This position is located in the System Staffing Office. Employees in this department agree to go two or more Clinic locations or departments in the Dartmouth Hitchcock System.
Provides professional nursing care to patients within assigned units. assessed, plans, organizes, provides, and evaluates nursing care utilizing the nursing process and critical thinking.
Makes nursing judgments and decisions and assumes responsibility for nursing care and documentation. Responsibilities :
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. Minimum Qualifications :
Successful completion of pre-hire, care area appropriate, competency assessment(s)
Two years of ambulatory care experience
Required Licensure / Certification Skills :
Requires New Hampshire RN license
BLS certification required.