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Nursing Departments

The nurses in Stamford Hospital’s medical and surgical departments exemplify the hospital’s commitment to outstanding medical care. We offer an environment that encourages growth in a chosen specialization and the opportunity to provide patients with the best care possible.

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Maternal-Child Health 

  • State-of-the-art maternal-child health pavilion, featuring 12 labor and delivery rooms and all private postpartum rooms
  • 16-bed spacious, Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, fostering a family-centered environment, complete with overnight transition rooms for parents
  • Board-certified lactation consultants
  • Postpartum mother's group
  • Full complement of prenatal classes, including perinatal, breastfeeding, basics of infant care, preparation for a caesarean section, VBAC, preconception class, and childbirth prep—all taught by nursing staff
  • Newly renovated 13-bed pediatric unit with a family-friendly focus
  • Patient satisfaction scores in top quartile nationwide for MCH units
  • Individualized orientation with opportunities for cross-training to other areas within MCH

Ortho/Neuro and Surgical Units

  • Orthopedic nurse transition program 
  • Affiliation with Orthopedic & Spine Institute for excellence in total joint programs 
  • Strong teamwork 
  • Community outreach programs 
  • Excellent nursing/physician collaboration

Medicine Unit 

  • 28-bed unit offering a safe and nurturing environment
  • Specialty hemo/peritoneal dialysis services 
  • Awareness programs and continuing education to ensure quality care
  • Strong collaboration with multidisciplinary team
  • Patient satisfaction scores are consistently in the 80th percentile

Behavioral Health 

  • 24-bed unit offering a safe and therapeutic environment
  • Multidisciplinary approach to treatment of a full spectrum of psychiatric diagnoses
  • Individual programs designed to provide rapid stabilization
  • Structured daily schedule with a variety of activities for our clients
  • Psychiatric and medical consultation available 24/7
  • Patient satisfaction scores consistently in the 90th percentile 

Intensive Care Unit

  • 16-bed multispecialty critical care unit
  • Nursing care is evidence-based and protocol driven
  • Responsible for the implementation of a hypothermia protocol for patients in cardiac arrest
  • Recipient of the Codman Award in 2004 for glucose management in critically ill patients 
  • Uses Essentials of Critical Care Orientation (ECCO) blended with an intense bedside orientation when training staff new to critical care

Cardiology Unit

  • Includes 24 telemetry beds and eight cardiac step-down beds
  • New grads receive an intense bedside orientation as well as classroom experience
  • NIT-based preceptors work on a 1:1 basis with new staff members

Oncology Unit 

  • 26-bed unit specializing in medical oncology
  • Strong interdisciplinary team collaboration
  • Oncology core curriculum and chemotherapy certification course offered on-site
  • Nursing staff is highly involved in the implementation of a complementary medicine program

Rehabilitation Unit 

  • 17-bed unit offering specialized rehabilitation care
  • Unit offers short-term acute rehabilitation to patients with neurologic disorders and orthopedic injuries
  • Patient satisfaction scores are consistently above the 90th percentile
  • Strong interdisciplinary team approach to care

Emergency Department 

  • Accredited Level II Trauma Center
  • Provides initial treatment to patients of all ages with a broad spectrum of illnesses and injuries
  • Team members provide rapid assessment and management of critical illnesses 
  • Fast track section for prompt care of minor illnesses and injuries

Other Nursing Opportunities

Float Pool

  • Flexible scheduling
  • Access to unlimited educational opportunities
  • Supplements staffing in high-census areas

Resource Nurse

  • Responds to all in-house emergencies
  • Improves admission process for patients
  • Promotes education to unit-based nurses
  • Promotes patient satisfaction

Direct Admit Nurse

  • Transitions patients to the inpatient setting
  • Initiates orders and completes admissions database
  • Promotes patient satisfaction
  • Collaborates with admitting physicians

Nursing Supervisor/Bed Manager

  • Promotes smooth and timely admission process
  • Collaborates with staffing office
  • Functions as hospital administrator during off-shift and weekends
  • Functions as patient relations during off-shift and weekends

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