Assistant Nurse Manager (RN) - Emergency Department

  • MaineHealth
  • Biddeford, ME 04005, USA
  • Sep 17, 2022
Assistant/Support Nursing

Job Description


For a limited time this position is eligible for a sign on bonus of up to $7,500.00   

Current Maine Health member employees are not eligible for bonus; former SMHC or MaineHealth Organization Care Team Members that have been separated from employment for a minimum of 6 months are eligible  

Are you a natural leader or looking to step into the next level of your nursing career and start the transition into leadership? 


Emergency Department - BIDDEFORD

The Emergency Department of this hospital provides twenty-four hour emergency care. It is a Level III Emergency Department and has 29 treatment beds. 


Position Summary

The Assistant Nurse Manager, in collaboration with the Nurse Manager, is the vital link between the mission and vision of Southern Maine Health Care and the delivery of safe patient and family centered care that is compassionate, evidence-based, and provides highest quality care. Reporting through the Nurse Manager, this role requires collaboration with staff, physicians, directors, other professional colleagues and occasionally senior administration, to meet the diverse and continually changing challenges of the health care environment. The Assistant Nurse Manager must be a creative, autonomous, future-oriented, risk-taking entrepreneur who applies nursing expertise, critical thinking, effective leadership, and management skills to ensure that quality care is provided through satisfied and inspired professionals on a daily basis.


Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)

  1. Education: Bachelor of Science in Nursing preferred.
  2. License/Certifications: License as an RN in the State of Maine required.
  3. Experience: Minimum of 3 years experience in an acute care setting with at least 2 years in clinical specialty. Minimum of 1 year experience in a leadership role preferred. Clinical Level III with 2 years of hire date required.
  4. Requires interpersonal and management skills in order to deal with complex management problems. Communicates effectively with unit and administrative personnel, physicians, a variety of other hospital staff and persons within the community.
  5. Requires a high level of critical thinking and analytical skills to make management decisions at unit level and make recommendations for consideration on departmental issues.
  6. Requires the ability to integrate the knowledge of teaching principles and counseling techniques in order to direct the growth of the unit staff.
  7. Requires a high level of organization skills, effective time management and delegation strategies that include the ability to rapidly prioritize and adjust work flow according to changing unit needs. 


Additional Information 

MaineHealth is a not-for-profit integrated health system whose vision is, “Working together so our communities are the healthiest in America.”  MaineHealth consists of nine local health systems, a comprehensive behavioral health care network, diagnostic services, home health agencies, and 1,700 employed clinicians working together through the MaineHealth Medical Group. With approximately 22,000 care team members, MaineHealth provides preventive care, diagnosis and treatment to 1.1 million residents in Maine and New Hampshire. Learn more about our system at

At MaineHealth, we offer benefits that support an individual's needs for today and flexibility to plan for tomorrow. Our packages include health and dental insurances, paid parental leave,, retirement program, generous paid time off, and much more! Our comprehensive array of benefits are competitive, affordable, and include choices that meet specific, but ever changing, needs.

With a career at any of the MaineHealth locations, you’ll be working with health care professionals that truly value the people around them – both within the walls of the organization and the neighborhoods that surround it. We are deeply invested in the well-being of our communities and care team members. We believe in fostering a work environment of strong commitment, compassionate caring and continuous improvement. Join us, and your abilities will be challenged and enhanced as you take your career to a new level.