Surgical Care Affiliates

Director Clinical Quality and Operations

Job Locations US-CA-Pasadena
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Surgical Care Affiliates (SCA) is transforming specialty care in our communities. We relentlessly create value by aligning physicians, health plans and health systems around a common goal: delivering exceptional care and healing to our patients and communities we serve. We are driven to achieve the quadruple aim in health care: high quality outcomes and a better experience for patients and providers, all at a lower total cost of care. As a national leader in surgical care, SCA’s 10,000 teammates operate more than 250 surgical facilities that serve nearly 1 million patients per year. For more information on SCA, visit


Why join SCA? Consider the following fantastic benefits…

  • Positive work culture
  • Career growth opportunities
  • Comprehensive medical, vision and dental insurance – eligible on Day 1 of employment
  • Paid time off plus 8 paid holidays
  • Maternity/paternity/adoption benefits
  • Employer-paid life and short- and long-term disability insurance
  • Excellent 401(k) Plan

Accountabilities / Responsibilities

  • Exceptional analytical and organizational skills, including a proven ability to adapt to a dynamic project environment.
  • Simultaneous management of multiple projects with varying size and complexity. Project types include facility assessment and strategy execution for culture transition, leader development, new service line implementation, de novo support, and other transformative initiatives.
  • Ability to deliver general and clinical operations assessment and strategies timely and in accordance with assignment
  • Ability to develop strategic action plans with clear goals, timelines, and measurable outcomes.
  • Possess excellent written and oral communication skills, ability to motivate
  • Knowledge of accreditation standards, survey methodology and related tools and resources for regulatory and accreditation compliance and survey
  • Executive presence: Individual will work closely with operations leaders and executive management, support service teams, new partnerships, sales, development, and internal business unit
  • Ability to demonstrate flexibility, prioritization, and change management techniques to meet the evolving needs and priorities of the organization.
  • Must be willing to travel as needed to support group/facility Estimated travel is 85% generally to and from assigned facilities.


  • Licensed Registered Nurse, Bachelor’s Degree required. MSN, MHA, or MBA preferred
  • A minimum of ten years’ experience working as a Registered Nurse, to include nursing leadership position(s) related experience.
  • A minimum of ten years’ experience in the Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC)/Surgical Hospital industry and ASC operations, to include experience with regulatory and accreditation standard compliance, culture transition, project management, personnel management and supporting multiple projects or locations
  • Current Registered Nurse License for state of California required
  • Basic Life Support certification or successful completion within 90 days of hire required
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification or successful completion within 90 days of hire required


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