Critical Care & Emergency Service Line Leader

BJC HealthCare’s, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, with 440-beds, is seeking an experienced leader for the Critical Care and Emergency service lines. The newly designed role includes a broadened scope of responsibility for the strategic redirection of the Departments to respond to growing volume, patient intensity and clinical programs. As an integral member of the BJC HealthCare (BJC) system, Missouri Baptist Medical Center (MB) is actively involved in strategic decisions about serving the entire population within its network. As part of this work, BJC is implementing a Command Center to systematically ensure patient placement at the correct hospital within the system. This shift is resulting in expanded volume in BJC/MB in Critical Care and Emergency Services; 40% of ED patients at BJC/MB are emergent and require hospitalization. MB has access to the BJC resources including the system wide Tele-ICU. BJC/MB emergency services are provided by Washington University’s (WashU) School of Medicine physician group. This change has significantly increased the complexity of patients admitted to BJC/MB.

The Service Line Leader will lead a team of Nurse Managers as they develop the care model for critically ill and emergency services patients. The Nurse Physician dyad for these service lines, and at every level of the organization, is a key component. The incumbent will report to the ACNO for Inpatient Care and collaborate with the leadership team as Missouri Baptist Medical Center continues to grow and work with senior leaders to provide care to the St. Louis population.

Missouri Baptist Medical Center serves as a teaching site for Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College and in 2016 achieved Magnet designation.

Opportunity Highlights

  • Provide leadership that creates engagement and ownership of goals through shared governance.
  • Lead nursing practice and provide leadership while BJC/MB applies for Magnet re-designation.
  • Create a nursing environment that fosters collaboration and cultivates relationships across departments.

Education and Experience Criteria

  • Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree preferred. One of the degrees must be in nursing.
  • Minimum of 5 years of nursing leadership experience in ICU and/or ED services, ideally in a teaching facility. 

The Location

St. Louis, known as the Gateway City, is famous for its 630-foot arch located in the city’s downtown. It is home to major corporations such as Anheuser-Busch, Express Scripts, Boeing Defense, Panera, and Edward Jones, to name a few. St. Louis has 79 different neighborhoods each with its own distinctive style and character. 

Procedure for Candidacy

For additional information or to nominate someone for this position, please contact a member of the KBA team:

Livonne Engebrecht, BA

Search Associate

lengebrecht@kirbybates.com

T. 707-921-5008

Jane Fitzsimmons, MSN, RN

Executive Vice President Search Services

jfitzsimmons@kirbybates.com

T. 617-514-0050