RN-Med Surg General

  • MaineHealth
  • Rockport, ME, USA
  • Jun 21, 2021
PRN Registered Nurse (RN)

Job Description

Summary

**THIS POSITION IS ELIGIBLE RELOCATION ASSISTANCE FOR QUALIFYING CANDIDATES**
  • Position Summary
    • The Medical/Surgical North RN is responsible for the excellent delivery of care to a variety of patients including; pediatric, general surgical, general medical, stroke, orthopedics, and urology. Working within a model of “Safe Patient Family C entered C are”, the Medical/Surgical RN collaborates with the Health C are team to develop a plan of care, monitor the effectiveness of that plan, and to assist in the development of a discharge plan to best meet the patient’s and families’ needs. The Medical/Surgical RN works under the direction of the Medical/Surgical North Unit Manager.
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    • Nursing expertise and clinical knowledge develop over time and are acquired through experience and exposure to different practice situations.  Nurses must utilize multiple ways of thinking in order to cultivate the essential skills of clinical reasoning, critical thinking and clinical judgment.  These skills will continue to develop as they progress through the stages of a career on their journey from novice to expert.  Competence in these areas develops over a continuum and can be measured throughout each of these stages.  The evaluator considers the expected stage of competency when rating the degree to which the nurse is performing.
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    • Stage 1: Novice
    • Beginners, because they have no experience with the situations in which they are expected to perform, must depend on rules to guide their actions.  Following rules, however, has its limits.  No rule can tell novices which tasks are most relevant in real life situations.  The novice will usually ask to be shown or told what to do.
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    • Stage 2: Advanced Beginner
    • An advanced beginner is one who has coped with enough real situations to note (or to have them pointed out by a mentor) the recurrent meaningful aspects of situations.  An advanced beginner needs help setting priorities since she/he operates on general guidelines and is only beginning to perceive recurrent meaningful patterns.  The advanced beginner cannot reliably sort out what is most important in complex situations and will require help to prioritize.
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    • Stage 3: Competent
    • Typically, the competent professional has been in practice two or three years.  This person can rely on long-range goals and plans to determine which aspects of a situation are important and which can be ignored.  The competent professional lacks the speed and flexibility of someone who has reached the proficient level, but competence is characterized by a feeling of mastery and the ability to cope with and manage contingencies of practice.
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    • Stage 4: Proficient
    • This is someone who perceives a situation as a whole rather than in terms of parts.  With holistic understanding, decision-making is less labored since the professional has a perspective on which of the many attributes and aspects present are the important ones.  The proficient performer considers fewer options and hones in on the accurate region of the problem.
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    • Stage 5: Expert
    • The expert professional is one who no longer relies on an analytical principle (rule, guideline, and maxim) to connect an understanding of the situation to an appropriate action.  With an extensive background of experience, the expert has an intuitive grasp of the situation and focuses in on the accurate region of the problem without wasteful consideration of a larger range of unfruitful possibilities. (Adapted from Benner, 1984, pp. 13-34)
  • Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)
    • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing and current licensure on the State of Maine Board of Nursing.
    • C urrent BLS C ertification.
    • ACLS Certification preferred (or attained within 2 years of hire).
    • C ompletion of departmental competencies within one month of hire.
    • Articulates elements of professional practice and demonstrates:
      • Knowledge of Evidence Based Practice and Patient and Family C entered C are
      • Understanding of teamwork and collaboration
      • Effective verbal/written communication skills
      • Knowledge of process improvement and sound safety strategies
      • C ompetence with computer applications

MaineHealth is a not-for-profit integrated health system consisting of eight local hospital systems, a comprehensive behavioral healthcare network, diagnostic services, home health agencies, and over 19,000 employees. It is the largest health system in northern New England and provides preventive care, diagnosis and treatment to 1.1 million residents in Maine and New Hampshire.

With a career at any of the MaineHealth locations, you’ll be working with healthcare professionals that truly value the people around them – both within the walls of the organization and the neighborhoods that surround it. We are deeply invested in the wellbeing of our communities and employees. We believe in fostering a work environment of strong commitment, compassionate caring, and continuous improvement. Our care – and the science behind that care – is top rate. Join us and your abilities will be challenged and enhanced as you take your career to another level.

 
  • Rockport, ME
  •  Pen Bay Medical Center
  •  Per Diem - Flexible (As Needed)
  •  Nursing
  • Req #: 134567

Specialty

Medical-Surgical Nursing