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Clinical Nursing Assistant (CNA) - Neurosurgical/Trauma Unit - R6

Company: MaineHealth
Location: Portland
Posted on: January 20, 2023

Job Description:

Summary



For a limited time this position is eligible for up to $2500 sign on bonus!

Eligible candidates for the bonus will have greater than 2 years (24 months) of CNA work experience.

R6 is a dynamic 24-bed neurosurgical / trauma unit with an embedded 9-bed neuro-focused Intermediate Care Unit (IMC). Bean 2 is a 12-bed Total Joint Center. This position offers the R6/B2 CNA 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. In R6 IMC, closer observation, collaboration, and teamwork amongst the RNs and CNAs is required to support care needs of these higher acuity patients. The Bean 2 patient population consists of adults who have undergone joint replacement surgeries, and this unit serves as the Joint Center for our nationally recognized and Joint Commission accredited joint replacement program. This fast-paced unit consistently receives exceptional patient satisfaction scores.

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 CNAs 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.


Position Summary



Under the supervision of a Registered Professional Nurses and according to defined policies and procedures, performs various service duties and technical tasks such as taking vital signs and assisting patients with basic hygiene and activities of daily living. Specific duties may vary by area of assignment. Consideration of the special needs and behaviors of specific patient populations is required.



Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)



Education: Participates in continuing education relative to role as defined.


License/Certifications: Must be certified as a Nursing Assistant by the State of Maine and be on the State of Maine Registry, having completed a six-week or equivalent course.


Experience: N/A


Ability to read, write, and speak English in order to follow oral or written instructions and complete standard forms.


Ability to perform simple arithmetic calculations.


Interpersonal skills necessary to exchange information and maintain courteous relationships with patients, families, visitors, and Maine Medical Center employees.


Knowledge of standards, policies, procedures and organizational structure of the unit, the Department of Nursing, and Maine Medical Center.



*Current MaineHealth member employees are ineligible for bonus; former MaineHealth Members are ineligible until greater than 6 months separation from employment.*




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

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.

Keywords: MaineHealth, Portland , Clinical Nursing Assistant (CNA) - Neurosurgical/Trauma Unit - R6, Other , Portland, Maine

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