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Registered Nurse (RN, GN) – Graduate Nurses Welcome to Apply

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Backus Hospital


Norwich, CT

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Job Schedule: Full Time
Standard Hours: 36
Job Shift: Shift 1
Shift Details: Various shifts ; full time, part time and per diem. Departments include Oncology, Orthopedic, Cardiology, PCU, Med Surg and Resource Center/Float.

Come join Hartford HealthCare and work where every moment matters!

Backus Hospital is actively hiring Registered Nurses for our Cardiology, Oncology, Orthopedic, Med Surg units, Resource Center/Float and Progressive Care Unit. Experienced nurses, student nurses and recent graduate nurses are encouraged to apply. 

Backus Hospital doesn’t just take great care of our patients; we take great care of our Registered Nurses too. 
We offer:
•    Nurse Residency program for all newly licensed nurses 
•    Up to $10K Sign-on Bonus for nurses with more than one (1) year of acute RN experience hired into 24+ hour positions 
•    Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) and health insurance packages
•    Tuition Reimbursement and Higher Education partnerships with Quinnipiac, Post University, Salve Regina, Elms College, Sacred Heart University and University of Hartford offering discounts to employees
•    401K with generous company match
•    Free parking 

At Backus Hospital, we are focused on supporting our colleagues. Our Registered Nurses have the opportunity to practice at the top of their license, using research, innovation, evidence-based practices. We offer our Graduate Registered Nurses clinical instruction and additional learning opportunities as they complete the yearlong Nurse Resident program. 


•    Graduate of an accredited nursing school. Upcoming graduate nurses are encouraged to apply prior to graduation.
•    Current Connecticut RN license OR new grads may work temporarily with pending licensure per State of CT DPH Graduate Nurse guidelines 
•    BLS certification by the American Heart Association

For more than 118 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.

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 colleagues - we provide a competitive benefits program designed to ensure work/life balance.

Every moment matters. And this is your moment.

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