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Registered Nurse - New Grad *Fall 2021

Dover, New Hampshire



After logging long hours to become a nurse, it’s time to start your career. We want you to feel supported every step of the way. From career development to certifications, you’ll have everything you need to do your job successfully, no matter the direction it takes.

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  • Compassionate
  • Sincere
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  • ANCC Magnet Recognition™

  • Primary Stroke Joint Commission Certification

  • Trauma Center Designation

  • ED Behavioral Health Pod

  • Favorable Patient: Nurse Ratios

  • Innovative Change for Care Redesign

  • Evidence-Based Practice Supporting Quality Outcomes

  • Collaborative Interdisciplinary Partnerships

  • Peer-to-Peer Support Program for Compassion Fatigue



“I chose Wentworth-Douglass Hospital because of the teamwork and positive attitude that I witnessed when I was a student and LNA here. Out of all the hospitals I have been to throughout my education and life I have never seen an organization that had such a strong support system amongst staff members. Another deciding factor for choosing Wentworth-Douglass Hospital as a new grad is the three month precepted orientation that had follow-up for a year that helped me to settle into my role as a new nurse. I love that when I come to work, I am surrounded by people who care about the patients and their outcomes. The staff at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital is supportive and helpful so even on a busy day there is always someone there to help. ”

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Job ID 3155956 Date posted 05/15/2021
Registered Nurse - New Grad *Fall 2021-(3155956)


*This position will not start until October 2021

Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, a subsidiary of Massachusetts General Hospital, is renowned as one of the largest acute care hospitals in the Seacoast region of New Hampshire and Southern Maine. At Wentworth-Douglass, we value people who contribute to patient-centered care that enhances community health; we recognize and reward those who share our values and transform our patients' lives. We invite you to explore opportunities, cultivate community wellness and professional growth.

Making the transition from nursing student to a competent, confident professional nurse can be a great challenge. Wentworth-Douglass Hospital (now an affiliate of Mass General Hospital) provides an exceptional program to assist you every step of the way, in a Magnet-designated clinical environment.

At WDH, you’ll work directly with experienced preceptors, committed nurse educators, and supportive managers and colleagues. Participants in our year-long Nurse Residency Program begin their first week of orientation in our state-of-the-art Simulation Center. Next, we’ll work closely with you to develop a personalized orientation plan to help advance your critical thinking, communication, and hands-on skills. You’ll meet weekly with your preceptor and educator to share your experiences, discuss your progress, and set goals.

During the orientation period, Residents have biweekly meetings and continue to meet monthly for the remainder of their first year. These sessions include opportunities for formal and informal learning and provide a safe space to share challenges and successes.

We invite you to join our team. Our collaborative, person-centered approach will start you on the way to a successful, meaningful nursing career.

The available units for the program are listed below. With your application, please submit a cover letter outlining your area of interest for the program. Applications without cover letters will not be accepted. 

New Grad Openings:

  • 4Garrison- Med Surg Tele
  • 3West- Med Surg Tele
  • 3South- Med Surg
  • 3Garrison- Med Surg Ortho

Job Duties:


  • Appropriately assesses, plans, implements and evaluates patient care, specific to population served
  • Follows policies/procedures, clinical practice standards pertinent to care, including emergency situations
  • Matches formal knowledge with clinical events to make decisions
  • Demonstrates the ability to provide competent, effective care
  • Seeks validation for clinical decisions, integrates input from other clinicians for decision making
  • Prioritizes and organizes work appropriately to effectively meet patient needs
  • Appropriately delegates to and supervises team members based on assessment of competencies, within scope of practice to ensure appropriate implementation of care
  • Collaborates & communicates relevant patient data to appropriate persons clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing (e.g. handoffs)
  • Effectively develops teaching plan and regularly integrates teaching into patient care


  •  Recognizes available resources/tools for meeting patient/family needs
  • Completes assignments in an efficient and timely manner, requesting and utilizing resources appropriately
  • Documents patient assessment, plan, interventions and response in accordance with applicable policies and procedures
  • Communicates with Nurse Manager/ or designee about availability and management of supplies, system equipment and personnel resources at unit/department level
  • Demonstrates contribution to unit-based programs and strategies to monitor and continuously improve the quality of patient care
  • Optimizes use of staff (overtime, agency, skill mix, etc.) based on unit census and patient acuity


  •  Shows commitment to learning new knowledge and skills to enhance service to patients/ families and achieve organizational goals
  • Implements and validates practices based upon current nursing evidence
  • Advances the profession by assisting in clinical education and orientation of other staff and students; may function as preceptor for new staff
  • Uses available resources to answer questions in regards to best practices, reflects upon practices on an on-going basis
  • Identifies opportunities for improvement in processes of care and other improvements at a unit level
  • Actively participates in the collection and use of data and/or evaluation relative to unit-based performance improvements


  • Participates in selection of and completes all unit-specific competencies
  • Articulates Nursing Sensitive Indicators and quality goals for unit and describes role in accomplishing expectations; describes role and participates in quality improvement initiatives.


Experience Minimum Required
•    Graduate of accredited nursing program with RN licensure.

Education Minimum Required
•    RN program completion

Education Preferred/Desired
•    BSN or enrollment in BSN program

Special Skills Preferred/Desired
•    ACLS

Licensure and/or Certifications Required
•    Registered Nursing License
•    AHA or ARC BLS

Licensure and/or Certifications Preferred/Desired
•    ACLS

EEO Statement

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Primary Location

:NH-Dover-WDH Main Hospital

Work Locations

WDH Main Hospital
789 Central Ave


:Registered Nurse


:Wentworth-Douglass Hospital(WDH)


Standard Hours:36

Employee Status

Recruiting Department:WDH Nursing Administration

Job Posting

:Jul 30, 2021


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