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Clinical Nurse (RN) - Pediatric Intensive Care (PICU) - Barbara Bush Children'sHospital

Company: MaineHealth
Location: Portland
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:

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.

    Position Summary:

    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 basis.

    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 action.
      • 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.

        Additional Information

        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 Portland.

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