Director of Clinical Emergency Department

Kern Medical | Bakersfield, California 93306

Salary Range: Call for details
Date Posted: May 03, 2023
Opportunity Code: 32708


Join nationally recognized, Kern Medical, as their new Director of Clinical Emergency Department in sunny California!  


The Position

  • The Director of Clinical Emergency Department (ED) will be responsible for the development, planning, and operational administrative management throughout the Emergency Department for Kern Medical.  
  • Reporting to the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO), the Director of Clinical ED will strive to ensure that implemented quality and patient safety initiatives are followed to provide high-quality patient care, as well as align with local, state, and federal compliance regulations. 
  • Serving as the chairperson for nursing committees, the Director will closely monitor ongoing nursing operations and metrics while reporting on inter-departmental initiatives to executive leadership as they pertain to both short-and-long-term goals that are currently implemented.  
  • This leader will implement and facilitate inter-departmental operating systems while encouraging strong communication and collaboration to increase employee engagement while simultaneously decreasing employee retention rates.  
  • Seeking an engaged leader who will develop and foster positive working relationships with nursing staff and will be active in the training and education initiatives throughout the department by providing hands-on leadership and mentorship to help staff members achieve desired development and leadership opportunities.  
  • The Director will be responsible for managing the departmental operating budget and will strive to maintain fiscal control while seeking ways to optimize financial stability, resources, and productivity. 
  • Candidates will ideally bring extensive knowledge pertaining to patient safety, patient satisfaction, modern principles, and best nursing and clinical based practices. Additionally, candidates must be equipped to handle budget analysis, reporting, and effective communication.  


  • Bachelor’s degree is required; Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) is preferred. 
  • Active RN license is required. 
  • Active BLS certification is required. 
  • Minimum of 6+ years of nursing experience within a related setting is required; 3+ years of managerial experience is highly preferred. 

The Organization

  • Founded in 1867, Kern Medical Center is a 222-bed acute care teaching hospital, educating more than 200 residents annually and serving more than 140,000 patients throughout the region. 
  • The facility is a leading Hospital Authority in the state of California and features the only advanced trauma center in the Bakersfield area and boasts their UCLA-affiliated programs in Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Psychiatry, and Pharmacy.
  • Kern Medical is a widely respected teaching facility at the forefront of many technological advancements in medicine such as laser and laparoscopic procedures, head and neck oncology, and robotic surgery.
  • As a top regional healthcare system, Kern Medical strives to deliver safe, compassionate, and high quality care while bettering their communities through healthcare, education, and population health services. 

The Community 

  • Bakersfield is located two hours north of Los Angeles and is partially surrounded by three mountain ranges.
  • Abundant cultural and recreational opportunities, twenty-minute average commute times, plus the most affordable housing in California provide residents with an attractive place to call home.
  • With a metropolitan population of over 330,000, the area offers several natural attractions. It is within two hours of the Pacific Ocean, mountains, and the Giant Sequoia National monument.
  • Bakersfield is home to one of the fastest flowing rivers west of the Mississippi, the Kern River, where white water rafters enjoy the great outdoors. Others enjoy leisurely walking, biking, and roller skating along the Kern River Parkway.
  • The Bakersfield area leads California in affordable homes, has a low cost of living, and a high quality of life.





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