Clinical Nurse I/New Nurse Graduate Opportunity (RN) - Inpatient Adult Float Pool

  • MaineHealth
  • Portland, ME, USA
  • Aug 31, 2021
Nursing

Job Description

Summary

Maine Medical Center’s Float Pool offers a unique opportunity for a newly registered or graduated nurse to expand their knowledge base and sharpen their skill set. An RN in this position is given the opportunity to train on an array of Med Surg floors, Telemetry units and high acuity settings within Maine’s only Magnet designated hospital and level 1 Trauma Center. The assortment of floors and units an RN could potentially be assigned to may give way to opportunity to practice in highly sought after specialties once trained on multiple units. Candidates applying to the Float Pool must possess the ability to think quickly on their feet, remarkable adaptability and critical thinking expertise. 

Position Summary

The Clinical Nurse supports Maine Medical Center's 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 Maine Medical Center 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)

  • Current license to practice as a Registered Professional Nurse in the state of Maine.
  • Demonstrated competency in applying evidence based knowledge, theory, practices, principles, and processes of professional nursing.
  • Completion of level I, usually achieved within 12 months.
  • Evidence of 10 hours of ongoing education per year.
  • Interpersonal and communication skills to interact effectively with patients, families, and health care team members.
  • Knowledge of standards, policies, procedures, and organizational structure of the unit, the Department of Nursing, and Maine Medical Center.
  • Ability to identify potential crisis situations involving patients and/or families and to initiate appropriate action.
  • A Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing is preferred. Must matriculate to a BSN within one year of hire, attaining completion within five years of hire.

 

Additional Information

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.