for mesothelioma.

We performed over 3,400 Cardiovascular and thoracic specific surgeries last year. Our Cardiovascular program is recognized as an ELSO Center of excellence for both adults and pediatrics, has a Nationally accredited TAVR program, and our heart transplant team is ranked 5 th in the nation.

The role you’ll contribute:

The Director of Surgical Services has comprehensive responsibility for directing activities for the surgical services department/s and service lines; accountable for supervising the clinical care for specific age groups as defined in scope of services. Responsible for environmental control, staffing, resource needs compliance of sterilization standards, and supply chain management. The Director of Surgical Services provides direction in the delivery of care through delegation and collaboration with all levels of leadership and direct care staff. The Director of Surgical Services works with cross functional leaders and medical staff leaders to meet the quality and fiscal goals of the organization. Develops, implements, and monitors performance indicators. Adheres and assures that staff adheres to our Hospital Corporate Compliance Plan and the rules and regulations of all applicable local, state and federal agencies and accrediting bodies.

The value you’ll bring to the team:


Coordinates the continuity of care provided for departments in surgical services which may include but is not limited to; pre-testing, pre-op, operating room, PACU, Endoscopy, Pain Medicine and sterile processing.

Keeps the organization’s vision and values at the forefront of decision making and actions. Exercises leadership ability, accepts responsibility, exercises authority, and functions independently using effective written and verbal communication. Investigates complaints and/or non-compliance of polices. Collaborates with other departments and disciplines to provide continuity of patient care and promote teamwork.

Provides collaborative leadership for consistent safety and service standards supporting the Patient Experience Model.

Analyzes patient, physician, and employee satisfaction survey information and assists with the development of unit action plans.

Effectively communicates with patients, families, employees, physicians and other department leaders.

Conducts service line meetings, attend unit meetings as requested and supports activities that foster staff communication.

Accomplishes objectives, celebrates successes, and communicate a shared vision for the organization.


Promotes a safe environment: Supervises and initiates appropriate action in emergency situations, demonstrates awareness and control of hazards which may endanger patients, visitors and employees, identifies environmental concerns by conducting routine unit rounds, communicating necessary precautions for the safe environment.

Ensures adherence to appropriate regulatory standards and Our Hospital’s policy and procedures.


Manages financial resources to assure needed resources are available to care for the patient.

Develops, implements, and monitors the budget for their defined area(s) of responsibility.


The expertise and experiences you’ll need to succeed:


Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSN)

Minimum three years progressive management experience


Master’s degree in related field

Minimum of five years’ experience in nursing with two years’ experience in leadership roles in a comparable health care entity

Operating Room Leadership Experience


Current valid State of Florida or multi state license as a Registered Nurse

National certification in nursing specialty
This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

Category: Surgery

Schedule: 1 – Day

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not tolerate discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age or disability/handicap with respect to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion, wages, benefits and other terms and conditions of employment.