Director - Surgery


Avera St Mary's Hospital, Pierre, SD

Surgery - OR

Full Time

Day Shift

80hrs/2wks; Salaried

Contact: Angela Moran
Tel: 605-224-3279

Associate's Degree
3 years of experience



***May be eligible for up to $5,000 sign on bonus.***

Eligible for relocation bonus.


Avera St Mary's Named Top 20 Rural Community Hospital


Job Summary:

  • Responsible for oversight of the Surgery Department.
  • Strategically plan, staff and oversee fiscal wellness.
  • Interview, hire, develop, train, and assign work.
  • Responsible for enhancing practice and services, ensuring that the department meets all regulatory body requirements.
  • Demonstrate the ability to facilitate staff and resources to reinforce the vision of the hospital and health system.
  • Ability to effectively communicate to customers, staff and coworkers and develop positive relationships.

Education requirements:

·     Minimum education requirement is an Associate's degree from an accredited institution either in Health Care Administration/Management or Registered Nursing, with a requirement of 3 years of healthcare experience; and commitment to complete a Bachelor's degree in either field within five years of hire date.  

·     Bachelor's degree in nursing or health care administration/management, Master's degree in Nursing, Master's Degree in Health Care Administration/Management, or Master's in Business Administration-Health Care Administration/Management preferred.



  • Current licensure by South Dakota Board of Nursing or meeting the requirement of the multi-state licensure required if nursing degree is held.
  • AORN preferred.


  • Previous management experience preferred.