Feb 14, 2024

Registered Nurse, RN - Trauma Ortho Unit - Rotation

  • Dartmouth Health
  • Lebanon, NH, USA
General Nursing

Job Description


Registered Nurse - Trauma / Ortho Unit

Full Time (3x12 hour shifts), D/N

Are you an energetic, strong team player interested in the surgical population?

We are offering a $15,000 sign-on incentive. (external hires)


A 36-bed post-surgical unit that specializes in orthopedics, traumatic injury and plastic surgery. We also have two negative pressure rooms that can accommodate patients who are being ruled out for tuberculosis or who have a diagnosis of active tuberculosis or shingles. In addition, we are the medicine overflow unit for patients with Cystic Fibrosis, so our population can be varied. You will see patients in varying stages of pre and post-surgical care as well as medical co-morbidities.

The majority of our focus is orthopedics and trauma patients, so we have a great emphasis on getting people up, moving and recovering from their injuries and operations. Many of our patients have unique psycho-social dispositions as well. Our unit is a great place to work because we pride ourselves on teamwork and a nurturing, friendly environment. We have implemented unit initiatives to improve safety, reliability and team-based patient care. You will experience a 1:4 or 1:5 RN to patient ratio, a fast paced environment, a variety of surgical conditions, and a unique patient population that allows one to build fundamental skills.


Minimum Qualifications:
 Graduate from an accredited Nursing Program required.
 Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN) with 1 year of experience.
 Associate Degree (ADN) prepared nurses with 2 years' experience.

Required Licensure/Certifications

Required Licensure/Certification Skills:  Licensed Registered Nurse in New Hampshire required.  Basic Life Support (BLS) Certificate required upon hire and as applicable, higher level per unit certification requirements as stated on the grid attached to the AHA and Life Support Policy  ACLS Certificate required upon hire in Endoscopy, Tele-ICU, Day Surgery Center at CGP (Manchester), Life Safety and Cardiology-Echocardiography

Don't meet every single requirement?

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and Clinics, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you're excited about this role but your past experience doesn't align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

  • Area of Interest: Nursing;
  • FTE/Hours per pay period: 0.90 - 36 hrs/per week;
  • Shift: Rotating;
  • Job ID: 19615;