Assistant Nurse Manager- PACU Newark

Job Requisition #: JR70326

End Date: 4/30/2024

Location: Newark, Delaware

Position Type: Management/Executive, Nursing

Shift: Day Shift, Rotation Day/Evening

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Assistant Nurse Manager PACU

Full-time - rotating hours 9-1930, 11-2130, and 13-2330

Location: ChristianaCare - Newark

Are you interested in driving healthcare forward? Some of the best hospital care available in the United States is right here in Delaware!

ChristianaCare, a healthcare organization with over 1100 beds between two Magnet® 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!


Three-time Recognized as Magnet Status Hospitals (Christiana & Wilmington)

Growth Opportunities defined by our Clinical Ladder.

Competitive pay with shift differentials and generous paid time off.

Robust Benefits Package

The PACU/CSA located in the Christiana Hospital - Newark is seeking an Assistant Nurse Manager to work 40 hours weekly (day/evening) Monday through Friday. This position requires some On-Call responsibilities (1-2 weeks per month) and some Weekend obligations, per department guidelines.  This role provides administrative direction for clinical practice and cost-effective care delivery through the management of daily operations in all unit practice areas. The selected candidate will assume 24-hour accountability in conjunction with other members of the leadership team, including on-call and oversight of operations on all shifts

This role supports the Nurse Manager and the unit through the following competencies:

Supervising caregivers in all roles, including recruitment activities, education, payroll/timekeeping, performance management, conflict management, and positive discipline

Performance management and quarterly check-ins

Scheduling and daily staffing

Timekeeping and Payroll responsibilities

Supporting unit standards and professional practice

Collaboration with members of the healthcare team to coordinate patient care and advocate for resources/patients

Cost-effective resource management and budgeting to maintain productivity and efficiency

Facilitating staff meetings and daily huddles

Maintaining compliance with regulatory agency standards

Developing and implementing quality/performance improvement initiatives

Performing Cipher and Leader Rounding

Supporting professional governance and serving as a facilitator and resource for unit Practice Council

Supporting interdepartmental relationships/team building

Facilitating achievement of the organizational, service line, and department AOP goals and strategic aims


  • Must have strong knowledge of all of our unit practice environments
  • MSN preferred. Candidates with a BSN must enroll in MSN program, with completion within three years.
  • RN required. Perianesthesia experience is required.
  • 5 years of appropriate clinical and leadership experience
  • Qualified applicants MUST have at least two years' experience of critical care or step-down units. ICU experience preferred.
  • Must be flexible to large number of patients in the day due to level one trauma hospital
  • Specialty certification required (CAPA/CPAN/CCRN and/or Nursing Leadership Certification preferred)
  • BLS and ACLS Required
  • PALS preferred - must get within 6 months
  • TNCC preferred

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.

Why do WE offer careers full of possibilities?

For the Love of Health.

Inclusion & Diversity

At ChristianaCare, we’re committed to treating everyone with dignity and respect. We believe in a safe, inclusive work environment that fosters collaboration between caregivers from all walks of life. We know that each unique viewpoint is vital in delivering high-quality, safe patient care to everyone who walks through our doors. Our policies, benefits, hiring practices, employee resource groups, and corporate citizenship demonstrate our commitment to inclusion and diversity throughout our system.

Why do we embrace inclusion and diversity? For the Love of Health.

Our Values

We serve together in Love and Excellence. Our unique values, Love and Excellence are bold and powerful, and they are the reason why working for ChristianaCare is special. The behaviors associated with our values guide how caregivers interact with everyone they work with and make for an exceptional work experience. We believe that when you lead with Love, Excellence is inevitable.


ChristianaCare’s comprehensive total rewards package is one of the most competitive in the region. We are proud to offer excellent benefits that reflect the organization’s commitment to being exceptional today and even better tomorrow.

At ChristianaCare, we provide access to high-quality and affordable benefits designed to meet our caregivers where they are. You can tailor your benefits to meet your needs now and adjust them as your priorities change.

Take advantage of ChristianaCare’s wide-ranging benefit offerings from supporting optimal health through medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage to valuable wellness and work/life programs, which include paid parental leave, coverage for infertility and assisted reproductive technologies, an employer-funded short-term disability program, and more.

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Our region offers a diversity of cultures, lifestyles, sports and entertainment events, housing options and educational opportunities. Located between Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., our locations provide easy access to two international airports, employment opportunities in a tri-state area, and proximity to some of the nation's top universities and colleges, as well as beaches in MD, DE and NJ!

Why Delaware? Why Maryland?

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For the Love of Health

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