This is a New Graduate position!
Are you looking for a career in Homecare which will allow you to have more of a work-life balance? Do you enjoy working independently and using your knowledge as a Nurse to provide life changing care to patients throughout York County, ME?
Why Home Care:
The Clinical Nurse supports MaineHealth Care at Home's (MHCAH) 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 MHCAH 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)
- Enjoy a less stressful pace of work, treating one patient at a time
- Case Manage a set number of cases
- Follow patient cases from start to finish
- Have the ability to work closely with patients and families, building better relationships
- Ability to give your full, undivided attention to each patient
- Have the ability to educate patients and family members about care, treatment & diagnosis in a much more in depth manner
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 or a current Authorization To Test (ATT) Letter from the Maine State Board of Nursing. The ATT indicates the individual to eligible to take the RN National Council Licensure Examination, which must be successfully completed within 3 months of starting orientation. Current certification in Basic Life Support for Healthcare providers. Current, valid driver's license to operate a motor vehicle, with vehicle available for work covered by liability insurance as specified by agency policy.
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.
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.