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Assistant Director of Nursing, NS35 NICU

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Department: NS 35-NEONATAL ICU
Local Title: Assistant Director of Nursing, NS35 NICU
Budget Title: Teaching Hospital Assistant Director of Nursing
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Categories: Management and Professional, Nursing, Clinical, Patient Care


Are you looking to take your career to new heights with a leader in healthcare? SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is one of the nation's leading metropolitan medical centers. As the only academic medical center in Brooklyn, we serve a large population that is among the most diverse in the world. We are also highly-ranked by Castle Connolly Medical, a healthcare rating company for consumers, among the top 5 leading U.S. medical schools for training doctors.

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Job Summary:

The Department of Nursing at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is seeking a full-time Assistant Director of Nursing, NS35 NICU. Reporting directly to the Director of Nursing for Maternal Child Health, the successful candidate will:

  • Serve as the unit leader with 24-hour responsibility, to verify patient needs are met and evaluate the clinical performance of the nursing staff in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).
  • Collaborate effectively as a team leader service as a resource to the nursing staff, in order to optimize the delivery of patient care for this most fragile group of patients.
  • Provide service by evaluating current nursing practices, and plan, manage all direct reports, i.e. nursing staff to meet any and all best practice initiatives put forth by professional organizations and regulatory agencies. 
  • Ensure the nurses in NICU are meeting best practice, working in a safe environment, providing quality care and meeting the vision and mission of SUNY Downstate.
  • Be a business partner to the healthcare team of the NICU department, be accountable to leadership responsibilities, including budgetary, quality, patient experience, patient flow, transforming the environment to one of trust, fairness, and professional recognition. 

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree.
  • New York State Registered Nurse Licensure.
  • Enrolled in a Master's Program.
  • Certification in chemotherapy and in nursing management.
  • 3 to 5 years of active relevant clinical and management and/or progressive leadership experience. 
  • BLS certification.
  • Active member of a professional nursing organization.  

Preferred Qualifications:

  • ACLS certification.
  • Prior leadership accomplishment in nursing.

Work Schedule:

Monday to Friday; 7:30am to 4:00pm

Salary Grade/Rank:


Salary Range:

Commensurate with experience and qualifications


COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:


  An approved COVID-19 vaccination.

Executive Order:

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation.  If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction, and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.

Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please contact Human Resources at 718-270-3025.


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