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Virtual Open House - Nursing

 
   
 
 

Talk one-on-one with a live Samaritan representative.  This is YOUR opportunity to ask questions and learn more about our area, organization and career possibilities.  Explore why YOU should be a part of our Samaritan team!

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If you are unable to attend our Virtual Nursing Open House on June 3rd, please know that we will notify you about future Career Fair dates. You may also call or email us directly.

images1 Michael Britt, Manager of Recruiting: 315-786-4997 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Are you being valued in your current position?

As you consider your choices for your next career move, we invite you to explore the opportunities available at Samaritan Medical Center, located in New York State’s magnificent North Country. Samaritan has a rich history and over a century of experience helping families stay healthy through outstanding, compassionate, state-of-the-art medical care.

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Opportunities Include Critical Care RNs 
and Emergency Department RNs! 

  • Low cost of living, safe and attractive neighborhoods, quiet rural areas, affordable housing,light traffic, zero commute time, first-rate school systems, and a gorgeous landscape, all combined with easy accessibility to major metropolitan areas
  • Opportunities for boating, swimming, scuba diving, and fishing; skiing, snowboarding and snowmobiling; recreational and competitive sports; dining – from traditional American cuisine to the latest ethnic fare; and shopping – with shopping centers, historic downtown shops, charming boutiques, and the Salmon Run Mall
  • Patient Centered Leadership environment, excellent salary, full and part-time, great benefit package, yearly certification and educational bonuses, health insurance, and tuition assistance up to $3000.00 per year
  • New patient pavilion, with a state-of-the-art level 1 Emergency Department, a 10 bed ICU and a 20 bed PCU
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Virtual Nursing Open House

Learn More about Samaritan Medical Center
and Northern New York

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Once you visit, it’s easy to understand why New York’s North Country is a truly exceptional place to live and work. Our region offers a low cost of living, safe and attractive neighborhoods, quiet rural areas, affordable housing, light traffic, first-rate school systems, and a gorgeous landscape, all combined with easy accessibility to major metropolitan areas.

Nearby is the magnificent St. Lawrence Seaway, where you can find one of nature’s true wonders: the Thousand Islands. Throughout the Thousand Islands boating, swimming, scuba diving and fishing are popular pursuits. To the west, the St. Lawrence Seaway links to Lake Ontario. Just across the lake, Toronto and other Canadian ports are centers of culture and excellent stops for day trips or weekend getaways.

At the foothills of the neighboring Adirondacks is the Tug Hill Region, which gets as much as 300” of snow annually. This winter wonderland is the perfect place for skiers, snowboarders, and snowmobilers. Finally, there is no place in the country like the Adirondack Mountains, with hundreds of pristine lakes and thousands of acres of pine forest.

The area also offers plenty of opportunities for recreational and competitive sports; watching sports – from the local high school level, to college rivalries, to minor league teams; dining – from traditional American cuisine to the latest ethnic fare; and shopping – with shopping centers, historic downtown shops, charming boutiques, and the Salmon Run Mall.

We invite you to be a part of a community where quality schools, community spirit, natural beauty, sense of history and traditional small town values make our region an outstanding place in which to work, live, play and raise a family.

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At Samaritan, everyone’s job is critical to the successful care of our patients. Be a part of an organization whose employees and medical staff choose to work here because they are dedicated to delivering excellence, are enthusiastic, truly care about making a difference … and are surrounded by colleagues who feel the same way.

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Be a part of an organization whose on-going strategic planning provides us with goals that drive our organization forward and set the tone for future growth and development. The Samaritan Health System is a fiscally sound and stable organization that includes:

Samaritan Medical Center

When The House of the Good Samaritan (later Samaritan Medical Center) opened in 1881, doctors still made house calls for everything from the common cold to major surgery. Today, Samaritan has evolved from a five-bed hospital to a 294-bed acute care facility and regional referral center for northern New York. Its service area includes the city of Watertown as well as Jefferson, Lewis, southern St. Lawrence and northern Oswego Counties. The hospital provides a full array of services including emergency care, medical surgical care, critical care, pediatrics, maternity and a Level II NICU, physical medicine and rehabilitation, inpatient mental health services and a 24-hour state-of-the-art emergency department. Other services include the Walker Cancer Treatment Center, the Pain Management Center and the Sleep Disorders Center of Northern New York.

