Director of Emergency Department in Los Angeles, CA at Pipeline Health

Date Posted: 9/21/2022

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Each day is a fresh opportunity to impact the lives of our patients, families, co-workers, and communities. We promote excellence, optimism, respect, and professional growth. If you are looking for a rewarding and positive workplace, look no further than in your own community! 


Job Summary:

A Registered Nurse with 24-hour responsibility for clinical and administrative management of Emergency Department.  Participates in establishment and implementation of Hospital and Nursing objectives and policies and procedures.  Responsible for Human Resource Management, education and development of staff as well as Performance Improvement, regulatory compliance and budgeting.  Supervises all employees within the area of responsibility. Reports to Chief Nursing Officer.

Essential Job Duties: 

•         Responsible for maintaining staffing compliance within regulatory requirements and budget consideration

•         Responsible for maintaining department Performance Improvement and Quality Plans, up to date with JC, CDPH, and  CMS regulations

•         Develops, implements and maintains Customer Service Improvement Plan including employee, patients , visitors and physicians

•         Responsible for assessing educational and skill needs for Emergency Department  staff . Also responsible for developing and implementing plan to meet above needs.

•         Serves as a Role model and mentor for staff and peers

•         Effectively manage financial and human resources within the area(s) of responsibility and in collaboration with other hospital departments, providing direction and setting expectations consistent with the goals of the organization.

•         Serves as a role model for the Mission, Vision and Values of the organization and fulfills other job duties as requested within Scope of Practice

•         Maintains current competencies as well as updated knowledge in specific area of practice

Leadership Functions: 

•         Effectively manage financial resources within the area(s) of responsibility including labor management, productivity, supplies, and other resources.

•         Ensures optimal provision of services through sound personnel management.

•         Demonstrates leadership skills including the ability to plan, prioritize, organize, analyze, execute on multiple tasks and in collaboration with other hospital departments, providing direction and setting expectations consistent with the goals of the organization.

•         Demonstrates behaviors commensurate with the Vision, Mission and Values and Behavioral Standards of the organization.


•         Effective written and verbal communication skills; able to communicate with various individuals both inside and outside the organization; and able to understand and create reports/presentations/proposals.

•         Possesses strong leadership skills including the willingness to pursue roles with increasing levels of accountability, coaching, teaching, inspiring, forging alliances, and collaborating to negotiate resolution to issues.

•         Ability to work under stressful situations.

•         Proficient with computer systems including but not limited to MS Office.


•         Bachelor’s degree in Nursing , Masters degree preferred

•         Minimum of 2 years of progressive management experience in Emergency Department

•         Minimum of 2 years clinical experience in Emergency Department


•         Current RN licensed in good standing by the California State Board of Nursing

•         Current BLS for Health Care Provider card

•         Area Specific certification required (e.g.  PALS, ACLS,  AB 508)

ADA CONSIDERATION: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Such accommodations must be requested by the employee/applicant in order to be considered.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Must be able to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical information, and to be easily understood through verbal communication in the English language. Must be able to prepare documentation in a manner that conforms to prescribed style and format, and to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Bilingual skills (Spanish) preferred.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Must be able to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to perform these operations using units of weight measurement, volume, and distance. Ability to perform upper level mathematical operations, including algebra and geometry, frequent distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory and factor analysis.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee is regularly required to lift, push and/or pull weights in excess of 10 pounds. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds, with assistance. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate