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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.
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. Through living our values of trust, integrity and excellence, we work together to provide the highest levels of personalized, compassionate care to our patients at the times they need it most.
Our Nurses work in collaborative environments with strong interdisciplinary teams, focused on a patient centered care model in a richly diverse work space. Under the direction and general supervision of the Nurse Manager, the registered nurse utilizes evidence based practices in accordance with the State Nurse Practice Act, policies and procedures of the hospital and as directed by the medical staff. The registered nurse who through knowledge and ability uses the nursing process to develop a plan of care which includes standards of practice to meet the physical, emotional spiritual, cultural and educational needs of the patient and family.
Graduate of a school of nursing (BSN preferred).
One (1) year RN experience and/or successful completion of The William W. Backus Hospital Nurse Residency Program required.
Ability to obtain and maintain Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification within 90 days of hire.
Current unrestricted License in good standing to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Connecticut.
Current Basic Life Support (BLS) upon hire.
Ability to obtain and maintain department specific certifications.
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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.