Registered Nurse (RN) - Psychiatric Addictions & Recovery *New Grads Welcome
A Nurse Intern/Resident is responsible for performing various duties assisting in the care of patients in accordance within the established protocol, policies and procedures of Pen Bay Medical Center. In the 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 Departments manager. During the 9-month Nurse Residency phase, the new RN is working independently under the guidance of a mentor and supervision of the Departments manager and/or designee.
RN Internship/Residency Program:
The new Nurse Internship/Residency Program is designed to support the new graduate nurse in making the transition from student to competent clinical practitioner as guided by the Maine Nurse Core Competencies. This program focuses on clinical, technical, professional, and educational learning and bedside experiences which will assist the new nurse in developing his/her full potential to provide cost-effective, safe, quality patient care. The Nurse Internship/Residency Program will follow a Competency-Based Nurse Orientation. Participation in all components of the Internship/Residency Program are required.
(12 weeks): During the Internship Phase, the new nurse will be assigned an RN Preceptor and provided with progressive clinical experiences in acquiring clinical competency at the Novice level of the Maine Nurse Core Competencies. This Phase includes an extended orientation to needed clinical skills and practices as well as verification of required competencies.
(9 months): Upon successful completion of the Internship Phase, the new RN moves into the Residency Phase as an RN 1. During this Phase, the new RN 1 participates in required professional development programs and experiences as he/she acquires competency at the Advanced Beginner level of the Maine Nurse Core Competencies. The Resident, RN1 works under the direct supervision of the Departments manager and/or designee as well as a mentor.
Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)
Articulates elements of professional practice and demonstrates:
Knowledge of Evidence Based Practice and Patient and Family Centered Care
Understanding of teamwork and collaboration
Effective verbal/written communication skills
Knowledge of process improvement and sound safety strategies
Competence with computer applications
Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing
Must hold current/valid State of Maine RN license before date of hire
Current BLS Certification
ACLS certified within 1 years of hire for ICU and ED RN Interns.
Healthcare | Nursing
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