HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Director of Emergency Services - Registered Nurse - Fort Walton, FL in Fort Walton Beach, Florida

POSITION SUMMARY: Provide leadership for planning, management, implementation, integration and coordination of the Emergency Services in support of facility goals dedicated to excellence, effective leadership, and financial stability. Support the delivery of the high quality, cost effective patient care through activities based on facility strategic goals and objectives.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 1. Directs development of specific short and long-range programs and project plans to obtain the facility objectives. 2. Responsible for the planning and coordination of Emergency Services daily activities, the operational efficiency and effectiveness as well as major impact on all other hospital areas. 3. Effectively interviews and selects a qualified number of personnel as required to meet department objectives. Ensures hiring practices conform to appropriate Affirmative Action/EEO practices and regulations. 4. Provides direction to the staff and supervisors of the Emergency Services. Reviews performance of the department staff and approves staff evaluations. Responsible for appropriate disciplinary action of staff members as needed. 5. Oversees the prioritization of projects and directs resources to ensure the attainment of facility goals. 6. Responsible for ensuring the department meets and adheres to all applicable federal, state, JCAHO, and local regulatory agency requirements and for ensuring the department and facilities success in any regulatory survey. 7. Participates on various committees and other task forces as may be established by management to plan, organize and drive the facility. 8. Directs and/or participates in regular discussions and reviews on a variety of diverse/complex issues including financial and administrative matters, which have hospital-wide impact. 9. Responsible for making decisions required to maintain acceptable operations based on strategic goals and policies. Displays ingenuity and foresight in determining the most appropriate solution in the absence of established guidelines. 10. Confers with other department directors when necessary to resolve procedural difficulties, clarifying department responsibilities, objectives and resolving identified problems. 11. Direct, reviews and analyzes progress and performance of contract services personnel. Makes recommendation on contract initiation, renewals and termination. 12. Responsible for special projects as assigned by the Administrative Management Team. Meets all objectives as set forth in individual evaluation and displays a good work attitude towards job responsibilities. 13. Adheres to hospital/departmental attendance policy, work hours and maintenance of personal appearance as stated in facility policy. 14. Actively seeks ways to control costs without comprising patient safety, quality of care or the services delivered. 15. Demonstrates knowledge of the occurrence reporting system and reports trends in occurrences to staff. This information is used to improve patient safety. 16. Ensures staff is educated on established guidelines for reporting a significant medical error or unanticipated outcome in the patient’s care which results in patient harm. 17. Addresses patient safety in the Performance Improvement Plan. 18. As a crisis prevention intervention trained staff member, responds appropriately to a manpower request (a.k.a. Dr. Love).


EDUCATION REQUIRED AND/OR PREFERRED: • 2 year Associates Degree in Nursing required • 4 year Bachelors Degree in Nursing preferred

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION: • Florida RN licensure required • BLS – AHA required upon hire • ACLS within 90 days of hire required • TNCC required within six (6) months of hire • Employees hired before 4/01/2015 must complete TNCC by 08/31/2015

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED OR PREFERRED: • 3-5 years experience in Emergency Room nursing required • 3-5 years progressive management experience required

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ABILITIES: • Proven administrative ability for the direction, control and planning activities of a hospital based department. • Capable of analyzing and preparing complex records and reports. • Ability to remain calm, to think and act quickly and logically in a crisis situation. • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. • Good mathematical skills. • Requires team player, positive, can-do winning attitude.

Title: Director of Emergency Services - Registered Nurse - Fort Walton, FL

Location: Florida-Fort Walton Beach-Fort Walton Beach Medical Center

Requisition ID: 01307-6404