Registered Nurse RN Cardiac Stepdown Service Unit

Portsmouth Regional Hospital
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Jun 04, 2022
Jul 04, 2022
Contract Type
Full Time



Do you want to be a part of a family and not just another employee? Are you looking for a work environment where diversity and inclusion thrive? Submit your application today and find out what it truly means to be a part of a team.  We are seeking a talented RN in our IVCU to help provide our patients with high quality, efficient care. We are an amazing team working hard to support each other and are seeking a phenomenal addition like you who feels patient care is as meaningful as we do.  



Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) is a leading healthcare provider with over 31.2 million patient encounters a year at locations in 21 states including the UK. We care about our community! HCA has been continually named one of Ethisphere’s most ethical company’s in the world since 2010. In 2018, HCA spent an estimated $3.3 billion in cost for the delivery of charitable care, uninsured discounts, and other uncompensated expenses. 




Portsmouth Regional Hospital is a 220-bed acute care hospital located in Portsmouth, NH, and is part of HCA, the nation’s largest provider of healthcare services. Portsmouth Regional Hospital serves the seacoast region’s residents in New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts and is one of the area’s largest employers. Portsmouth Regional Hospital is the only Level II Trauma Center on the Seacoast and one of only three in New Hampshire to earn this important distinction. Most recently, we were named One of America’s Best Hospitals for Joint Replacements through a National Study by Healthgrades. Most recently, we received the Leapfrog ‘A’ Hospital Safety Grade.  Why work at Portsmouth Regional Hospital?



  • 18 bed, all private rooms— staffed with RNs, LNA’s, CCT’s, and CNL
  • Types of patients: critical care step down level cardiac, vascular and procedural patients with complex lines, drains, and airways.

    Types of procedures: Cardiovascular, STEMIs (post cath lab care), pre and post CVOR, Electrophysiology and Device Implants, CHF/arrhythmias, Carotid Endarterectomy, Peripheral Vascular Cases (Endovascular and Open), Post-op transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR), and pre and post procedural PCI

    Nurse/patient ratio: based on acuity

    Teamwork heavily focused to promote better patient experience & high quality of care

    Fast paced and collaborative

    A supportive and passionate culture motivated on fostering educational opportunities and specialty certification

    Leaders on IVCU have a passion for supporting nurses in reaching their professional goals, excellent practice, and collegial relationships

    A healthy work environment with a low turnover rate (less than 5%)

    Cohesive provider and nurse relationship leading to comprehensive patient care

    Unit Based Council that included nurses new to the unit to identify improvement opportunities



  • 1 to 3 years of acute care nursing in a critical care environment
  • Education: 
  • 2 year/Associate’s Degree
  • 4 year/Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program ($5,250/calendar year)
  • Student Loan Assitance
  • Licensure and Certifications:
  • BLS      

  • ACLS (within 90 days of hire)

  •  CPI Certification with 3 months of hire                             

  •   NIH Stroke Scale within 45 days of hire

  • Specialty Certification specific to your hired unit within 1 year or applicable time to earn hours required. ICU- CCRN, IMCU & IVCU- PCCN and/or CSN, PCNT- PCCN, TNCC and TCAR

  • At HCA, you have options. You can choose from a variety of benefits to create a customizable plan. You have the ability to enroll in several medical coverage plans including vision and dental. You can even select additional al la carte benefits to meet all your needs. Enroll in our Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP), 401k, flex spending accounts for medial and childcare needs, and participate in our tuition reimbursement program and Student Loan Assistance.


    CLICK HERE to learn more about HCA’s Comprehensive Benefits Package. 


    Intrigued? We’d love to hear from you!


    "We are an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status."


    HCA is a family of 270,000 people strong! Our Talent Acquisition team is reviewing applications immediately. Highly qualified candidates will be promptly contacted by our hiring managers for interviews. Submit your resume today to join our community of caring!

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