Nursing Careers at Lifespan

Assistant Nurse Manager Job

Job Number: EPB13700

Job Title: Assistant Nurse Manager

Department: Caritas Arts - 1202109

Facility: Bradley Hospital

Location: East Providence, RI

Must have current licensure to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Rhode Island or in another state that participates in the Nurse Licensure Compact. BSN preferred

Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to patients throughout the life span with consideration of aging processes, human development stages and cultural patterns in each step of the care process.

Bradley Hospital Safety Care Certification:

Employees in this position work in a psychiatric setting under stressful conditions associated with care of psychiatrically impaired, aggressive, and sometimes, self-injurious individuals. Employees are expected to utilize de-escalation techniques taught by Bradley Hospital to minimize need for physical intervention. They must have the ability to remain calm during a crisis situation as evidenced by the ability to make quick rational decisions and prioritize immediate patient care needs to maintain a therapeutic environment and ensure safety.

Employees in this position must also be able to participate in the physical management of patients which can include, but is not limited to, awareness and demonstration of safe body positioning at all times, awareness and coordination to block and deflect possible aggression, and the ability to physically hold struggling patients, using approved methods only, to maintain safety for extended periods of time. Specifically, such employees must be able to: lift up to fifty pounds; reach with their hands and arms; grasp and hold with their hands; bend/squat/kneel without limitation, and physically escort patients who may become combative for short distances. Position requires occasional running for short distances, and frequent standing, walking, and sitting.


Two years of acute psychiatric nursing experience with one year associated with child psychiatric subspecialty.

Assistant Nurse Supervisor reports to the Director of Children’s Residential Service. Under the direction of the Bradley Hospital Nursing Director, assists in the implementation of the Nursing and Patient Care Services Program and the online clinical administration of the Program. Assistant Nurse Manager functions as a member of the Program management team. Assistant Nurse Supervisor is responsible for the supervision of the department nursing staff, schedules and relief coverage. Performs role and duties of clinical nurse. Provides services to children and adolescents.