Job: Assistant Nurse Director - Emergency Services - Emergency

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Job Description

Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula


Full Time (Exempt)

Varied shifts

Varied shifts




Under the leadership of the department director, the assistant director collaborates with the director of the Emergency Department in planning, goal setting, developing department budgets, and coordinating supplies/equipment, staffing, and care/service to carry out the department's responsibilities in an efficient and effective manner in conjunction with and support of Community Hospital's strategic plan.

The assistant director is responsible and accountable for assigned tasks such as supervising the department's daily operations, including but not limited to, being a resource and role model to staff for problem resolution with issues with patient care, service delivery, safety, supplies, equipment, computer software, and customer concerns.

The assistant direct ensures staff have the appropriate orientation/training and competence for the care/service provided and that all staff adhere to Exceeding Expectations standards for professional conduct. This is achieved through supportive training, coaching, developing, evaluating staff performance, policy/procedure enforcement, and corrective action, if necessary.

The assistant director plays a major role in supporting quality initiatives through ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements, collection and analysis of quality and performance improvement data, assisting with development of future performance improvement targets and quality initiatives, and development or revision of department policies and procedures, as needed.

The assistant director supports financial viability with attention on expenses, revenue, utilization and productivity in assigned cost centers, and tactical execution of Lean concepts. Primary oversight will include Emergency Department daily operations and Base Hospital Coordinator duties. Base hospital duties include coordination of patient care from the pre-hospital setting to the acute hospital setting, knowledge of pre-hospital county protocols and emergency department nursing standards of care, liaison with all outside agencies relevant to pre-hospital care, assists with all reporting requirements as defined in EMS policies and procedures.


Must have at least 3 years of experience as an RN in an acute care hospital within the past 5 years, ideally in an Emergency Department, Critical Care or Pre-Hospital setting. Previous Charge RN or management experience in a high acuity patient population is required. Previous experience as an Assistant Nurse Manager and leadership experience is preferred.


Bachelor's degree is required or currently enrolled in formal BSN program or enrollment in courses that can be applied to completion of formal BSN program within six months of hire into the Assistant Director position. Must complete BSN within five years of hire.


State of CA RN license required. American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS required. ACLS and PALS certifications must be obtained prior to the completion of orientation and independent assignment. Must pass the arrhythmia interpretation/telemetry test at 85% prior to completion of orientation and independent assignment of telemetry/monitored patients, then annually. CEN preferred.

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