Director of Emergency Services

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center | Columbus, Ohio 43210

Salary Range: Call for details
Date Posted: August 16, 2021
Opportunity Code: 28586


System-Wide Leadership Opportunity as Director of Emergency Services at One of the Country’s Largest Academic Medical Centers!

The Position

  • The Director serves as a transformational leader and sets the vision for Emergency Services at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, an expanding and nationally-ranked organization with 100+ buildings and seven hospitals.
  • With oversight for approximately 500 FTEs and multiple cost centers, the Director is a highly collaborative partner across the medical center and leads a team that includes Associate Directors, Nurse Managers, and Assistant Nurse Managers.
  • The Director is responsible for the department’s continuous quality control and performance improvement, standardizing processes and workflows across facilities, evaluating manager and employee performance, demonstrating customer satisfaction (internal and external), and strategic and operational planning and program development. 
  • Seeking a leader who is rooted in evidence-based practices to achieve outcomes-driven patient experiences and develop strategies and efficiencies around key initiatives, including throughput, length of stay, and patient safety.
  • Must bring an executive presence and significant experience leading in a high-volume or multi-site Emergency Department.
  • BSN and Master’s degree required. An advanced certification and Doctoral degree (DNP or PhD) are preferred.
  • Active RN license required and can work towards obtaining an Ohio license before starting.
  • Comprehensive Benefits Overview: 

The Organization

  • Part of one of the most comprehensive health sciences campuses in the country, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center has more than 100 buildings that house the most technologically advanced research, teaching, and patient care programs in the region. Seven hospitals and a network of community-based offices and care centers manage nearly two million patient visits and more than 70,000 admissions each year.
  • The medical center consists of The Ohio State University Health System, the College of Medicine, the Health Sciences Library, and the Faculty Group Practice. As the Midwest’s highest-ranked hospital for safety and patient care according to Vizient, the OSU Wexner Medical Center is committed to continuously set the standard for world-class care.
  • Three hospitals are Magnet-designated, and for the 28th consecutive year, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center has been ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals list. Additionally, the medical center is #1 in Columbus and has been nationally ranked in nine specialties. Becker’s Hospital Review named The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center to its 2020 list of “100 Great Hospitals in America.” 
  • The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s East Hospital Emergency Department is the first ED in central Ohio to receive the Emergency Nurses Association Lantern Award. This award recognizes exceptional patient care and innovative performance in leadership, practice, education, advocacy and research.
  • Why Join The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center 
  • The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s Strategic Plan 2017-2024:
  • Upcoming Construction and Expansion Projects:

The Community 

  • Columbus, Ohio, is one of America’s premier cities, a great place to move to, raise a family, and explore. As the state’s capital, Columbus is the 14th largest city in the U.S. and second largest in the Midwest behind Chicago.   
  • The cost of living in Columbus is 10 percent below the national average, and Columbus is within 550 miles of nearly half the nation’s population. Day trips abound and weekend getaways are easy. Also, John Glenn Columbus International Airport, which is just 10 minutes from downtown, offers more than 150 daily nonstop departures to 35 airports. 
  • Columbus is home to one of the most competitive intercollegiate programs in the nation, the Ohio State Buckeyes of The Ohio State University. There are 56 college and university campuses within the Columbus region, and 27 area high schools were in the top 10 percent of rankings for the U.S. News & World Report 2017 “Best High Schools” in America.
  • The New York Times named Columbus among its 52 Places to Visit in 2019, noting its revitalized riverfront district that hosts a number of year-round festivals and also Columbus’ innovative urban transportation using self-driving shuttles.
  • Residents appreciate the city’s sustainable culture, rich farm-to-table movement, and dynamic spaces to eat, shop, and play at any point in the year.



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