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Assistant Director, Nursing - Emergency Department

Children's Mercy Kansas City
Kansas City, MO
Closing date
May 17, 2024

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Nursing, Ambulatory Care
Organization Type
The Assistant Nursing Department Director, in collaboration with and under the direction of the Nursing Director, is accountable for ongoing leadership and operations of a clinical department and for nursing care safety and quality. The Assistant Department Director uses sound human resource and budget principles to guide the daily provision of nursing services to patients and families. The Assistant Department Director supports comprehensive patient and family services through effective participation with the inter-professional team.

At Children's Mercy, we are committed to ensuring that everyone feels welcomed within our walls. A successful candidate for this position will join us as we strive to create a workplace that reflects the community we serve, as well as our core values of kindness, curiosity, inclusion, team and integrity.

Additionally, it's important to us that we remain transparent with all potential job candidates. Because we value the safety of the patients and families we serve, as well as the Children's Mercy staff, we want to let you know that the seasonal influenza and COVID-19 vaccines are a condition of employment for all employees in our organization. New employees must be willing to be vaccinated if found non-immune to measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) and chicken pox (varicella) and/or without evidence of tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccination since 2005. If you become a finalist for this position, and have any concerns about receiving these vaccines, medical and/or religious exemptions can be further discussed with Human Resources.

  • Collaborates with the Nursing Director to provide leadership for nursing staff and the inter-professional patient care team to support high quality care of patients and families.
  • Collaborates with the Nursing Director to provide the personnel, workplace, and technology resources necessary for the provision of safe, high quality patient and family care.
  • Assists with the application of new knowledge and innovation to advance improvements at the department level.
  • Assists to effectively manage the department operating budget, identifies and recommends capital expenditures, and plans new programs or services.

  • Bachelor's Degree BSN required and 3-5 years experience Clinical nursing experience and progressive experience in leadership roles.
  • OR Master's Degree in nursing preferred
  • One of the following: Licensed RN - MO, Registered Nurse Multistate License Missouri required upon hire
  • One of the following: Licensed RN - Kansas, Registered Nurse Multistate License Kansas required upon hire
  • Refer to Nursing and Advanced Practice Provider Licensure and Certification policy for required Life Support Certifications required upon hire
  • Specialty Certification required upon hire

Remote Work/Work from Home

This position is not eligible work remotely, which means that the person hired will be required to work onsite at one of our Children's Mercy locations and may not work from home.

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