Director of Emergency Services

Palm Springs, CA

Employment Type: Permanent Job Number: 31594

Job Description

Job Title: Director of Nursing - Emergency Department (Level II Trauma Center) 

Location: Southern California

Company Overview:

We are a prestigious Level II Trauma Center located in the beautiful region of Southern California. Committed to delivering exceptional healthcare services, our organization is known for its state-of-the-art facilities and compassionate care. As we continue to expand and provide outstanding emergency medical services to our community, we are seeking a dynamic and experienced Director of Nursing for our Emergency Department.

Position Overview:

As the Director of Nursing for our Level II Trauma Center's Emergency Department, you will be responsible for overseeing the nursing operations and ensuring the delivery of high-quality patient care. This key leadership position requires a strong clinical background in emergency nursing, exceptional organizational skills, and the ability to lead and inspire a team of dedicated healthcare professionals.


- Provide strategic direction and operational oversight for the Emergency Department nursing staff.

- Ensure compliance with regulatory standards and implement best practices in emergency nursing.

- Develop and implement policies, protocols, and procedures to optimize patient outcomes.

- Collaborate with interdisciplinary teams to coordinate patient care across various departments.

- Foster a culture of continuous improvement and mentorship, promoting staff development and engagement.

- Monitor and analyze department performance metrics to identify areas for improvement.

- Manage departmental budgets, resources, and staffing to ensure efficient operations.

- Maintain strong relationships with physicians, staff, and external stakeholders.

- Stay abreast of the latest advancements and trends in emergency nursing.


- Registered Nurse (RN) license in the state of California (current and in good standing).

- Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) required; Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) preferred.

- Minimum of 3 years of progressive leadership experience in emergency nursing.

- Certification in Emergency Nursing (CEN) is highly desirable.

- In-depth knowledge of emergency nursing practices, regulations, and quality standards.

- Proven track record of successfully managing a team in a fast-paced healthcare environment.

- Excellent interpersonal, communication, and problem-solving skills.

- Ability to collaborate effectively with diverse stakeholders.

- Strong organizational and time management abilities.

- Demonstrated commitment to professional growth and development.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including comprehensive healthcare coverage, retirement plans, and opportunities for professional advancement. If you are a dedicated nursing professional with a passion for emergency care and possess the leadership skills necessary to guide a high-performing team, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity.

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