Director of Emergency Department

SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital - Centralia | Centralia, Illinois 62801

Salary Range: Call for details
Date Posted: December 21, 2021
Opportunity Code: 29722


Director Opportunity with leadership for a new state-of-the-art Emergency Department

The Position

  • The Director, Emergency Department will serve as the senior nursing leader for SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital – Centralia’s 20-bed unit, which is newly remodeled and includes state-of-the-art equipment. 
  • This leader will demonstrate a passion and commitment around helping build culture within a strong faith-based health system, while prioritizing succession planning and mentoring the next generation of emergency services leadership.  
  • Seeking a leader with a strong operational background who can develop department processes, workflows, metrics, and objectives that drive efficiencies and high-quality patient outcomes in the new space.
  • Reporting to the Administrative Director of Nursing Operations, the Director will provide oversight to a team of 25+ FTEs with a focus on team-building and staff recruitment and retention. 
  • Additional responsibility areas include budget management, regulatory compliance, and the direction of all clinical activities that encompass patient assessment, care plan development, service level determination, and complaint management. 
  • Must bring 3+ years of Emergency Services experience, including one year in a leadership capacity.
  • Active RN license and Master’s degree required. Bachelor’s or Master’s degree must be in Nursing. 

The Organization

  • SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital – Centralia is a member of SSM Health, a Catholic, not-for-profit health system serving the comprehensive health needs of communities across the Midwest through a robust and fully integrated health care delivery system. The organization’s nearly 40,000 employees and 11,000 providers are committed to providing exceptional health care services and revealing God’s healing presence to everyone they serve.
  • SSM Health in Illinois serves approximately 230,000 people in a nine-county area. As one of the largest health care organizations in Southern Illinois, SSM Health in Illinois includes two regional hospitals located in Mount Vernon and Centralia, more than 120 active physicians, eight family health centers and several specialty programs. SSM Health in Illinois operates in partnership with the Felician Sisters.
  • SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital – Centralia has a strong history of over 100 years of community engagement. The 125-bed, inpatient hospital specializes in several types of care including: behavioral health conditions, cancer, maternity, occupational medicine, weight management services, wound care and many more.
  • The hospital is a proud recipient of the Outstanding Patient Experience and Critical Care Excellence awards presented by Healthgrades for six consecutive years.

The Community 

  • Centralia, Illinois, is a close-knit community located one hour outside of St. Louis and about four hours from Chicago, Illinois, and Louisville, Kentucky. The city is bursting with entrepreneurial spirit, historic landmarks, and a business district with an industrial flair.
  • Enjoy one of the surrounding tranquil lakes, tour the unique railroad attractions that are embedded in the city’s rich history, take part in the first stop of the local wine tour, and celebrate the city’s uniqueness with seasonal festivities and events that attract people of all ages.
  • Home to the Centralia's Foundation Park, a scenic 235-arce park that features hiking trails, an exercise trail, an ice-skating pond, and two fishing ponds stocked with bass, bluegill, and catfish.
  • Foundation Park is also the site of the annual Balloon Fest, a hot air balloon festival that hosts about 40 balloons and draws in 40,000 visitors a year. Or take a tour of the Centralia Carillon, also known locally as “The Bell Tower”. Walk up 163 steps to the top of the 160 foot tall tower, for a view like no other!



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