Assistant Nurse Manager - Surgical Critical Care Complex & Transitional Surgical Unit

Job Requisition #: JR61137

End Date: 6/1/2022

Location: Newark, Delaware

Position Type: Management/Executive, Nursing

Shift: Day Shift, Rotation Day/Evening/Morning

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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.


  • 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.

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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