The Nurse Practitioner practices autonomously and in collaboration with health care professionals and other individuals to diagnose, treat and manage the patient’s health problems. Serves as health care researcher, interdisciplinary consultant and patient advocate. Acts as a key member of the healthcare team; participating in direct patient care, innovation, quality and safety initiatives.
Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)
Education: Successful completion of an approved Nurse Practitioner program with two years of Nurse Practitioner experience preferred. MSN required.
License/Certifications: Active Nursing license; certification by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). Newly licensed Nurse Practitioners within the State of Maine must, for 24 months, practice under the supervision of a physician or other Nurse Practitioner acting within their Scope of Practice (32 M.R.S.A. Section 2102, 2-A). Current BCLS required.
Experience: See "Education"
Newly licensed Nurse Practitioners within the State of Maine must, for 24 months, practice under the supervision of a physician or other Nurse Practitioner acting within their Scope of Practice (32 M.R.S.A. Section 2102, 2-A)
Knowledge of nursing processes; health care systems, structure and functions; and community resources
Knowledge of chart/medical record documentation requirements and federal/state laws related to release of health care information
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills necessary for interacting with patients, physicians, supervisors and other staff
Skill in time management, problem solving, multitasking, prioritizing and medical care coordination
Ability to calculate and administer drug dosages and injections and measure results
Ability to respond the changing workload based on patient census
Ability to maintain professional manner even under stressful situations
Proficient computer skills
Committed to being the trusted source for quality care – and careers.
At MaineHealth, exceptional people using the latest in advanced innovations help ensure that our northern New England communities are the healthiest they can be. From a full array of telehealth programs to the most sophisticated electronic medical records system, our clinical technology is second to none. But it’s our people who bring these medical advancements to life as they change the lives of the people in the communities we’re proud to serve.
As a non-profit family of high-quality healthcare providers, we’re working together to create strong, vibrant and healthy partnerships. We are an integrated healthcare delivery system made up of the state’s only academic medical center (and largest hospital), a large bio-medical research center, community hospitals, home care agencies, physician practices, an outpatient lab, and diagnostic and surgery centers. In addition to our clinical opportunities, MaineHealth also offers a variety of fulfilling careers in finance, human resources, information services, marketing, support services, and more!
The MaineHealth family of hospitals and healthcare organizations offers outstanding opportunities to work and live in one of the most spectacular areas of our nation. Our ongoing growth and focus on compassionate care mean a choice of challenging and rewarding career opportunities throughout our system – from mid-sized cities and small towns in the mountains to beautiful coastal communities.
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