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Director of Nursing (Med/Surgery)

Apply now Job No: 494747
Local Title: Director of Nursing (Med/Surgery)
Budget Title: Teaching Hospital Associate Administrator
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Categories: Administrative, Management and Professional, Nursing



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 seeing a Director of Nursing (Medicine/Surgery). The successful candidate will: 

  • Oversee the strategic development of the department/service line.
  • Use business development methodologies to enhance services, improve patient/customer satisfaction and provide an environment for the growth of the services.
  • Ensure fiscal accountability in all areas including compliance with staffing operations.
  • Oversee the development, maintenance, and evaluation of a work environment that supports excellent patient outcomes and professional nursing practice on designated patient care units.
  • Facilitate actualization of organizational and nursing department values into daily operations to promote the safe, efficient, effective, and caring nursing practice.
  • Maintain collaborative interpersonal relationships and networking both intra and extra departmentally to achieve positive patient outcomes and compliance with regulatory/accrediting agencies.
  • Monitor systems/processes to optimize safe and effective care and patient flow addressing barriers and identifying resources required to maintain or exceed goals. 

Required Qualifications:

  • Current New York State Registered Nurse License.
  • Master’s Degree in Nursing or related field.
  • 5+ years of recent Med/Surgery management or leadership experience.
  • Nurse Administrator advanced certification required within the first 2 years of assuming the role. 

Preferred Qualifications:


Work Schedule:

Variable Days; 9 am-5 pm

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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 718-270-3025.


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