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Nurse Manager, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit


Nurse Manager, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Hartford CT

Connecticut Children’s Medical Centeris a nationally recognized, 187-bed children’s hospital, serving as the primary teaching hospital for the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. The hospital is named among the best for several pediatric specialties in the U.S. News & World Report “Best Children’s Hospitals” rankings. Connecticut Children’s services are available at CCMC and a variety of other locations across the state, and they have a medical staff of nearly 1,100 practicing in more than 30 specialties. Visit

The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) has 18 beds. The multidisciplinary team cares for patients who have suffered shock and trauma; heart, kidney and liver failure; post-operative care after surgery of the airway, spine, brain and abdomen and of patients with congenital heart disease; asthma and complex breathing disorders, etc. ECMO, high-frequency ventilation, and Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT) are provided. The PICU works collaboratively with the Critical Care Transport Team.

The Nurse Manager for the PICU is accountable for partnering with physician leaders; leading the daily activities of the unit; empowering professional staff to provide high quality, safe and efficient patient care; and facilitating teamwork and collaboration among staff and the multidisciplinary team. The Manager will implement and assess the care delivery model within the unit, ensure compliance with all regulatory bodies, and monitor the budget. Supported by an Assistant Nurse Manager and Educator, the Manager will ensure all staff performance is evaluated and employees receive coaching for development and growth.

The Manager will be a key leader to ensure the hospital’s mission, vision and goals are supported by the behaviors of staff, and serve as a professional role model. Culturally sensitive family-centered care is practiced on the unit and the Manager is responsible for ensuring excellent patient and family education is provided. In addition, the Manager will lead and coordinate quality improvement activities, partnering with Candidates for this outstanding leadership opportunity will have five years of nursing and intensive care clinical experience, preferably in pediatrics. Management experience is strongly preferred. A BSN and Connecticut RN licensure are required; Master’s degree is preferred or candidate agrees to start a program within one year of hire. This position offers a competitive package of salary and benefits.

Bowen & Briggs, Inc., a national search and consulting firm specializing in children’s healthcare, is conducting the search. If you are aware of an exceptional leader who may be interested in learning more about this opportunity, please contact in confidence:

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