Dartmouth-Hitchcock (D-H) is seeking a Clinical Nurse who will provide support to patients and their families in our CHaD Integrated Unit. The Clinical Nurse provides professional nursing care to patients within our newly integrated Pedi Med-Surg/PICU unit. The Clinical Nurse assesses, plans, organizes, provides, and evaluates nursing care utilizing the nursing process and critical thinking. Candidates will make nursing judgments and decisions and assume responsibility for nursing care and documentation. This positions can be full-time or part-time based on the candidates preference.
Identifies patient health-related problems and risk states and develops nursing care plans accordingly. Assists other nurses in assessment, diagnosis, care planning, and evaluation of outcomes.
Provides individualized nursing care, recognizes and takes appropriate action for significant changes in patient conditions.
Evaluates effectiveness of nursing care and makes necessary modifications to assist with optimal patient outcomes.
Establishes relevant, evidence-based and safe nursing interventions and priorities when providing nursing care, including administering of medications.
Collaborates effectively with patient, patient's significant others, and members of the health care team to achieve optimal patient outcomes. Acts as a resource to peers, student nurses, medical students, house officers, and other health care providers.
Communicates patient status through verbal, electronic, and written means with other health care providers, and takes appropriate action for patient well-being.
Observes patient to recognize nursing needs. Implements care/interventions directly when needed (physical, social or emotional) or indirectly by collaboration with other nursing team members, physicians or members of other health care disciplines.
Collaborates with colleagues to ensure patient and family involvement with discharge planning and the achievement of identified needs through teaching or referrals. Assumes responsibility for ensuring an integrated discharge planning process.
Identifies and offers solutions to patient care delivery issues through quality improvement, continuing education, research, and peer review activities.
Performs other duties as required or assigned.
Graduate from an accredited Nursing Program
NH registered nursing license required
Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing with one year of experience
Associate Degree (ADN) prepared nurses with two years' experience
Required Licensure/Certification Skills:
Experienced Pediatric Med/Surg candidates:
Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required
Must have ACLS and PALS certifications within six (6) months of hire
Experienced PICU candidates:
ACLS certification required
PALS certification required
The Dartmouth-Hitchcock health system stretches over New Hampshire and Vermont and offers the quintessential New England experience. With no income or sales tax, this beautiful area combines history, industry and business and has been ranked consistently as one of the best places in the US to live and work. Anchored by the academic Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH, the system includes the NCI-designated Norris Cotton Cancer Center, the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock; 4 affiliated hospitals and 30 Dartmouth-Hitchcock ambulatory clinics across the region. With destinations like Boston, New York, the seacoast and ski country within driving distance, the opportunities - both career and personal - truly make New Hampshire the ideal place to work and play.
Dartmouth-Hitchcock is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by law.