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Director of Nursing

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Charlotte Hungerford Hospital


Torrington, CT

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Job Schedule: Full Time
Standard Hours: 40
Job Shift: Shift 1
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Charlotte Hungerford Hospital is a 122-bed, general acute care community hospital located in Torrington, Connecticut, that serves as a regional health care resource for the 100,000 residents of Litchfield County and Northwest Connecticut.  CHH offers personalized attention from an expert team of caregivers and physicians that utilize advanced technology and clinical partnerships in a convenient, safe and comfortable patient environment.

Position Summary:

Under the direction of the VP of Patient Care Services, the Director of Nursing will be responsible and accountable for leading inpatient care units that provide high quality, cost effective, on-time delivery of services to internal and/or external customers of the hospital.  Collaborate with numerous patient care providers to ensure efficient and clinically appropriate bed management.  

Key areas of responsibility:

  • Manages and directs activities that improve patient flow.  Working collaboratively with subordinate nurse managers, assesses patient flow, discusses staffing/scheduling, trouble shoots bed placement issues.  Facilitates communications among involved parties; resolve issues as they arise; improve processes as necessary.
  • Participates in cross functional/departmental efforts and committees; represents the department and the organization in the deliberation of issues and opportunities.
  • Oversees education and professional development initiatives by facilitating process improvement initiatives that align with the organization’s vision, mission, and values. 
  • Investigates, reviews, and recommends patient care processes according to evidence-based practice
  • Develops evaluative measures to determine effectiveness of current and proposed processes.
  • Develop performance plan for all direct reports.  Assist the nursing management team, developing performance goals and provide coaching, counseling and direction as necessary.  Supports and mentors nursing management team in the development of their leadership skills. Reviews and evaluates staff per hospital policy.
  • Collaborates with Risk management, Quality, Case Management, and Infectious disease Prevention to incorporate these disciplines and protocols into clinical operations consistent with a “Culture of Safety/Just Culture”.
  • Works collaboratively with Vice President on budget preparation and expense management.  Control Operating expenses in compliance with budget. Provide continuous analysis and reports on variations from established budgets 
  • Perform other related duties as required 



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing required- Master's in Nursing, Health Administration, Management or related discipline preferred. 
  • Experience
  • 7 - 10 years of clinical experience, of which 5 or more have been in a supervisory capacity.
  • Licensure, Certification, Registration
  • Current CT RN License
  • CPR Certification required
  • Must demonstrate a masterly level of knowledge of nursing techniques and procedures.
  • Strong business acumen. 
  • Demonstrated mentoring and coaching skills. 
  • Strong writing, presentation and communication skills.
  • Demonstrates the CHH core values and leadership behaviors.

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With locations around the state, Hartford HealthCare offers exciting opportunities for career development and growth.  Here, you are part of an organization on the cutting edge – helping to bring new technologies, breakthrough treatments and community education to countless men, women and children.  We know that a thriving organization starts with thriving employees-- we provide a competitive benefits program designed to ensure work/life balance.  Every moment matters.  And this is your moment.

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