Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinical Nurse in Lebanon, New Hampshire
Schedule:Full-time 30-40 hours
- Contact: Miriam A. Benson
2 year of experience required
This exciting nursing opportunity is in the Pediatric Neurology Clinic. Dartmouth-Hitchcock offers pediatric neurology services evaluating and treating brain conditions affecting children up to 18 years of age. This is a day position Monday through Friday, 8-5 no weekends or holidays. If you are an experienced Pediatric Nurse apply now!We offer careful, in-depth evaluations of children with a number of conditions. We first emphasize diagnosis, then work with the family and child on management. We pride ourselves on the quality of our care.We work closely with neuroscience specialists from Neurosurgery, Neuroradiology, Neuropsychology, Child Psychiatry, Child Development, and Genetics to evaluate and treat a wide variety of neurological conditions affecting children. We have strong programs in general clinical pediatric neurology, pediatric neurometabolic and neurodegenerative disorders, and pediatric epilepsy.TheComprehensive Epilepsy Centerat DHMC in Lebanon, NH is a leading institution in the evaluation and treatment of patients with intractable epilepsy and it is the only Level 4 Epilepsy Center in NH. Join our team of dedicated professionals. Position Summary: 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. Responsibilities:A listing of thekeyresponsibilities Practitioner1. 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 Maker6. 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.Scientist10.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.Transferor12.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. Minimum Qualifications:ü Graduate from an accredited Nursing Program required.ü Eligible for NH nursing license.ü For newly graduated/ licensed nurses a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN) is required with 1 years experience.ü Associate Degree (ADN) prepared nurses with 5 years' experience. *ü Associate Degree (ADN) prepared nurses with a non-nursing Bachelor's Degree. *ü Internal and Affiliate Associate Degree (ADN) prepared nurses. *ü Affiliate Associate Degree (ADN) prepared nurses with 2 years' experience. * Required Licensure/Certification Skills:ü Licensed Registered Nurse in New Hampshire required. ü Basic Life Support (BLS) Certificate required.Dartmouth-Hitchcock 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 any other characteristic protected by law.