Director of Emergency Services

CHI St. Alexius Health | Bismarck, North Dakota 58501

Salary Range: Call for details
Date Posted: May 18, 2023
Opportunity Code: 32856


CHI St. Alexius Health in North Dakota is looking for a Director of Emergency Services to join their team!


The Position

  • The Director of Emergency Services will be responsible for the oversight of day-to-day operations of the ED department within a Level II Trauma Center.  
  • This position will report directly to the Vice President of Patient Care Services/Chief Nursing Executive and will oversee approximately 40 FTEs. 
  • Working with the senior leadership team, this leader will plan, implement, and evaluate strategies for the Emergency and Trauma service line to achieve system quality, financial, safety and engagement objectives.
  • Other duties include improving department workflow, holding staff accountable, and developing future leaders.
  • The ideal candidate will be a strong, visible leader with excellent communication skills. Must possess the ability develop/mentor leaders and be dedicated to process improvement initiatives.
  • Behavioral Health experience is highly preferred. 
  • This role is eligible for a $15,000 sign on bonus!  


  • BSN required. MSN strongly preferred. 
  • Active ND RN license or compact license required.
  • Must possess a minimum of three years supervisory hospital clinical experience in a health care setting. 

The Organization

  • CHI St. Alexius Health is a regional healthcare system comprised of a tertiary hospital, six critical access hospitals (CAHs), and numerous clinics and outpatient services in central and western North Dakota.
  • As the largest health care delivery system in central and western North Dakota, CHI St. Alexius Health covers more square miles and sees more patients than anyone else in the region.
  • The system’s faith-based heritage inspires healing ministry of care. And the organization’s commitment to quality calls for staff to deliver better patient outcomes for all.
  • The organization also manages five other CAHs (four in ND and one in SD, respectively), located in Ashley, Elgin, Linton, Wishek, and Mobridge.
  • St. Alexius Health is part of Catholic Health Initiatives, a national nonprofit health system with 103 hospitals throughout 18 states.

The Community

  • Bismarck, the state capital of North Dakota, was ranked the seventh fastest-growing city in the United States by Forbes magazine in 2015 and boasts one of the lowest crime rates in the nation.
  • Averaging less annual snowfall than cities like Minneapolis, Chicago, Detroit, and Buffalo, Bismarck enjoys the best of all seasons.
  • With about fifty parks (2,000 acres), Bismarck has no shortage of scenic lands to enjoy; from picnic areas and tennis courts to indoor hockey rinks, there is something here for everyone to enjoy.
  • The city is a hub of culture, history, and shopping, featuring attractions such as the Dakota Zoo (one of the finest open-air zoos in the Midwest), State Museum at the North Dakota Heritage Center, and Fort Abraham Lincoln.




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