Job Description



Job Summary:

The Same Day Surgery RN is defined as the Registered Nurse (RN) who, using the nursing process, develops a plan of nursing care and then coordinates and delivers care to patients undergoing operative or other invasive procedures. Perioperative nurses have the requisite skills and knowledge to assess, plan, intervene, and evaluate the outcomes of interventions. The SDS nurse addresses the physiological, psychological, socio-cultural, and spiritual responses of surgical patients. The Perioperative nurse provides care in compliance with hospital policies and the standards of practice of AORN Standards, Recommended Practices, and Guidelines and ASPAN Standards. In addition, the Perioperative nurse possesses knowledge of CMS (HICFA) standards specific to Critical Access Hospitals, New Hampshire Department of Health guidelines, New Hampshire Board of Nursing rules, and the rules, regulations, policies, procedures and Standards of Nursing Practice. Current RN license in the State of New Hampshire Two (2) years Med-Surg experience required. Current BLS, ACLS and Basic Dysrhythmia certifications required PALS required within one year of hire Specialty Certification preferred Computer skills strongly preferred Excellent interpersonal communication skills and organizational skills required.



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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