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.
Bean 5 is a high-paced 43 bed medical respiratory unit with an
embedded 8 bed Intermediate Care Unit (IMC). Unique to Bean 5, the
8 bed IMC includes our Assisted Ventilator Unit.
The patient population on Bean 5 is vast and includes specialties
of acute on chronic states, respiratory failure, complex vascular,
general surgical and neuroscience conditions, sepsis and
multisystem organ failure.
RN's providing care in the Bean 5 IMC/AVU demonstrate astute
assessment and critical thinking skills, as patients in IMC may
have multi-system issues that require continuous monitoring,
medication drips, frequent interventions, and higher level
respiratory support. Within our Assisted Ventilation Unit (AVU)
patients may be requiring acute and/or chronic ventilator
With a focus on ventilator weaning, nursing interventions require
frequent assessments and collaboration with the interdisciplinary
team. RN's working on Bean 5 have the opportunity to work in a
unique clinical setting that allows for experience in medical
telemetry, IMC, and AVU.
Bean 5's clinical nursing team includes bright, innovative
professionals looking to hold themselves and others to the highest
nursing and care standards. Our nurses, patient care technicians,
and CNAs exemplify analytic ability to identify patient needs,
risks, and interventions. We provide excellent customer service to
patients and families at their current health states and learning
abilities. As a team, we continually demonstrate exceptional
communication abilities, always effectively interacting and problem
solving with other healthcare professionals, hospital
administration, patients and families.
All new graduate RNs hired into regular status positions are
automatically enrolled in our Residency program in conjunction with
their unit based employment.
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
Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)
Education: Graduation from an accredited school of nursing. A
Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing is preferred.
License/Certifications: Current license to practice as a Registered
Professional Nurse in the State of Maine.
Experience: As this is an entry-level position, experience as an RN
is not required.
Basic knowledge of the research base, theory, practices,
principles, and processes of professional nursing. Respiratory or
IMC experience preferred. Ventilator experience strongly
Interpersonal and communication skills to interact effectively with
patients, families, and health care team members.
Analytical ability sufficient to identify changes in patients'
conditions and to initiate appropriate action.
All new graduate RNs (less than 6 months of RN experience) hired
into regular status positions are automatically enrolled in our
12-month Nurse Residency Program in conjunction with their unit
based employment. For RNs with less than 1 year of RN experience
transferring from another organization with RN experience and/or
participation in a formal new graduate nurse orientation program,
consideration for exceptions to some or all Maine Medical Center
Nurse Residency Program requirements may be made on an individual
In accordance with the Clinical Nursing Advancement Program, a
Clinical Nurse I who meets or exceeds all of the Clinical Nurse I
criteria and requirements at the 12 month performance evaluation
date, will be appointed to the Clinical Nurse II position by the
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