Feb 14, 2024

Registered Nurse (RN), Pediatric Surgery Clinic

  • Dartmouth Health
  • Lebanon, NH, USA
General Nursing Pediatric

Job Description

Overview

The Clinical Nurse is an engaged and credentialed member of the Professional Nursing Organization and is responsible for autonomous practice directed by the professional tenets of practitioner, leader/decision maker, scientist and transferor. The Clinical Nurse is responsible for utilizing the nursing process to provide evidence-based care and to continuously monitor and evaluate practice to ensure safe passage of patients that is in the best interest of populations served.

These are just a few highlights of being a nurse at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and Clinics in New Hampshire.

  • We are offering a $15,000 sign-on incentive.
  • We have loan repayment up to $20,000.
  • We offer 3 free months of housing to help get you settled (for experienced nurses, some exclusions apply).
  • We offer Relocation Assistance and a Housing Coordinator to take on the burden of finding a home.
  • We offer generous tuition reimbursement.
  • We have a very popular "earned time" plan.
  • We have extensive CEU/Training programs.
  • Our 8,000 ft Patient Safety and Training Simulation Center is state-of-the-art.
  • Our nurses serve as central figures in the success of our system through our shared governance nursing model.
  • We offer a rigorous, research-focused environment.
  • Dartmouth Hitchcock's Nursing Continuing Education Council is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing. education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Why are we so unique? We are a nationally recognized Academic Medical Center set right in the middle of the White Mountains of New Hampshire. We recognize that “quality of life” means different things to different people, but we are very confident you will love it here as we have beautiful, rural and suburban housing options, world-class primary, secondary, and graduate schools, hundreds of lakes, thousands of miles of hiking trails and some of the best skiing in the country. This all means you can be a happy nurse with more quality time with friends, family, pets or maybe just quiet hikes by yourself. Our idea of traffic in the “Upper Valley” of New Hampshire is a line on the ski mountain at the chair lift.

Read more about Dartmouth Health and why YOU should work here.

The Dartmouth 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 Dartmouth Cancer Center, Dartmouth Health Children’s; 4 member 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.

Applicants are encouraged to visit our nursing career site to learn more and apply:

Please visit: https://dhnursing.org/nursing-careers/

Dartmouth Health 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.


Responsibilities

Practitioner
1. Utilizes the nursing process to assess, diagnose, identify outcomes, plan, implement and evaluate an individualized plan of care.
2. Utilizes critical thinking and the nursing process to anticipate and recognize changes in patient status, taking action to modify the plan of care or to elevate to the care team as necessary.
3. Practices in accordance with the ANA Code of Ethics to advocate for patients, uphold their autonomy in decision-making, ensure informed consent and assist patients in families in expressing self-determination.
4. Actively seeks feedback and acts to improve performance.
5. Engages in the governance of practice.
Leader/Decision Maker
6. Manages interpersonal relationships for self and with others.

7. Mentors colleagues for the advancement of nursing practice and the profession.
8. Assumes authority and accountability for the nursing care of patients while appropriately delegating elements of care to others members of the care delivery team in accordance with laws, regulations and policies and procedures.
9. Prioritizes and organizes time to optimize patient outcomes.
Scientist
10. Actively seeks out the most current evidence and standards and applies and translates to daily practice.

11. Role models a culture of inquiry, developing new knowledge by contributing to research, quality improvement, and evidence-based practice at the local level.
Transferor
12. Communicates effectively in a variety of formats in all areas of practice.
13. Actively partners with others to effect change that produces positive outcomes through the exchange of knowledge.
14. Precepts the student nurse, nurse extern, nurse resident, experienced clinical nurse and other members of the healthcare team.
15. Performs other duties as required or assigned.


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

 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: 1.00 - 1.00 - 40 hrs/week;
  • Shift: Day;
  • Job ID: 19646;