Assistant Nurse Manager - Center for Surgical Optimization
ChristianaCare Health System
Location: Newark, Delaware
Internal Number: JR60822
ChristianaCare, a healthcare organization with 1100 beds between two Magnet(r) recognized hospitals (Christiana and Wilmington) and the only Level 1 Trauma service on the East Coast corridor between Philadelphia and Baltimore. Honored repeatedly as "One of America's Best Hospitals" by U.S. News & World Report!
We are seeking an Assistant Nurse Manager to support the Nurse Manager in the overall administrative direction for the clinical practice of nursing and the delivery of high quality and efficient care for all patients and families associated with this patient care unit. Shares 24-hour responsibility and accountability for all aspect of daily operations with the Nurse Manager.
Step onto the leadership tract!
We offer competitive pay, robust healthcare benefits, 403b, tuition reimbursement and generous paid time off.
You will have an opportunity to make a direct impact on the lives of people in our community.
In this role you will assist the Nurse Manager and support service delivery to the presurgical patient which includes surgical scheduling, preoperative evaluation, and optimization areas of service.
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.
Performs routine rounds with caregivers within the department to establish visibility, partnership, and monitoring of practice.
Participates in staffing as a caregiver based on needs of the clinical area and patient volume.
Analyzes administrative and operational functions; implements appropriate changes and improvements.
Develops, implements, and monitors performance improvement and patient safety initiatives.
Assures cost-effective utilization of resources, caregivers, supplies, and equipment.
Coordinates daily assignments according to patient volume and caregiver skillset and reassigns caregivers as needed
Supports and facilitates a culture of nursing professional governance and while mentoring unit committee/council chairs.
Directs, mentors, and supports all level of staff.
Participates in hiring, promotion, salary adjustment, and termination decisions.
Identifies potential future leaders and engages in succession planning.
Facilitates cooperative and collaborative relationships among other ChristianaCare departments, inpatient care areas, physicians, and others as needed.
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 in partnership with manager.
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.
Performs other related duties as required.
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing
Completed Bachelor's degree in Nursing.
Master's Degree in a nursing, healthcare or business management field required or currently enrolled to be acquired within 5 years of promotion into position.
If no BSN, Master's degree in nursing is required.
5 years appropriate clinical and leadership experience in area or specialty
Professional certification in a related nursing specialty required
Current nursing licensure in the State of Delaware or compact state
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.