Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford Administrative Director, Perioperative Services in Palo Alto, California

Nursing Management

1.0 FTE, 8-Hour Day Shift

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford is the heart and soul of Stanford Children’s Health. Nationally ranked and internationally recognized, our 311-bed hospital is devoted entirely to pediatrics and obstetrics. Our six centers of excellence provide comprehensive services and deep expertise in key obstetric and pediatric areas: brain & behavior, cancer, heart, pregnancy & newborn, pulmonary and transplant. We also provide an additional, wide range of services for babies, kids and pregnant moms.


In compliance with the hospital's philosophy, goals, policies, mission, priorities and vision, the Administrative Director is responsible for providing overall leadership, management and strategic planning to the various clinical services, programs and staff that comprise the Perioperative Services service line to ensure operational cost-effectiveness and efficiency, compliance with external regulatory, accrediting, and statutory requirements and that institutional goals, policies and objectives are met in providing quality services.

This is highly advanced (senior-level) managerial work providing direction and guidance in strategic operations and planning. Work involves establishing the strategic plan and goals and objectives; developing and administering policies; reviewing guidelines, procedures, rules, and regulations; establishing priorities, standards, and measurement tools for determining progress in meeting goals; coordinating and evaluating program activities; reviewing and approving budget plans and monitoring financial performance; human resources management; quality and performance improvement; compliance; information systems; capital planning and acquisitions; space planning and logistics; business development, marketing and community outreach; and coordination and delivery of services.

Essential FunctionsAnalyzes and develops proposals to resolve key operational challenges such as improvements in service, access, and capacity. Identifies opportunities to improve financial and operational performance.

  • Assists the Vice President and collaborates with physician leadership and subordinate managers and supervisors in performing the short-term and long-term strategic planning and business development functions of the institution; develops clinical service development plans and annual work plans that contain goals and objectives, taking into account relevant financial, clinical and market data; clinical volume targets; and methods for evaluating performance to plans. Updates plans as needed; and monitors and reports on progress.

  • Determines or recommends policies that guide and support the provision of quality services by analyzing all pertinent issues and information; assessing the impact of proposed policy on the provision of services to patients; ensures that policies and procedures are compatible with the mission, goals and values of the hospital and meet external regulatory, accrediting and statutory requirements; determines the resources necessary to implement such policy in order to ensure the cost-effective and efficient provision of services. Provides policy direction and interpretation to department managers in managing their respective areas of responsibility.

  • Determines program priorities by evaluating the needs of target populations and assessing the availability of human, fiscal and equipment resources in order to implement policy and programs effectively.

  • Directs the administration of programs and/or evaluates the quality of services provided through review of reports and/or statistical data and conferences with reporting staff; authorizes redistribution of available resources to meet changing program needs; resolves conflicts between reporting staff on areas of shared responsibility; establishes reporting relationships and administrative controls over program or support operations; coordinates activities with other departments in areas of mutual concern. Identifies and implements new programs.

  • Directs, reviews, determines priorities and evaluates operating and capital budget requests for services. Monitors ongoing revenue and expenses for services for conformance to the approved budget, taking corrective action as needed for variances. Works collaboratively with other members of the management team in providing cost-effective and efficient operations.

  • Establishes and implements processes to assure the integration/coordination of all services.

  • Oversees the appropriate hiring of staff. Ensures that orientation, staff training and development programs are in place and provided to all staff. Responsible for the systematic evaluation of staff performance. Ensures personnel policies and procedures are followed and monitored. Interviews, selects, provides orientation and training for, and evaluates the performance of staff, including subordinate managers and supervisors. Recommends and/or approves disciplinary actions or responses to grievances.

  • Plans, organizes, manages, directs and delegates authority / responsibility to meet the day-to-day operational activities of the service line consisting of multiple programs and/or units by determining policy, program priorities, and the utilization of resources to fulfill established institutional and service line objectives and the delivery of optimal health care services. Creates a clear organizational vision and provides leadership in integrating programs and services with the hospital's primary functions by supporting organizational philosophy, goals, policies, mission, priorities and vision, and by delivering optimal quality health care services.

Minimum QualificationsAny combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.Education: Bachelor's degree in a work-related discipline/field from an accredited college or universityExperience: Broad and extensive and progressively responsible directly related work experience in administrative and/or managerial positionsLicense/Certification: CA Registered Nurse (RN)

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to align organizational vision, set short and long-term objectives with service line and hospital strategic goals, focus and prioritize resources, and evaluate outcomes.

  • Ability to design new programs and lead process improvement projects.

  • Ability to establish the strategic direction and business plans for a functional group.

  • Ability to plan, prioritize, direct, manage, evaluate and set standards for nursing function/ program using a systems thinking approach, manage projects and change processes, and effectively and appropriately allocate resources at the care delivery level.

  • Ability to provide leadership and influence others.

  • Ability to supervise, coach, mentor, train, and evaluate work results.

  • Knowledge of laws, rules and regulations; standards and guidelines of certifying and accrediting bodies; hospital and department/unit standards, protocols, policies and procedures governing the provision of nursing

  • care in the area of assignment.

  • Knowledge of leadership and management skills essential to the practice of nursing, principles and practices of and current trends in health care delivery and hospital system organization and administration.

  • Knowledge of principles and practices of organization, administration, fiscal and personnel management.

  • Knowledge of the current theories, principles, practices and standards of as well as emerging technologies, techniques, issues, and approaches in the nursing profession, particularly those applicable to the area of

  • assignment/expertise.

  • Knowledge of the types of nursing practice and delivery systems, understanding of the complexity of the nursing practice environment, roles and responsibilities of the health care team members to achieve quality

  • outcomes.

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, LPCH does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability. Women and men, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.