This newly created position will oversee the Prenatal Center, Lactation Consultation and the Childbirth Education teams.
- More than 3,000 babies are born each year at Maine Medical Center. In the Prenatal Center we care for high risk ante partum and high risk postpartum women in our 12 bed unit. We accept high risk pregnancy transfers from both Maine and New Hampshire. We are a growing department that supports and works closely with the Labor and Delivery and Mother/Baby team.
- Our Lactation Consultation team provides breastfeeding support and education for patients, and families within the Maine Medical Center service Acts as a professional consultant by collaborating with other healthcare providers to develop individual feeding plans.
- The Childbirth Education team offers a variety of classes close to home to support the journey through pregnancy, childbirth and parenting. Classes cover - Healthy pregnancies, Childbirth preparation, Breastfeeding, Infant Care, Beyond the basics, Preparing the family, Post-partum support
The Nurse Manager in collaboration with the Nursing Director is the vital link between the mission and vision of Maine Medical Center and the delivery of safe patient and family centered care that is compassionate, evidence-based, and provides the highest quality care. Reporting through the Nursing Director, this role requires collaboration with staff, physicians, directors, other professional colleagues and occasionally senior administration, to meet the diverse and continually changing challenges of the health care environment. The Nurse Manager must be a creative, autonomous, future-oriented, risk-taking entrepreneur who applies nursing expertise, critical thinking, and effective leadership and management skills to ensure that quality care is provided through satisfied and inspired professionals on a daily basis.
Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)
- Education: BSN required. Masters preferred.
- License/Certifications: Requires current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Maine.
- Experience: Requires advanced knowledge and expertise in providing care in order to oversee others and serve as effective resource at a level normally acquired through two or three years of progressive experience.
- Requires interpersonal and management skills in order to deal with complex management problems. Communicates effectively with unit and administrative personnel, physicians, a variety of other hospital staff and persons within the community.
- Requires a high level of critical thinking and analytical skills to make management decisions at unit level and make recommendations for consideration on departmental issues.
- Requires the ability to integrate the knowledge of teaching principles and counseling techniques in order to direct the growth of the unit staff.
- Requires a high level of organization skills, effective time management and delegation strategies that include the ability to rapidly prioritize and adjust work flow according to changing unit needs.
Maine Medical Center is a Magnet designated 606-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.