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Assistant Director of Nursing

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Department: Ambulance Service
Local Title: Assistant Director of Nursing
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 Ambulatory Care Services at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is seeking a full-time Assistant Director of Nursing. The successful candidate will:

  • Assume responsibility for the department’s daily operations, including scheduling of staff to align with units’ nursing care hours
  • Serve as a role model, mentor, and manager, and must use ethical principles to guide decisions and actions that are consistent with UHD’s operating goals and objectives
  • Use appropriate policies and procedures in the delivery of quality patient care
  • Collect and maintain necessary data to support Process Improvement-Evidence Based practice
  • Ensure the unit council maintains a productive monthly meeting
  • Develop and implement innovative strategies to promote and foster team spirit and boost morale
  • Take an active role in managing services
  • Promote education and professional development for staff, students, and patients
  • Collaborate with other members of the healthcare team/professional staff members in the development of educational goals for the service
  • Directs and enforces compliance with several state and regulatory agency standards
  • Monitor and promote the improvement of the patient care process

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN)
  • NYS RN License (active and unrestricted)
  • Certification in Chemotherapy and in Nursing Management
  • 3-5 years of active relevant clinical and management and/or progressive leadership experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master of Science in Nursing or enrolled in a Master’s program
  • ACLS
  • Prior leadership accomplishment in nursing
  • Member of professional nursing organization

Work Schedule:

Monday to Friday; 8:00am to 4:00pm

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Salary Range:

Commensurate with experience and qualifications

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


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