Ambulatory Care Nursing Careers
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinic’s ambulatory care nurses, whether in Lebanon, Concord, Keene, Manchester, or Nashua, specialize in rapid, focused, and sometimes unpredictable assessments of patients in a short span of time—an office visit.
They promote wellness, prevent illness, and manage acute and chronic diseases across the age spectrum for patients and their families in a single encounter or a series of encounters over time.
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Ambulatory care nurses receive training on the use of electronic health record systems that are at the forefront of medical records technology and they are welcome participants in evidence based research projects, regional or divisional councils, and Dartmouth-Hitchcock nursing education opportunities throughout the network.
A typical team in ambulatory care includes physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, medical assistants, and appointment secretaries.
Ambulatory care nursing offers both interdisciplinary and autonomous practice opportunities. Some common activities include:
- Telephone nursing practice, consultation, follow-up, and surveillance
- Nurse-run clinics, such as Coumadin Clinics
- Nurse visits
- Hands-on care within office visit
- Coordination and continuity of patient care
- Patient and family education