Kaiser Permanente Perioperative Clinical Services Director in Denver, Colorado

The Kaiser Ambulatory Surgery Center (KASC) Clinical Director, has oversight for the day to day activities of the ASCs including but not limited surgery scheduling and sterile processing departments. This position reports directly to the Regional Administrator of Surgical Services. Responsible for directing, coordinating and controlling all aspects of the operating functions, processes and staff of the facility while demonstrating the primary goal of efficiently providing surgical services that exceed customer expectations and improve clinical and financial operations.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Has oversight for, coaches and evaluates all managers within the Kaiser Ambulatory Surgery Centers, Pre-Op, O.R., PACU, Sterile Processing and Scheduling Departments.

  • Serves as a liaison to other Surgical Service Directors and Area Administrators.

  • Liaison between various KP Regional Departments: Quality, Risk Management, Legal, Compliance, Infection Prevention and Control, Patient Safety, Workplace Health and Safety, Pharmacy, Medical Imaging, Nursing, Human Resources, Pathology, Laboratory, Information Technology, Credentialing, Facilities, Purchasing and Emergency Management.

  • Researches, evaluates, recommends and facilitates implementation of regional systems and programs to improve and enhance anesthesia/surgical services and regional infection prevention.

  • Researches, evaluates and recommends moving surgical procedures to the most appropriate and cost-effective venue.

  • Recommends changes to current and new regional standards for operations, programs, space, systems, equipment, service additions and technologies.

  • Provides administrative and financial accountability for planning, directing, staffing, coordinating and controlling functions and activities of all phases of Perioperative Services.

  • Ensure compliance with federal and state laws and regulations, accreditations and licensing requirements and policies and procedures; reports and/or resolves issues of non-compliance.

  • Subject matter expert for TJC and/or AAAHC survey processes.

  • Ensure compliance with infection prevention, OSHA, AORN and AAMI standards.

  • Development and/or approval of the surgical centers- policies and procedures for employee and provider staff use; all policies shall be reviewed and/or updated annually.

  • Recommends and supports standardized policies and procedures for the region.

  • Conduct, compile and assess various surveys to obtain data regarding the operations of ambulatory surgery services and makes recommendations in conjunction with the Medical Directors.

  • In collaboration with the Credentialing and Specialty Department Leaders or designee, oversees privileging, reprivileging and the proctoring process in the ASCs.

  • Development of strategic planning and performance improvement in alignment with KP mission and organizational goals.

Basic Qualifications:


  • Minimum six (6) years of experience in operations which include peri-operative experience, with four (4) years of experience in managing or coordinating systems, budgets and personnel.


  • Master's degree or higher in nursing, health care administration, business administration OR minimum six (6) years of experience in a directly related field.

  • High School Diploma OR General Education Diploma (GED) required.

License, Certification, Registration

  • N/A.

Additional Requirements:

  • Knowledge of regulatory agency requirements for ambulatory surgery, infection control and TJC, AAAHC, OSHA, AORN and AAMI standards.

  • Exceptional interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills required to work with internal and external customers.

  • Strong skills in personal computer applications including word processing, spreadsheet and database applications.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • License in the State of Colorado as a Registered Nurse, Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant preferred.


TITLE: Perioperative Clinical Services Director

LOCATION: Denver, Colorado


External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.