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Clinical Nurse (RN) - Medical Oncology (CFT7)

at MaineHealth in Portland, Maine, United States

Job Description

Summary

 

This is a bargaining unit position
Date posted: 2/26/24
Unit Bio:
The oncology nurse practices at a high level in collaboration with oncologist, hematologist, hospitalist and the entire inter-professional health care team to provide exceptional patient care through diagnosis, treatment, palliation and follow up.

The medical oncology unit is a state of the art 32 bed facility. With acute and Intermediate level care provided. Nursing staff work collaboratively with leadership in a shared governance model. Through this work they have developed and implemented staffing scheduling practices which support 12-hour shifts, and fair and flexible approach to weekends and holidays. The nursing staff have also worked to create a work environment which values excellence, team work and peer support.


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 achieved by 12 months of employment. Med/surg or telemetry experience preferred. Inpatient oncology 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.

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: 1048267

Posted On: Feb 26, 2024

Updated On: Mar 09, 2024

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