Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems
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(NURSE) RN - ICU - ICU
at Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems
SUMMARY OF MAJOR FUNCTION
The Registered Professional Nurse is responsible for delivery of patient care through the use of the nursing process. This position directs and assigns the activities of ancillary personnel on the unit, maintaining standards of professional nursing practice in order to provide optimal patient care outcomes. Registered Nurses are actively involved in Patient Education, Continuing Care and Discharge Planning needs for the patients on the unit.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR THE JOB
Must be currently licensed as a Registered Professional Nurse in Maine or eligible to obtain.
Previous clinical experience in acute care nursing through an accredited school of nursing and/or past work history.
Exposed to all patient elements including blood/body fluids and other unpleasant elements. At times, long and irregular hours are necessary. Exposure to hazardous substance is, at times, unavoidable. Frequently multiple tasks and patient needs must be addressed in a rapid fashion by prioritizing life-threatening situations and organizing the remainder of the needs.
Work involves standing and/or walking over 70% of the time. There is moderate physical effort in positioning, lifting or moving patients of various weights and body shapes, with and without assistance. Vision and hearing acuteness is required at all times. Repeated bending, squatting and stooping is necessary. This incumbent is subject to frustration and fatigue.