HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Nurse Director Inpatient Surgical Unit in Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Portsmouth Regional is a 209-bed acute care hospital located in Portsmouth, NH, and is part of HCA, the nation’s largest provider of healthcare services. Portsmouth Regional Hospital serves the seacoast region’s residents in New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts and is also one of the area’s largest employers. Portsmouth Regional Hospital is the only Level II Trauma Center on the Seacoast and one of only three in New Hampshire to earn this important distinction.

Nurse Director of Inpatient Post-Surgical:


*1. Manages the fiscal and clinical operations of assigned area(s) of responsibility and recommends sufficient number of qualified competent persons to provide care. Participates in outside source selection for needed services.

*2. Integrates departmental services with the hospital’s mission/vision maintaining communication with medical and nursing staffs, administration, patients and their families/significant other. Coordinates and integrates services within departments.

*3. Develops and implements policies and procedures that guide and support provision of services. Supervises nursing staff and assures staff competency.

*4. Conducts ongoing assessment and improvement of the department’s performance. Promotes Quality Management and Patient Safety program of the facility maintaining appropriate Process Improvement initiatives. Works as an active member of the interdisciplinary team to focus on continued quality improvement.

  1. Develops, markets, implements, and evaluates new services and programs recommending space and resources needed. Participates in outside source selection for needed services. Works in conjunction with physicians and market resources to promote growth in the service line. Ensure clinical competence of staff through ongoing evaluation, promotion of continuing education, orthopedic and other nursing certification (med/surg), and advanced clinical education.

*6. Ensures compliance with regulatory agencies and educates staff on standard and practice changes providing understand of such and its effect on quality patient care.

*7. Develops goals and objectives for assigned area(s) of responsibility and participates in development of goals and objectives for the Nursing Department.

*8. Provides for orientation, inservice training, and continuing education for persons in the department. Promotes engagement of staff through communication of departmental and hospital updates. Identifies individuals for departmental and hospital committee involvement and provides support to ensure consistent attendance and representation.

  1. Seeks opportunity for personal/professional growth and development and mentors direct reports


    Required- Five (5) years current nursing experience; two (2) years of management experience

    Preferred- Previous experience in Nursing Director capacity


    Required- Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing

    Preferred- A BSN or related health degree is preferred.



    Required- Licensed or eligible for licensure in the State of NH as a registered nurse.


Title: Nurse Director Inpatient Surgical Unit

Location: New Hampshire-Portsmouth-Portsmouth Regional Hospital - Portsmouth

Requisition ID: 00147-5498