Staff Nurse 1

Job Number 51743
Posted 1/8/2018
Account Eastern Maine Medical Center
Department G6 Respiratory
Location EMMC Campus - EMMC, ME 04401
Schedule Regular Full-time
Shift Day/Evening
Hours 0700-1930
Job Details
POSITION SUMMARY: The Staff Nurse I is responsible for relief charge duties, precepting and mentoring new staff, offering a minimum of 3 department in-services a year, establishing goals with the DHN, participating in special projects in collaboration with the DHN,and participating in unit specific and house-wide performance improvement initiatives. Ability to provide age appropriate nursing care to medical-surgical patients with a focus on respiratory diseases and surgical procedures. Must be adaptable to a fast paced ever-changing environment. A strong team player. Must possess exemplary customer service skills and demonstrate consistent use of EMMC Caring Behaviors. Ability to communicate well with all members of the healthcare team. Must project a professional image at all times. As SN1 will be expected to hold educational in-services for staff, actively participate in Skills Day Competencies, Special Projects as directed by the Nurse Manager. Must have a high level of interpersonal and communication skills and be a demonstrated team player. Must demonstrate reliability and accountability to team members and patients.

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED: Registered Nurse licensed in Maine or eligible to obtain. BSN Required. National Certification in specialty required.

Ability to complete a comprehensive age specific nursing care to the population of patients within the assigned unit/area.

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE/SKILLS: Medical-Surgical experience preferred but will train the right candidate. Experience with tracheostomies, chest tubes, ventilators a plus. Remote telemetry experience.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Capacity to concentrate in a busy and often stressful environment. Ability to come in close contact with people. Sitting, and extended periods of standing and walking are required. Stretchers, monitors, pumps are moved several times a day to accommodate patient and equipment transfers. The nurse must be able to lift 10 lbs. with one hand to attach IV pumps to IV poles. Reaching and stretching may be required at any time. Ability to push and pull heavy computers on wheels; push wheelchairs with 300+ pound patients, frequently lifting 50 pounds without assistance; high volume of stooping, bending, lifting, pulling and twisting. The nurse must be able to stretch, reach, and retrieve equipment from the supply carts of bend to reach equipment supplied below knee level. Must possess upper body strength, agility and lung capacity necessary to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation and have the ability to wear protective equipment and to pass fit testing. Portable O2 tanks are lifted from O2 racks to stretchers to accompany patients. Must be able to perform various sensory requirements such as visual and color acuity, speech, smell, touch, manual dexterity, fine motor skills and hearing in order to assess and treat the patient accurately. Use of the electronic medical record requires visual acuity for reading information on computer screens and fine motor skills for keyboarding and use of a mouse.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT: Fast paced clinical environment. Participation in unit specific and hospital wide activities that promote self and staff development. Participation in the development of unit specific strategic goals that assist with the fulfillment.

Equal Opportunity Employment
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