Jun 07, 2022

Assistant Nurse Manager - ICU - Medical Respiratory

  • VCU Health
  • Richmond, VA, USA
General Nursing Intensive Care Unit

Job Description

VCU Medical Center in downtown Richmond is the health hub of an amazing community. As the only academic medical center in the region, we offer access to the most advanced treatments and technologies in the area. Our physicians, nurses, and staff are committed to providing exceptional care. We are the only comprehensive Level I trauma center in Virginia verified in adult, pediatric, and burn trauma care.
From our very first years to our most recent advancements, we are driven to learn more, dig deeper, teach passionately and never rest. We are inventing better care, one discovery at a time.

Medical Respiratory Intensive Care Unit
Located in Critical Care Hospital - 4th floor

• 28-bed adult ICU, caring for complex medical and pulmonary patients, including post-codes, sepsis, GI bleeds, DKA, renal and liver failure, and those requiring various bedside procedures and advanced pulmonary and invasive interventions
• Nurse-to-patient ratios are 1:1 and 1:2, with charge nurse, unlicensed assistive personnel and unit secretary support 24/7

Our Medicine Units:
• Practice evidence-based care for patients with complex medical and surgical diagnoses
• Serve patients through the continuum of care
• Provide 24-hour accessibility to hospitalists and teaching physician services
• Offer access to multiple Watson rooms, a unique space for team members to practice mindfulness
• Create a supportive and nurturing environment for experienced and new graduate nurses with an emphasis on work-life balance
• Promote nursing autonomy, professional development and advancement
• Deliver exceptional care through Interprofessional collaboration



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)

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