Nurse Manager, Cardiac Intensive Care Unit

Kirby Bates Associates has been exclusively retained by Nemours Children’s Hospital – Delaware to conduct a search for a Nurse Manager, Cardiac Intensive Care Unit.

Nemours Children’s is one the largest integrated pediatric health systems in the country and the only health system to have two freestanding children’s hospitals, one in Delaware and one in Florida.  Nemours Children’s Hospital – Delaware, with 260 beds, is a renowned destination for pediatric specialty care, committed to providing exceptional healthcare to children. Serving as Delaware’s only pediatric Level 1 Trauma Center, Nemours is considered one of the safest hospitals in the country and a top pediatric heart center. Nemours leaders, providers and staff are dedicated to improving the lives of children through comprehensive, advanced medical care, cutting edge research, and education of tomorrow’s leaders in pediatric health care.

Nemours is seeking a highly skilled and compassionate Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) Nurse Manager to join the incredible team at Nemours Children’s Hospital – Delaware. The CICU Nurse Manager will play a pivotal role in leading the 20 bed Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, including responsibility for strategic planning, ensuring evidence-based care delivery, benchmarked quality patient service and outcomes, continuous improvement, change management, and fiscal stewardship. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced nurse leader with a strong background in cardiac critical care and a passion for pediatric healthcare.

Opportunity Highlights: 

  • In 2023-24, ranked by U.S. News in 5 pediatric specialties including Pediatric Cardiology and Heart Surgery and top 10 Best Children’s Hospitals in the Mid-Atlantic region.
  • Program building opportunities in congenital heart care.
  • Three-time Magnet designated organization with strong shared governance.
  • State of the art facility equipped with the most advanced technology and resources.
  • Industry leading compensation and benefits package with access to professional development and continuing education programs.


  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing; Master’s degree in Nursing or related field preferred.
  • National Certification in leadership including NE-BC, NEA-BC, CNM, CENP or other leadership certification.
  • Active Registered Nurse License in the state of Delaware (or eligible).
  • 5 years clinical nursing experience, preferably with a pediatric ICU background.
  • Previous pediatric critical care leadership experience.
  • Congenital heart disease knowledge and experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of Magnet principles, professional nursing theory & practice; and change process.

To learn more about this exciting opportunity, please contact:

Adam Rockey
Senior Executive Recruiter
Peggy Loughery, MSN, RN
Senior Vice President Executive Search

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