Nurses at Cooley Dickinson work with advanced imaging, surgical and infection control technologies, including at the modern Kittredge Surgery Center, the Mass General Cancer Center at Cooley Dickinson Hospital and in home care at Cooley Dickinson VNA & Hospice. There are ongoing opportunities for professional development; nurses are encouraged to continue formal education through generous tuition reimbursement programs, and to participate in hospital-wide innovation and improvement initiatives. Nursing leaders have a voice in policy decisions and are active in helping to determine the future of health care at the hospital and its affiliated practices.
As part of a team of dedicated, compassionate health care professionals, you’ll work on the front lines of community medical care as a point person for educating patients and their families. You’ll also likely be asked to be a willing ear for a story that wants a listener, a pillar of emotional strength for someone who needs just a little more support, and a witness to remarkable lives that may otherwise often be eclipsed by loved ones’ other responsibilities and the general pace of modern life outside. In short, you will be incredibly important to a lot of people.
Why Nurse at Cooley Dickinson?
“The rewards are often extremely simple. It’s just bringing a smile to someone who’s frightened, or helping them get their pain under control—it’s the simple things, every day, just to make things a little bit better for that person.”
–Amanda Dixon, RN, Critical Care Unit
“We had a relatively young gentleman in his early 60s come in who had had a heart attack. We worked very hard on him but it was not a successful resuscitation. He had a daughter who was 18 or 19 that I spent a lot of time with who was very close to her father, and I just kept imagining her going home and not having him. So I sent a nurse to Wal-Mart and we got some modeling clay, and pressed his hand into the clay, so she could hold hands with her dad. To be able to give her something that she was able to carry home… it was a—you know, I probably will never see her again—it’s unlikely. But she and I are connected forever and ever and ever, and that was a very powerful moment.”
–Ryn Gluckman, RN, Emergency Department
To browse current nursing opportunities at Cooley Dickinson VNA & Hospice, visit the VNA & Hospice Job Opportunities Page.
Cooley Dickinson Health Care is an Equal Opportunity Employer that applies a progressive philosophy to hiring practices and values diversity in its workforce.