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Assistant Nurse Manager (RN, BSN) - Oncology A2

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Backus Hospital


Norwich, CT

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Job Schedule: Full Time
Standard Hours: 40
Job Shift: Shift 2
Shift Details: Evening/Night shift position, 40 hours a week, no weekends, no holidays.

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Every day, almost 30,000 Hartford HealthCare employees come to work with one thing in common: Pride in what we do, knowing every moment matters here.  We invite you to become part of Connecticut’s most comprehensive healthcare network.

Join us at Backus Hospital as we live our values every day. As part of Hartford HealthCare we create a better future for healthcare in Connecticut and beyond. By embodying these values we have become nationally respected for patient care and most trusted for personalized coordinated care. Come be part of something special!

For more than 118 years, Backus Hospital has been the primary source of healthcare services for much of Eastern Connecticut. We are home to the only trauma center in New London and Windham counties, and are the only area hospital with LIFE STAR helicopter services. We deliver and coordinate a continuum of high-quality healthcare with the goal of improving the health of our communities.

A2 is a 29-bed unit where our dedicated team of nursing and healthcare professionals provides exceptional care to our inpatient Oncology and Hematology patients. Our highly trained nurses partner with the patient, family and healthcare team to provide holistic care, recognizing that each plays a vital role. Combining our skill and use of innovative technology, our patient and family centered care creates an environment that promotes caring and healing. If you see yourself on A2 and are interested in joining our team, we invite you to submit an application so that we can learn more about you!   


The Assistant Nursing manager is a Registered Nurse (RN) who has responsibility for the supervision of patient care, clinical personnel, and unit operations. This position supervises a work group to ensure that a high quality, cost-effective patient and family centered care is provided in support of the hospital's strategic plan, and the function's goals and objectives. 

This position works collaboratively with functional leadership and is responsible for the oversight of daily operations of the assigned department including off shift and weekend supervision of nursing and non-licensed staff. This position manages resources, quality improvement, payroll, creating and maintaining colleague schedules and monitors patient throughput to facilitate efficient clinical operations. In addition, this position is responsible for a safe and therapeutic unit environment, which includes working in the department as staff RN to assist as needed.

This position supports leadership in ensuring standards of excellence and professional development are fostered and met. This position also participates in and may lead Performance Improvement work in their assigned department.


Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing required. Master’s Degree preferred. 

Experience: Two (2) years of acute care nursing experience required ; Oncology and one year of supervisory experience preferred.

Licensure, Certification, Registration:

  • Current Connecticut License Registered Nurse
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification
  • Ability to obtain and maintain department specific certifications. Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification and Oncology Nurse (ONC) certification preferred. 

Knowledge, Skills and Ability Requirements  

•    Knowledge of principles and practices of nursing and healthcare administration
•    Demonstrated ability to make sound clinical assessments and institute safe and effective care within the structure of a collaborative health team.
•    Considerable knowledge of requirements by federal, state or regulatory bodies.
•    Demonstrates knowledge of effective workforce utilization.
•    Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. 
•    Proven ability to lead courageous conversations, hold colleague(s) accountable and manage change and conflict.
•    Knowledge of all relevant policies and procedures.
•    Knowledge of high reliability organizations (HRO) and LEAN process improvement strategies.
•    Demonstrated leadership skills and a commitment to lifelong learning as a methodology for promoting continuous quality improvement in the delivery of patient care and services. 
•    Ability to manage multiple priorities and prioritize work in a fast-paced environment.
•    Must be able to work independently as well as part of a collaborative team.
•    Demonstrates effective leadership through collaborative partnerships in accordance with Nursing Professional Practice model.
•    Strong ability to problem solve and make decisions in a fast-paced environment and in emergency situations.
•    Fosters an inclusive workplace where diversity and individual differences are valued and maximized to achieve the mission and vision of the organization.
•    Proficient in Microsoft Office.

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With locations around the state, Hartford HealthCare offers exciting opportunities for career development and growth. Here, you are part of an organization on the cutting edge – helping to bring new technologies, breakthrough treatments and community education to countless men, women and children. We know that a thriving organization starts with thriving employees-- we provide a competitive benefits program designed to ensure work/life balance. Every moment matters. And this is your moment.  

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