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Clinical Nurse (RN) - Labor and Delivery (L&D)

at MaineHealth in Portland, Maine, United States

Job Description

Summary
This is a bargaining unit position.
Job Posting Date: 2/26/2024
3,300 babies are born each year at Maine Medical Center, here in our 19 bed Labor/Delivery/Recovery unit located in the new Coulombe Family Tower. We accept high risk pregnancy transfers from both Maine and New Hampshire. Maine Medical Center has a Clinical RN growth 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 Inpatient OB RNC two years after hire.
This Per Diem Labor and Delivery RN role will require a candidate without prior L&D experience to orient full time.
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: A Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing is preferred. Must matriculate to a BSN program within one year of hire with completion attained within five years of hire.
License/Certifications: Current license to practice as a Registered Professional Nurse in the state of Maine.
Experience: Meets all requirements of Clinical Nurse I. Completion of Level I usually achieved by 12 months of employment. Prior cardiac telemetry, OR or ER experience preferred. Prior perinatal care experiencestrongly preferred.
Evidence of 10 hours of ongoing education per year.
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.
Interpersonal and communication skills to interact effectively with patients, families, and healthcare team members.
Ability to identify potential crisis situations involving patients and/or families and to initiate appropriate action.
In accordance with the Clinical Nursing Advancement Program, a Clinical Nurse II may choose to remain at Level II as opposed to seeking advancement to Level III.
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.

MaineHealth values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Federal and state laws prohibit discrimination in employment because of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.

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Job Posting: 1048250

Posted On: Feb 26, 2024

Updated On: Mar 02, 2024

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