Emergency Services Director/Trauma Coordinator

The Emergency Services Director oversees a team of nursing staff providing excellent patient care. Manages and supervises the Emergency Department and the services it provides to assure optimal standards of patient care and nursing practice.  Educates and performs staff development for the Emergency Department and the Hospital District as needed. Evaluates and develops Emergency Department policy, procedures, and practices. Assures the Emergency Department staff comply with Federal and State requirements for quality of patient care and optimum utilization.

Department: Nursing
Location(s): Seminole Hospital District


The Emergency Services Director is responsible for overseeing all the patient care functions in the Emergency Department. These responsibilities include the Emergency Department nursing unit inpatients and outpatients. The Director of Emergency Services is responsible for developing and overseeing patient care in a manner consistent with quality and patient care standards, in compliance with professional practice standards, in accordance with state and federal regulations, and in accordance with organizational policies and procedures. Trauma Coordinator promotes trauma care through clinical activities, professional and public education and quality improvement activities. Acts as a resource for all patient care concerning trauma patients. Functions as liaison for trauma care by maintaining effective lines of communications with all parties concerned.

Essential Functions:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

  • Responsible for planning, organizing and directing the overall operations of the Emergency Services Department
  • Assists with the developing and maintenance of nursing practice that is consistent with the Nurse Practice Act for the State of Texas
  • Confers with the CCOO and other Nursing Administration members to establish standards of patient care and to describe and evaluate the overall delivery of patient care
  • Assists with the monitoring and adjustment of patient’s environments to assure they are safe, therapeutic, and conducive to the recovery or comfort
  • Knows and practices the prescribed philosophy, purpose, policies, and standards of Clinical/Patient Care Services
  • Assists in the coordination of nursing care for Emergency Services Department on all shifts and acts as a consultant to the staff
  • Ensures that cordial relationships are maintained with patients, their families and friends, clergy, and other interested groups in the community    
  • Assumes a primary role in emergency situations, cardiac arrests, and directs personnel as needed
  • Functions as a nursing resource for hospital personnel, Medical Staff, and outside agencies                  
  • Assist with the management of the Quality Assurance Program of the Department
  • Assists with the implementation, review, and compliance evaluation of policies and procedures within the Emergency Services Department
  • Prepares and presents education sessions and materials for medical staff members and the hospital staff
  • Assists with scheduling and the development of staffing patterns and staffing assessment                                 
  • Assists with the development of departmental policies, procedures, and practices consistent with hospital policy                                           
  • Assist in training and evaluating employees and hospital personnel as directed by the CCOO or CEO                           
  • Assists with department budget preparation and monitors the utilization of approved budgeted resources including maintaining staffing patterns within budget guidelines
  • Makes recommendations for purchases of supplies and equipment to support department operations
  • Participates in the Nursing Administration Call schedule

Professional Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing required
  • Minimum of 5 years Emergency Services Experience
  • Minimum of 2 years in nursing leadership
  • Current Texas RN license required
  • TNCC required

Skill Requirements

  • Financial Management
  • Leadership
  • Business Acumen
  • Project Management
  • Problem Solving/Analysis
  • Ethical Conduct
  • Collaboration
  • Personal Effectiveness/Credibility
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Communication Proficiency

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • moderate periods of sitting/standing/walking
  • pushing pulling
  • lifting/carrying >= 50 lbs.
  • crawling          
  • climbing          
  • kneeling/bending
  • visual acuity    
  • hearing acuity