Assistant Director – Emergency Department – Negotiable Sign on Bonus

at USA Medical Staff (view profile)
Location Columbus, Georgia
Date Posted January 12, 2022
Category Nurse - Emergency
Job Type Full Time


Salary range $ 71,260 - $ 104,707 - DOE

Negotiable Sign on Bonus



State of Georgia Registered Nurse License Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.

Bachelor’s degree Required - Master's degree Preferred



ACLS within 6 months of hire PALS within 6 months of hire

Job Description

At St. Francis-Emory Healthcare, we recognize that our patients deserve qualified, engaged, and competent healthcare professionals. And we know that our healthcare professionals deserve a working environment that is safe, leaders who are visible and supportive, and opportunities to grow and develop in their chosen disciplines. The heart of St. Francis is in its people, making our hospital a family that only the best is invited to join. If you feel that your skills and compassion fit with our vision for healthcare, we invite you to apply today.

The Assistant Director of Emergency Services role is a perfect opportunity to join St. Francis’s newly restructured nursing leadership team. With responsibility for ensuring positive outcomes, excellent patient experience, and a healthy work environment on the emergency medical nursing units at St. Francis, this position is an integral part of the clinical leadership team that oversees nursing practice and patient care. We believe that excellent patient care begins with effective leadership, and we are committed to supporting our nursing leaders not only in their day-to-day activities, but also in their professional growth and development. The opportunities to engage with senior leadership, assist with developing the revised Shared Governance program, and work with committed nursing colleagues are numerous in this role.

 Assumes responsibility for oversight of assigned departments

 Assists with ensuring compliance with regulatory guidelines in nursing areas

 Responsible for creating a healthy work environment that reduces employee turnover in areas of responsibility..

 Assumes primary responsibility for projects or task groups as assigned, keeping stakeholders informed of the progress toward desired outcomes.

 Performs daily employee and patient rounding in the Emergency Department

 Ensures compliance with all applicable regulations and guidelines as set by federal, state, local, and other agencies.

 Engages regularly with other nursing leaders to assess nursing operational needs and provide support

 Assumes financial responsibility for the operations of the units, meeting productivity and budget targets.

 Integrates evidence-based practices into nursing operations.

Minimum Education

X Bachelor’s degree X Required

X Master's degree X Preferred

Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.

BSN required, or actively progressing toward completion within 2 years.

Post graduate degree in a healthcare related field (MSN,

Required Skills



CEN certification preferred

Professional RN Georgia or Interstate Compact license

Nursing leadership certification required, or actively progressing toward completion within 1 year


Valid licensure in the State of Georgia as a Registered Nurse (RN)

Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.

Minimum Work Experience




Normal hours are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday-Friday. However, schedules may vary in accordance with business necessity.  Normal office working conditions.

St Francis Emory Healthcare considers a consistently positive, cooperative, self-motivated, courteous and professional attitude to be an essential function of every position. While different positions have different primary areas of responsibility, everyone needs to work as a team, and we expect all employees to roll up their sleeves and pitch in as necessary to get the job done.

Employees must be able to relate to other people beyond giving and receiving instructions: (a) can get along with co-workers or peers without exhibiting behavioral extremes, (b) perform work activities requiring negotiating, instructing, supervising, persuading, or speaking with others; and (c) respond appropriately to constructive feedback from a supervisor.

Company Culture & Perks

Now a 376-bed, two-campus regional health system, St. Francis has earned a national reputation for outstanding quality of care. To further expand care, in January 2016 St. Francis Hospital became part of LifePoint Health, a leading healthcare company dedicated to Making Communities Healthier®. LifePoint paid off all of St. Francis’ financial obligations, including its loan from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

As part of LifePoint, St. Francis continues its existing charity care policies, and a local Board of Trustees ensures the community’s voice in the governance of the hospital. The hospital’s staff continues building upon the legacy of excellent healthcare St. Francis has established as well as exploring new ways to improve the health and wellbeing of the communities served. In addition, St. Francis is now a local taxpayer, providing a new source of tax revenues that benefits the community and helps support local projects, local schools and infrastructure in the Chattahoochee Valley. And, as it has since its founding, St. Francis continues to recognize the importance of “holy” when it comes to healing, placing priority on meeting the spiritual needs of patients, their families, and their friends through the Chaplain Services ministry and weekly services held in the hospital chapel.

Now, more than 65 years since its founding, St. Francis remains what the Columbus Ledger described that day as “A dream of mercy shared by people of all faiths.”

The Columbus Region, known locally as the Chattahoochee Valley, is comprised of seven counties: six in Georgia, and one in Alabama. Collective efforts continue to strengthen the region’s economy. The impact is clear in recent projects, such as the allocation of more than $100 million to fund cultural arts projects, vital infrastructure support, the 22-mile RiverWalk, and the Columbus RiverCenter. Over the last decade, the region has experienced the benefits of more than $2.8 billion in new capital investment and 18,000 new jobs.

Columbus is experiencing an arts and culture renaissance. From ballet to Broadway, being inspired by the arts is an important part of life in Columbus. Whether you enjoy the theater, live music, or an eye-opening exhibit, there’s truly something for everyone.

The area boasts diverse housing options from historic homes to walkable family neighborhoods to riverfront apartments to lakefront gated communities. Access to an area like this usually comes with a steep price tag, but here, affordable housing makes your dream home a reality. Best of all, the cost of living and commute time are well below the national average. Both historic and progressive, this unique region has somewhere amazing for everyone to live.

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