Connecticut Children’s Medical Center’s main campus is located at 282 Washington Street in Hartford, Connecticut.

Opportunities for Experienced Nurses

If you are an experienced nurse, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center is a great place for you to develop your critical thinking, acute care skills, and pediatric expertise in a uniquely supportive environment.

Why Choose a Career at Connecticut Children’s?

Here are some of the programs we have in place to support our nurses’ development:

  • Tailored orientation, including a mentorship program
  • Continuing education opportunities
  • Clinical ladder structure to encourage you to grow and advance your practice
  • Strong nursing shared governance structure
  • Competitive Total Rewards program: compensation, benefits, educational assistance, free parking, paid time off, and more

Featured Nursing Opportunities

We are always interested in meeting experienced nurses, particularly those with pediatric and/or adult acute care experience, for a variety of nursing positions. Here are some of our featured opportunities.

Outpatient Specialty Clinics

If you are a nurse who is interested in care coordination, developing an area of expertise and working in a dynamic team environment, look no further! Connecticut Children’s is currently seeking nurses to work in our outpatient specialty clinics, with both part-time and full-time openings available in Gastroenterology, ENT, Endocrinology and a Float position (which will cover several clinics).

Each clinic specializes in providing world class integrated healthcare, in a patient and family centered environment, to support our mission of making Connecticut’s children the healthiest in the nation.

Our clinics are open Monday – Friday and offer schedules with no night, weekend or holiday commitments.

We are seeking candidates who have at least two years of nursing experience; preferably at least one year of experience in pediatrics, and strong assessment and critical thinking skills. Experience with phone triage and documentation using an electronic health record is also strongly preferred.

To apply, please visit our career center. All positions can be found by searching for “Outpatient RN.”

Operating Room (OR)

We pride ourselves on our team approach to patient care in the OR. Our OR nurses are key members of the OR team, working as scrub and circulating nurses. As a Level 1 Trauma Center, Connecticut Children’s has some of the most technically advanced equipment available, including the da Vinci Xi robot and Medtronic image-guided surgical navigation instruments.

We perform cutting edge surgeries such as EXIT procedures, Nuss procedures, spinal fusions using MAGEC™ (MAGnetic Expansion Control) spinal growing rods, and robotic procedures. We offer surgical services in a wide variety of pediatric specialty areas, including general surgery, neurosurgery, cardiac, and ENT.

Click the video to experience the OR through the eyes of some of our nurses!

OR nurses may work day, evening or night shifts. Please contact us if you are interested in exploring nursing opportunities in our OR!

Testimonials

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Eldina Sabovic, RN, BSN
“As a new nurse, never did I feel that I had no one to turn to for help and guidance when I needed it most. More specifically in my work environment, the operating room, the teamwork and willingness to be supportive of one another as co-workers was one of the things that will always stick with me. Beyond my unit, this hospital itself has proven to be a great work environment for its staff and a great place to make an impact on the children it cares for.”

 

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Elaine Johnson, RN, CNOR
“I enjoy working with my co-workers. We are a family. We are supportive in our work life and personal life. I feel that my opinions and skills matter each day. Working in the Operating Room can be stressful at times but I know that my co-workers, surgeons, PCA, CSR staff and anesthesia personnel are always there for me in an effort to provide the best possible care for our patients and their families. I cannot think of a better place to work.”

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)

PICU nurses care for patients and their families during their most difficult times. PICU nurses work in collaboration with the PICU physicians to provide optimal critical care to our high acuity patients. Our PICU is the ideal place for experienced nurses to build critical care skills and learn new skills through a comprehensive orientation program with the support of nursing leadership in a team-focused environment.

After a comprehensive, individualized orientation, PICU nurses enjoy a flexible work schedule – weekend only, day/night rotation and nights-only schedules are available. Contact us if you are interested in exploring PICU opportunities!

Click the video to experience our PICU through the eyes of some of our nurses!

Gastroenterology

Connecticut Children’s Center for Digestive Diseases is one of a select few in the nation that provides superior clinical care with renowned gastroenterologists who also lead national and international education initiatives and NIH-funded research.

Are you a nurse seeking to build long-term relationships with patients and their families?  Are you motivated by a dynamic environment that brings challenge and rewards every day? Look no further than Connecticut Children’s.  We pursue the highest standards and best outcomes in everything we do.

  • Looking for motivated nurses with at least 1 year pediatric nursing experience
  • Strong assessment skills and knowledge of telephone triage preferred
  • Monday-Friday, flexible hours! (No nights, no weekends)
  • A tailored orientation to meet your specific needs. Assigned preceptor along with collaborative efforts by the team
  • GI provides comprehensive care for all pediatric GI diagnoses
  • Collaborative relationship with physicians, registered dieticians, social work and psychology to include sharing of ideas in multi-disciplinary forums
  • Clinical ladder opportunities to grow and advance practice.
  • Facility is on the Magnet journey and has strong nursing shared governance structure already functioning throughout facility
  • Support from Nursing Leadership to attend local and distance conferences with a portion of the fees covered
  • Strong Nursing Leadership that collaborates with physician leadership and practice management

Testimonials

Here’s what some of our nurse have to say about working in GI.

Karen Kearns, BSN, CPN

I have been working in the GI ambulatory clinic at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center for 1 1/2 years and don’t know why I didn’t come to Connecticut Children’s sooner! It is an amazing hospital that values its nurses, both professionally and as individuals. The GI clinic has been a reflection of this philosophy.

Everyone has been very welcoming. I enjoy all the learning opportunities available to the GI staff, as well the willingness of both providers and nurses to share their knowledge. They have a holistic approach to patient care and value the continuity of care. There are many opportunities to meet the patients, do teaching and then follow them through their treatments. I feel the GI team goes above and beyond for patient care. I am proud to be part of the team.

Penny Becker, RN

What I enjoy most about working the last two years in the GI department is the continuity of care. Not only have I gotten to know my patients and families beyond their disease process but have gotten to know them as a whole.

The GI department is like a “family” to me. When you are happy at what you do every day it reflects on how you do your work. I have heard from many of my patients and families how much they appreciate my efforts in helping them and every night I can go home knowing the meaning of why I went into nursing. I am excited to continue my career here at Connecticut Children’s.

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