Clinical Nurse (RN) -Neurosurgical/Trauma Unit (R6) - New Graduates Welcome!
Posted on: January 25, 2023
Summary This is a Bargaining Unit Position
Job Posted Date: 1/10/2023
For a limited time MaineHealth is offering up to $5,000 Sign on
bonus for all eligible New Graduates!
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.
- R6 is a dynamic 24-bed neurosurgical / trauma unit with an
embedded 9-bed neuro-focused Intermediate Care Unit (IMC). Bean 2
is a fast-paced 12-bed Total Joint Center. This position offers the
R6/B2 RN an opportunity to care for a diverse patient population in
a supportive environment as an integral member of a collaborative
team of highly trained staff.
- The R6 patient population includes adults and older adolescents
with neurological and orthopedic conditions including closed head
injuries, strokes, brain tumors, seizure disorders, multi-traumas,
and conditions requiring neurosurgical intervention. RNs providing
care in the R6 IMC demonstrate astute assessment and critical
thinking skills, as patients in IMC often have multi-system issues
that require telemetry monitoring, intra-cranial pressure
monitoring, medication drips, frequent intervention, or other
higher acuity care needs.
- The Bean 2 patient population consists of adults who have
undergone joint replacement surgeries. This unit serves as the
Joint Center for our nationally recognized and Joint Commission
accredited joint replacement program. The RN on Bean 2 coordinates
important milestones of care for each patient's visit to facilitate
a timely and safe discharge. This unit sees a high turnover of
patients and consistently receives exceptional patient satisfaction
- R6/IMC/B2 offers a challenging yet rewarding environment where
teamwork, excellent communication, a positive attitude, and a
proactive approach to provision of care is expected. As a teaching
unit with frequent student rotations, this collaborative learning
environment welcomes new graduate RNs and other learners excited to
be part of this supportive team. The compassionate Nurses, Patient
Care Technicians, and CNAs on R6/IMC/B2 work closely to support
each other in meeting patients' needs and ensuring the highest
standards of care are met.
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: Graduation from an accredited school of nursing. A
Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing is preferred. Must
matriculate to a BSN within one year of hire, attaining completion
within five years of hire.
- License/Certifications: Current license to practice as a
Registered Professional Nurse in the State of Maine.
- Experience: As this is an entry-level position, experience as
an RN is not required.
- Basic knowledge of the research base, theory, practices,
principles, and processes of professional nursing.
- Interpersonal and communication skills to interact effectively
with patients, families, and health care team members.
- Analytical ability sufficient to identify changes in patients'
conditions and to initiate appropriate action.
- In accordance with the Clinical Nursing Advancement Program, a
Clinical Nurse I who meets or exceeds all of the Clinical Nurse I
criteria and requirements at the 12 month performance evaluation
date, will be appointed to the Clinical Nurse II position by the
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
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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