Patient Care Opportunities

As member of Northern Light Health, 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 growth opportunities abound. With a wide range of clinical specialties and extensive, experienced care teams throughout the hospital, Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center likely has an opportunity available to match your interests.

Acute Rehab

Our Acute Rehab team specializes in helping people who have experienced a disabling illness or injury. We provide medical care, education for the patient and family, and new skills necessary to improve quality of life so patients can live as independently as possible. Our nurses are specialty trained and available 24 hours a day. Our nationally-certified nurses are an integral part of our rehab team.

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The 20-bed Coronary Care Unit/Cardiac Surgery Unit (CCU) is an all-RN unit that provides care to cardiac surgical and cardiac medical adult patients.

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Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center's 32-bed Emergency Department serves both adult and pediatric patients. As a trauma center and regional referral center, we have a very high acuity level. The ED is selfcontained and staffed with RNs, CNAs, unit secretaries, board-certified emergency medicine physicians, and highly-trained physician assistants. The department has dedicated radiology staff and equipment around the clock. Nurses enjoy a good working relationship with clinicians.

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Our Medical-Surgical units are, in many ways, the backbone of the hospital. They are a great place to work for nurses who want a constantly evolving, fast-paced setting.

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As a level II trauma center, our Advanced Surgical Care service provides a full range of surgical care (with the exception of organ transplants) which includes trauma surgery, open heart surgery, minimally invasive surgery, and robotic surgery. We are the first in Maine to acquire a second-generation robot and perform a vast range of robotic surgeries. Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center is a Total Joint Center of Excellence, and our nationally-renowned Patient Blood Management program has virtually eliminated the need for transfusions.

Our surgical suite has 22 operating rooms, 14 of which are newly renovated and include hybrid operating rooms and a state-of-the-art perioperative suite that has dedicated pre-operative and post-anesthesia care bays. Nurses are well-supported by team leaders for each specialty and a very accessible management team. Nurses have respectful, collaborative relationships with anesthesia providers and surgeons.

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Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center added a Supplemental Staffing Unit, which provides new opportunities for nurses and helps our Medical Center respond to fluctuations in the census and changes in acuity. It’s a good opportunity for nurses with at least one year of experience who are interested in a wide range of clinical areas to enjoy more variety in their work day. Opportunities for 8-hour and 12-hour shifts are available both day and night.

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Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center provides a wide a range of services for women and their children, offering a high level of obstetrical care to women of childbearing age and a family-centered care approach to their childbirth experience. The hospital’s highly trained obstetrical nurses play a vital role with the maternal-fetal medicine physicians in the management of high risk pregnancies and follow-up care. Our nurses believe that each birth is unique and supports parents in their choices regarding birth plans. Best practices in prepared childbirth education, lactation, and labor management/support are well integrated in the nursing care process.

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Our two, 12-bed Intensive Care Units serve the region's most critically ill patients. As a trauma center and the area's most advanced intensive care services, our nurses care for a lot of trauma patients. The units also see many septic patients, as well as those with post-surgical complications. Nurses, intensivists, and respiratory therapists all work very closely together to care for patients. Our team also includes decentralized pharmacists, social workers, and palliative care specialists.

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Our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit has 29 private suites which include space for parents to stay with their baby 24 hours a day. Individual nurse work stations are located between patient rooms for an optimal level of care at the bedside. Nurses who work in the NICU have access to the latest technology and a modern unit in the new Penobscot Pavilion that opened in 2016.

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Our six-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit serves children from birth to age 18. Our PICU nurses are also ICU nurses and care for adults. Our patient population is varied and includes trauma, cardiology, neurology, and respiratory patients as well as children with rare genetic diseases. We have patients on ventilators and oscillators. We are supported by pediatric intensivists around the clock.

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