Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems
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Nursing Technician - Supplemental Staffing (Float Pool)
at Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems
Eastern Maine Medical Center
Supplemental Staffing (Float Pool)
The Supplemental Staffing Department consists of staff who are flexible in their assignments in order to meet patient care needs. The Supplemental Staffing Department is a great opportunity to gain experience in a variety of departments.
We offer a Float Shift Differential of $1.50/hr extra for Nursing Tech positions within the Supplemental Staffing Department. If working Night or Weekend positions, additional Shift Differentials apply as well.
POSITION SUMMARY: The nursing tech for Supplemental Staffing will be required to assist the RN in the care of multi-trauma, orthopedic, cardiac, general and vascular surgery patients. The Supplemental Staff NT will float as needed on a daily basis to both inpatient and outpatient units as deemed appropriate
**Position may be considered "Seasonal" when applicant is actively enrolled in an approved post-secondary education program, or will be changing their state of residence during their tenure with EMMC**
MINIMUM EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION REQUIRED
· High School education or equivalent required.
· Active and in good standing Maine CNA License required.
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE/SKILLS REQUIRED: BLS required.
PREFERRED EXPERIENCE/SKILLS: legible handwriting and other skills as outlined in unit based orientation. Age specific competency certification. A minimum of one year certified nursing assistant experience preferred.
OTHER SKILLS REQUIRED
- Fast Learner
- Must be adaptable to a fast paced ever-changing environment.
- Strong team player
- Must be able to provide exemplary customer service skills and demonstrate consistent use of EMMC Caring Behaviors.
- Ability to work closely under the direction of a Registered Nurse.
- Ability to communicate well with all members of the healthcare team.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Capacity to concentrate in a busy and often stressful environment. Ability to come in close contact with people. Sitting, and extended periods of standing and walking are required. Stretchers, monitors, pumps are moved several times a day to accommodate patient and equipment transfers. Reaching and stretching may be required at any time. Ability to push and pull heavy computers on wheels; push wheelchairs with 300+ pound patients, frequently lifting 50 pounds without assistance; high volume of stooping, bending, lifting, pulling and twisting. Must be able to stretch, reach, and retrieve equipment from the supply carts of bend to reach equipment supplied below knee level.
Must possess upper body strength, agility and lung capacity necessary to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation and have the ability to wear protective equipment and to pass fit testing. Portable O2 tanks are lifted from O2 racks to stretchers to accompany patients. Must be able to perform various sensory requirements such as visual and color acuity, speech, smell, touch, manual dexterity, fine motor skills and hearing in order to treat the patient accurately.
Use of the electronic medical record requires visual acuity for reading information on computer screens and fine motor skills for keyboarding and use of a mouse.
WORKING ENVIRONMENT: Fast paced clinical environment. Participation in unit specific and hospital wide activities that promote self and staff development. Participation in the development of unit specific strategic goals that assist with the fulfillment of the Eastern Maine Medical Center mission and vision.