Director of Emergency

    November 17, 2021
    Ft Walton Beaches, Florida
    Job Type


    Our client is a 257-bed top-performing quality hospital with over 200 of the most highly respected and qualified physicians in the area. It is the only acute care hospital in the TriCounty area that offers open heart surgery, an Advanced Primary Stroke Center accredited by the Joint Commission and an Accredited Chest Pain Center. An affiliate of the UAB Cancer Community Network, Fort Walton offers a Cancer Care Center that is accredited by the Commission on Cancer. Fort Walton Beach Medical Center also provides advanced care for critically ill patients, including cardiovascular and trauma injury care, and emergency services, including a main ER, Pediatric ER and Destin ER. Fort Walton Beach Medical Center is in partnership with Twin Cities Hospital, located in Niceville. We are also the parent company of the Rehabilitation Institute, both located in Destin.

    The Director of Emergency Services Department assures service, growth, development, personnel management, and resource allocation and management controls in order to ensure consistent high-quality patient care in the Emergency Department.

    Major Responsibilities:


    • Accurately identifies real/potential problems affecting the service and implements solutions with follow through and communication.
    • Actively participates in service, departmental and hospital wide committees as assigned, providing ongoing communication to those one represents.
    • Advances the patient experience agenda in the Emergency Department.


    • Coaches immediate subordinates providing feedback; constructive critique of work; facilitates individual development plan; and documents their job performance.
    • Adheres to all Human Resource policies.
    • Effectively communicates departmental, organization and industry information to staff.
    • Facilitates evidence based employee engagement practices.
    • Effectively builds strong relationships and networks to deliver upon organizational and department goals.
    • Participate in employee and patient rounding and identifies and mentors potential future leaders


    • Enforces standards of emergency department care and develops processes to measure and ensure consistent compliance.
    • Develops, implements, and evaluates an ongoing emergency services program which assures quality patient care consistent with the Hospital mission.
    • Monitors compliance with regulatory, accrediting and hospital policy for patient services, and environmental and personnel safety.
    • Oversees a PI program that consistently monitors and evaluates critical aspects of care.
    • Is responsible for department’s operational excellence; ensures department delivers quality services in accordance with applicable policies, procedures and professional standards.
    • Follows the Hospital Exposure Control Plans/Blood borne and Airborne Pathogens.


    • Seeks new program strategies and/or program enhancements which would expand patient services.
    • Develops, prioritizes and defends a capital equipment requests.
    • Is responsible for the fiscal management of department; assures proper utilization of organization’s financial resources.


    • Advances the growth agenda for emergency services.


    • Demonstrates a poised and confident demeanor that reassures others and commands respect within the organization and the community.
    • Develops and builds strategic external networks.

    Supports HCA by

    • Promoting consistent positive patient interactions that advance the agenda of unparalleled patient service
    • Practicing and adhering to the “Code of Conduct” philosophy and “Mission and Value Statement”
    • Performing other duties as assigned



    Education & Experience:

    • Bachelor's degree in nursing required
    • Master's degree MHA, MSN, MBA, or related field preferred
    • 3+ years of experience in emergency services required3+ years of experience in a leadership role preferred
    • or equivalent combination of education and/or experience

    Licenses, Certifications, & Training:

    • Currently licensed as a registered professional nurse in the state in which he or she practices, in accordance with law and regulation required
    • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) required
    • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) or Emergency Nurse Pediatric Course (ENPC) required
    • Basic Life Support (BLS) required

    Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Behaviors:

    • Knowledge of human resource management, program development, fiscal management skills, and familiarity with regulatory and accrediting agency standards preferred
    • Reference HCA LEADS

    Additional Information:

    • FTEs : __need to confirm – just promoted director to VP so I’m not sure of the structure__
    • Must have at least __3__+ years of --- manager/Dir level experience
    • Must be a RN with BSN
    • Reports to____CNO__for now, but probably the VP of ES long term_


     Salary Range  $_ 100,000__K min K - $___ 135,000____ max K Based on years of experience

    **Up To 15% bonus annual bonus, based on performance KPI’s 

    Sign On Bonus: ____up to 10K_____

    Relocation Assistance: ____Yes – 10K____


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