Director, Emergency Services

Carolinas Medical Center (CMC), the flagship hospital for the not-for-profit Atrium HealthCare System, is seeking a Director of Emergency Services. CMC is seeking a clinically experienced, innovative and transformational leader to assume the role of Director, CMC Emergency Services (Director). The Director is responsible for operations at the Level I Trauma, ED which provides more than 82,000 emergency visits annually, as well as two Observation units. The Director will work with the staff to continue to advance nursing practice. The position reports to the AVP of Emergency Services for the central region.

Opportunity Highlights:

  • CMC is an 874-bed, Magnet hospital that is nationally recognized by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Rated as the #1 Hospital in the Charlotte
  • Named as a Top 50 Hospital in Orthopedics and certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Hospital.
  • The region’s only Level 1 Adult and Pediatric Trauma Center.
  • Work in partnership with the Chair of Emergency Services and the Chief Medical Officer.
  • A major facilities development plan has been approved by the Board. The Director will play an important role in the design and development of a new emergency department planned for 2024.
  • The ED Residency program was recently recognized by JAMA as one of the top five ED Residency programs in the country.


  • Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree, one of which must be in Nursing.
  • Certified in Emergency Nursing within six months. Leadership certification preferred.
  • Minimum five years emergency leadership experience in a busy, complex emergency department and prior experience in a Level I Trauma Center.
  • Ability to design models of care for an at-risk population.
  • Ability to promote staff engagement, positive patient experience, and achieve national quality and process metrics.

Send resume and salary requirement, or nominations for this position, as soon as possible to:

Peggy Loughery, MSN, RN

Vice President Search Services


Jane Fitzsimmons, MSN, RN

Executive VP Search Services