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Clinical Nurse (RN) - General Medical Surgical Unit (P4C) - New Graduates Welcome

Company: Nurse.com
Location: Portland
Posted on: September 20, 2023

Job Description:

Summary This is a bargaining unit position.

Job Posting Date: 6/21/2023

2 Positions Available

For a limited time MaineHealth is offering up to $10,000 Sign on bonus for all eligible New Grad Registered Nurses!

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.

This 17-bed true Medical Surgical unit (P4C) is adding clinical talent to their thriving team. This unit provides care for adult surgical patients including surgical specialties in joints, vascular, bariatric, minor neurological and gastrointestinal populations. Also provides care to medical overflow. The nursing team has worked to create an environment that supports learning, teamwork, and excellent patient care. P4C creates welcomes new graduates as well as experienced nurses and values what each care team member has to offer. To be part of the nursing group on this unit a candidate must be focused on outstanding patient care, team communication, and their drive to excel not only a member of our organization, but also as an individual.

This unit consists of new graduates who are stepping into their first positions as nurses, as well as seasoned RNs possessing decades of professionalism in this field. The diversity and inclusion of experience, skillsets, and backgrounds on this unit offers unending learning opportunities every day to those who have chosen to join this team.

All new graduate RNs (less than 1 year RN experience) hired into regular status positions are automatically enrolled in our Residency program in conjunction with their unit based employment.

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: Graduation from an accredited school of nursing. A Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing is preferred.
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. Experience caring for stroke patients preferred. Telemetry experience strongly preferred. Care of post-op surgical patient experience preferred.
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.
All new graduate RNs (less than 6 months of RN experience) hired into regular status positions are automatically enrolled in our 12-month Nurse Residency Program in conjunction with their unit based employment. For RNs with less than 1 year of RN experience transferring from another organization with RN experience and/or participation in a formal new graduate nurse orientation program, consideration for exceptions to some or all Maine Medical Center Nurse Residency Program requirements may be made on an individual basis.
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 Nursing Director.
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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