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Surgical Performance Improvement Nurse Specialist

Posted: 01/29/2023

Job Description?

The Surgical Performance Improvement Nurse Specialist will facilitate and coordinate complex performance improvement projects and cross train in all Surgery Department functional areas in order to build stability and standardization. The incumbent will provide expertise in the areas of quality improvement, patient safety, risk, utilization and efficiency and knowledge in Lean Six Sigma, and other Quality Improvement tools are recommended. Further responsibilities of the Surgical Performance Improvement RN Specialist involve collaboration with Surgery Department Operational and Medical Directors, managers and other healthcare experts to aid in developing training, monitoring surgery department clinical outcomes and system issues related to quality of care and efficiency.



Saint Luke’s has a strong nurse governance and we encourage all of our nurses to participate and help us make Saint Luke’s The Best Place To Get Care, The Best Place To Give Care. Our leaders support and encourage their nurses to take their careers to the next level and participate in various projects and initiatives that directly impact patient care and the organization.


  • Health, Vision and Dental

  • Leave of Absence, PTO, Extended Sick Leave, and various Welfare plans

  • Flex Savings Accounts

  • Health Savings Accounts

  • Various  other Voluntary Benefits Available

  • Retirement Options

  • Clinical Advancement Program – Shared Governance, Unit Based Project, Career Advancement


Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City is one of the largest faith-based care hospitals in the region—offering many specialized programs and services. Our network of more than 600 physicians represents more than 60 medical specialties.

Saint Luke’s Hospital has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the elite hospitals in the nation. It is nationally ranked in two specialties for 2019-20 and honored as high performing in two additional specialties.

Saint Luke’s Hospital is a primary teaching hospital for the University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Medicine, which includes a physician residency program.



Job Requirements

Applicable Experience:

3-5 years


Registered Nurse (MO) - National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NURSYS)
Bachelor's Degree



Job Details

Part Time

Day (United States of America)



The best place to get care. The best place to give care. Saint Luke’s 12,000 employees strive toward that vision every day. Our employees are proud to work for the only faith-based, nonprofit, locally owned health system in Kansas City. Joining Saint Luke’s means joining a team of exceptional professionals who strive for excellence in patient care. Do the best work of your career within a highly diverse and inclusive workspace where all voices matter.

Join the Kansas City region's premiere provider of health services. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Effective November 1st, 2021, full COVID-19 vaccination is a condition of employment for all Saint Luke’s Health System employees unless a medical or religious exemption is approved.

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