Senior Director Emergency Services and Observation

Reading Hospital, part of Tower Health, is seeking a Senior Director of Emergency Services and Observation to lead the service line. Home to the largest Emergency Department in Pennsylvania, there are 95 licensed bays and more than 135,000 patient visits annually. The Senior Director will report directly to the SVP/CNO. Total FTEs are approximately 350. The Senior Director will work in a dyad partnership with the ED Medical Director. The team is seeking a strong visible leader who is transparent and supports the department’s shared governance structure.

Reading Hospital in West Reading, PA, is the flagship hospital for Tower Health

  • 714-bed Magnet Recognized hospital featuring
  • PA’s busiest Emergency Department and a Level I Trauma Center & Lantern Award Winner
  • Beginnings Maternity Center, which houses the region’s only Level III NICU
  • Reading Hospital HealthPlex, one of the most sophisticated surgical centers and inpatient facilities in the region.
  • Pediatric Emergency Department, opened 2019, offers specialized treatment and services.
  • Certified Chest Pain Center offers immediate cardiac evaluation of patients presenting with chest pain.
  • The only Joint Commission-certified Advanced Primary Stroke Center in Berks County.
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for three consecutive years
  • 5-Star Rating for quality from CMS in 2019
  • Awarded four consecutive ‘A’ grades from  Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade.

Education and Experience Criteria

  • Bachelor’s and Master’s degree, one of which must be in Nursing.
  • Licensed Registered Nurse in PA or eligible for licensure.
  • Minimum 5 years progressive leadership experience in Emergency Services.
  • Clinical specialty or Administrative certification.
  • A collaborative leader able to establish strong interpersonal relationships with physicians and colleagues.
  • Ability to support a professional practice culture, refine competencies in nursing practice, and support a culture of Magnet.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead change, engage nursing leaders and staff and advance patient experience, quality and safety.

To learn more about this exciting opportunity for yourself or a colleague, please contact:

Erinn Riley, Search Associate, or: 610-810-1515

Peggy Loughery, MSN, RN, Vice President Search Services, or: 610-709-6434

Jane Fitzsimmons, MSN, RN, Executive Vice President, Search Services,