Registered Nurse I

at Northern Light Health in Presque Isle, Maine, United States

Job Description

Northern Light Home Care and Hospice

Department: Home Health – Aroostook County

Position is located: Northern Light Home Care and Hospice Presque Isle

Work Type: Full Time

Hours Per Week: 40.00

Work Schedule: No Hours Assigned


The Registered Nurse I is a Registered Nurse who is a beginning professional caregiver, entering into practice and establishing a professional identity. The incumbent is responsible for the practice of nursing according to the Rules and Regulations defined in the State of Maine Nurse Practice Act, Northern Light Health Standards of Care/Practice, policies and procedures. The Registered Nurse I is responsible for the delivery of patient care to assigned patients, and for the supervision of other qualified staff to whom the Registered Nurse I has delegated patient care in the exercise of his/her independent judgment. The nurse plans and evaluates the nursing care for patients and families and exercises independent judgment in implementing the care him/herself or assigning the care to other qualified staff. The nurse addresses physical, spiritual, emotional and educational needs of the patient, and coordinates the plan of care with other healthcare professionals. The incumbent performs duties and tasks in accordance with performance standards established for the job.


+ Patient Safety – Provides safe and effective patient care by using best practices during hand off communication and when reporting patient care information and appropriately asks for assistance from other staff. Demonstrates knowledge and skills in location, operation, and care of equipment.

+ Clinical Assessments – Performs and documents systematic assessments according to established criteria. Recognizes and responds to abnormal diagnostic data and reports to appropriate provider.

+ Caring & Code of Conduct – Develops and maintains a professional and personable relationship and appearance with patients/ families and staff. Treats patients with courtesy and respect.

+ Critical Thinking – Utilizes theoretical knowledge base to operationalize care.

+ Documentation – Documentation is concise, accurate, and complete reflecting adherence to agency, regulatory and legal requirements.

+ Population Specific Competency – Completes population-specific mandatory education competencies as defined by the agency scope of service. Provides culturally competent care to patients and families. Provides patient centered care.

+ Evidenced Based Practice & Research – Practice is consistent with Northern Light Health policy and procedures. Demonstrates awareness of evidence-based practice.

+ Leadership and Professional Conduct – Utilizes appropriate time management and meets the expectations for punctuality and attendance. Demonstrates flexibility in scheduling to support the staffing needs of patient care areas. Communicates effectively with patients, family members, and all members of the interdisciplinary team, seeking assistance for conflict resolution as needed.

+ Collaboration and Teamwork – Implements the plan of care and identifies resources to meet patient care needs. Identifies and communicates changes in patient conditions that may impact staffing, frequency of visits or the provision of safe patient care. Contributes to a healthy work environment by exhibiting professional behaviors and seeks assistance in addressing interpersonal conflicts. Seeks assistance from colleagues in the daily care of patients on the unit. Participates as a member of the interdisciplinary team to maximize patient care.

+ Resource Management – Utilizes available resources in an appropriate manner and seeks assistance when needed.

+ Professional Development – Takes responsibility for meeting education and mandatory programs, by completing clinical evidence-based competencies (CBO) and department specific competencies. Maintains an up-to-date personal educational file to demonstrate compliance with educational requirements. Actively participates in the peer review process.

+ Performance Improvement – Demonstrates and articulates awareness of performance improvement initiatives.

+ Productivity – Provides service and produces work at or above expected levels of quality and consistent with agency defined quantitative standards.

+ Other Duties.

Other Information:

+ Valid driver’s license with reliable transportation and agency required auto liability insurance. Must be able to drive within assigned region as directed.

+ BLS for Healthcare Providers is required to be obtained prior to independent visits.

Competencies and Skills

+ Achieves Results: Sets high standards for their own outcomes and seizes opportunities to engage others towards objectives. Consistently moves forward with direct actions in order to attain or exceed objectives. Manages their own time effectively to accomplish assigned tasks. Successfully prioritizes multiple projects and duties as needed.

+ Arithmetic

+ Basic Life Support

+ Behaves with Integrity and Builds Trust: Acts consistently in line with the core values, commitments and rules of conduct. Leads by example and tells the truth. Does what they say they will, when and how they say they will, or communicates an alternate plan.

+ Catheterization

+ Cultivates Respect: Treats others fairly, embraces and values differences, and contributes to a culture of diversity, inclusion, empowerment and cooperation.

+ Demonstrates Adaptability: Learns quickly when facing a new problem or unfamiliar task; is flexible in their approach with changing priorities and ambiguity. Manages change effectively and does not give up during adversity. Capable of changing one’s behavioral style and/or views in order to attain a goal. Absorbs new information readily and puts it into practice effectively.

+ Demonstrates Emotional Intelligence: Exhibits a high level of self-awareness, self-management, other awareness and relationship management. Conducts themselves in an empathic, appropriate way, with a sense of humor and stimulates a collaborative work environment. Is respectful of the attitudes, feelings, or circumstances of others and aware of the influence of their own behavior on them. Is aware of relevant social, political, system, and professional trends and developments and uses this information for the organization’s benefit.

+ Effectively Communicates: Listens, speaks and writes appropriately, using clear language. Communication methods are fitting to the message(s), audience, and situation and follow-ups are regular and timely. Shows that important (non-) verbal information is absorbed and understood and asks further questions to clarify when necessary. Expresses ideas and views clearly to others and has ability to adjust use of language to the audiences’ level.

+ Exercises Sound Judgment & Decision Making: Understands and processes complex information, which allows for appropriate and accountable conclusions. Does not react too quickly or slowly. Balances facts, goals, and potential approaches taking the appropriate criteria into account. Makes active decisions and commits oneself by communicating confidently and respectfully.

+ Fosters Accountability: Creates and participates in a work environment where people hold themselves and others accountable for processes, results and behaviors. Takes appropriate ownership not only of successes but also mistakes and works to correct them in a timely manner. Demonstrates understanding that we all work as a team and the quality and timeliness of work impacts everyone involved.

+ Human Capital, Supply Chain and Financial Software.

+ Injection Administartion

+ IV Placement

+ Ability to understand the language used to precisely describe the human body including its components, processes, conditions affecting it, and procedures performed upon it.

+ Email application with the ability to manage email as well a

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Job Posting: JC261682604

Posted On: Jun 23, 2024

Updated On: Jul 18, 2024

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