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Every day, over 30,000 Hartford HealthCare colleagues come to work with one thing in common: Pride in what we do, knowing every moment matters here. We invite you to become part of Connecticut’s most comprehensive healthcare network.
Join us at Backus Hospital as we live our values every day. As part of Hartford HealthCare we create a better future for healthcare in Connecticut and beyond. By embodying these values we have become nationally respected for patient care and most trusted for personalized coordinated care. Come be part of something special!
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.
A4 Orthopedic is a 31-bed unit where we care for patients recovering from orthopedic surgeries including state-of-the-art total knee, hip, shoulder, spine and general post-op procedures. Through our dedication to providing the highest quality of care, we are proud to have earned “Center of Excellence” accreditation from The Joint Commission. We are a dynamic team of nursing and healthcare professionals who are supportive of each other and thrive in a fast-paced environment. Combining our skill and use of innovative technology, our patient and family centered care creates an environment that promotes caring and healing. If you see yourself on A4 and are interested in joining our team, we invite you to submit an application so that we can learn more about you!
Demonstrates clinical competence through utilization of the nursing process and development of a synergistic nurse-patient relationship. Assesses and identifies patient problems/needs, establishes a plan of care, implements and evaluates care provided to patients.
Graduate of a school of Nursing. BSN preferred
One (1) year experience and/or successful completion of the Backus Hospital Nurse Residency Program. Two (2) or more years of experience in orthopedics preferred.
Current unrestricted license in good standing to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Connecticut.
Current Basic Life Support (BLS) upon hire.
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification preferred.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Basic knowledge of Nursing principles and practices. Ability to read and understand oral and written instructions. Communicates effectively in order to provide technical or complex information as well as instruction. Excellent interpersonal skills necessary to communicate with departments, employees, physicians, managers and patients. Ability to handle multiple priorities, be flexible and a team player. Ability to work in a stressful environment. Commitment to customer service. Basic computer knowledge in order to enter/retrieve data.
PROBLEM SOLVING AND DECISION MAKING
Requires high level of analytical ability in order to gather and interpret information from various sources. Able to take the appropriate action in response to changes, circumstances, problems and/or emergency situations. Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times.
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