Feb 02, 2023

Assistant Nurse Manager - Adult ED- Nights

  • VCU Health
  • Richmond, VA, USA
Full time

Job Description

This position is a full-time night shift position with occasional day-time hours for clinical meetings.

Staff in the Adult Emergency Department at VCU Medical Center are ready 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide comprehensive, specialized care for severely injured patients. VCU Medical Center is the only Comprehensive Level I Trauma Center in the region verified in adult, pediatric and burn trauma care. We are one of only two adult Level I Trauma Centers in Virginia verified by the American College of Surgeons. As a Level I Trauma Center, VCU Medical Center offers 24-hour, on-site surgical staff, dedicated operating room space and round-the-clock access to laboratory services and subspecialties including burn, cardiac surgery, neurosurgery, plastic surgery, anesthesiology and radiology. Additionally, VCU Medical Center serves as a referral site for the state and a coordinating facility for the Richmond metropolitan area during disasters. We provide care across the continuum from arrival into the Emergency Department to rehabilitation, home health and follow-up services. We are responsible for emergency care of more than 80,000 patients annually. State-of-the-art care is available for cardiac, trauma, pediatric, obstetric and gynecologic emergencies. From orthopaedic surgeons to neurologists, poison control to cardiologists, our specialists are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to providing exceptional emergency care for all types of medical conditions. Treatment for patients with severe burns is managed through the Evans-Haynes Burn Center.


The Assistant Nurse Manager provides unit leadership and management under the guidance and direction of the Nurse Manager. The Assistant Nurse Manager’s responsibilities include human resources management; day-to-day unit operations; regulatory compliance and risk management; and financial stewardship.

The Assistant Nurse Manager oversees the planning, organizing, coordinating, monitoring and evaluation of care provided to patients on the unit. This role contributes to the unit’s strategic planning and program development; monitors and evaluates the overall care provided to the patients; and maintains 24-hour responsibility for the unit.

Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for Hire:
Current RN licensure in Virginia or eligible

Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for continued employment:
Current RN licensure in Virginia AHA BLS Certification or equivalent

Experience REQUIRED:
Minimum of three (3) years of clinical experience with at least one (1) year in a lead, charge or supervisory nursing role

Experience PREFERRED:
Experience in an academic medical center environment
Experience with similar patient population in either an acute care setting or as applicable to area of practice

Education/training REQUIRED:
Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing from an accredited School of Nursing

Education/training PREFERRED:
Master’s Degree in Nursing or related field from an accredited program Certification in specialty area

Independent action(s) required:
All day-to-day operations of the unit and leadership of staff are handled independently.
Advice and guidance are sought from the Nurse Manager on an as needed situational basis and when there is a major impact on activities inside or outside the unit.
Has input into team member grievances and terminations and provides direction and feedback into the annual unit goals and budget.
Completes performance evaluations with final review by Nurse Manager.

Supervisory responsibilities (if applicable):
All team members assigned to the nursing unit.

Additional position requirements:
Requires frequent visibility on all shifts, including weekends to enhance team member communications and monitor team member performance.

Age Specific groups served:
Based on unit assignment

Physical Requirements (includes use of assistance devices as appropriate):
Physical: Lifting 50-100 lbs.
Activities: Prolonged standing, Frequent bending, Walking (distance), Climbing (steps, ladder, other), Reaching (overhead, extensive, repetitive), Repetitive motion
Mental/Sensory: Strong recall, Reasoning, Problem solving, Hearing, Speak clearly, Write legibly, Reading, Logical thinking
Emotional: Fast pace environment, Steady pace, Able to handle multiple priorities, Frequent and intense customer interactions, Noisy environment, Able to adapt to frequent change

Workday Day (United States of America)

EEO Employer/Disabled/Protected Veteran/41 CFR 60-1.4.