Director of Nursing Operations

DCH Health System | Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35401

Salary Range: Call for details
Date Posted: June 05, 2024
Opportunity Code: 34225


DCH Health System, an award-winning healthcare organization, is seeking their next Director of Nursing Operations to join them for this exciting opportunity in Tuscaloosa, Alabama!

The Position

  • The Director of Nursing Operations will be responsible for the planning, coordinating, and implementation of day-to-day operations pertaining to patient care services.    
  • This data-driven leader will have direct oversight of Nursing Operations including nursing float pool, staffing, patient accommodations, DACU, escort, administrative supervisors, and patient flow/length of stay. 
  • Reporting to the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO), the Director will serve as a representative of the CNO when interacting with committees, task forces, and project teams.  
  • The Director will oversee a wide array of ongoing operational initiatives including strategic plans, nursing resource management, and the design and implementation of current operations programs. 
  • This position is responsible for leveraging data to evaluate staff competencies, department policies, patient flow, and length of stay (LOS) to ensure best practices are in place while enforcing a high level of accountability throughout the department.
  • The Director will collaborate closely with the Finance Department and will have oversight of the planning and coordination of annual budgets for both Patient Care Services Administration and to the Patient Care Services Division. 
  • This leader will examine current processes and models of care, conduct analysis to determine areas needing improvement, and improve quality and safety metrics.
  • Seeking a knowledgeable leader to establish positive working relationships throughout the department while simultaneously assuming responsibility for his/her own professional and leadership development.  


  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree is preferred; master’s degree is strongly preferred. 
  • A minimum of four years progressive experience within an acute care setting is required.  

The Organization

  • As a local, community-owned, not-for-profit organization, the DCH Health System has been providing quality health care services for nearly 100 years to citizens in West Alabama through its three hospitals and 800+ acute patient care beds, 122 nursing home beds, and nearly 5,000 total employees.
  • The mission of DCH Health System is to improve the health of its community and to provide high quality, compassionate care to all the residents of West Alabama, regardless of their ability to pay. 
  • DCH Health System is committed to growing the next generation of health care providers through partnerships with area schools, including the University of Alabama. Additionally, many of the system’s employees and physicians volunteer their time and expertise throughout the community in an effort to positively impact the health of its citizens.
  • The system’s acute care hospitals include DCH Regional Medical Center, the 583-bed flagship hospital; Northport Medical Center, a 204-bed community hospital; and Fayette Medical Center, a 61-bed rural hospital. Additionally, DCH Health System operates the Lewis and Faye Manderson Cancer Center, which is a certified member of the MD Anderson Cancer Network.

The Community

  • Home to the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa is known as one of the top places to live, offering the excitement of SEC athletics, exposure to major industries, and easy access to both Atlanta and the panhandle beaches.
  • Tuscaloosa has approximately 182,000 residents, is located along the banks of the Black Warrior River and has appeared in Money magazine’s annual list of the country’s best places to live. The ranking is based on qualities most valued in a place to live as stated by Money magazine subscribers such as cost of living, housing affordability, education, quality of life, and the desirability of living in that area. 
  • Tuscaloosa has some of the best ranked public and private schools with an A+ rating. 
  • The area offers many amenities of a larger urban area yet maintains a small-town feel. It is renowned for folk art and the blues, but you can also find one of the great collections of American fine art and attend a symphony performance in a music hall with acoustics that rivals the best anywhere.




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