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Clinical Educator (RN, MSN) - CCU / PCU

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Backus Hospital


Norwich, CT

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Job Schedule: Full Time
Standard Hours: 40
Job Shift: Shift 1
Shift Details: First shift; some varied shifts to support off-shift staff

Come join Hartford Healthcare and work where every moment matters!

Backus Hospital is actively hiring a Clinical Educator for our Critical Care Unit (CCU) and Progressive Care Unit (PCU). Our Clinical Educators are professional Registered Nurse Leaders responsible for implementation of the educational program, modeling the highest quality of patient care.  We offer a supportive environment to promote professional and interpersonal development and growth.

 Backus Hospital doesn’t just take great care of our patients; we take great care of our Clinical Educators too.

We offer:

·        Tuition Reimbursement up to $5,250.00 after six months of employment and up to 40% tuition discounts with partnering institutions for colleague AND dependents

·        Loan forgiveness for qualifying existing student loans

·        Employee assistance and wellness programs including a strong focus on promoting mental health

·        Benefit eligibility for those working 24 or more budgeted hours a week

·        Generous Paid Time Off and health insurance packages

·        401K with matching employer contribution

·        Free parking

For more than 125 years, Backus Hospital has been the primary source of healthcare services for much of Eastern Connecticut. We are home to the only trauma center in New London and Windham counties, and are the only area hospital with LIFE STAR helicopter services. We deliver and coordinate a continuum of high-quality healthcare with the goal of improving the health of our communities.

The Florence H. Busby Critical Care Unit at Backus Hospital is a 12 bed unit which coordinates and delivers a high degree of critical cares services by caring for patients as a multidisciplinary team with competence, compassion and humility. Our patients have a wide variety of medical and surgical ailments, and include referrals from Windham Hospital and the Plainfield Emergency Department. Our staff consists of Registered Nurses, Techs, a group of engaged Interventionists, and 24/7 Respiratory Therapy coverage.

E3 is a combined telemetry and Progressive Care Unit containing 25 beds and a team of nursing and healthcare professionals with excellent critical thinking skills and specialized training to provide the highest level of care. Our team has specialty training to care for complex stroke, vascular, neurological and specialty surgery populations as well as intermediate care patients. 


·       Graduate of a school of nursing. Master's Degree in Nursing (MSN) or currently enrolled in a program and on track to complete within four (4) years of hire.

·        Current unrestricted license in good standing to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Connecticut

·        Five (5) years recent acute care experience. Three (3) years clinical experience in focus area of job responsibility

·        Current Basic Life Support (BLS) upon hire; Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification preferred

·        Ability to obtain and maintain department specific certifications; Nursing Professional Development (NPD-BC) board certification and Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN) preferred

We take great care of careers.

 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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