Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Dover


Granted the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence (trademark); 2019 by Healthgrades, Wentworth-Douglass Hospital is renowned as one of the largest acute care hospitals in the Seacoast region of New Hampshire and Southern Maine. At Wentworth-Douglass, we value people who contribute to patient-centered care that enhances community health; we recognize and reward those who share our values and transform our patients' lives. We invite you to explore opportunities, cultivate community wellness and professional growth.1. CLINICAL JUDGMENTo Appropriately assesses, plans, implements and evaluates patient care, specific to population servedo Follows policies/procedures, clinical practice standards pertinent to care, including emergency situationso Matches formal knowledge with clinical events to make decisionso Demonstrates the ability to provide competent, effective careo Seeks validation for clinical decisions, integrates input from other clinicians for decision makingo Prioritizes and organizes work appropriately to effectively meet patient needso Appropriately delegates to and supervises team members based on assessment of competencies, within scope of practice to ensure appropriate implementation of careo Collaborates & communicates relevant patient data to appropriate persons clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing (e.g. handoffs)o Effectively develops teaching plan and regularly integrates teaching into patient care2. SYSTEMS THINKINGo Recognizes available resources/tools for meeting patient/family needso Completes assignments in an efficient and timely manner, requesting and utilizing resources appropriatelyo Documents patient assessment, plan, interventions and response in accordance with applicable policies and procedureso Communicates with Nurse Manager/ or designee about availability and management of supplies, system equipment and personnel resources at unit/department levelo Demonstrates contribution to unit-based programs and strategies to monitor and continuously improve the quality of patient careo Optimizes use of staff (overtime, agency, skill mix, etc.) based on unit census and patient acuity3. CLINICAL INQUIRYo Shows commitment to learning new knowledge and skills to enhance service to patients/ families and achieve organizational goalso Implements and validates practices based upon current nursing evidenceo Advances the profession by assisting in clinical education and orientation of other staff and students; may function as preceptor for new staffo Uses available resources to answer questions in regards to best practices, reflects upon practices on an ongoing basiso Identifies opportunities for improvement in processes of care and other improvements at a unit levelo Actively participates in the collection and use of data and/or evaluation relative to unit-based performance improvements4. UNIT SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIESo Participates in selection of and completes all unit-specific competencieso Articulates Nursing Sensitive Indicators and quality goals for unit and describes role in accomplishing expectations; describes role and participates in quality improvement initiatives.Experience Minimum Required• Graduate of accredited nursing program with RN licensure.Education Minimum Required• AS, RN program completionEducation Preferred/Desired• BSN or enrollment in BSN programSpecial Skills Minimum Required• ACLS within 3 months of hire or transfer into ED• ENPC or PALS within 6 months of hire or transfer• TNCC certification within 6 months of hire or transfer into ED or 2 hours of trauma education per yearSpecial Skills Preferred/Desired• CEN, CPEN, TCRNLicensure and/or Certifications Required• Registered Nursing License• ARC or AHA BLSSchedule: Per DiemShift: Rotating

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