Cardiovascular Critical Care, Emergency & Medical/Surgical Units

Cardiovascular Critical Care Unit - a 12-bed combined cardiac surgery and cardiology critical care unit. 

Emergency Department - a 28-bed facility that is staffed by RNs, Paramedics, LPNs, and LNAs and cares for patients with a broad spectrum of illnesses and injuries. 

3 West – This is a 36-bed Orthopedic unit that specializes in orthopedics, traumatic injury and plastic surgery. 

The Clinical Nurse Leaders at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center are vital members of our interdisciplinary care and leadership teams on each specific unit. Their insight, knowledge and clinical experience provide a foundation for superior clinical care, and the overall patient experience. D-H Clinical Nurse Leaders serve as unit-specific experts providing analytical support to the nursing leadership to plan and predict patient care needs based on quality benchmarking, research, education and practice.

Responsibilities include:

  • Designing, coordinating, integrating and evaluating nursing care for assigned units(s) to ensure optimal patient outcome.  Performs or oversees the collection of holistic assessments. Carries a caseload of patients and provides care at the point of care.  
  • Collaborating with unit leadership to create an environment that facilitates and improves patient care delivery.  Synthesizing data, information and knowledge to evaluate and achieve optimal patient outcomes.
  • Ensuring that patients and families are well-informed and included in care planning.
  • Providing leadership in the educational needs of patients and families and develops the clinical expertise of staff.  Provides formal and informal educational opportunities on the unit to improve clinical skills of all staff. 
  • Recommending specific programming to build clinical skill set of staff.  Provides input and feedback to Manager related to evaluation and competency of staff.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master of Science degree in Clinical Nurse Leader or a post Master certificate for Clinical Nurse Leader. 
  • 3 years of experience in nursing with evidence of clinical competency in specialty area.
  • Affiliation with professional organizations strongly recommended. 
  • Demonstrated leadership in patient care and outcomes.

Required Licensure/Certification Skills:

  • Licensed Registered Nurse in the state of New Hampshire. 
  • Certification in Clinical Nurse Leader.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock is one of the top academic systems in the country. 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; 5 member hospitals and 24 Dartmouth-Hitchcock ambulatory clinics across the region. We are close to the urban centers of Boston, New York and Montreal, but also offer proximity to the seacoast and multiple top-tier ski mountains within a short driving distance. In the Upper Valley of New Hampshire, the opportunities – both career and personal – truly make our area the ideal place to work and play.

Applicants are encouraged to apply at:

Dartmouth-Hitchcock is an equal opportunity 



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