Whitman Partners is much more than just a search firm.

Resources, Benefits, & Tools

The Director of Surgical Services position is the hardest role to fill in the hospital. Given this distinct scarcity of talent, it is important to nurture future directors as well as help current directors stay relevant with needed education, skill set, and grasp of new Best Practices and technology. Whitman Partners is dedicated to supporting Directors of Surgical Services across the country by providing them tools, resources, information … and a voice within their industry.

Website & The Whitman Index

Our team of 20 recruiters works full time on only Directors of Surgical Services positions. Because we are so specialized and experienced in our niche, we have a number of advantages over other firms. Our 10-5-2 process is superior to a routine contingency approach; our performance guarantees are top in the industry; our custom tools, marketing efforts, and candidate database have been developed exclusively for Directors of Surgical Services. We absolutely know our candidates and consider ourselves a valuable resource not just in finding their next job, but in advancing their careers in every way.

WP Director of Surgical Services Review

Our printed publication, the Whitman Partners Director of Surgical Services Review, is the most comprehensive print resource for Directors of Surgical Services. Every other month we offer feature articles, resources, case studies, upcoming events, and detailed descriptions of the current Director of Surgical Services position searches Whitman Partners is currently engaged in. The WP DOSS Review has a readership of several thousand perioperative leaders, all of whom have a chance to learn more about your hospital and staffing needs. It is the best way to advertise your hospital and open position and attract the best talent from around the nation.

Continuing Education with CSSM Certification

The Certified Surgical Services Manager (CSSM) certification program is for perioperative leaders interested in improving and validating their managerial knowledge and skills so as to advance the performance of their surgical services department.

Whitman Partners has recognized the value of CSSM credential and has partnered with CCI to offer FREE TEST PREP for upcoming CSSM exams.

Conference Discounts

Conferences are great at bringing professionals together to share knowledge, receive training, network with peers, and recharge enthusiasm and rigor for the job.

We encourage all our candidates to attend as many industry events as possible. To help with that, we partner with event organizers to offer exclusive packages and discounts to our candidates. We hope these savings and incentives will help more directors attend events where they can learn and share and return to work energized and even more effective at their jobs.


Our e-newsletter lists all our featured jobs, recent placements, and news from the industry. It’s distributed monthly to a mailing list of nearly 10,000 Directors of Surgical Services. You can subscribe to the newsletter by entering your email in the form in the footer of this page.

Whitman Partners Scholarship

Whitman Partners offers two $1,000 scholarships to eligible Whitman Partners candidates and their family members. The scholarships are for college tuition, degree certification, or specialized training in the field of perioperative nursing or leadership. Learn more and apply here.

Resume Services

Whitman Partners has partnered with and offers discounted rates with a professional resume service that specializes in the hospital and surgical profession. Plus, our staff is always available to consult with candidates.

Process & Timeline

We utilize a 10-5-2 process originally developed for Fortune 500 executive recruiting. This proven method is comprehensive, follows Best Practices, and adheres to a reliable timeline.

Performance Guarantees

Our unique, industry-leading guarantees provide accountability to us and peace of mind to our clients.

Candidate Database

We organize our database of over 10,000 perioperative directors to easily identify and recruit based on experience, education, geography, and career plans.

Custom Contact Tools

Our success is a direct result of the relationships we have with our candidates. We’ve developed custom tools that help keep us in touch.

Ready for a structured, organized search process that results in a quicker hire?