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Do you have what it takes to be a nurse at Women & Infants Hospital?
• Nursing at Women & Infants takes skill because we are a busy place. The 7th largest obstetrical service in the nation, we delivered more than 8,500 babies last year - more than 70 % of the babies born in Rhode Island. We have been ranked in the top 50 hospitals in the country for gynecology by U.S. News & World Report, and Fit Pregnancy magazine named us one of the top 10 places in the country at which to deliver a baby.
• Nursing at Women & Infants takes boundless compassion. We operate the only tertiary level Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in the region, where we admitted approximately 1,275 high-risk newborns in 2005. We also offer a full range of health services for women, including treatment of women’s cancers, internal medicine, urogynecology, gastroenterology, treatment of menopause and fertility, psychiatry and behavioral medicine, and, of course, obstetrics. Whether you work with a happy new mother, a woman with breast cancer, or parents trying desperately to conceive a child, you will need to approach each situation with a gentle, caring attitude.
• Nursing at Women & Infants takes vision. We are the primary teaching affiliate of the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University for obstetrics, gynecology and newborn pediatrics, and, together with Brown, we were named a National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. While we serve as the host site for millions of dollars in ground-breaking research, we also encourage our nurses to look at their own future. We encourage continuing education with tuition assistance, on-site seminars and university classes offered right here at the hospital. Click here to learn about other benefits our nurses receive.
• Nursing at Women & Infants takes teamwork as we help our patients. Press Ganey surveys of hospitals around the country consistently rank us in the top 10 percent for patient satisfaction scores. We have also been named the “Greatest Place to Work” by the Providence Business News, 2004. The proof is in our staff’s longevity. Nurses, especially, tend to stay here. Several of our nurses have been on staff for more than 40 years, and more than half have been with us for more than 10 years. Part of our team environment encourages nurses to join committees governing many aspect of hospital operations, from trips to the Disney Institute to learn customer service techniques to helping prepare for our five-story expansion. We also involve nurses in the interviewing and selection process for nurse managers.
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