Southern New Hampshire Medical Center

Department: Emergency Department

Schedule: 7:00am – 7:30pm, EOW

Shift: Day/evening

Hours: 7a-7:30p

Req#: 20069

Department Summary:

The Emergency Department of Southern New Hampshire Medical Center provides culturally competent care to the diverse population of Southern New Hampshire with a 30-bed, critical care unit. In addition to supporting the community as a Level III Trauma Center, and Primary Accredited Stroke Facility, the ED has taken proactive steps to provide safe care to our psychiatric population through the implementation of a 6-bed secured intradepartmental unit. With increased patient volumes and higher acuity, the ED is prepared to accommodate additional patients through utilization of hallway beds and a triage fast-track area. We support and take pride in providing numerous educational opportunities for our staff to pursue board certifications and higher education in addition to the advanced technical skills they provide, such as ultrasound guided IV placement and arterial IV line management. Our robust staff of nurses, paramedics, LNAs and Health Unit Coordinators work 12-hour shifts around the clock to provide a continuous higher level of care to our community.

Position Summary:

The Emergency Services Psychiatric Registered Nurse cares for patients ranging from adolescents to adults with acute and/or chronic psychiatric disorders. Care is delivered utilizing a patient-centered approach incorporating the Professional Practice Model, where you will provide patient-centered care through teamwork and collaboration to achieve quality patient outcomes. 


  • Current NH licensure as a Registered Nurse
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Baccalaureate in nursing and/or Board certification strongly preferred
  • Completion of BSN within ten years of hire
  • Recent psychiatric nursing experience strongly preferred
  • Ability to achieve the following competencies:
    • Within 30 days:
      • Basic Life Support
      • Management of Aggressive Behavior (MOAB)
    • Within 90 days:
      • Intravenous Therapy
      • Suicide Risk Assessment
      • Psychopharmacology

About Southern New Hamphire Health:

For more than 100 years, Southern New Hampshire Medical Center, A MAGNET designated facility, has honored our mission: to improve, maintain, and preserve the overall health and well-being of individuals living in the greater Nashua area by providing information, education, and access to exceptional health and medical care services.
We have literally been at the heart of better health for Greater Nashua. Our main downtown campus, a familiar landmark for generations, has grown along with the Gate City. Today, The Medical Center and our affiliated doctors and services extend across much of southern New Hampshire. Along with our growth has been the opportunity for many to build and enhance their careers within our organization. We encourage the professional and personal development of our employees and are proud of the workplace culture we have developed. 

At Southern New Hampshire Health, we believe in the little moments and the power of small gestures. It is our desire to make every patient, family or visitor interaction meaningful.

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We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.



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