HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Nurse Manager - Emergency Services in Fort Walton Beach, Florida

/ Fort Walton Beach Medical Center 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 Tri-County 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 // 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 // Express ER // . Fort Walton Beach Medical Center is in partnership with Twin Cities Hospital, located in Niceville. We are the parent company of the // Destin Emergency Care Center (DECC) // and the Rehabilitation Institute, both located on Airport Road in Destin. / / / Nurse Manager of Emergency Services

POSITION SUMMARY: To administer, analyze and appraise the care given to patients within the Department. To advise the Department Director regarding the status of patient care, budgetary projections, quality improvement processes. To anticipate and estimate future needs of the Department to improve quality of patient care. Collaborate and coordinate the efforts of the staff of the Department to accomplish the mission of FWBMC.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 1. Develops and administers unit specific services as necessary. 2. Promotes a multidisciplinary coordination of services, such as, nursing medical, respiratory care, laboratory, pharmaceutical and public relations. 3. Demonstrates excellent skills in planning, organizing, and managing personnel resources in a cost effective and productive manner for the operation are of the nursing unit. 4. Administers and appraises Quality Improvement within the services provided. 5. Works with director on the hiring, evaluating, terminating, counseling, coaching and development of staff. 6. Manages the practice of professional nursing and support positions within the unit to maintain quality patient care through implementation and evaluation of clinical practice standards. 7. Works with director to develop, interpret, inspect and review policies and procedures within the services provided. 8. Gives input to Director on Disaster Preparedness policies and procedures for the organization. 9. Responsible for twenty four-hour coverage and problem resolution to the services provided. 10. Actively seeks ways to control costs without compromising patient safety, quality of care or the services delivered. 11. Demonstrates knowledge of the occurrence reporting system. Uses system to report potential patient safety issues. 12. Follows established guidelines for reporting a significant medical error or unanticipated outcome in the patient’s care which results in patient harm. 13. Attends in-service presentations and completes all mandatory education requirements. 14. Uses Performance Improvement Plan to improve patient safety. 15. Regular, Punctual and dependable attendance. 16. Promotes patient, employee and physician satisfaction within the department.
17. Assist with Performance Improvement monitoring. 18. As a crisis prevention intervention trained staff member, responds appropriately to a manpower request (a.k.a. Dr. Love). 19. Manages patient flow of the department. 20. Other duties as assigned.

A. Core Competencies: 1. Service: Strives to meet expectations/needs of customers; responds to concerns with sense of urgency; seeks win-win solutions for unreasonable patient/customer expectations 2. Quality/Ethics/Integrity: Seeks opportunities for improvement; prevents small problems from becoming large ones; pays attention to detail; follows instructions and protocol/procedures; adheres to company code of conduct; maintains integrity in all aspects of his/her work 3. Relationships: Builds effective working relationships; finds and provides information to clarify situations; expands on original ideas; contributes own ideas; places high priority on other team members’ goals; gains team agreement to support ideas; clearly explains rationale behind ideas/goals; demonstrates sensitivity to differing cultural views and needs; meets attendance and punctuality requirements 4. Adaptability: Seeks to understand changes in work tasks/processes; actively seeks information about new tasks/processes; treats change and new tasks/processes as opportunities for learning and personal growth; speaks positively about changes to others; quickly modifies behavior to deal effectively with change


  • Associate Degree, Diploma in Nursing, or BSN required


  • State of Florida RN License required

  • BCLS-AHA Healthcare Provider certification required upon hire
  • ACLS required within 90 days of hire
  • PALS required within 90 days of hire
  • CPI required within 90 days of hire
  • TNCC required within six (6) months of hire


  • 3 years licensed RN required

  • 3 years direct patient care experience in inpatient acute, med/surg, emergent or primary care setting (other experience and roles considered on a case by case basis) required
  • Minimum of 1 year experience functioning as RN in the ED preferred
  • 3 years of experience in emergent/critical care setting with proven clinical and leadership abilities preferred
  • Management experience preferred


  • Reads and writes Basic English with the basic skills necessary to transcribe physician’s orders

  • Knowledge of body substance isolation
  • Ability to listen, empathize and respond to patient, family, internal and external partners needs
  • Basic computer skills

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Title: Nurse Manager - Emergency Services

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

Requisition ID: 01307-6638