||EMMC is seeking nurses to join our advanced Respiratory/Oncology specialty unit!Day and Night shifts available for both Part- and Full-Time positions! Day and Night Shifts include: 0700-1930 and 1900-0730Grant 6 is a combined unit, comprised of both Oncology and Respiratory specialties. Oncology - Nurses have the opportunity to obtain Chemotherapy/Biotherapy Certification which allows them to administer medications and manage the care of patients receiving these therapies. TheNorthern Light Eastern Maine Medical CenterCancer Care program is a member of the Dana-Farber Cancer Care Collaborative. We offer patients and families support through the trajectory of illness up to and including end of life care. Further opportunities including training in apheresis and oncology nurse certification. Respiratory - Nurses have the opportunity to learn and care for patients with chest tubes, tracheostomies, and ventilators. We are a unit of preference for thoracic surgery patients who have undergone complex surgery such as lung resection, video assisted thoracotomy, open thoracotomy, esophagogastrectomy, and esophagectomy. We also care for patients with COPD, pneumonia, lung cancer, cystic fibrosis, and a variety of other respiratory diseases. MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED: Registered Nurse licensed in Maine or must be eligible to obtain Maine RN License MINIMUM EXPERIENCE/SKILLS REQUIRED: Ability to work as a team player. Ability to complete a comprehensive age specific nursing care to the population of patients within the assigned unit/area. Must have a high level of interpersonal and communication skills and be a demonstrated team player. Must demonstrate reliability and accountability to team members and patients. PREFERRED EXPERIENCE/SKILLS: OCN, Chemo-/bio-therapy certification, oncology nursing experience, team oriented 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. The nurse must be able to lift 10 lbs. with one hand to attach IV pumps to IV poles. 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. The nurse 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 assess and 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 and achievement of unit specific strategic goals that assist with the fulfillment of the Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center mission and vision.
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