Northern Light Health

At Northern Light Health, we’re building a better approach to healthcare because we believe people deserve access to care that works for them. As an integrated health delivery system serving Maine, we’re raising the bar with no-nonsense solutions that are leading the way to a healthier future for our state. Our more than 12,000 team members are committed to making healthcare work for you: our patients, communities, and employees.

Northern Light Health Northern Light A.R. Gould Hosptial, Academy Street, Presque Isle, ME, USA
Apr 11, 2019
Full time
GENERAL DESCRIPTION/MISSION STATEMENT: The Inpatient Care Coordination (ICC)Lead, under the direction of the Manager of ICC, oversees the day to day operations of the ICC Department. Day today operations to include staffing and oversight of optimization of daily patient flow. Duties will also include, but not limited to, staff education, participation with Performance Improvement and Policy updates. Will include acting as Care Manager or Utilization Management Nurse as staffing patterns dictate. Provides leadership to the department in the absence of the Manger. Occasional weekend or holiday coverage may be required. Maine Registered Nurse Licensure is required. Experience with Hospital Care Management/Utilization Review preferred. ESSENTIAL DUTIES: 1. Oversight of the daily operations of the Case Management/UM team. 2. Oversight of daily staffing needs including scheduling of staff and EBT 4. Oversight of optimization of daily patient flow 5. Assist the Manager of ICC with CM and UM program development 6. Assist with ongoing education for topics not limited to Case Management, Utilization Management, and Chronic Disease Management 7. Assist with Performance Improvement Planning and Monitoring Assist with Policy Updates Assist with review of department compliance with Joint Commission Standards of Participation as well as State and Federal guidelines. Participate in hospital committees as assigned Participate in Initiatives to reduce readmissions Provide leadership to the ICC department in the absence of the Manager Acts in the role of Care Manager or Utilization Review as staffing patterns dictate LICENSE REQUIREMENTS: 1. Maine RN licensure AVAILABILITY REQUIREMENTS: 0800-1630 Hours (*:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) Monday through Friday. Occasional weekend or Holiday Hours may be required SKILLS, EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: 1. Case Management/Utilization Management EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: High School Diploma Minimum of associates degree BLS is required within the first week of employment. Employees must maintain CPR certification throughout employment when in a clinical position. De-escalation and workplace violence training will be completed at hire prior to release from orientation. INTERPERSONAL SKILLS REQUIREMENTS: 1. Must be able to work well with other departments. 2. Must be able to verbalize problems well. PHYSICAL DEMAND REQUIREMENTS: Sitting: 1-3 hours/day Standing: not a requirement Bending: not a requirement Pinching: Frequent Either Handedness: 40-60% of job cycle time Near vision: 20/20 Far vision: 20/40 Hearing: Whispered Voice 8 Feet Speech: Frequent Walking: Frequent 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.
Northern Light Health Northern Light Health, Whiting Hill Road, Brewer, ME, USA
Apr 10, 2019
Full time
Job Summary: The Intermediate BI Analyst is an analytics and visualization professional for the Business Finance and Analytics team, which will provide key information to help improve organizational outcomes, increase revenue capture and improve efficiencies to reduce cost. This position requires competency in financial, business, quality, human resource and other analytical skills with a focus on performance metrics. The primary responsibility of this role is to assist with data visualization needs and to serve as project team members and technical resources for high-visibility, complex performance improvement efforts that affect multiple members of NLH. Job Functions & Duties • Produces professional dashboards, reports, scorecards and other analytical tools with the highest quality and with well-documented assumptions. • Applies appropriate tests to analytical results to provide high quality and accurate results • Assists in data interpretation, communication and presentations around key performance indicators • Assists in gap analysis and transforming data into useful information • Updates scorecards and other data tools to help provide actionable information • Assists with reviewing current processes with customers • Performs root cause analysis to understand the business issues and summarize data challenges of the customer • Works with senior analyst, manager and/or customers to implement improvements including design, build and testing of visualizations • Communicates status updates, feedback, areas of improvement; provides support for inquiries or issues related to improvement • May assist with research to diagnose and help resolve problems • Participates in NLH System & Strategic Partner Teams as directed to provide insight into data and information relevant to specific metrics • Analyzes results and quantifies objectives • Assists in identifying key consultants as needed Education and Experience Bachelor's Degree plus three years of experience in a relevant technical, analytics or statistics role is required or equivalent combination of experience and education required. Master's Degree preferred. