Christiana Care has the prestigious Magnet® designation with two acute care hospitals located in Wilmington and Newark, Delaware. U.S. News & World Report today named Christiana Care among America's ‘Best Hospitals’, citing us as one of the Top 50 Hospitals in the nation both for the specialty of Gynecology and the specialty of Diabetes & Endocrinology.
U.S. News also lists us as a ‘high performing hospital’ in 10 other specialties and ranks us No. 1 hospital in Delaware. The publication evaluated nearly 5,000 hospitals and Christiana Care was one of just 144 – or three percent – to make the list.
Christiana Care Health System is seeking a Nurse Manager to work at our Christiana Hospital in the 5C Medical Unit.
To assume 24 hour accountability and responsibility for excellence in the clinical practice of nursing and the delivery of patient care in the 5C Medical unit within Christiana Care Health Services at Christiana Hospital.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to adult and geriatric patients, including the ability to obtain and interpret information to identify patient needs.
Assures compliance with regulatory and professional standards.
Identifies priorities of management responsibilities and demonstrates the ability to delegate.
Develops and maintains method to ensure patient satisfaction on assigned unit.
Performs routine patient rounds to establish visibility, teamwork, and monitoring the level of care/practice.
Remains cognizant of risk management issues, and takes appropriate measures to correct.
Supports and communicates Department of Nursing and unit based PI initiatives.
Manages nursing practice and care delivery in designated unit.
Promotes the autonomy of the nursing staff, encouraging independent decision making and problem solving.
Supports and maintains shared decision-making on unit.
Sustains an environment on unit that supports excellence in clinical nursing practice and patient care through planning and implementation of programs that support positive patient care outcomes.
Responsible for unit time schedule, allocating paid time off to meet staffing needs for the patients.
Maintains position control in a cost-effective manner.
Interviews and hires potential employees.
Coaches, disciplines and evaluates staff according to CCHS policy.
Maintains accurate employee files, including licensure of professional staff.
Plans, holds and documents monthly staff meetings, communicating all appropriate information.
Maintains confidentiality of patient and staff information.
Identifies and monitors operational costs in an efficient manner.
Responsible for developing the unit budget in collaboration with the Vice President
Facilitates cooperative and collaborative relationships among departments to ensure effective quality patient care delivery.
Demonstrates and promotes positive interpersonal communication skills all the time.
Performs assigned work safely, adhering to established departmental safety rules and practices; reports to supervisor, in a timely manner, any unsafe activities, conditions, hazards, or safety violations that may cause injury to oneself, other employees, patients and visitors.
Performs other related duties as required.
Education and Experience Requirements:
BSN required; and Master's degree preferred– must be able to complete within three years of start date.
Professional certification required; Nurse Leader certification preferred.
Must have at least Five years of appropriate clinical and leadership experience.
BCLS Certification required
Internal Number: 46249BR
About Christiana Care Health System
Christiana Care 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.