Assistant Nurse Manager, RN - Intensive Care Nursery - Duke University Hospital - Days

  • Requisition Number: 196992
  • Department: DUKE HOSPITAL
  • Location: Durham
  • Type of Position: Regular
  • Specialty: Nursing Leadership
  • Employment Status: Full Time
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Duke University Hospital

Duke University Hospital is consistently rated as one of the best in the United States and is known around the world for its outstanding care and groundbreaking research. Duke University Hospital has 1,048 licensed inpatient beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center; a major surgery suite containing 65 operating rooms; an endo-surgery center; a separate hospital outpatient surgical department with nine operating rooms and an extensive diagnostic and interventional radiology area. For 2021-2022, U.S. News and World Report ranked Duke University Hospital nationally in 11 adult specialties: cancer, cardiology & heart surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, ear, nose & throat, gastroenterology & GI surgery, gynecology, neurology & neurosurgery, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonology & lung surgery, and urology. Duke University Hospital is also ranked first in North Carolina and first in the Raleigh-Durham area.

In addition to its hospitals, Duke Health has an extensive, geographically dispersed network of outpatient facilities that include primary care offices, urgent care centers, multi-specialty clinics and outpatient surgery centers.

Duke Nursing Highlights:


  • Duke University Health System is designated as a Magnet organization
  • Nurses from each hospital are consistently recognized each year as North Carolina's Great 100 Nurses.
  • Duke University Health System was awarded the American Board of Nursing Specialties Award for Nursing Certification Advocacy for being strong advocates of specialty nursing certification.
  • Duke University Health System has 6000 + registered nurses
  • Quality of Life: Living in the Triangle!
  • Relocation Assistance!


Assistant Nurse Manager, RN – Duke University Hospital – Intensive Care Nursery– Days


Duke University Health System- Duke University Hospital seeks to hire an Assistant Nurse Manager, RN who will embrace our mission of Advancing Health Together.


Department Profile: 

The Intensive Care Nursery at Duke University Hospital is comprised of a 67-bed Intensive Care Nursery. Our team is active in delivering exemplary care for each patient to ensure an excellent patient experience, every time.


This unit provides care for more than 900 infants each year. 

  • The renovated unit opened in 2010 with 52 Level IV beds and 15 Level II beds.
  • Over 900 admissions/year from the southeast and worldwide.
  • High-frequency ventilation, inhaled nitric oxide, hypothermia treatment
  • Focus on extremely low birth weight patients and their families.
  • Expertise in the care of extremely low birth weight infants, preemies, and infants with persistent pulmonary hypertension and congenital diaphragmatic hernia.

Ideal candidates will be able to provide leadership support as a part of a large multidisciplinary team in a shared governance environment and have a passion for developmental and family-centered care. ANM Work together to schedule 13 charge shifts in an 8-week period. 8 total ANM (4 days 4 nights).

Intensive Care Nursery experience required; level III or level IV acuity level. 

Preferred Experience: Charge RN, CN3, demonstrated leadership in unit activities, ICN experience, strong communication skills, flexibility, leadership experiences, independent worker able to drive their own committees and independent work.


Work Hours & Shifts:

Full Time:  Days (7A -7P) 50% Clinical 50% administrative; 40 hours per week (including weekends)



Duties and Responsibilities of this Level

Duties and responsibilities include those required of the clinical nurse, preceptor, and charge nurse role. In conjunction with nurse manager, the assistant nurse manager will plan, coordinate clinical requirements for staff and ensure all CBO and CBE requirements for staff are current.

Plan and assist with coordination of unit staff schedules and submit for manager approval.

Coordinate clinical training requirements with staff regarding equipment and supplies.

Consult with preceptors and orientees on a regular basis to provide support and determine how orientation should proceed on an individual basis.

Assist NMO in preparation, oversight, maintenance and monitoring of budget utilization 

Collaborate with the manager for issue resolutions and projects to improve work flow processes throughout the department utilizing a proactive approach.

Collaborate with different departments (pharmacy, radiology, lab, registration) to resolve issues and improve work flow processes throughout the department.

Participate with the nurse manager in the interview process and selection of new staff.

Oversee various personnel actions including, but not limited to, hiring, performance appraisals, disciplinary actions, terminations and other related activities.

Mentor/coach staff to enhance their professional development.

Assess the performance of assigned new hires and orientees including entry level nurses, nursing care assistants and health unit coordinators; provides ongoing feedback and coaching.

Understand and communicate potential clinical equipment or supply issues to appropriate support team members (Materials, Biomed, Sterile Processing, etc.).

Mentor and monitor the preceptors for all new employees.

Facilitate provision of clinical/education updates and skill check-offs to entire staff on a regular basis.

Provide immediate support or education on policy, procedures, equipment and supplies as needed.

Responsible for learning, implementing and teaching new technology/procedures.

Provide clinical consultation and guidance as needed to facilitate patient care.

Round on patient and families to validate services are provided consistently within expected standards; provide service recovery as needed.

Model and support the value of diversity in the workplace

Give assistance and/or direction to staff to facilitate quality patient flow.

Supervise and coordinate delivery of patient care for assigned patient care area.

Provide oversight and support to charge nurse to ensure staffing needs/assignments are made according to workload, staff competency and scope of practice. Delegate responsibilities within the scope of practice and validated competencies in order to meet the workload demands of the shift.

Facilitate participation of unit- based staff on department and organization wide councils/committees.

Facilitate assignments that support learning for the orientee or nurse learner.

Promote an atmosphere of open communication that facilitates staff input into decision-making, resolution of conflict, and collegiality among all health team members.

Communicate in an effective, professional manner.

Support activities needed to ensure adherence to regulatory standards and compliance with clinical patient care standards and established policies and procedures.

Review and provide appropriate follow up/communication on SRSs related to their team or patients in conjunction with NMO.

Facilitate and encourage staff participation in departmental and hospital committee and council meetings.

Attend departmental and hospital committee meetings as assigned.

Coordinate, facilitate, participate or direct departmental projects with follow-through and appropriate follow-up.

Other projects and duties as directed by the department manager.


Required Qualifications at this Level


Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing required.



Three years of experience in nursing practice.


Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification:

Must have current or compact RN license in the State of North Carolina. BCLS certification is required.


Must obtain a nursing leadership certification within two years of hire of appointment. 



Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of scope of the registered nurse, licensed practical nurse and nursing care assistant

Knowledge of and appropriate application of the nursing process

Knowledge of professional theory, practice and procedure

Ability to assess nursing needs of acute and chronically ill patients and their families

Able to independently seek out resources and work collaboratively

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships

Able to communicate clearly with patients, families, visitors, healthcare team, physicians, administrators, leadership and others

Able to teach patients and families in accordance with the nursing plan of care

Able to use sensory and cognitive functions to process and prioritize information, treatment, and follow-up

Able to use fine motor skills

Competent in BLS and/or other specialized life support requirements designated by work area

Able to record activities, document assessments, plan of care, interventions, evaluation and re-evaluation of patient status

Able to use computer and learn new software programs

Able to navigate the entity to provide clinical care for patients

Able to withstand prolonged standing and walking

Able to remain focused and organized

Working knowledge of procedures and techniques involved in administering routine and special treatments to patients

Pre-employment Physical Capacity Testing Required  


The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.







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