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities • Relevant operational experience and procedural knowledge required. • Experience with NLH Software, data and business information preferred. • Exceptional customer service skills required. • Two or more years researching, identifying and resolving technical issues required. Lean trained preferred. • Knowledge of business analysis techniques preferred. • Ability to interpret technical information into non-technical context required. • Creative and "outside the box" problem solving skills required. • Intermediate to advanced Microsoft software knowledge and ability to train/assist end-users required. • Tableau experience preferred. • Ability to gather and analyze information skillfully, develop alternative solutions, work well in group problem-solving situations, and use reason when dealing with emotional topics. • Ability speak clearly and persuasively in a variety of situations required. • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schematic form required. Supervision Exercised No direct supervision. Ability to influence without express authority and to collaborate effectively. Proactively seeks opportunities to serve in leadership roles. Supervision Received (ability to act independently) Receives guidance from manager and to understand priorities and achieve established goals. Must be self-motivated and comfortable working with somewhat limited direction. Organizational Impact Work performed impacts targeted processes and goals of Northern Light Health. Typical Contacts (Internal/External) Works as part of a team but is also involved with interaction outside of the department when educating and supporting customers. Works with System members to help them achieve their best-practice process goals. Occasional travel to other sites in the Northern Light Health System will be required. Physical Requirements Manual dexterity required. Requires a stationary position for 80% of the work day. Dexterity with use of computer keyboard and writing implements. Must be able to work in an open office environment and possess visual and hearing acuity necessary to discern information from the telephone, computer, printed forms, written and oral instructions from coworkers and others. Light lifting of files and manuals with some bending required. Ability to operate a computer keyboard and monitor (including laptop computer) required. Travel to our different Northern Light Health locations and overnight stay may be occasionally required. Travel expenses and mileage reimbursement will be made in accordance with standard Northern Light Health policies in effect at the time the expenses are incurred. The employee may also be expected to travel to conferences and/or training workshops both in and out-of-state as required. 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.
Northern Light Health Northern Light Mercy Hospital, State Street, Portland, ME, USA
Apr 04, 2019
Full time
Job Summary: Under the supervision of the Health Information Services Supervisor, and guidance of the Health Information Services Lead Person or Transcription Coordinator, the Health Information Services Technician verifies receipt of, assembles and analyzes medical records of discharged patients. The HIS Technician further processes records by entering and updating physician documentation deficiencies, and assisting physicians presenting to the department for record completion. The HIS Technician is responsible for reviewing requests for and appropriately releasing confidential, legally protected, patient information. Other work includes preparation of birth and death certificates, with subsequent transmission of data to the State of Maine, the location and pulling of records for patient care, audits, quality review and risk review activities. The incumbent performs duties and tasks in accordance with standards established for the job. The incumbent may have access to highly confidential patient, employee and/or Mercy proprietary information, and must handle & protect the information in accordance with hospital & system policies, HIPAA requirements and the highest level of ethical standards. The incumbent is responsible for reporting all security events, potential events, or other security risks to the organization. The incumbent is responsible for participation in and completion of all patient safety initiatives appropriate to the position, and conducts all job responsibilities according to the Mission and Values of Mercy Hospital. Requirements: A High School Diploma or GED is required. Post-secondary education and training in medical secretarial or through an accredited health information technology program is preferred. This position requires six (6) months experience in a healthcare environment, preferably in records processing. Must have good interpersonal skills as the incumbent interacts with physicians, other departments, staff, and individuals outside the hospital. Must be able to operate independently in completing all tasks with minimal guidance from the Supervisor. Must be highly accountable for accuracy, quality, and timeliness of work. Incumbent's performance impacts the ability of the hospital to keep a current revenue stream. Additionally, incumbent has access to and is responsible for appropriate release of highly confidential , legally protected patient information. 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.
