Nursing Leadership Opportunity at Cooper: Clinical Director, Intensive Care Unit

Advance Your Nursing Career as a Clinical Director on Cooper’s Intensive Care Unit

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When a patient has a serious illness or has suffered serious trauma, our team at Cooper directs the highest caliber of attention to their critical care needs. Our critical care specialists have the most sophisticated medical equipment at their disposal and, when patients must be transported here from area hospitals, an experienced team of critical care transport specialists provide ongoing monitoring during ground or air transport.

Along with patients from the immediate area, Cooper receives transfers of critically ill patients from more than 25 hospitals in South Jersey. By air or land, the Cooper Transfer System Center transports patients to Cooper for the highest quality of critical care.

We are seeking experienced, qualified candidates to lead our nursing team within our Intensive Care Unit. In this role, you will:

  • Work with the AVP of Nursing Operations in the function of leadership, such as: 24 hour responsibility for the effective operation of the unit/department, role modeling, and other management functions and direction of the operational, personnel and financial activities of Patient Care Services within the assigned unit.
  • Ensure the delivery of patient care through the coordination of customer services and the leadership and management of the nursing unit.
  • Coordinate interdepartmental and ancillary activities to ensure quality, cost-effective patient care.
  • Direct preparation and maintenance of patient’s clinical record, including nursing and medical treatments and related services provided by the Registered Nurse.
  • Ensure that the staff participates in educational activities and the evaluation process to enhance their personal growth and development.

Apply today to join our Cooper team as a Clinical Director in our Intensive Care Unit.

About the Intensive Care Unit at Cooper

Cooper’s Intensive Care Unit was thoughtfully designed to optimize the patient’s recovery and the family’s comfort.

  • 30 private rooms, including five isolation rooms – Private rooms give patients a quieter atmosphere so they can rest. This also gives doctors and nurses better ability to control infections. Isolation rooms help keep infections from spreading to and from patients.
  • Large 330-square-foot rooms – Many patients in the ICU are attached to more than one piece of life-saving equipment. Having bigger rooms makes it easier for all the machines to fit around the patient.
  • Family area within the room – Families can gather in the patient’s room to offer encouragement and support.
  • Large family waiting area and consultation rooms – The room has Internet access, couches and chairs as well as other amenities to help families through their time spent at the hospital. Doctors can talk to families in the privacy of the consultation rooms.
  • Satellite pharmacy – A satellite pharmacy on the same floor as the ICU helps get medications to patients quicker and more easily. Studies have shown us that giving a medication within the first hour of acute illness instead of waiting up to five hours can make a lifesaving difference. A patient in the ICU receives an average of 17 medications. Our pharmacy coordinates medications for our patients with the highest regard for patient safety.
  • Windows to the outside – Each room has a large window to the outside to bring in natural light. The windows were an important part of the planning. As patients begin to heal, they are encouraged by the world outside of the walls of Cooper.
  • Nurse work stations between every other room – Nurses have direct views into patient rooms.
  • 360-degree access to the patient for nurses – The room’s design allows nurses to reach more easily behind the patient’s head for medical equipment.
  • High-tech ceiling lighting – Physicians and nurses have the best lighting possible to facilitate medical procedures.

About Nursing at Cooper

A Cooper nurse is ready to learn, ready to teach, and above all – ready first.

As a leading academic health system with the busiest trauma center in the region, Cooper nurses provide the highest level of compassionate and comprehensive care to our patients – many of whom are critically injured and ill. Cooper nurses are committed to excellence and dedicated to serving our patients.

Cooper nurses are supported from their time as new-to-practice nurses through continuing education and professional development. Click here to learn more.


At Cooper University Health Care, our commitment to providing extraordinary health care begins with our team. Our extraordinary professionals are continuously discovering clinical innovations and enhanced access to the most up-to-date facilities, equipment, technologies, and research protocols. We have a commitment to our employees by providing competitive rates and compensation, comprehensive employee benefits programs, attractive working conditions, and the chance to build and explore a career opportunity by offering professional development.

Please feel free to refer a friend to these openings! To see additional opportunities available at Cooper and to apply, please visit jobs.cooperhealth.org.

Cooper University Health Care is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, age, religion, disabilities, marital status, protected Veteran status, national origin, or any other category protected by federal or state law.

At Cooper, we value:
Compassion: We are caring, kind, and empathetic taking action to relieve the suffering of others.

Inclusion: We respect others, value differences, and promote a sense of belonging for all.

Excellence: We are honest, professional, active, accountable, innovative, and passionate about quality in all our work.

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