Job Description

Job Summary:

Directs the activities of the Surgical Services Department in the following manner: Clinical Responsibilities Responsible for promoting a quality and service excellence culture. 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 staff knowledge of various codes (e.g. Code Blue, Code White, etc.) including aspects of care related to the ages of patients served. 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. Attends and encourages staff to attend continuing education programs to maintain knowledge of current practices relative to the unique characteristics of the patient populations served. Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development relative to the age categories of the patients served. Maintains clinical skills and assists staff as needed.

About WMC:

The major strength of Weeks Medical Center is found in the ability of our physicians and staff to offer extensive services utilizing state-of-the-art technology while maintaining the personalized care of a community hospital. Weeks is a 25-bed critical access hospital offering medical, surgical, and intensive care services. In addition, a wide variety of outpatient services are available, including cardiac and physical rehabilitation; a fully-staffed oncology department; 24-hour emergency care; a fully equipped laboratory; and an extensive radiology department. Weeks is blessed with strong leadership and a dedicated community that allows us to meet the ever-changing requirements of today’s healthcare environment.

About North Country Healthcare (NHC):

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.

If you require a reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to the Human Resources department at the affiliate to which you are applying.

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