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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.
A registered professional nurse responsible for coordinating the nursing staff's quality and appropriate delivery of direct and indirect patient care to a defined age-specific population via the utilization of the Nursing Process. Promotes a participative management philosophy and creates a positive environment for the professional practice of nursing. Promotes activities that foster continuous quality improvement to enhance patient care outcomes. Ensures patient flow throughout the organization.
Education: Graduate of a school of nursing. Bachelor's Degree required or able to complete within two (2) years of hire. Master's Degree in Nursing preferred.
Experience: Three (3) years recent acute care experience and two (2) years progressive management or leadership experience. Four (4) years progressive management or leadership experience preferred.
License and Certification: Current unrestricted License in good standing to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Connecticut. Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification. Certification in leadership or clinical specialty preferred.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Ability to read and understand oral and written instructions, and effectively communicate information. Basic computer skills (including opening/reading email, basic internet use).
Broad knowledge of nursing standards and practices. Ability to coordinate, plan and direct multi-faceted operation. Excellent interpersonal skills necessary to communicate with departments, employees, physicians, managers, other agencies and the public. Ability to work collaboratively with all departments. Ability to handle multiple priorities. Demonstrated management and leadership skills.
PROBLEM SOLVING AND DECISION MAKING
Requires the ability to take the appropriate action in response to changes, circumstances or problems. Ability to exercise discretion and use good judgment. Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times.
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