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Antibiotic Nurse Specialist, Outpatient

Company: Dartmouth Health
Location: Lebanon
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

OverviewProvides expert education and mentoring for nursing staff, hospital administration, physicians, patients and families, and the community. Applies specialized knowledge, demonstrates skills and competencies in the delivery of nursing care. Actively plans, participates, implements, and cooperates with clinical research. Is responsible for developing educational programs and in-services, and leading interdisciplinary councils and committees. Serves as role model, mentor and patient advocate. These are just a few highlights of being a nurse at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and Clinics in New Hampshire.

  • We are offering a $15,000 sign-on incentive (for eligible new hires)
  • We have loan repayment up to $20,000.
  • We offer 3 free months of housing to help get you settled (for experienced nurses, some exclusions apply).
  • We offer Relocation Assistance and a Housing Coordinator to take on the burden of finding a home.
  • We offer generous tuition reimbursement.
  • We have a very popular "earned time" plan.
  • We have extensive CEU/Training programs.
  • Our 8,000 ft Patient Safety and Training Simulation Center is state-of-the-art.
  • Our nurses serve as central figures in the success of our system through our shared governance nursing model.
  • We offer a rigorous, research-focused environment.
  • Dartmouth Hitchcock's Nursing Continuing Education Council is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing. education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Why are we so unique? We are a nationally recognized Academic Medical Center set right in the middle of the White Mountains of New Hampshire. We recognize that "quality of life" means different things to different people, but we are very confident you will love it here as we have beautiful, rural and suburban housing options, world-class primary, secondary, and graduate schools, hundreds of lakes, thousands of miles of hiking trails and some of the best skiing in the country. This all means you can be a happy nurse with more quality time with friends, family, pets or maybe just quiet hikes by yourself. Our idea of traffic in the "Upper Valley" of New Hampshire is a line on the ski mountain at the chair lift. Read more about Dartmouth Health and why YOU should work here. The Dartmouth 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 Dartmouth Cancer Center, Dartmouth Health Children's; 4 member 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. Applicants are encouraged to visit our nursing career site to learn more and apply: Please visit: Dartmouth Health 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.Responsibilities
    • Identifies patients for whom the Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic Therapy (OPAT) program is appropriate.
    • Examines, assesses and monitors all patients identified for review. Performs pre-discharge patient assessments in conjunction with team members, and performing pre-discharge coordination with home infusion companies and visiting nurses associations.
    • Maintains contact with patients and their families to provide information and to answer their questions.
    • Coordinates all review and recommendation functions with the multiple service providers involved in the care of patients. Acts as liaison between non-ID service, home health providers and the patient.
    • Facilitates clinic visits and provides on-site assessments in conjunction with team members. Follows up on and facilitates all recommended changes.
    • Assists in maintaining appropriate documentation, including a computerized clinical database, and developing and updating program and patient information materials.
    • Assists in ongoing and annual evaluations of the program including program outcomes assessments and ongoing quality assessments.
    • Performs other duties as required or assigned.Qualifications
      • Graduate from an accredited Nursing Program required.
      • Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN) with 3 years of combined staff nurse and leadership experience required.
      • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
      • Training in or experience with antibiotics is preferred.Required Licensure/Certifications--- Licensed Registered Nurse with NH eligibility --- Basic Life Support (BLS) Certificate required.
        • Area of Interest: Nursing;
        • FTE/Hours per pay period: 1.00 - 1.00 - 40 hrs/week;
        • Shift: Day;
        • Job ID: 17579;---- ---- ---- ----
          There are so many reasons to join Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and Clinics, members of--, the premiere health system in New England.
          First and foremost are our people. No matter the role, you'll find a shared purpose here. We have doctors ready to teach their knowledge, nurses who lead through experience, and other like-minded individuals collaborating for the health of the community, while inspiring each other day after day.
          Career development
          Affiliated with Dartmouth College, the atmosphere here is very collegial. You'll discover educational and research opportunities around every corner. At Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and Clinics, you never stop learning.
          You'll also appreciate the resources our wide-spread health care system provides. You'll have access to experts at the top of their fields, advanced technologies, and modern facilities that enable you to care for patients like nowhere else.
          Benefits and wellness
          We offer a total compensation package that includes competitive health and wellness benefits. These benefits consist of "Core Benefits" that are provided by Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and Clinics as well as "Benefit Choices" that allow you to select additional benefits to meet your personal situation and needs.
          Our locations
          New England is a very special place to live, work, and become part of a community. We have some of the most advanced educational institutions, best health care, and diverse cultural and recreational offerings you will find anywhere in the country. The public schools are excellent, the mountains are beautiful, and the lakes are pristine. No wonder so many people love it here.

Keywords: Dartmouth Health, New England , Antibiotic Nurse Specialist, Outpatient, Healthcare , Lebanon, Northeast

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