Nurse Manager (Medical/Surgical 4-North)

Regular Full-Time


901 West Main Street, Freehold, NJ

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CentraState Medical Center

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Flexibility Required

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Medical/Surgical 4-North: This forty-bed unit could be a great choice for you, whether you are looking to continue an already established career in med-surg, or just beginning your career path. This unit offers an opportunity to sharpen your nursing and assessment skills, as they see a variety of patients of varying age groups, illnesses, and conditions. The unit has both post-surgical patients and medical patients, ranging from bariatric, thoracic, and gastrointestinal surgical patients to patients with conditions such as pneumonia, pancreatitis, and diverticulitis. An appealing nurse to patient ratio offers the opportunity for an individualized focus on patient care. Join a unit that respects your free time by being sensitive to accommodating PTO use, and whose culture is defined by kindness and compassion.


CentraState Medical Center has an employment opportunity available for a Nurse Manager Medical/Surgical 4-North. The Nurse Manager, under the direction of the Executive Director Med/Surg, plans, directs and supervises the overall operation of the Surgical/Renal nursing unit. Maintains 24-hour responsibility. Works within the department and as a part of CentraState’s management team to operationalize the patient care and service goals and objectives established by senior management. Provides, evaluates and maintains quality of patient care in accordance with current policies and procedures, ANA Standards, the NJ Nurse Practice Act and NJ Practical Nurse Act, Joint Commission, NJ Department of Health and Senior Services, and Specialty Organizations incorporating evidence based practice. Utilizes the Nursing process to plan and direct patient care activities in a culturally sensitive manner. Evaluates the effectiveness of Nursing care through the analysis of Nurse Sensitive indicators and patient outcomes. Supervises Clinical Leaders, RNs, PCTs, Unit Secretaries, and Office Assistants.



  • Provides considerate respectful care focused upon the patients’ individual needs.
  • Affirms the patient’s right to make decisions regarding his/her medical care, including the decision to discontinue treatment, to the extent permitted by law.
  • Demonstrates the ability to obtain information and interpret information in terms of the needs of the age of the patients cared for. Demonstrates an understanding of the range of care needed based on the age of the patients cared for. Successfully completes life-span education as appropriate.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of growth, development and/or adult health throughout the life span as appropriate to the job performed.
  • Establishes and implements standards of care based on evidenced-based nursing practice and evaluates patient care through the application of the nursing process and compares the delivery of the care to the established standard(s).
  • Plans and facilitates unit based education to maintain and enhance the clinical competency of the nursing staff.
  • Assesses the need to develop and implement a professional growth plan for each staff member by enforcing attendance at appropriate in-service training sessions, encouraging staff to attend outside seminars and assigning duties to maximize development. Collaborates with nurse managers when necessary.
  • Achieves desired results for all unit specific core measure indicators. Develops and implements performance improvement plan.
  • Consistently achieves desired customer satisfaction scores in the department (Press Ganey, internal department satisfaction surveys, HCAHPS).
  • Identifies external and internal customer needs and expectations and responds to them in a timely and effective manner.
  • Achieves the VBP/CMS benchmarks for CAUTI.
  • Achieves the VBP/CMS benchmarks for CLABSI.
  • Achieves the VBP/CMS benchmarks for C-diff.
  • Achieves the VBP/CMS benchmarks for MRSA.
  • Achieves HAPI strategic planning goal.

  • Bachelor’s in Nursing required
  • Master’s in Nursing or related field required
  • Three (3) years Nursing experience required
  • Three (3) years Supervisory experience  preferred
  • RN License / New Jersey required
  • BLS Certification required
  • Certification or post masters certificate within two (2) years of obtaining the position
  • Strong professional, organizational, and interpersonal skills to effectively relate with all members of the healthcare team
About Us

CentraState Healthcare System, a partner of Atlantic Health System, is a fully accredited, not-for-profit, community-based health system that provides comprehensive health services in the central New Jersey region. In addition to offering a full range of leading-edge diagnostic and treatment options, CentraState serves as a valuable health partner focused on the latest ways to prevent disease, promote healthy behaviors, and help people of all ages live life well. Based in Freehold, CentraState is comprised of a 284-bed acute-care hospital, a vibrant health and wellness campus, three award-winning senior living communities, a charitable foundation, and convenient satellite health pavilions offering primary care and specialty physician practices, along with access to outpatient services, such as lab and physical therapy. The system also offers a family medicine residency and geriatric fellowship training program in affiliation with Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Among its many honors and accreditations, CentraState is one of less than two percent of hospitals nationwide to earn Magnet® designation for nursing excellence four times and was designated a Great Place to Work-Certified™ Company by Great Place to Work® for the second consecutive year.


When you bring your talent to CentraState, you are joining a trailblazing healthcare facility, committed to providing high-quality, patient-focused care. Join us in making incredible strides in health care, and making a difference in our community. We believe in enriching the lives of our employees through work/life balance initiatives, tuition assistance, career advancement opportunities and much more.


Find out why our employees love their jobs and being part of the CentraState family!


What We Offer:

  • Highly competitive compensation
  • Excellent benefits package and rewards program
  • 403(b) retirement plan with company match
  • 401(a) retirement plan with employer contribution
  • Life Insurance 
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Profit Sharing Program
  • Growth Opportunity and Workforce Development Initiatives
  • Continuing Education / Onsite Training
  • A warm, welcoming company culture based upon mutual respect and a collaborative goal of providing excellent patient care
  • Concierge Services with Work & Family Benefits
  • Magnet recognized healthcare facility
Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

At CentraState Healthcare System, we welcome and promote the diversity of our employee family!  Each unique person contributes to the overall success of this organization. Our inclusive culture fosters an environment of professionalism and respect for personal differences.


CentraState Healthcare System, is an equal employment opportunity employer and federal contractor or subcontractor and, therefore, abides by applicable laws to protect applicants and employees from discrimination in hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, fringe benefits, job training, classification, referral, and other aspects of employment.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, sexual or affectional orientation, national origin or nationality, citizenship status, disability, age, genetics, protected veteran status, ancestry, marital status.