Assistant Nurse Manager - Christiana Emergency Department

Job Requisition #: JR69688

End Date: 3/1/2024

Location: Newark, Delaware

Position Type: Management/Executive, Nursing

Shift: Day Shift, Rotation Day/Evening/Morning

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This is the kind of career opportunity you have been seeking! The Christiana Emergency Department seeks a Full Time Assistant Nurse Manager. This individual will share responsibility and accountability for the Emergency Department. The function of this role is to assist in the clinical and administrative activities of the department in order to ensure patients the provision of quality care. ChrisitanaCare houses the only Level I Trauma Center between Baltimore and Philadelphia. We feature an ED facility with a stroke center and over 85 treatment spaces.


  • Opportunity to step onto our leadership tract!

  • We offer competitive pay, robust healthcare benefits effective day one, a 403b with defined contribution, tuition reimbursement, generous paid time off and more!

  • Play a crucial role on a team that makes an impact and saves lives.

  • Work for a three-time recognized Magnet status hospital.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities:

Directly supervises all nursing and technical personnel: Assesses competency of staff; Oversees daily staffing and scheduling needs of the unit; Evaluates staff performance; Counsels and disciplines staff members when performance issues are identified; Participates in all hiring, promotion, salary adjustment and termination decisions; all in collaboration with the Nurse Manager.

Expedites patient flow and throughput issues, eliminates or minimizes barriers in support of the Nurse Manager.


Functions as a highly visible role model, demonstrating quality expertise and professional behaviors which support professional development of staff and the strategic goals of CCHS and the Department of Nursing.  Identifies and develops strategies to improve the overall knowledge base and develop the professionalism of staff.


Directs, mentors, and supports all levels of staff reporting to this unit.


Identifies potential future leaders and engages in succession planning.

Analyzes administrative and operational functions; implements appropriate changes and system-wide improvements.

Develops, implements, and monitors performance improvement and patient safety initiatives.

Facilitates cooperative and collaborative relationships among other ChristianaCare departments, patient care areas and with physician providers.

Participates in preparation of annual capital and operating budgets. Supports the Nurse Manager in organizing and prioritizing capital needs.

Assists in the analysis of monthly expenditures and develops plans to offset variances.

Develops and implements actions to obtain a sufficient number of staff for services.

Identifies best practices, new programs and service opportunities for the department.

Acts as a liaison with other departments to enhance program development and improve clinical excellence.

Rounds on all patients as designated by the nurse manager; develops and maintains methods to ensure patient, family, employee, and physician satisfaction.

Demonstrates skills and knowledge necessary to provide care appropriate to adult and geriatric patients, including the ability to obtain and interpret information to identify patient needs, and provide the care needed.

Collaborates closely with Nurse Manager to maintain continuity of the Professional Practice Environment for nurse empowerment on the patient care unit and throughout Christiana Care Health Services including: the Shared Decision-Making Councils (mentors unit committee chairs); Peer Review; Clinical Ladder; Nursing Sensitive Indicators; Staffing and Scheduling Environment; and the Synergy Patient Care Assignment practices.         

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in nursing required. Master's degree in nursing, Healthcare or Business Management preferred or expected to obtain.
  • Five years' appropriate clinical and leadership experience preferred, with emergency department experience required.
  • Current registered nurse licensure.
  • We seek a related specialty certification.

Hours: This position will rotate shifts. This will include working mostly off shifts with some overlap with day shift.

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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