Director of Emergency Services

University of New Mexico Hospital | Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106

Salary Range: Call for details
Date Posted: May 15, 2024
Opportunity Code: 34144


Join New Mexico's premier Level I Trauma Center and Academic Medical Center as the new Emergency Department Director.


The Position

  • The Director of Emergency Services is responsible for day-to-day operations and activities within the emergency department. 
  • Reporting to the Executive Director of Emergency Services, this leader will manage six direct reports and 180 full-time employees.
  • This role involves overseeing staff orientation, credentialing, competency completion, and continuing education, while also ensuring compliance with safety regulations.
  • This leader will concentrate on organizing and directing clinical practice in collaboration with the Program Medical Director, through the development and implementation of strategic initiatives.
  • The ideal candidate will be a dynamic leader eager to embrace challenges. They should be collaborative, adaptable, and actively engaged, with exceptional communication skills. Familiarity with paramedics and LPNs is an added advantage.


  • BSN required with master’s strongly preferred.
  • Five plus years’ emergency department experience within an academic medical center required. 
  • Level 1 trauma center experience preferred. 

The Organization

  • University of New Mexico Hospital (UNMH) is home to the best and brightest health care providers in the state. UNMH is the state’s only Level 1 Trauma Center. 
  • Primarily a teaching hospital for UNM School of Medicine, which means your care team is on the cutting edge of medical research, technology, clinical trials, and specialty patient care.
  • As the only academic health center in New Mexico, they care for patients with the most complex health needs in the Southwest.
  • New Mexico's only dedicated children's hospital and academic health center providing prevention and specialized services for childhood diseases and conditions.

The Community 

  • Albuquerque, New Mexico’s largest city, sitting just an hour southwest of the state’s capital Santa Fe.
  • Albuquerque enjoys blue skies and sunshine 310 days out of the year, making the city an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise and a magnificent place to enjoy outdoor sporting events, concerts, festivals and more.
  • Recognized as one of the one of the most culturally diverse cities in the country, Albuquerque’s ethnic tapestry is reflected in its architecture, artwork, cultural centers and cuisine.
  • As the “Hot Air Ballooning Capital of the World,” Albuquerque presents the unique opportunity to create unforgettable memories through year-round balloon rides, events, and festivities.
  • The oldest natural landscape within the city is the forested waterfront alongside the Rio Grande, in what locals call the Bosque (Spanish for “forest”), a green area of gnarled old cottonwood and graceful coyote willow trees and small urban farms. It’s now a 4,300-acre state park with a 16-mile bike trail.
  • Forbes and Popular Science magazines have recognized Albuquerque as one of the greenest cities in the country. The city also has one of the highest percentages of open space in the country. Albuquerque is committed to “green” initiatives.




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