at MaineHealth in Rockport, Maine, United States
For a limited time MaineHealth is offering up to $5,000 Sign on bonus for all eligible New Grad Registered Nurses!
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.
A Nurse Intern/Resident is responsible for performing various duties assisting in the care of patients in accordance within the established protocol, policies and procedures of Pen Bay Medical Center. In the Intern/Resident program, the new Nurse is working progressively towards competency and independence in responsibilities for the delivery of patient care through the nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation. The new Nurse Intern/Resident directs and guides patient teaching and the activities of ancillary staff. The new Nurse Intern/Resident collaborates directly with the medical staff in formulating a plan of care for the patient. During the 12-week Internship Phase, the new Nurse works under the direction of an RN Preceptor and the Department's manager. During the 9-month Nurse Residency phase, the new RN is working independently under the guidance of a mentor and supervision of the Department's manager and/or designee. RN Internship/Residency Program: The new Nurse Internship/Residency Program is designed to support the new graduate nurse in making the transition from student to competent clinical practitioner as guided by the Maine Nurse Core Competencies. This program focuses on clinical, technical, professional, and educational learning and bedside experiences which will assist the new nurse in developing his/her full potential to provide cost-effective, safe, quality patient care. The Nurse Internship/Residency Program will follow a Competency-Based Nurse Orientation. Participation in all components of the Internship/Residency Program are required. Internship Phase (12 weeks): During the Internship Phase, the new nurse will be assigned an RN Preceptor and provided with progressive clinical experiences in acquiring clinical competency at the Novice level of the Maine Nurse Core Competencies. This Phase includes an extended orientation to needed clinical skills and practices as well as verification of required competencies. Residency Phase (9 months): Upon successful completion of the Internship Phase, the new RN moves into the Residency Phase as an RN 1. During this Phase, the new RN 1 participates in required professional development programs and experiences as he/she acquires competency at the Advanced Beginner level of the Maine Nurse Core Competencies. The Resident, RN1 works under the direct supervision of the Department's manager and/or designee as well as a mentor.
Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)
Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing
Must hold current/valid State of Maine RN license before date of hire
Current BLS Certification
ACLS certified within 1 years of hire for ICU and ED RN Interns.
Articulates elements of professional practice and demonstrates:
Knowledge of Evidence Based Practice and Patient and Family Centered Care
Understanding of teamwork and collaboration
Effective verbal/written communication skills
Knowledge of process improvement and sound safety strategies
Competence with computer applications
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.