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Nurse Director - Emergency Department - Rockingham

Job ID: 5070
Location: Eden, NC
Facility/Division: UNC Rockingham Health Care
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day Job

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Job Description


Become part of an inclusive organization with over 30,000 diverse employees, whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of the unique communities we serve.

UNC Rockingham Emergency Department includes 21 beds including a 4 bed low acuity space and results pending. We have 2 major resuscitation/trauma rooms, a triage room for initial assessment and a decontamination area. Our ED team cares for patients in all life threatening situations, less-critical injuries requiring minor treatment, acute and behavioral health diagnoses. The Rockingham ED Leadership team is focused on patient centered care through collaborative care work and positive co-worker recognition for staff in our fast-paced work environment. 

The Nursing Director supports the mission, vision, values and strategic initiatives of Morehead Memorial Hospital and serves as an ambassador within the organization and the community. The Director provides operational and functional leadership including responsibility for assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of the structures and processes to support nursing practice and the delivery of patient/family centered care in accordance with the MMH and Nursing strategic plans. Assumes twenty-four hour responsibility for assigned area. Primary functions include creation of a professional practice environment, development of evidence based standards of care, employment and development of competent staff, management of resources, financial management, process improvement activities, and contributions to the collective practice of nursing at MMH.

1. In collaboration with the VP Patient Care Services and CNO, defines and establishes the goals, objectives, processes, and resources required to support nursing practice and nursing standards development in alignment with the organization’s mission, vision, values, and strategic direction and regulatory requirements; assumes primary responsibility for projects and special assignments; fosters an environment of professionalism; evaluates the impact of decisions on the organization as evidenced by a systems thinking approach that promotes inclusion of all departments/services
2. Understands, articulates, and ensures compliance with regulatory requirements and professional organization standards; maintains knowledge of current nursing practice; applies process/performance improvement principles to identify and address problems; partners with Clinical Nurse Manager and Case Manager in designing continuum of care options for managing throughput
3. Coaches, develops, and provides leadership to assigned Clinical Nurse Managers through ongoing dialogue and scheduling of monthly meetings; fosters independence and autonomy in Clinical Nurse Managers; maintains credibility with physicians as a champion of patient care, quality, and nursing professionalism; works collaboratively with other patient care and support departments; provides timely, thorough, and constructive feedback on performance
4. Participates in the Nursing Department’s strategic planning and goal setting process and collaborates with the Clinical Nurse Manager in developing aligned unit based management plans with quarterly reporting of goal achievement; Prepares department budget and actively participates in cost management/reduction initiatives; assists Clinical Nurse Manager in recruitment, interviewing, and selection of staff; develops and maintains master staffing plan; champions the delivery of patient/family centered care; participates in workforce planning; assists Clinical Nurse Manager in implementation of MMH's employee evaluation and goal setting process
5. Integrates high ethical standards and core values into all work activities and instills those values into others in department; serves as role model and mentor; assumes role of preceptor/instructor as requested; complies with all organization policies and procedures

Other Information

Other information:
Education Requirements:
● Prefer Bachelor's of Science in Nursing
Licensure/Certification Requirements:
● Registered Nurse Licensure in North Carolina
● CPR certification
Professional Experience Requirements:
● Requires three years acute care leadership experience
● Prefer prior Director level experience.
Knowledge/Skills/and Abilities Requirements:

Job Details

Legal Employer: NCHEALTH

Entity: UNC Rockingham Health Care

Organization Unit: RHC Emergency Room 

Work Type: Full Time

Standard Hours Per Week: 40.00

Work Schedule: Day Job

Location of Job: US:NC:Eden

Exempt From Overtime: Exempt: Yes

This position is employed by NC Health (Rex Healthcare, Inc., d/b/a NC Health), a private, fully-owned subsidiary of UNC Heath Care System. This is not a State employed position.
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