Clinical Nurse (RN) - Pediatric Intensive Care (PICU) - Barbara Bush Children'sHospital
Posted on: January 24, 2023
Summary This is a bargaining unit position.
Job Posting Date: 1/12/2023
3 positions available
For a limited time MaineHealth is offering up to $10,000 Sign on
bonus for all eligible experienced Registered Nurses with 1-3 years
of experience, and up to $20,000 for experienced Registered Nurses
with greater than 3 years of RN experience!
- Eligible candidates are hired (offer accepted) into a Full or
Part time RN position. Bonus amount prorated for Part time hires,
per diem hires are ineligible.
- Current MaineHealth member employees are ineligible; former
MaineHealth Members are ineligible until greater than 6 months
separation from employment.
The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at The Barbara Bush
Children's Hospital is one of the most sophisticated facilities for
pediatric critical care in the northeast featuring the latest in
design and technology, including one positive pressure room and two
negative pressure rooms. Our PICU offers high-level intensive care
for more than 450 critically ill children each year. Our providers
have the expertise to care for children with: Acute critical
illness, serious injuries from accidents, severe neurological
illness or injury, organ failure, those who have undergone complex
surgery. This expert care includes advanced therapies in invasive
and non-invasive respiratory support, sophisticated monitoring
techniques, and administering continuous infusions that require
close medical supervision. Some of our patients require 1:1 nursing
care, while other patients are part of a 1:2 nurse:patient ratio.
Our rounds and approach to care are always multidisciplinary and we
focus on evidence based practices to provide the most up to date,
highest quality care.
All shifts are 12 hrs and we utilize self- scheduling model. Prior
PICU strongly preferred. NICU, ICU, ED preferred.
The Clinical Nurse supports Maine Medical Center's mission, vision,
and values by exhibiting the following behaviors: excellence,
competence, collaboration, innovation, respect, patient and family
centered care, commitment to our community, and accountability. In
accordance with national standards of nursing practice and within
the guidelines and policies and procedures of both Maine Medical
Center and the Maine State Board of Nursing, the Clinical Nurse is
responsible for assessment, diagnosis, outcome identification,
planning, implementation, documentation, and evaluation of the
effects of nursing care. Care delivery and coordination of patient
and family care begins with the initial contact with the health
care system and may continue across the continuum. Services may be
provided on an inpatient, outpatient, ambulatory, and/or community
Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)
- Education: A Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing is
preferred. Must matriculate to a BSN program within one year of
hire, with completion attained within five years of hire.
- License/Certifications: Current license to practice as a
Registered Professional Nurse in the state of Maine.
- Experience: Meets all requirements of Clinical Nurse I (minimum
of 12 months RN work experience). Prior PICU strongly preferred.
NICU, ICU, ED and pediatrics preferred.
- Evidence of 10 hours of ongoing education per year.
- Demonstrates a caring nursing practice and promotes a healing
environment for patients and families.
- Demonstrates the required knowledge and technical skills to
care for most patient populations on the unit.
- Interpersonal and communication skills to interact effectively
with patients, families, and healthcare team members.
- Ability to identify potential crisis situations involving
patients and/or families and to initiate appropriate
- In accordance with the Clinical Nursing Advancement Program, a
Clinical Nurse II may choose to remain at Level II as opposed to
seeking advancement to Level III.
MaineHealth was ranked one of America's Best Large Employers in
2022 by Forbes!
MaineHealth is a not-for-profit integrated health system whose
vision is, "Working together so our communities are the healthiest
in America." MaineHealth consists of nine local health systems, a
comprehensive behavioral health care network, diagnostic services,
home health agencies, and 1,700 employed clinicians working
together through the MaineHealth Medical Group. With approximately
22,000 care team members, MaineHealth provides preventive care,
diagnosis and treatment to 1.1 million residents in Maine and New
Hampshire. Learn more about our system at mainehealth.org
At MaineHealth, we offer benefits that support an individual's
needs for today and flexibility to plan for tomorrow. Our packages
include health and dental insurances, paid parental leave,
retirement program, generous paid time off, and much more! Our
comprehensive array of benefits are competitive, affordable, and
include choices that meet specific, but ever changing, needs.
With a career at any of the MaineHealth locations, you'll be
working with health care professionals that truly value the people
around them - both within the walls of the organization and the
neighborhoods that surround it. We are deeply invested in the
well-being of our communities and care team members. We believe in
fostering a work environment of strong commitment, compassionate
caring and continuous improvement. Join us, and your abilities will
be challenged and enhanced as you take your career to a new
level.Additional Information Maine Medical Center is a Magnet
designated 700-bed tertiary care and teaching institution. MMC is
Maine's largest hospital and a state-wide health care resource. MMC
offers outstanding career opportunities and quality of life in
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