Operating Room Nurse Manager

Job Requisition #: JR70365

End Date: 12/31/2023

Location: Newark, Delaware

Position Type: Management/Executive, Nursing

Shift: Day Shift, No Rotation

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Are you an experienced Nurse Leader seeking a management role in a robust Operating Room?

ChristianaCare is a level 1 trauma hospital on the East Coast corridor and a nonprofit teaching health system with more than 260 residents and fellows. It is continually ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the Best Hospital. With the unique CareVio data-powered care coordination service and a focus on population health and value-based care, ChristianaCare is shaping the future of health care.

We are seeking a dynamic, professional Nurse Manager for our Operating Room at our Newark campus. In this position, you will provide leadership support for 26 operating rooms, plus trauma OR and hybrid OR, overseeing 146 caregivers. This is an 80-hour bi-weekly, salaried position, primary day shift which requires 24/7 accountability for the Newark OR. Christiana Care is one of the country's most dynamic health systems, centered on improving health outcomes, making high-quality care more accessible, and lowering healthcare costs. The Nurse Manager of the Operating Room assumes accountability and responsibility for excellence in the clinical and operational practice of nursing and the delivery of patient care on the ANCC Magnet® designated unit/practice area of OR within ChristianaCare.


  • We are a 3x Magnet Status Hospital!

  • We offer a robust benefits package. Our healthcare benefits include medical, dental & eye care, starting day one! Enjoy generous paid time off, competitive pay, bonus, and tuition reimbursement. Additional benefits include dependent care assistance, pet insurance, financial coaching, fitness & wellness reimbursements, an on-site gym, and discounts on multiple services and events.


Manages all nursing and technical personnel in the department. Assesses competency of staff. Assumes responsibility for scheduling, performance evaluations, coaching, disciplinary action, transfer, promotion, and termination, salary adjustment, hiring and training of new employees.

Demonstrates understanding and application of CCHS Core Values in daily work.

Functions as a highly visible role model, demonstrating quality expertise and professional behavior that supports the professional development of the staff and the strategic goals of CCHS.  Identifies and develops strategies to improve knowledge base and professionalism of staff. 

Directs and supports the Assistant Nurse Manager and Specialty Coordinators of the Christiana Hospital Operating Room.

Identifies potential future leaders and engages in succession planning.

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

Develops implements and monitors performance improvement and patient safety initiatives.

Recommends departmental structure and staffing to support the needs of the organization.  Delegates unit responsibilities as appropriate.

Facilitates cooperative and collaborative relationships among the Department of Surgery, Department of Anesthesia, other perioperative services departments, other CCHS departments, and physician office practices.

Prepares annual capital and operating budgets.

Analyzes monthly expenditures and develops plans to offset variances.

Identifies new program and service opportunities for the department and or perioperative services.

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


Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing

BSN required, Master's Degree required (nursing, healthcare, or business management preferred)

Five years of appropriate clinical and leadership experience

Current RN licensure in the State of DE. 

Participation in professional nursing activities.

Current approved specialty certification required, CNOR preferred.

BLS 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.

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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