Director, Inpatient Services
Directs the activities of the Medical/Surgical Unit, Intensive Care Unit, Care Management Department, Infusion Center, Infection Control and Employee Health. Clinical Responsibilities Maintains optimal standards of nursing care for patients with consideration given to safety and infection control and constantly evaluates results. Insures that staff provide thorough nursing assessment and nursing documentation for each patient. Insures that all staff demonstrate the ability to provide effective pain assessment, prevention and management. Insures that all patients are assessed for risk or potential of neglect or abuse and makes referrals as appropriate. Guides and directs patient care assessment and the educational discharge needs of patients and their families. Allocates work flow and oversees patient assignments, assuring that appropriate personnel are provided for each patient based on that patient's age, assessment and classification. Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development relative to the age categories of the patients served Insures staff knowledge of various codes (e.g. Code Blue, Code White, etc.) including aspects of care related to the ages of patients served. Works collaboratively with Medical Directors to implement, modify and evaluate standing orders, care maps, and clinical pathways to support efficient, cost-effective, clinically appropriate care for common conditions. Collects and analyzes required and desired data/indicators as per Quality Improvement Organization QIO),regulatory agencies, third party payors, and the Hospital’s Quality Assessment Plan.
The major strength of Androscoggin Valley Hospital (AVH) is found in its wide network of specialists who provide care throughout Coos and portions of Carroll County, NH. With wide-ranging specialties including, but not limited to, Audiology, Urology, Ear, Nose, Throat/Allergy, OB/GYN, Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, and General Surgery, a number of our providers travel to multiple North Country locations, providing a seamless and convenient patient experience. A 25-bed critical access hospital, AVH also offers state-of-the-art Imaging technology: Mammography, CT Scan, Ultrasound, and MRI all received Gold Seal Accreditation by the American College of Radiology. AVH proudly offers a full complement of Physical Therapy services (Inpatient, Outpatient, and off-site) as well as Occupational Therapy (Inpatient and Outpatient.) The close relationship that AVH enjoys with Coos County Family Health Services yields multiple off-site Laboratory locations within their primary care clinics. Named a Top 100 Critical Access Hospital by iVantage numerous times, the providers, nurses, staff, and volunteers work tirelessly to personify the Hospital’s Mission to Deliver the Best Healthcare Experience to Every Patient, Every Day.
About North Country Healthcare (NCH):
North Country Healthcare is a non-profit affiliation of four medical facilities, Androscoggin Valley Hospital, North Country Home Health & Hospice Agency, Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital, and Weeks Medical Center, located in the White Mountains Region of New Hampshire. NCH includes numerous physicians and medical providers at multiple locations. This leading comprehensive healthcare network which employs hundreds of highly-trained individuals delivers integrated patient care through three community hospitals, specialty clinics, and home health and hospice services. NCH remains committed to the health and well-being of the communities we serve.
North Country Healthcare is an equal-opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
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