Fort Drum Relationship

Some of the greatest benefits of working at Samaritan Medical Center come from the unique relationship the hospital shares with nearby Fort Drum, home to the US Army’s 10th Mountain Division. Samaritan is part of a United States Department of Defense pilot project in which military personnel rely on community healthcare providers for many healthcare services. There is no hospital on post, a situation that is not typical of the majority of military installations in the US.

Click here to register for the Virtual Nursing Open House  

or please contact the Human Resources Department at:
830 Washington Street • Watertown, NY 13601
Michael Britt, Manager of Recruiting: 315-786-4997 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

GME Alumni

Learn more about our most current GME Alumni and where they landed after graduating from Samaritan's program...

 Jill Laureano-Surber, DO

Program: Family Medicine

Hometown: Carthage, NY

After Graduation: Opened Private Practice Family Medicine of Northern New York in Watertown, NY – 2014

Colleges and Specific Degrees:
St. Lawrence University, Biology, Pre Med 1995-1997
Boston College, Cum Laude, Bachelor of Art, Theology, 2000
University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2011

Life before Medical School:
After I graduated from Boston College, I stayed in Boston and worked as a paralegal for a year at a great law firm called Barron and Stadfeld while I tried to talk myself into going to law school. I packed up my life in my Toyota Tercel and drove cross country to move to San Diego in 2001. I got an entry level job in sales at a web design firm called Z57 and worked my way up into management until I quit my job to study for the MCATs and start my journey to medical school four years later.

Interests:
Soccer, running, cross country skiing, spending time with my growing family and amazing husband.

Favorite Thing about the Area:
My family is here! I love to spend time sailing with Dr. Johnson and Dr. Maynard on Lake Ontario. I love Sackets Harbor and going on weekend trips to Toronto, the Adirondacks, Boston and NYC to watch the Yankees play!

Favorite Thing about Samaritan:
I have had the pleasure of working at Samaritan now for several years. I worked as a Unit Clerk in the Emergency Room prior to starting medical school. I was able to do my 3rd and 4th year clinical rotations here as well while I was still in Medical School. Now that I am a resident, I have a unique perspective about how everyone works together to take care of our patients. You will not find more genuine, hardworking people anywhere else in medicine as you will find at Samaritan.

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Matt Maynard

Program: Family Medicine

Hometown: Russell, NY

After Graduation: Joined North Country Emergency Medical Consultants, PC in Watertown, NY – 2014

Colleges and Specific Degrees:
New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, NY
Doctorate of Osteopathy
St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY
BS - Mathematics, ACS Certified Chemistry

Life before Medical School:
While in Undergrad, I worked for a local ambulance transport agency doing emergency work as well as long distance advanced life support transports.

Interests:
Skiing, Sailing, & Golfing

Favorite Thing about the Area:
The North Country is a very open and exciting place to live. It is very diverse but also has small town feel that will make anyone feel as if they are instantly at home.

Favorite Thing about Residency at Samaritan:
The people! I have never worked in a place with such kind, and caring staff as at Samaritan. Here at Samaritan, residents are not only an integral part of the treatment team, but you are a RESPECTED member of the treatment team. Also, being unopposed residencies at such a small resource hospital that serves such a large geographical area, prepares you for no matter what niche in medicine you may find down the road.

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Jasmine Weaver, DO

Program: Family Medicine

Life before Medical School: College

Hometown: Neptune NJ, Millstone NJ

After Graduation: Joined Private Practice in NYC – 2014

College:
Rutgers University
Urban Studies and Biology

Interests:
Dance, movies, yoga, shopping, family

Favorite Thing that you like about the Area:
I like the park and Sackets Harbor

Favorite Thing that you like about Samaritan:
Everyone is friendly. The residents have a strong bond.

