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Director of Nursing, Emergency Services, MidState Medical Center

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MidState Medical Center


Meriden, CT

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Job Schedule: Full Time
Standard Hours: 40
Job Shift: Shift 1
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MidState Medical Center, a 156-bed acute-care hospital serving the communities of Central Connecticut since 1998, has earned top honors for quality stroke care, gold level recognition for organ donation, and employing leaders in the field of cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation, providing the highest quality level of care. MidState offers a complete range of services including general and minimally invasive surgery, emergency medicine and urgent care, weight management, and state-of-the-art care dedicated to oncology, wound care and hyperbaric medicine, family birthing and maternal fetal medicine, sleep care, digestive health, pain management, neurosciences and cardiac care. Its satellite offices located in Meriden, Cheshire and Wallingford help bring more accessible outpatient care to those it serves. 

Position Summary:

The Director of Nursing will provide strategic leadership within the Emergency Department in collaboration with the provider leadership team.  In this role, the Director of Nursing will be outcomes driven, designing creative solutions and building bridges among the organization’s stakeholders to advance key initiatives and promote innovation.  As a champion of the Hartford Healthcare culture, the Director provides thought leadership in a range of critical areas including patient safety, patient experience, care logistics, employee engagement and EMS strategy.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Provides financial management expertise for strategic planning, budgeting, analysis and decision-making. Working collaboratively with other members of the administrative team to achieve the organizational goals, acts as a liaison with other hospital departments to meet the financial management information needs of the hospital 
  • Prepares and/or examines various financial and non-financial reports and analyzes the impact of actual and/or proposed operational changes in meeting corporate and divisional initiatives. Coordinates the preparation and monitoring of the area budget and oversees the monthly report of financial performance as well as other regulatory and benchmarking reports 
  • Assists the Vice President, Patient Care Services to position the service to maximize financial resources in order to achieve goals and objectives. Oversees and provides direction for the implementation and use of management reporting systems
  • Participates with the medical staff and other hospital departments in aligning unit operations to ensure quality, safe and timely patient care
  • Provides leadership to the unit directors and managers in identifying resources required to achieve quality and safe patient care results
  • Develops and monitors operating budget for units and related services and assures appropriate resource allocations
  • Assures that the unit staff has appropriate continuing education and quality improvement programs to meet clinical changes and challenges
  • Develops, implements and evaluates programs to promote recruitment, retention, development and continuing education of patient care staff
  • Collaborates with the administration, peers, colleagues and attending physicians with regard to the patient care model with a focus on aligning nursing practice to ensure consistency and continuity across the organization
  • Collaborates with other departments to accomplish department and hospital-wide and system objectives
  • Exemplifies the Hartford Healthcare mission, vision, and values and acts in accordance with policies and procedures


  • Bachelor's Degree in related field and Master's Degree is required. One degree must be in nursing
  • Five plus years of progressive nursing leadership at a Director or Manager level 
  • Three plus years of clinical experience in Emergency Services
  • Demonstrated track record as an effective administrator who has created change, ideally in an Emergency department in an acute care academic setting 
  • Previous experience working with LEAN principles to engineer positive outcomes
  • Current license in good standing to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Connecticut
  • Certification in Emergency Department Clinical Practice preferred
  • The ability to work with diverse groups of physicians (voluntary/full-time, teaching/nonteaching) and appreciate their contributions to the strategic direction of an organization
  • Intellectually facile, will have the ability to be conceptually creative, grasp large amounts of information quickly, and articulate conclusions in a clear manner
  • Visible leader with excellent interpersonal communication skills who relates well with all levels of the organization
  • A creative, forward thinking leader with the proven ability to engage, coach and mentor direct reports, colleagues and other key stakeholders
  • A demonstrated track record designing strategies and delivering solutions in areas including, but not limited to, patient experience, patient safety, employee engagement and workflow redesign

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