This is a 36 hour per week position.
A Nurse Intern/Resident is responsible for performing various duties assisting in the care of patients in accordance with the established protocol, policies and procedures of LincolnHealth. In the LH Intern/Resident program, the new Nurse is working progressively towards competency and independence in responsibilities for the delivery of patient care through the nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation. The new Nurse Intern/Resident directs and guides patient teaching and the activities of ancillary staff. The new Nurse Intern/Resident collaborates directly with the medical staff in formulating a plan of care for the patient. During the 12-week Internship Phase, the new Nurse works under the direction of an RN Preceptor and the Department’s manager. During the 9-month Nurse Residency phase, the new RN is working independently under the guidance of a mentor and supervision of the Department’s manager and/or designee.
Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs):
Education: New graduate with an Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN) or Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing (BSN) from an accredited program or school. Successful completion of the NCLEX.
License/Certifications: Current Maine State Registered Professional Nursing license. Current Basic Life Support certification. Successful completion of LH IV Therapy course. Current ACLS within 1 ½ year of hire.
1. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to communicate effectively with members of EMS, physicians, secretaries, ancillary departments, and nursing staff.
2. Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations. Ability to calculate medication dosages and pass medication exam.
3. Ability to define problems in an objective manner, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.