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Director of Emergency Services - Nags Head, NC

Job ID: 941884
Facility: The Outer Banks Hospital, Inc.
Location: Nags Head, NC
FT/PT: Full-Time
Reg/Temp: Regular
Date Posted: Mar 18, 2021

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Job Description

Vidant Health

About the Outer Banks Hospital

Located in the beautiful coastal town of Nags Head, NC. The Outer Banks Hospital offers high-quality care in a compassionate environment—it’s what we’re known for on the Outer Banks.

We opened in March 2002 as a joint venture between Vidant Health and Chesapeake Regional Healthcare. Our facility includes eighteen acute care medical-surgical beds, two labor and delivery/recovery/post-partum beds, a level II nursery bed, a designated caesarian section room, three operating rooms, outpatient and diagnostic services along with a 24-hour emergency department. Affiliated with The Outer Banks Hospital is The Outer Banks Medical Group (a Vidant Medical Group partner) which is comprised of eight physician practices.

As a community hospital, we offer a broad range of inpatient and outpatient services. We meet the health care needs of our coastal community, whose year-round population of 35,000 swells to 250,000 in the summer months.

We welcome you to make a difference with us and become a part of a collaborative community that touches lives, including yours.



Position Summary

The Emergency Services Director provides clinical and administrative leadership and expertise; facilitates an atmosphere of interactive management and the development of collegial relationships among all team members. The nursing Director serves as a positive role model and sets the tone for a climate for effective performance while allocating available resources to promote efficient, effective, and quality nursing/patient care. Contributes to the development and implementation of strategic planning processes, day-to-day operations, and the attainment of organizational and departmental goals. The Director is accountable for the management of patient care, human, fiscal, regulatory compliance as well as the total environment of the department on a twenty-four-hour basis.

Collaborates with colleagues at Vidant Health and Chesapeake Health Authority, utilizing participative leadership skills for the coordination of operations in a manner, which is consistent with organizational goals, vision and mission.  The director actively participates in the organization’s leadership functions and collaborates with other organization leaders in designing and providing services. 


Key responsibilities include the operational oversight of areas that include the Emergency Department, Respiratory Therapy and Echo Cardiology outpatient services.

Minimum Requirements


  • Current North Carolina RN or Compact License

  • BS in Nursing required, MSN or equivalent preferred

  • BLS, ACLS and PALS certifications required

  • NIHSS within 6 months of hire

  • TNCC, ENPC and CEN preferred

  • Stroke Center designation experience preferred


  • Minimum of five years progressive management experience required. 

  • Five years hospital emergency department experience required. 

  • Utilizing their knowledge and research from the following areas:

    • organizational behavior and collaboration

    • management systems and processes

    • health practice standards, law, regulation and ethics, health care economics

    • fiscal management

    • environmental health and hospital support systems

    • culture development and change management

    • relationship builder

Other Information

This is a full-time exempt position.

This position oversees Echo Cardiology and Respiratory Care.

This position is eligible for management benefits.

Sign On and Relocation available, amount is based on experience and distance for move.

Questions?  e-Mail: [email protected]


General Statement

It is the goal of Vidant Health and its entities to employ the most qualified individual who best matches the requirements for the vacant position.

Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of all pre-employment screenings, which may include an occupational health screening, criminal record check, education, reference, and licensure verification.

We value diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.   Decisions of employment are made based on business needs, job requirements and applicant’s qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information and testing, family and medical leave, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other status protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint.

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