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Suman Yadam

Program: Internal Medicine

Hometown: Midland, Michigan

After Graduation:  Pulmonary Critical Care Fellowship in Pennsylvania – 2014

Colleges:
University of Michigan BS in Economics
Michigan state University college of osteopathic medicine

Life before medical school:
Went straight from college to medical school

Interests:
Michigan Football and other sports, Playing Basketball, Tennis, Paintballing, Hiking, 80's Music

Favorite thing about the Area:
Scenery

Favorite thing about Residency at Samaritan:
Friendly staff and wonderful residents to work with.

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2014 Class

See our 2013 Alumni profiles, click here.

Certified Emergency Nurse® Review Course

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A two-day review of emergency nursing designed to assist the participant to be successful in obtaining Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN) certification. 

Course Details:

July 15 & 16 - 8:00 am to 5:00 pm each day
Samaritan Medical Center, Conference Room 2A
830 Washington Street
Watertown, NY 13601

Early Bird Registration: $250 per person (received on or before May 16th)
Registration: $275 per person (received after May 16th)
Samaritan ED Nurses: No charge (must show reciept of CEN Exam fee)
Military Discount - 10% off registration cost

Reservations are now closed.

Download the CEN Course brochure for further details.

Successfully completing the Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN) ® exam is a challenge that has been completed by only a minority of emergency nurses. Successful completion of this exam exhibits to others that the bearer has demonstrated a knowledge base in the specialty of emergency nursing that exceeds their peers.

This course is a review of emergency nursing designed to assist the participant to be successful in obtaining CEN certification. The course offers lectures, graphics, videos and practice questions in many of the areas that are tested on the CEN examination. This review will provide not only a knowledge base for successfully completing the exam, but also a foundation for further study as the participant works towards emergency nursing certification.

About the Speaker:

Jeff Solheim RN-BC MSN CEN CFRN FAEN

Jeff brings with him a wealth of nursing background, including clinical nursing in medical/surgical and emergency medicine, cruise-ship nursing, flight nursing, nursing management and administration, state surveyor, and nursing educator. Jeff currently finds his fulfillment speaking in front of audiences around the world on a variety of clinical and motivational topics. He was honored by the Emergency Nurses Association with the “Nursing Education Award” for his outstanding contributions to Emergency Nursing through education and publishing and in 2008, was inducted as a fellow in the Academy of Emergency Nursing. Aside from speaking, Jeff contributes to numerous journals and publications. He is the co-editor of the Manager’s
Forum for the Journal of Emergency Nursing, is a regular contributor to Nursing Spectrum, and has served as editor or author for numerous books.

Jeff wrote the CEN Review course in 2004 and has offered it in locations around the world over hundreds of times since. He has been invited to present the course at the Emergency Nurses Association annual convention for numerous years and has been invited by the Emergency Nurses Association to offer his course
as a live webinar through the organization. Jeff is the author and editor of numerous resource books utilized by participants in preparing for the CEN exam including a series of review books entitled “Pocket Pearls” and another series of books entitled “Pocket Practice”. Jeff authored and edited an on-line CEN Review course in conjunction with the Emergency Nurses Association for MC Strategies – an affiliate of Mosby-Elsevier publishing company. Jeff’s CDs, DVDs and iPod versions of the CEN review course have sold thousands of copies over the past decade.

Aside from his work in the nursing field, Jeff is also the founder and director of a third world humanitarian organization called Project Helping Hands which regularly takes medical teams into various third world countries. Jeff has personally visited over fifteen different countries and led over 30 teams through his
organization. Jeff combines his sense of humor with stories from his travels around the world to make each seminar a fun and unforgettable experience.

