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Clinical Nurse (RN) - Prenatal Center/High Risk Ante Partum and Postpartum Unit

Company: Nurse.com
Location: Portland
Posted on: September 20, 2023

Job Description:

Summary This is a bargaining unit position.

Job Posting Date: 9/6/2023

For a limited time MaineHealth is offering up to $10,000 Sign on bonus for all eligible experienced Registered Nurses with 1-3 years of experience and $20,000 for experienced Registered Nurses with greater than 3 years of experience!

Eligible candidates are hired (offer accepted) into a Full or Part time RN position. Bonus amount prorated for Part time hires, per diem hires are ineligible.
Current MaineHealth member employees are ineligible; former MaineHealth Members are ineligible until greater than 6 months separation from employment.

More than 3,000 babies are born each year at Maine Medical Center. In the Prenatal Center we care for high risk ante partum and high risk postpartum women in our 12 bed unit. We accept high risk pregnancy transfers from both Maine and New Hampshire. This unit is the only stand alone high risk ante partum and postpartum unit in the state of Maine. We are a growing department that supports and works closely with the Labor and Delivery and Mother/Baby team. Maine Medical Center has a clinical nurse advancement pathway, with a strong history of RN growth in this department. This is a great opportunity for nurses who are seeking professional growth, research, and leadership development. This is a highly motivated team with the expectation of specialty certification two years after hire.

Position Summary

The Clinical Nurse supports Maine Medical Center's mission, vision, and values by exhibiting the following behaviors: excellence, competence, collaboration, innovation, respect, patient and family centered care, commitment to our community, and accountability. In accordance with national standards of nursing practice and within the guidelines and policies and procedures of both Maine Medical Center and the Maine State Board of Nursing, the Clinical Nurse is responsible for assessment, diagnosis, outcome identification, planning, implementation, documentation, and evaluation of the effects of nursing care. Care delivery and coordination of patient and family care begins with the initial contact with the health care system and may continue across the continuum. Services may be provided on an inpatient, outpatient, ambulatory, and/or community basis.

Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)

  • Education: Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN) preferred. Must matriculate to a BSN program within 1 year of hire with completion attained within 5 years of hire. Evidence of 10 hours of ongoing education per year.
  • License/Certifications: Current license to practice as a Registered Professional Nurse in the State of Maine. Certification in relevant specialty preferred.
  • Experience: Meets all requirements of Clinical Nurse I. Completion of Level I usually attained by 12 months of employment. Prior cardiac telemetry, OR or ER experience preferred. Prior perinatal care experience strongly preferred.
  • Basic knowledge of the research base, theory, practices, principles, and processes of professional nursing.
  • Interpersonal and communication skills to interact effectively with patients, families, and healthcare team members.
  • Analytical ability sufficient to identify changes in patients' conditions and to initiate appropriate action.
  • Ability to identify potential crisis situations involving patients and/or families and to initiate appropriate action.
  • Demonstrates a caring nursing practice and promotes a healing environment for patients and families.
    Demonstrates the required knowledge and technical skills to care for most patient populations on the unit.
    Additional Information Maine Medical Center is a Magnet designated 700-bed tertiary care and teaching institution. MMC is Maine's largest hospital and a state-wide health care resource. MMC offers outstanding career opportunities and quality of life in Portland.

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