Charge Nurse

Job Number 59750
Posted 1/10/2019
Account Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center
Department Interventional Lab
Location |ME| EMMC Campus - EMMC, ME 04401
Schedule Regular Full-time
Shift Day
Hours 0530-1400
Job Details POSITION SUMMARY: Provides day to day leadership for clinical staff in Interventional Services. Responsible for the delivery of safe, effective, and quality patient/family-centered care in Interventional Services for all patient populations for which services are provided. Supports the mission, vision, and values of the organization. Acts as a resource for staff.

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED:

Registered Nurse licensed in Maine or eligible to obtain.

BSN Required within 3 years.

National Certification in assigned specialty within2 years of hire.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE/SKILLS REQUIRED:

BLS and ACLS certifications.

2 years Interventional Services experience.

Ability to lead in a stressful, high-acuity environment. Ability to provide age-appropriate nursing care to medical-surgical patients with a focus on cardiac diseases and cardiac surgical and interventional procedures. Must be adaptable to a fast-paced ever-changing environment. A strong team player. Must possess exemplary customer service skills and demonstrate consistent use of EMMC Caring Behaviors. Ability to communicate well with all members of the healthcare team. Must project a professional image at all times. Must be able to work extended hours and/or to adjust shifts as needed.

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE/SKILLS: Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications.

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:Exposure to ionizing radiation, potentially hazardous materials, blood and high risk body fluids and patients with communicable diseases. Indoor work 100% of the time, in low-light conditions. Works with video display terminals for up to 80% of assigned shift. 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.

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.

Equal Opportunity Employment
We are an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, disability status, gender, sexual orientation, ancestry, protected veteran status, national origin, genetic information or any other legally protected status.