RN Director of Emergency Services

Augusta, GA
Full Time
Permanent Placement
Senior Executive

Position: Director of Emergency Services 🚑

  • Salary: $142,292 -  $182,292
  • Generous $30,000 Sign-On Bonus
  • Relocation Assistance: Up To $10,000

Location: Augusta, GA

Overview: Join our dynamic healthcare team in Augusta, Georgia, with a rich history of providing quality healthcare services for nearly 50 years. Our 350+ bed hospital is a leading acute care facility in the region, offering nationally recognized Burn and Cancer Centers, Chest Pain Accreditation, and more. We are committed to excellence in healthcare and providing the highest level of care in a compassionate environment.

Position Description: As the Director of the Emergency Services Department, you will play a crucial role in ensuring consistent high-quality patient care in the Emergency Department. This role involves service, growth, development, personnel management, and resource allocation and management controls.

What You Will Do in This Role:

  • 📊 Accurately identify real/potential problems affecting the service and implement solutions with follow-through and communication.
  • 🤝 Actively participate in service, departmental, and hospital-wide committees, providing ongoing communication.
  • 🏥 Advance the patient experience agenda in the Emergency Department.
  • 👩‍💼 Coach immediate subordinates, provide feedback, facilitate individual development plans, and document job performance.
  • 💼 Adhere to all Human Resource policies.
  • 📢 Effectively communicate departmental, organization, and industry information to staff.
  • 🌟 Facilitate evidence-based employee engagement practices.
  • 🤝 Build strong relationships and networks to deliver organizational and department goals.
  • 👩‍⚕️ Participate in employee and patient rounding and identify and mentor potential future leaders.
  • 📋 Enforce standards of emergency department care and develop processes to ensure consistent compliance.
  • 📈 Develop, implement, and evaluate an ongoing emergency services program that assures quality patient care.
  • 🔍 Monitor compliance with regulatory, accrediting, and hospital policy for patient services, environmental, and personnel safety.
  • 📊 Oversee a PI program that consistently monitors and evaluates critical aspects of care.
  • 📋 Ensure department delivers quality services in accordance with applicable policies, procedures, and professional standards. 🩺 Follow the Hospital Exposure Control Plans/Bloodborne and Airborne Pathogens.
  • 👩‍⚖️ Support the recruitment process to secure staffing talent.
  • 📜 Perform other duties as assigned.


  • 👩‍🎓 Bachelor's degree in nursing required.
  • 📜 Master's degree in Nursing, Business Administration, Healthcare Administration, or a related field preferred.
  • 🏥 3+ years of experience in emergency services required.
  • 🤝 3+ years of experience in a leadership role preferred or equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
  • 📋 Currently licensed as a registered professional nurse in the state of practice.
  • 🚑 Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) required.
  • 🚼 Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) or Emergency Nurse Pediatric Course (ENPC) required.
  • 🩺 Basic Life Support (BLS) required.
  • 💉 COVID-19 vaccination required unless a medical or religious exemption is approved.

Additional Information:

  • 354 Beds
  • Level 2 Trauma, Largest Burn Center in the Country
  • ED Beds: 37
  • Volume: 170-190 patients average a day
  • Union Facility & Magnet: No
  • Oversight of FSEDs: No
  • Reporting Structure: 2 Managers on AM & PM, EMS Coordinator, 4 CNCs
  • 3 Direct Reports: 2 Managers and EMS Coordinator
  • Reports to CNO & ACNO
  • of FTEs: 120

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Competitive Salary: Mid-Range for Perm $142,292 (Incentive Bonus of 15-22.5%)
  • Generous $30,000 Sign-On Bonus
  • Relocation Assistance: Up To $10,000

How to Apply: If you're an experienced Director of Emergency Services ready to lead and make a difference in healthcare, we want to hear from you. 

Join us in our commitment to excellence in healthcare and be part of our dedicated team.

We are an equal opportunity employer. 🤝


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