Unit Nurse Manager Neuroscience/Neuro Special Care Unit Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Lebanon, NH
Are you a transformational nurse leader? Do you love being challenged by science and research, and the fulfillment of translating that research into superior patient care and innovative clinical services? If so, we hope you will consider this exciting leadership opportunity we have available.
Dartmouth-Hitchcock is seeking a Unit Nurse Manager to join our Neuroscience/Neuro Special Care Units. This Nurse Manager will be instrumental in the overall operations and clinical compliance of our Neuroscience and Neuro Special Care Units. Our 23-bed unit neuroscience unit specializes in ENT patients undergoing head and neck surgery and our 8-bed Neuro Special Care Unit provides an intimate team environment with excellent opportunities for ongoing learning and research.
Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s Neuro Unit has received silver accreditation as a nationally recognized Stroke Center and has the Gold Seal of approval by The Joint Commission and the AHA/ASA for the Certification of Primary Stroke Center. Our Neuro Special Care Unit is actively engaged in clinical research and is participating in the NIH-sponsored stroke prevention trials including POINT (Platelet-Oriented Inhibition in New TIA and Minor Ischemic Stroke Trial, and CREST-2 (Carotid Revascularization Endarterectomy versus Stenting Trial).
Responsibilities: • Plans, directs, coordinates, and evaluates the operational, fiscal and personnel activities to ensure the provision of high quality, safe patient/family centered care 24 hours a day. • Establish, implement, and evaluate goals and objectives for inpatient services that meet and promote standards of quality and contribute to the total organization philosophy. • Advocates for and allocates available resources to promote efficient, effective, safe, and compassionate nursing care. • Manages the hiring process to meet anticipated staffing needs. • Manages the matrix relationships, including, but not limited to, providing input and feedback to Nurse Educators, Clinical Nurse Specialists, and Clinical Nurse Leaders assigned to the practice area, to ensure clinical competency of staff, quality of patient/family centered care and professional development of clinical staff.
Qualifications: • Graduate from an accredited Nursing Program required. • Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN) is required. • Master’s degree strongly preferred. • Supervisory and/or management experience required. • 5 years of progressive responsibility within an acute care setting required. • Must obtain and maintain clinical competencies within assigned unit. • Clinical or professional certification preferred. • Licensed Registered Nurse in New Hampshire required. • Basic Life Support (BLS) or higher per unit specific requirements.
The Dartmouth-Hitchcock health system stretches over New Hampshire and Vermont and offers the quintessential New England experience. With no income or sales tax, this beautiful area combines history, industry and business and has been ranked consistently as one of the best places in the US to live and work. Anchored by the academic Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH, the system includes the NCI-designated Norris Cotton Cancer Center, the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock; 4 affiliated hospitals and 30 Dartmouth-Hitchcock ambulatory clinics across the region. With destinations like Boston, New York, the seacoast and ski country within driving distance, the opportunities – both career and personal – truly make New Hampshire the ideal place to work and play.
Dartmouth-Hitchcock is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by law.