As an integrated health delivery system serving the state of Maine, we offer a broad range of services and providers, including acute care hospitals, a free-standing acute psychiatric hospital, primary care and specialty care, long-term care and home health agencies, and ground and air emergency transport services.

For nurses, this means that there are growth opportunities abound. With a wide range of clinical specialties and extensive, experienced care teams throughout our system, we are sure to have an opportunity available to match your interests.

At the Forefront of Improving care

Shared Governance Model

Northern Light Health nurses are actively involved in quality improvement, with the goal of enhancing care for all of our patients. From new graduate nurses to experienced nurses, everyone is encouraged to share their ideas for ensuring our patients receive the best of care.

Shared Governance

Nurses are leading the way in developing a new shared governance model, with a goal of achieving safe, efficient, effective care in a healthy work environment and a focus on professional practice, quality, and competence. The Nursing Shared Governance Council is comprised of the co-chairs of unit councils. Each department within nursing has established their own unit councils made up of team members who have been elected by staff and includes nurses and techs. Because they are at the bedside, nurses are in the best position to identify the greatest opportunities for improvement, and are well supported in making changes to improve the patient experience as well as nursing at Northern Light Health.

Support when you need it.

Based on a proven national model, our staff-driven Peer Support Program assures that we provide tools to help our healthcare teams feel well supported during and after trying times, while continuing to meet the needs of our patients.

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Our Culture

Nursing at Northern Light Health begins and ends with remarkable care for our patients and their families.

Our nurses begin their shifts by asking their patients to define what very good care means to them. Nurses write that on each patient’s white board, along with the names and roles of each member of that patient’s care team for that shift.

We believe in evidence-based practice, good teamwork with physicians and other members of the care team, and using technology to improve care. As a tertiary care hospital, our size and scope provide nurses with an opportunity to work with complex patients and provide a higher level of care than what is offered at community hospitals. It also means that nurses have access to a robust support team.

Nursing Culture at Northern Light Health

Continued Growth

At Northern Light Health we recognize that nurses are lifelong learners. We support your continued growth through education and research because we know that it results in better patient care.

Nursing Education

Nursing Education

Our Clinical Education department provides ongoing in-house education and facilitates numerous conferences and seminars. After one year of continuous service regular full-time or part-time employees may become eligible to receive financial aid in the form of tuition reimbursement or loans.

Nursing Staff Support

In addition to continued clinical training and professional skills workshops, we offer career advancement in which CNAs can grow to a CNA II or CNA III level. This ladder recognizes and rewards professional development among our team of CNAs, while giving them an opportunity to stay and grow in their profession.