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Nurse Manager (RN) - Orthopedic

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Backus Hospital


Norwich, CT

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Job Schedule: Full Time
Standard Hours: 40
Job Shift: Shift 1
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Work where every moment matters.

Every day, almost 30,000 Hartford HealthCare employees 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.

Responsible for the comprehensive administration of a patient care services (PCS) department or a cluster of departments. The director shapes and interprets the philosophy and definition of nursing as it relates short and long term planning, program and staff development, resource and budget management, staffing, performance improvement and healthcare system utilization.


Education: Graduate of a school of nursing. BSN or MSN required.
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. Certification in leadership or clinical specialty or ability to attain within six (6) months of hire. Ability to obtain and maintain BLS within 90 days of hire. Ability to obtain and maintain department specific certifications. Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification and certification in Leadership preferred.

Ability to read and understand oral and written instructions, and effectively communicate information. Basic computer skills (including opening/reading email, basic internet use).
Effectively communicate technical or complex information and present effective and persuasive discussions in order to carry on negotiations with all levels within the organization. Ability to build relationships through support, teambuilding and conflict prevention. Ability to lead through motivating and managing purpose. Ability to develop clinical quality and service orientation. Ability to plan and make decisions with initiative and financial knowledge. Ability to develop all members of the staff through initial recruiting and retention of top talent. Also has the ability to represent WWBH to external agencies and organizations. Current knowledge of equipment, instrumentations and medications with the ability to read and monitor outcomes in the care of a patient.

Requires high level of analytical ability in order to gather and interpret information from various sources. Requires the ability to take the appropriate action in response to changes, circumstances or problems. Full decision making authority regarding department activities, including the ability to change policy.

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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.

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