Clinical Nurse (FT) - Post Anesth Care Unit - Day/Night Rotation

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Lebanon, NH
Nov 29, 2019
Dec 20, 2019
Nurse Practitioner
Contract Type
Full Time
Post Anesthesia Care Unit

Prior post-anesthesia or critical care experience preferred, BLS and ACLS required, PALS certification within one year of hire required.

Position Summary:

Provides professional nursing care to patients within an assigned unit. Assesses, 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.


1. 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.

2.Provides individualized nursing care, recognizes and takes appropriate action

for significant changes in patient conditions.

3.Evaluates effectiveness of nursing care and makes necessary modifications

to assist with optimal patient outcomes.

4.Establishes relevant, evidence-based and safe nursing interventions and

priorities when providing nursing care, including administering of medications.

5.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.

6.Communicates patient status through verbal, electronic, and written means

with other health care providers, and takes appropriate action for patient well-


7.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.

8.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.

9.Identifies and offers solutions to patient care delivery issues through quality

improvement, continuing education, research, and peer review activities.

10.Performs other duties as required or assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Graduate from an accredited Nursing Program

Eligible to sit for the NCLEX exam

Eligible for NH nursing license

For newly graduated/ licensed nurses a Bachelor of Science Degree in

Nursing (BSN) is required

Associate Degree (ADN)prepared nurses with 5 years'experience *

Associate Degree (ADN) prepared nurses with a non-nursing Bachelor's

Degree *

Internal and Affiliate Associate Degree (ADN) prepared nurses *

Affiliate Associate Degree (ADN) prepared nurses with 2 years' experience *

Required Licensure/Certification Skills:

Licensed Registered Nurse in New Hampshire required.

Basic Life Support (BLS) Certificate required.

* All Associate Degree (ADN) prepared nurses must commit to completing a BSN or higher nursing degree within 10 years of their hire date.

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