Director of Emergency Department

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Medical Center | Little Rock, Arkansas 72205

Salary Range: Call for details
Date Posted: October 27, 2021
Opportunity Code: 29319


Service Line Leadership Opportunity at Arkansas’ Only Level I Trauma Center and Academic Medical Center

The Position

  • The Director of Nursing for the Emergency Medicine Service Line is a key member of the clinical leadership team and leadership triad, working in close partnership with the Service Line Medical Director to drive patient and family-centered care for the 34-bed Emergency Department and 16-bed Clinical Decision Unit.
  • Reporting to the Chief Nursing Officer, the Director provides leadership for approximately 120 FTEs.
  • Actively contribute to the development of strategic planning and mission implementation for the service line, as well as ensure critical outcomes are achieved around quality, patient satisfaction and safety, score card performance, patient flow, throughput, and regulatory standards.
  • Additional service line responsibilities include the integration of Magnet standards, enhancing relationships with all stakeholder groups, and personnel management with a focus on employee hiring, training, development, and retention.
  • Seeking a leader who possesses a collaborative and visible approach and can energize teams.
  • Must bring 5+ years in a clinical leadership role, including experience in a Level I Trauma Center and academic setting. Experience in a Magnet-designated organization is preferred.
  • Active Registered Nursing license required. BSN and Master’s degree are required. 

The Organization

  • The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is the only health sciences university in the state of Arkansas and is comprised of its statewide health system – UAMS Health; statewide network of campuses for public education and clinical outreach; and expertise in medical specialties, population health, digital health, health informatics and translational research.
  • UAMS Health has Family Medical Centers at six regional campuses that saw 119,707 outpatient visits in FY2020, has hospital capacity for 535 beds, and is the only Level I Trauma Center in Arkansas.
  • By 2029, UAMS’ vision is to lead Arkansas to be the healthiest state in the region through its synergies of education, clinical care, research, and purposeful leadership. Read the full vision report and strategic plan here.
  • In 2021, UAMS was ranked seventh nationally on an annual list of Best Employers for Diversity by Forbes magazine, and UAMS Medical Center was recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a Best Hospital for 2021-22.
  • UAMS creates Comfort, Hope, and Healing for all patients and families. The Circle of Excellence consists of behavior and service standards which demonstrate the culture and policies and procedures of UAMS and the Clinical Programs Division. 

The Community 

  • Little Rock is Arkansas’ capital city with more than 200,000 residents and a bustling River Market District that features endless dining, entertainment, and arts attractions.
  • With the Arkansas River to the north and Ouachita Mountains to the west, Little Rock is graced with natural beauty. Known as the Natural State, Arkansas offers unlimited ways to enjoy all the beauty the state has to offer. Take advantage of trails to hike, rivers to canoe and fish, lakes to boat, and many hunting opportunities.
  • Little Rock was recently recognized in the top 100 on U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Places to Live” list. The friendly and accessible city offers a lower cost of living than the national average with sites like the Clinton Presidential Library, a children’s museum, zoo, and Pinnacle Mountain State Park.
  • Centrally located between many top destination cities, Little Rock is within a two-hour drive of Hot Springs, Arkansas, and Memphis, Tennessee, and four hours from the Dallas-Fort Worth area. 



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