Assistant Nurse Manager - Surgical Critical Care Complex & Transitional Surgical Unit
ChristianaCare Health System
Location: Newark, Delaware
Internal Number: JR61137
We are seeking an Assistant Nurse Manager for the Surgical Critical Care Complex (SCCC) and Transitional Surgical Unit (TSU). The SCCC is a 22 bed level 1 trauma ICU. The SCCC cares for complex post-surgical patients, patients with traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injuries and penetrating traumatic injuries and patients with critical conditions including ruptured abdominal aneurysms, septic shock and hemorrhagic shock. The Transitional Surgical Unit is a 12 bed high-acuity transitional unit. The TSU cares for polytrauma patients, post-op surgical patients requiring frequent interventions, kidney transplant patients and a variety of complex surgical patients. The leadership covers both units. We are seeking an Assistant Nurse Manager to join our leadership team.
We offer a robust benefits package. ChristianaCare benefits include: Medical, dental & vision available at day one; tuition reimbursement, 403B with defined contributions, life insurance, generous paid time off and more!
Opportunity to step on leadership tract.
Forbes Magazine named us Top 5 Best Large Healthcare Employer in the nation!
Principal Duties & Responsibilities:
Directs mentors and supports the staff members of the Christiana Hospital Surgical Critical Care Complex and Transitional Surgical Unit. Identifies potential future leaders and engages in succession planning.
Participates in hiring, promotion, salary adjustment, and termination decisions.
Functions as a highly visible role model, demonstrating quality expertise and professional behaviors which support professional development of staff and the strategic goals of ChristianaCare. Identifies and develops strategies to improve the overall knowledge base and professionalism of staff.
Directs, mentors and supports all level of staff. Enables a Relationship-Based care approach to care delivery on assigned unit(s).
Identifies potential future leaders and engages in succession planning.
Performs routine rounds on patients and caregivers on assigned unit/practice area to establish visibility, teamwork, and monitoring the level of care/practice.
Participates in staffing as a caregiver based on needs of the clinical area and requirements for off shift coverage and patient acuity.
Analyzes administrative and operational functions; implements appropriate changes and system wide improvements.
Develops, implements and monitors performance improvement and patient safety initiatives.
Supports and facilitates a culture of nursing professional governance and mentors unit committee/council chairs.
Facilitates cooperative and collaborative relationships among other ChristianaCare departments, patient care areas and physician office practices.
Participates in preparation of annual capital and operating budget. Supports the department leadership team in organizing and prioritizing capital needs.
Assists in the analysis of monthly expenditures and develops plans to offset variances.
Identifies new program and service opportunities for the department.
Acts as a liaison with other hospital departments to enhance program development and improve clinical excellence.
Develops and maintains methods to ensure patient, employee and physician satisfaction.
Performs assigned work safely, adhering to established departmental safety rules and practices. Reports to the appropriate personnel, in a timely fashion, any unsafe activities, hazards, or safety violations that may cause injury to oneself, other employee, patients, and visitors.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelor's degree in Nursing required. Master's degree in Nursing, Healthcare or Business Management preferred.
5 years' appropriate clinical and leadership experience is preferred.
Specialty Certification required. CCRN preferred.
Current Delaware nursing licensure.
Current BLS required, ACLS required.
EEO Statement: Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.
UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.
ChristianaCare Health System is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is one of the country's largest health care providers, ranking 21st in the nation for hospital admissions. Christiana Care is proudly a Nurse Magnet recognized institution. Christiana Care Health System is also one of the largest health care providers in the mid-Atlantic region, serving all of Delaware and portions of seven counties bordering the state in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. A not-for-profit, non-sectarian health system, Christiana Care includes two hospitals with more than 1,100 patient beds, and is a major teaching hospital with two campuses. Christiana Care is continually recognized for excellence on a regional and national level. Our role in the community is expressed in the Christiana Care Way: "We serve our neighbors as respectful, expert, caring partners in their health. We do this by creating innovative, effective, affordable systems of care that our neighbors value."Christiana Care is a great place to work because we value diversity and recognize it to be a core part of our success. Because of the diversity of our employees, affiliated health professionals and volunteers, we are ...positioned to meet the unique needs of our patients and community. We acknowledge and celebrate the uniqueness and talent of each employee. Because of our talented workforce we are able to provide a quality healthcare experience to our patients and community. We strive to create an inclusive environment in which individual diversity can be leveraged and thrive. Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.