A nursing career you’ll love.

Nurses choose to work at ECHN for a variety of reasons, but they stay for the culture of teamwork emphasized at our hospitals. Our nurses collaborate with all disciplines of the healthcare team to support a culture of safety. We help each other perform at their individual best so care remains patient-centered and outcome focused.

Because our nurses are integral to our patient care, we have instilled a culture of safety. In fact, we are in the top 5% in the nation for Patient Safety Excellence. This means our nurses work in an environment that is safe for themselves and our patients.

If you are caring and compassionate and are interested in joining our team of dedicated, professional nurses, we’d love to welcome you to Eastern Connecticut Health Network where our goal is to provide quality, compassionate, accessible care to everyone.

Why Nurses choose to work at ECHN:

  • Competitive pay and sign-on bonuses
  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits
  • Long- and short-term disability
  • Flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
  • 401k
  • Online learning and career advancement through HealthStream
  • Advancement opportunities

If you would like to make a difference in patient care, are community-oriented and are looking for an opportunity to advance your career, consider Eastern Connecticut Health Network.


ECHN Graduate Nurse Program

The Graduate Registered Nurse Residency Program is a 12-month program designed to transition newly graduated Registered Nurses from students to safe, competent, and professional practitioners. Program components focus on building the competencies critical to nursing practice: clinical judgment, collaboration, caring practices, systems thinking, facilitator of learning, advocacy and moral agency, and response to diversity.

Are you interested
in a Per-Diem Role?

Healthcare Staffing On Demand is a new Connecticut based resource pool, seeking Registered Nurses to join ECHN and Waterbury Health.
Flexible scheduling and competitive rates.

All interested candidates can learn more and apply online.

Don’t just balance work and life. Love them both.

We offer full and part-time nursing positions for recent graduates or experienced nurses.

Sign On Bonus

When a new employee is hired into a benefit eligible position of 20+ hours, we have established a tiered sign on bonus program in which the new employee will receive a bonus six months from their start date and again at their second anniversary of employment.

New employees receive a Sign-On Bonus of:

  • Tier 1: $15,000
  • Tier 2: $9,000
  • Tier 3: $6,000

The faces of ECHN

Our employees come from all walks of life but what connects everyone is a sense of pride for helping others, and the place they get to do what they love everyday.

I started working at ECHN at age 16; I have worked in numerous departments within the hospital both as a nurse and nonclinical employee, giving me the opportunity for a lot of growth and development. As an RN preceptor, I make sure my orientees are given both autonomy and support throughout their orientation. I always try to seek out the best learning opportunities for my orientees to help them succeed.
Amanda Niemczyk

Amanda Niemczyk

RN, MMH Critical Care Suites
I like working at Manchester Memorial Hospital because it’s a great community hospital and I love the staff and teamwork; all the nurses and management work well together and are always willing to help, no matter what.
Colleen Tardif

Colleen Tardif

Nurse Assistant/ Intensive Care Unit, Manchester Memorial Hospital
I started volunteering at Manchester Memorial Hospital when I was in high school; I loved the environment of the hospital. I applied at the kitchen and worked there for 10 years before I got my LPN  license. To me ECHN is family; I practically grew up working for ECHN and I love every moment of it. I would tell a friend interested in a job here to definitely apply because there is respect in ECHN. I believe every job should have mutual respect for each other and the job that we do and ECHN has that respect. I would tell them there are opportunities for growth in ECHN; I began working in the kitchen and now am a nurse helping people.
Togor Palma

Togor Palma

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Our Journey to Create a Culture of Safety

ECHN is committed to be a High Reliability Organization, which means we continuously work together to improve patient outcomes and provide a safe environment for our patients. We foster a culture of safety in our hospital by following and monitoring our quality and safety practices and continuously seek ways to improve care.

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