RN Full Time Days - #1687127

Central Maine Healthcare


Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Lewiston, ME
Contract type: Full time
At Central Maine Healthcare our team members are committed to providing exceptional care and experiences for our community and for each other every day Position Summary: The RN is responsible for managing individualized direct patient care to pediatric through geriatric patient populations by promoting and restoring patients’ health through the nursing process; collaborating with physicians and multidisciplinary team members; providing exceptional patient experience by supporting and educating the patient and family throughout their hospitalization; functions as the patient advocate while actively following a plan of care responding to changes in condition and/or response to treatments Essential Duties:
  • Obtains nursing history, performs nursing assessment and develops plan of care for patients.
  • Demonstrates ability to perform a head-to-toe assessment on all patients and reassessments as per policy. This includes adult, geriatric and the general patient population.
  • Demonstrates a time conscious awareness and ability to prioritize during high acuity situations.
  • Performs patient care responsibilities considering needs specific to the standard of care for patient’s age.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of medications and their correct administration based on age of the patient and their clinical condition.
  • Follows the five medication rights and reduces the potential for medication errors.
  • Demonstrates an ability to assist physicians with procedures and performs services requiring technical and manual skills.
  • Demonstrates the ability to start peripheral IV’s.
  • Demonstrates the ability to care for post-surgical patients.
  • Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity.
  • Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and religious/spiritual needs of patients and their families.
  • Functions as liaison between administration, patients, physicians and other healthcare providers.
  • Interacts professionally with patient/family and provides appropriate care and information based on patient status.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and the skills necessary to provide age appropriate care to the patient population served.
  • Able to interpret data about the patient’s status in order to identify each patient’s age specific needs and provide care needed by the patient group.
  • Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
  • Participation in performance improvement and CQI activities.
  • Consults other health team members/departments as appropriate to provide for an interdisciplinary approach to the patient’s needs.
  • Communicates appropriately and clearly to Director, Nurse Leader, Team Leader, Nursing Supervisor, co-workers and providers.
  • Maintains a good working relationship both within the department and with other departments.
  • Documentation meets current standards and policies.
  • Manages and operates equipment safely and correctly.
  • Coordinates and supervises patient care as necessary.
  • Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations.
  • Maintains a safe, comfortable and therapeutic environment for patients and families in accordance with hospital standards.
  • Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, current literature, in-service meetings and workshops; shows responsibility for own professional practice and ongoing education.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.
Education and Experience: Med/Surg/Rehab:
  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
  • Current Registered Nurse License, in the state of Maine, BSN preferred.
  • Current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS required.
Critical Care/ED:
  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
  • Current Registered Nurse License, in the state of Maine, BSN preferred.
  • Current ACLS and BLS (PALS desired)
  • TNCC desired
Preferred:
  • One year of nursing experience
  • Bilingual
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Ability to engage patients and team members utilizing the CMH Experience Standards
    • I am creating a warming, caring, and non-judgmental environment
    • I am actively listening and seeking information
    • I am honest, truthful, and consistent
    • I am respectful, treating all individuals with dignity and empathy
    • I am serving as a role model, taking both initiative and ownership when appropriate
    • I am working collaboratively and demonstrating teamwork
    • I am resilient and adapt to change in positive ways.
  • Demonstrated ability to direct and triage in a highly fluid dynamic operational environment.
  • Ability to collaborate with all layers of the management/ administration team.
If you are passionate about making a difference and are looking for your next great career opportunity, we look forward to reviewing your application!

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