Director Emergency Services

Requisition ID
Employment Type
Full Time
Emergency Services
Hours / Pay Period
Standard Hours
Facility / Process Level : Name
CHI Health Lakeside


CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S. & from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.


Lakeside Hospital believes that patient-focused care heals the body, mind and spirit of every person. Their campus, desgined for patients, sets the tone for a comfortable, less stressful hospital stay. Lakeside is one of the most technologically advanced hospitals in the world!



The incumbent collaborates with the senior leadership team to plan implement and evaluate strategies for the Emergency and Trauma service line to achieve system quality, financial, safety and engagement objectives. The incumbent is responsible for planning, organizing, implementing, and maintaining initiatives within the nursing areas in Common Spirit. Provides leadership and oversight in the development of functions in direct support for the delivery of health services in an integrated fashion. Demonstration of leading with the mission, vision and values of Common Spirit.



  • Develops, implements, and evaluates department objectives that address objectives and clinical practice and are consistent with the Mission and Vision and strategic priorities of Common Spirit Health. Annually reviews and revises the department scope of care based on changes in patient populations and identified needs. Participates in achieving nursing division goals and supports shared governance structure. Collaborates the facility plan with the market director and direction to best serve the community.
  • Develops and/or utilizes effective communication systems and methods that promote sharing, partnerships, integration, and collaboration within department and internal/external customers of Common Spirit Health.
  • Participates in intra- and inter-disciplinary process and performance quality improvement activities. Effectively utilizes statistical tools and methods to communicate and measure results. Has ongoing direct contact with consumers to determine specific needs. Incorporates current evidence based practice into improvement practices.
  • Implements and monitors clinical standards of nursing practice. Takes actions as appropriate to facilitate the provision of safe and therapeutically effective nursing care.
  • Is accountable and responsible for scheduling and maintaining appropriate staffing levels using approved labor hour standards that flex with changing volumes and acuities and that are consistent with the patient population and skill mix of employees.
  • Ensures optimal utilization of department resources through participation in planning and budgeting processes, in development and implementation of systems and practices that achieve defined objectives, in internal and external benchmarking activities, and in monitoring, analysis and resolution of budget and productivity variances.
  • Develops and manages capital and operational budgets in support of strategic plans and goals. Determines and prioritizes facility and equipment needs. Participates in the selection of sources for needed services not provided by the organization.
  • Establishes a work environment that facilitates staff accountability and responsibility. Works to optimize staff potential and retains qualified, competent, and satisfied employees. Maintains an acceptable turnover rate by reducing manageable staff losses and actively participating in the recruitment of qualified staff.
  • Assures appropriate level of understanding, awareness and compliance with all applicable Joint Commission, federal, state and agency laws, regulations, guidelines and professional standards.

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  • Bachelor’s Degree in related discipline; Master’s Degree strongly preferred
  • Required Licensure and Certifications Current Registered Nurse License in Nebraska or Iowa, Nebraska and Iowa are compact states, so license must be held in the state of your residence. BLS certification is required upon hire. Acceptable credentialing bodies and certifications include the following: American Red Cross: CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, American Safety and Health Institute: CPR/PRO, must say “Professional Level-with AED,” and American Heart Association: Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers.
  • A minimum of five years of progressive work experience, with at least two years of management experience.
  • Must possess strong knowledge of emergency and trauma nursing, nursing administration, applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and professional standards
  • Strong project management skills; good communication skills; good strategic planning skills; strong change management skills


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