Job Description

Job Summary:

The Emergency Department (ED) Registered Nurse (RN) is responsible and accountable for patient care in the ED. The ED RN utilizes the nursing process to assess, plan, implement and evaluate the care of ED patients. The ED RN directs and coordinates patient care while collaborating with physicians, ED staff members, and ancillary/support services. The ED RN provides care in compliance with hospital policies and the national Emergency Nurses Association Core Curriculum (ENA) and Standards of Practice.  In addition, the ED RN possesses knowledge of CMS (HCFA) standards specific to Critical Access Hospitals State of New Hampshire, State Department of Health guidelines, New Hampshire Board of Nursing rules, and the rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and Standards of Nursing Practice. The ED RN with on-the-job training will work as the second RN until competencies are complete. The ED RN works closely with ED medical staff, general Medical Staff, RN Preceptor, Paramedics, and ED Technicians, as well as, clinical and support staff from all disciplines. The ED Intern RN demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills when interacting with colleagues, providers, patients, families, and the general public.

About AVH:

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 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.

Member organizations include Androscoggin Valley Hospital in Berlin, Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital in Colebrook, Weeks Medical Center in Lancaster, and North Country Home Health and Hospice Agency in Littleton. NCH is proud to be the largest employer in the North Country.

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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