Director of ER in Weslaco, TX at Knapp Medical Center

Date Posted: 7/7/2019

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Job Description


Knapp Medical Center is a not-for-profit, acute care hospital in South Texas providing exceptional healthcare services to residents of the Rio Grande Valley. Located in Weslaco, Knapp works hard to provide state-of-the-art technology, progressive diagnostic and treatment options, and patient-focused care.


Knapp Medical Center has been serving the healthcare needs of Mid-Valley residents for five decades now.


Today, Knapp Medical Center is a 227-bed not-for-profit acute care hospital.


Knapp \u2013 A Recognized Leader

Throughout recent years, Knapp has been recognized as one of the best healthcare facilities in the United States in the various areas we serve.

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award

  • Labor & Delivery Excellence Award

  • Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology Excellence Award

  • One of Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care

  • Recipient of Healthgrades General Surgery Excellence Award for 2 years in a row


JOB SUMMARY: Director of Emergency Department is a Registered Nurse who assumes 24 hour administrative responsibility for the management and coordination of all Emergency Care Nursing Service functions to include Trauma & Stroke Certified Programs. Supervises, assesses, plans, implements and evaluates the delivery of patient care. Develops and implements departmental plans including performance improvement activities and compliance with current regulations. Assumes 24 hour accountability for the ED department (19 beds & 6 Trauma rooms). Supervises and evaluates all personnel assigned to the ED and effectively utilizes nursing personnel, time responsibilities for the ED and is directly accountable to the CNO. Consults and communicates with staff, physicians and administration both written and verbally on nursing issues and interpretation of hospital policies to ensure patient needs are met. Interacts with outside agencies, patients and patients' families/significant other(s) to provide comprehensive care. Provides triage and treatment to pediatric, adult and geriatric patients seeking emergency care. Assumes house supervisory responsibilities as assigned, including responding to codes throughout the hospital, assessing and charting, and following through with appropriate documentation.



  • Current and valid state license as a Registered Nurse.

  • Current BLS (AHA) certificate upon hire and maintain current.

  • Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)-(AHA) certificate upon hire and maintain current.

  • Current PALS upon hire and maintain current.

  • Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN) preferred.

  • A minimum of two years supervisory/management experience necessary.

  • Minimum of three years of continuous clinical experience in a clinical/acute care setting.

  • Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN) preferred.

  • Behavioral Violence Prevention (BVP) within 6 months of hire and maintain current.

  • We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to veteran status, disability, race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or other protected characteristics.  If you need special accommodation for the application process, please contact Human Resources.  EEO is the Law: