Job Description

Director, Emergency Department
Job CategoryManagement
ScheduleFull time
Shift1 - Day Shift

Relocation Assistance and Sign-on Bonus available!

Tucson Medical Center is looking for a high caliber leader to lead our dynamic emergency services team. TMC has one of the largest market share emergency rooms in the state seeing 100,000 patients a year, along with the best Code Gray (Security) support in the Tucson area.  The ideal candidate will have knowledge of LEAN process improvement, a desire to mentor, and be patient care focused. The Director Patient Care Services- Emergency Services will be supported by a nurse-led leadership team of our CEO, CNO and COO. This position analyzes nursing and ancillary services to improve the quality of patient care and attains maximum utilization of staff time and resources. 


Assists in the organization and administration of Patient Care Services.  Analyzes nursing and ancillary services to improve quality of patient care and attains maximum utilization of staff time and resources. Assumes other responsibilities delegated by Chief Nursing Officer.


Manages operations for quality 24/7 patient care and for the management of an optimal work environment for employees.

Supervises staff involving interviewing and hiring, training, and performance evaluation; establishes specific performance standards and measures for work; confronts others directly and respectfully when performance does not meet expectations

Oversees assigned budgets, including projections and reconciliation; understands implications of TMC business decisions on bottom line and manages activities to produce results to support business decisions.

Identifies areas where costs per unit can be optimized, prioritizes which projects will have greatest returns, and ensures quality results are realized in a timely manner; anticipates resources that will be needed to complete a project and avoid over-committing resources.

Understands how assigned departments add value to TMC and its customers, and makes decisions and recommendations that are clearly linked to TMC’s strategies and financial goals.

Applies business understanding to improve practices and processes of role; leverages inter-function linkages to raise performance levels; thinks in global, cross-boundary terms before setting out on a project or problem-solving initiative. 

Communicates and interfaces with hospital personnel, patients, medical staff, and family members to ensure high-quality patient care; keeps department members informed on key issues.

Provides information or resource assistance to other teams, departments or functions; assists others in their efforts, even if there is no immediate or direct benefit to one’s own function or department. 

Develops contingency plans with appropriate tactics and responds to unforeseen circumstances and utilizes planned resources, putting patients at the center of planning and delivery of services.

Develops a coaching and mentoring relationship with others that is purposefully aimed at developing their independence; encourages others to consider creative or innovative approaches to changing goals, processes or environments; assigns specific projects to challenge others and stretch their abilities and self-confidence. 

Implements and maintains established department, unit and hospital policies, procedures and objectives as well as quality assurance, environmental, and infection control policies; assures compliance with organization’s incident reporting system in a timely and accurate manner.



EDUCATION:  Master’s degree in Nursing required.

EXPERIENCE:   Eight (8) years of nursing experience in an acute care setting required.

LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION: Current RN licensure permitting work in the State of Arizona required.


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