Registered Nurse (RN) - Med Surg *Sign On Bonus*

Northern Light Sebasticook Valley Hospital | Pittsfield, ME, United States

Posted Date 3/15/2021

Northern Light Sebasticook Valley Hospital

Department: Medical Surgical Unit

Position is located: Sebasticook Valley Hospital

Work Type: Full Time

FTE: 0.9 - 36 hours per week

Work Schedule:6:00 PM TO 6:30 AM

This position is eligible for a $5,000 sign on bonus (paid out incrementally, with a work commitment). *Current employees of any Northern Light Member Organizations or those with service break less than one year are not eligible.

This Registered Nurse position is eligible to participate in our career development ladder which has RN I, RN II, RN III and RN IV.

The Registered Nurse is responsible for the practice of nursing according to the Rules and Regulations defined in the State of Maine Nurse Practice Act, Northern Light Health Standards of Care/Practice, policies and procedures. The Registered Nurse (RN) is responsible for the delivery of patient care to assigned patients, and for the supervision of other qualified staff to whom the Registered Nurse I has delegated patient care in the exercise of his/her independent judgment. The nurse plans and evaluates the nursing care for patients and families and exercises independent judgment in implementing care or assigning the care to other qualified staff. The nurse addresses physical, spiritual, emotional and educational needs of the patient, and coordinates the plan of care with other healthcare professionals. The RN performs duties and tasks in accordance with performance standards established for the job.

  • Responsibilities:
  • Provides safe and effective patient care by using best practices during hand off communication and when reporting patient care information and appropriately asks for assistance from other staff. (Patient Safety)
  • Demonstrates knowledge and skills in location, operation, and care of equipment. (Patient Safety)
  • Performs and documents systematic assessments according to established criteria. (Clinical Assessments)
  • Recognizes and responds to abnormal diagnostic data and reports to appropriate provide (Clinical Assessments)
  • Develops and maintains a professional and personable relationship and appearance with patients/ families and staff. (Caring & Code of Conduct)
  • Treats patients with courtesy and respect. (Caring & Code of Conduct)
  • Utilizes theoretical knowledge base to operationalize care. (Critical Thinking)
  • Documentation is accurate and complete reflecting adherence to hospital, regulatory and legal requirements (Documentation)
  • Completes population-specific mandatory education competencies as defined by the unit specific scope of service. (Population Specific Competency)
  • Provides culturally competent care to patients and families. (Population Specific Competency)
  • Provides patient centered care. (Population Specific Competency)
  • Practice is consistent with Northern Light Health policy and procedures. (Evidenced Based Practice & Research)
  • Demonstrates awareness of evidence-based practice. (Evidenced Based Practice & Research)
  • Communicates effectively with patients, family members, and all members of the interdisciplinary team, seeking assistance for conflict resolution as needed. (Leadership and Professional Conduct)
  • Implements the plan of care and identifies resources to meet patient care needs. (Collaboration and Teamwork)
  • Identifies and communicates changes in patient conditions that may impact unit staffing levels or the provision of safe patient care. (Collaboration and Teamwork)
  • Contributes to a healthy work environment by exhibiting professional behaviors and seeks assistance in addressing interpersonal conflicts. (Collaboration and Teamwork)
  • Seeks assistance from colleagues in the daily care of patients on the unit. (Collaboration and Teamwork)
  • Participates as a member of the interdisciplinary team to maximize patient care. (Collaboration and Teamwork)
  • Utilizes available resources in an appropriate manner and seeks assistance when needed (Resource Management)
  • Takes responsibility for meeting education and mandatory programs, by completing clinical evidence-based competencies (CBO) and member specific competencies. (Professional Development)
  • Obtains 12 contact hours or a 3-credit professional development course or as specified by individual member organization. (Professional Development)
  • Maintains an up-to-date personal educational file to demonstrate compliance with educational requirements. (Professional Development)
  • Actively participates in the peer review process. (Professional Development)
  • Demonstrates and articulates awareness of performance improvement initiatives. (Performance Improvement)

Other information:
BLS Required.

Competencies and skills:
* Acts Strategic: Creates effective plans that anticipate future consequences and opportunities and is able to connect the day to day operations to longer-term objectives, shifts in the industry, and system goals.
* No previous experience required.
* Promotes Health and Safety: Promotes a healthy and safe environment for patients, employees and visitors. Advocates and models healthy physical and mental health behaviors even in challenging circumstances. Sets high quality standards and strives for continuous improvement and quality assurance by reporting and encouraging others to report near misses and safety issues.
* Resolves Conflict: Promptly acts to find alternatives/solutions when team members disagree. Addresses issues in a direct, honest, and appropriate manner. Handles conflicting interests diplomatically and helps to solve them. Transforms difficult situations into teachable moments using respect and accountability .

* Registered Nurse

* High School Diploma/General Educational Development (GED)

Working conditions:
* Lifting, moving and loading 30 to 50 pounds.
* Alternate shift schedules (day, evening, nights, weekends).

Equal Opportunity Employment

We are an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, disability status, gender, sexual orientation, ancestry, protected veteran status, national origin, genetic information or any other legally protected status

Geographic Region
Healthcare | Nursing

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