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Emergency Department Director / Nursing


Fairfield, iowa

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TITLE: Emergency Department Director / Nursing

LOCATION: Fairfield, IA


Would you like to become a valued resource in a dynamic healthcare environment and work in a facility that will allow you to have work/life balance and be part of their family.

Live in a community on the Banks of the Des Moines river and within in a hour to hour and a half of Des Moines and Iowa City. 

It offers a great place to live with a lower cost of living and ha agriculture, livestock, machinery, healthcare, higher education, financial services all contributing to their economy.

It also offers a vibrant community that has something for everyone all in a town of 25,000 population.

What you’ll be doing:

•The Director of Emergency Services provides clinical and administrative leadership and expertise in the field of emergency medicine, and is responsible for the implementation of the vision, mission, plans, and standards of the organization and nursing services. 

•Participates, and facilitates staff participation, in nursing and organizational policy formulation and decision-making.

•Accepts organizational accountability for services provided to recipients.

•Evaluates the quality and appropriateness of care.

•Provides guidance for and supervision of personnel accountable to the Director of Emergency Services including evaluation of performance.

•Coordinates nursing services with the services of other health care disciplines.

•Participates in the recruitment, selection, and retention of personnel.

•Assumes accountability for staffing and scheduling personnel. 

•Assures appropriate orientation, education, credentialing, and continuing professional development for personnel.

•Develops and monitors the budget for defined areas.

•Fosters a climate conducive to educational experiences for nursing and other students.

•Maintains oversight of the hospital trauma program and ensures that the facility is meeting all state requirements for trauma designation.

•Assures appropriate level of understanding, awareness and compliance with all applicable Joint Commission, CMS, state and local agency laws, internal/external regulations, guidelines, policies, procedures and professional standards. 

Additional info:

•Facility is 200+ beds. Position reports to the CNO.

•Great department where everyone works well together so looking for someone that fits in and has excellent communication skills.


What they are looking for:

•Bachelor's Degree in Nursing required. Masters preferred.

•3-5 years previous ED experience is preferred and a couple years of management experience in an acute care setting.

•Current RN License in Iowa needed at time of hire and current BCLS.


Hours and compensation potential:

•The position is a full time position.

•The range is between $95K-$130K.

•The facility offers a full benefit package and will include a relocation/sign-on bonus.

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