Director of Critical Care

    November 2, 2022
    Blue Ridge Mountain, North Carolina
    Job Type
    North Carolina


    We are seeking candidates for a Critical Care Services Director opportunity in North Carolina (located between Charlotte and Asheville at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains).

    Salary Range: $99,000-$155,000

    Sign on bonus negotiable

    355 licensed beds, acute care facility

    Job Summary

    The Director Critical Care Services leadership and support to the Chief Nursing Officer who is responsible for all nursing and other designated patient care functions/services within the hospital organization. The Director is accountable to support the CNO to ensure high quality, safe and appropriate nursing care, competency of clinical staff, and appropriate resource management related to patient care. This leader will assume responsibility for assisting in assessing, planning, coordinating, implementing, and evaluating nursing practice on unit level. 24/7. Direct, supervise and evaluate work activities of all nursing personnel. Provide clinical leadership, strategic and long-term goals for the nursing staff. Determine, assign, and assess performance objectives for nursing department. Organize, coordinate, develop and review policies, procedures, and nursing protocols to meet all regulatory, compliance and quality care standards. Responsible for the quality of care, operational and financial efficiency of the nursing unit. Lead and develop the nursing staff within the unit, providing performance goals, feedback, and development opportunities. Develop and oversee function/departmental budget and reporting. Direct and conduct recruitment, hiring and training of personnel. Chair committees as assigned.


    CCU 8 beds/18.66 FTE’s

    CVICU 8 beds/18.66 FTE’s

    Neuro ICU 8 beds /18.66 FTE’s

    IMCU 12 beds / 7 FTE’s

    2 Managers currently, ICU and IMCU

    What happened to previous Director? Promotion

    What level Trauma? No Trauma Level


    Essential Functions


    Active and current Registered Nurse license in the state of North Carolina.

    Highly effective interpersonal and communication skills.

    Proven leadership ability and hospital operational ability.

    Ability to serve as role model and advocate for the professional discipline of nursing.

    Develops and implements departmental goals, plans, and standards consistent with the clinical,

    administrative, legal, and ethical requirements/objectives of the organization.

    Directs and evaluates departmental operations, including patient care delivery, information technologies,

    service level determination, and complaint management, to achieve performance and quality control

    Plans and monitors staffing activities, including hiring, orienting, evaluating, disciplinary actions, and

    continuing education initiatives.

    Prepares, monitors, and evaluates departmental budgets, and ensures that the department operates in

    compliance with allocated funding. Coordinates and directs internal/external audits.

    Creates and fosters an environment that encourages professional growth.

    Integrates evidence-based practices into operations and clinical protocols.


    Minimum Education


    Bachelor's Degree in Nursing required


    Master's Degree in related field preferred




    Basic Life Support (BLS) required

    Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) required

    Current RN license to practice in NC


    Minimum Work Experience

    Minimum of three (5) years’ experience as a Registered Nurse, ICU experience required

    Minimum 2 years management experience preferred.

    Effective communication skills with the medical staff, Executive Director, Assistant Chief Nursing Officer, Chief Nursing Officer and other administrative directors, personnel, and patients.


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