Charge Nurse

Job Number 55723
Posted 6/27/2018
Account Eastern Maine Medical Center
Department P6 Cardiac
Location EMMC Campus - EMMC, ME 04401
Schedule Regular Full-time
Shift Night
Hours 1900-0730
Job Details Experience in the Medical-Surgical environment.Leadership Qualities.Ability to lead in a stressful high acuity environment.Ability to provide age appropriate nursing care to medical-surgical patients with a focus on cardiac diseases and cardiac surgical and interventional procedures.Must be adaptable to a fast paced every-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. Strong resource to staff.


Registered Nurse licensed in Maine or must be eligible to obtain. BSN is required. 2 years med-surg nursing experience required. Charge or relief charge experience required

National Certification in assigned specialty within 3 years of hire. Leadership experience required. Cardiac telemetry med-surg experience required. BLS and ACLS certification or must be obtained within 12 months of hire. Successful completion of an EKG Course and a Cardiac Care Course or must be completed within 12 months of hire. Ability to complete a comprehensive age specific nursing care to the population of patients within the assigned unit/area.

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 of the Eastern Maine Medical Center mission and vision.

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.

Equal Opportunity Employment
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