American Heart Association Classes

 

ADVANCED CARDIAC LIFE SUPPORT
BASIC LIFE SUPPORT (BLS) TRAINING
PEDIATRIC ADVANCED LIFE SUPPORT (PALS) 
PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY ASSESSMENT RECOGNITION AND STABILIZATION (PEARS)

 


ADVANCED CARDIAC LIFE SUPPORT 2015

Course Description:
These courses meet the standards of the American Heart Association for the training of providers in ACLS. The goal of these sessions is to integrate knowledge and motor skills into a clinically useful discipline. The courses are designed to develop skills and proficiency in the techniques of ACLS. The latest guidelines and recommendations of the American Heart Association are emphasized. The material is covered through hands-on small group approaches and case scenarios. Previous Basic Life Support Training and proficiency in cardiac rhythm interpretation, pharmacology, and venipuncture experience is required. 

ACLS PROVIDER COURSE
February 2 & 3
May 11 & 12
Sept. 30 & Oct. 1
December 21 & 22

ACLS RENEWAL COURSE
January 20
February 6
March 16
April 17
May 29
September 28
October 16
November 16
December 9

ACLS INSTRUCTOR COURSE - Core Course - (Required for all new instructors) - Take on-line course before taking Instructor Course. 
January 21

Download the Advanced Cardiac Life Support Registration Form for more detailed information.  
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BASIC LIFE SUPPORT (BLS) TRAINING PROGRAMS 2015

Samaritan Medical Center offers a variety of BLS training programs to meet your needs. These programs are presented according to American Heart Association guidelines.

Health Care Provider and Provider Renewal Course Description:
The BLS for Healthcare Providers course is designed to teach the skills of CPR for victims of all ages (including ventilation with a barrier device, a bag-mask device, and oxygen), use of an automated external defibrillator (AED), and relief of foreign body airway obstruction (FBAO). It is intended for participants who work in a healthcare setting and those who are required to take a healthcare provider course for their employment. 

BLS FOR HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS
No January Class
February 10 & 11
No March Class
April 21 & 22
No May Class
June 2 & 3
July 22 & 23
August 4 & 5
August 12 & 13
August 17 & 18
No September Class
October 5 & 6
No November Class
December 1 & 2

BLS RENEWAL COURSE
January 7
February 23
March 9
April 7
May 5
June 16
July 14
August 20
August 31
September 16
October 19
November 17
December 15

BLS INSTRUCTOR COURSE 
Core Course - (Required for all new instructors) to be taken on-line before attending the Instructor Course
January 7

Download the Basic Life Support Registration Form for more detailed information.  

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PEDIATRIC ADVANCED LIFE SUPPORT (PALS) 2015

These courses meet the standards of the American Heart Association for the training of providers in PALS.  The goal of these sessions is to integrate knowledge and motor skills into a clinically useful discipline. The material is covered through hands-on small group approaches and case scenarios. You are expected to be proficient in BLS skills. Previous Basic Life Support Training and proficiency in cardiac rhythm interpretation, pharmacology, and venipuncture experience is required.

PALS PROVIDER COURSE
January 5 & 6
April 1 & 2
September 14 & 15
December 7 & 8

PALS RENEWAL COURSE
January 26
February 12
March 31
April 27
July 15
September 18
October 8
November 2
December 11

PALS INSTRUCTOR COURSE
Core Course: (Required for all new instructors) Take on-line course before taking the Instructor Course.
February 13

Download the Pediatric Advanced Life Support Registration Form for more detailed information.  
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PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY ASSESSMENT RECOGNITION AND STABILIZATION (PEARS) COURSE 2015

Course Description: Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization (PEARS) is a new intermediate course for credentialed healthcare providers who infrequently see critically ill children. It is designed to enhance basic pediatric life support knowledge to prepare the learner to initiate and manage the first few minutes of a pediatric arrest or prevent the arrest of a pediatric victim at risk of severe cardiopulmonary distress. 

PEARS COURSE
March 20
November 23

Download the Pediatric Emergency Assessment Recognition and Stabilization Registration Form for more detailed information.  
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For questions about these courses please call: 315-785-4036

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