Senior Director of Nursing – MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center

Senior Director of Nursing – MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center

The Synergy Organization is proud to have been retained by MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center (MSMHC), an award winning and highly respected 192-bed full-service MedStar Health hospital, to conduct the nationwide search for its Senior Director of Nursing.

Since 1977, MSMHC has been recognized as a community leader, a strong supporter of health care education and a dedicated advocate for quality health care services.  As part of MedStar Health, a prestigious and nationally recognized not-for-profit healthcare company and the largest healthcare provider in the region, MSMHC provides the highest quality clinical care along with advanced technology, advanced medical services and the region’s top doctors in a high-touch, patient and family focused community hospital setting.

MSMHC was recently credited by US News as being one of 2017’s “Best Hospitals in the Country” for Neurology & Neurosurgery and a “Best Regional Hospital” for the Washington, D.C. area.  This award winning medical center is one of three MedStar Health Hospitals selected to join the MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute-Cleveland Clinic Heart & Vascular Institute Alliance, a collaborative exchange to provide exceptional heart and vascular care, and is part of the Regional Partnership for Health, an 8-hospital coalition formed to transform healthcare delivery in Maryland and improve the health and well-being of the communities they serve.

The Senior Director of Nursing will enjoy reporting to the Vice President, Nursing and Chief Nursing Officer and will participate in defining the overall philosophy, objectives and leadership of MSMHC Nursing Services.  This new leader will have the opportunity to lead, direct and support clinical nursing services, providing leadership to all clinical areas including Perioperative, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories, Women’s Services, and the Float pool.

Additional opportunities for this new leader include collaboratively developing and operationalizing organizational plans to accomplish departmental, hospital and system goals and objectives; facilitating and maintaining quality Standards of Nursing Practice within the hospital; daily patient and staff rounding and engagement; and, the creation of exceptional, structured communication channels to ensure positive relations with and between patients, families, clinical staff and associates to ensure harmonious and effective relationships, positive experiences and exceptional results.

The successful candidate will bring a passion for leadership, learning and mentoring along with experience in successfully leading service lines and/or operations for their organization.  Demonstrated experience in writing, implementing and continually improving upon policies, procedures and standards is required, along with a deep understanding of Joint Commissions Accreditation standards.

Additional requirements for this extraordinary career opportunity include a Masters Degree in Nursing, Hospital Administration, business or a related field along with a Bachelors Degree in Nursing and 5 years of successful leadership experience in the acute hospital setting.  Deep knowledge of and experience with Operating Room procedures and budgeting is required.  Specialty Certification in Nursing Administration may be acquired within the first 12 months of hire.

This exciting career opportunity offers a competitive compensation package, comprehensive benefits, relocation assistance, support from the System and all the resources necessary to succeed! For immediate consideration, please email your resume in confidence to Please include “SDON” in the subject line.