Charge Nurse

Job Number 54886
Posted 6/4/2018
Account Eastern Maine Medical Center
Department Neuro/Ortho/Med G5
Location EMMC Campus - EMMC, ME 04401
Schedule Regular Full-time
Shift Evening/Night
Hours 1900-0730
Job Details In alignment with the mission and vision of Eastern Maine Medical Center and the Maine Nurse Core Competencies, the charge nurse at EMMC will strive for excellence in patient safety, clinical quality, and service. The charge nurse will:
Direct delivery of care to the assigned patient population in a professional manner, utilizing the nursing process in collaboration with other members of the healthcare team.
Assign duties, examine work for conformance to policies and procedures and oversee flow of patients through department.

Provide successful organizational and administrative operation of the shift in accordance with current guidelines and assure the highest degree of quality patient care is maintained at all times.

State of Maine RN license or must beeligible to obtain Maine RN License
BSN required

Must have advanced communication and team work skills, must have advanced clinical skills, and must be a role model and mentor.

Skills Required
Ability to safely deliver comprehensive, compassionate, age-specific nursing care for the population of patients within the assigned unit/area. Certification and ability to perform BLS.

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 and bend to reach equipment supplied below knee level.

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.