Northern Light Health Northern Light Mercy Hospital, State Street, Portland, ME, USA
Apr 04, 2019
Part time
Summary Process requests for patient's health information in a timely and efficient manner ensuring accuracy and providing customers with the highest quality work and customer service. Must at all times safeguard and protect patient's right to privacy by ensuring only authorized individuals have access to the patient's medical information and that all releases of information are in compliance with the request, authorization, company policy and HIPAA regulations. Responsible for reviewing and analyzing information in the electronic medical record against requests to ensure properly executed authorizations for releases. Assess requests for external reviewers of medical information, and help resolve quality issues. The ROI specialist will frequently communicate with administrative staff such as the hospital-based attorney, risk management office, and compliance officer. Required A minimum of an associates' degree in Health Information Technology or related discipline or 2 years work experience required. Medical Terminology course completion required. At least two years of prior experience in a healthcare setting or experience with Health Information Services is desirable. Must currently be a notary public or be willing to become certified within 8 weeks of hire date. Other Skills Required Must have a skill set which calms and resolves patient-related requests or denials for requested information taking into account federal/state/hospital rules governing such releases. Must demonstrate the ability to work well with others and independently. Exceptional verbal and written aptitude for superior communication with the general public, other healthcare professionals, and patients. Must present in a professional manner. Position requires extremely close attention to details. Must remain well-versed in the Federal/State statutes, laws and regulations, most importantly HIPAA regulations, regarding release of information and the requirements and ramifications associated with them. Physical Requirements Individuals may be required to sit for long periods of time, bending and reaching frequently, stopping to grasp and obtain papers and files frequently during the day. Lifting up to 30 pounds occasionally and 5-20 pounds repeatedly throughout the day. This position entails extensive customer service and phone utilization, visual and auditory acuity, finger-wrist repetitive motion, and utilization of a computer/keyboard. 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.
Northern Light Health Northern Light Mercy Hospital, State Street, Portland, ME, USA
Apr 04, 2019
Full time
Summary Process requests for patient's health information in a timely and efficient manner ensuring accuracy and providing customers with the highest quality work and customer service. Must at all times safeguard and protect patient's right to privacy by ensuring only authorized individuals have access to the patient's medical information and that all releases of information are in compliance with the request, authorization, company policy and HIPAA regulations. Responsible for reviewing and analyzing information in the electronic medical record against requests to ensure properly executed authorizations for releases. Assess requests for external reviewers of medical information, and help resolve quality issues. The ROI specialist will frequently communicate with administrative staff such as the hospital-based attorney, risk management office, and compliance officer. Required A minimum of an associates' degree in Health Information Technology or related discipline or 2 years work experience required. Medical Terminology course completion required. At least two years of prior experience in a healthcare setting or experience with Health Information Services is desirable. Must currently be a notary public or be willing to become certified within 8 weeks of hire date. Other Skills Required Must have a skill set which calms and resolves patient-related requests or denials for requested information taking into account federal/state/hospital rules governing such releases. Must demonstrate the ability to work well with others and independently. Exceptional verbal and written aptitude for superior communication with the general public, other healthcare professionals, and patients. Must present in a professional manner. Position requires extremely close attention to details. Must remain well-versed in the Federal/State statutes, laws and regulations, most importantly HIPAA regulations, regarding release of information and the requirements and ramifications associated with them. Physical Requirements Individuals may be required to sit for long periods of time, bending and reaching frequently, stopping to grasp and obtain papers and files frequently during the day. Lifting up to 30 pounds occasionally and 5-20 pounds repeatedly throughout the day. This position entails extensive customer service and phone utilization, visual and auditory acuity, finger-wrist repetitive motion, and utilization of a computer/keyboard. 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.
Northern Light Health Northern Light A.R. Gould Hosptial, Academy Street, Presque Isle, ME, USA
Apr 04, 2019
Part time
GENERAL DESCRIPTION/STATEMENT: The DSU nurse provides direct care to patients across the lifespan who are recovering from various levels of consciousness as a result of local, regional or general sedation. Assignments include, but are not limited to, PAT Visit, Pre-Op & Post-Op of interventional radiology, infusions, GI procedures, bronchoscopy, cardiovascular procedures, pain clinic, and surgical procedures; as well as, functioning in a circulator and/or assist role during minor, GI, and bronchoscopy procedures. Due to the possibility of rapid changes in a patient's physiological condition, DSU RNs are required to administer diligent care via monitoring, intervention, and frequent routine reassessment. In response to patient needs the nurse may provide mild sedation and administer medications per protocols, ACLS/PALS/PEARS guidelines and physician orders. DSU nurses must demonstrate an ability to cope with extreme emergency situations while displaying calm, and demonstrate recognition of the value and dignity of the individual without regard to the nature of illness or the circumstances. They address the psychosocial, physical and general aspects of care related to the procedural environment. The nurse must demonstrate strong communication skills with a multidisciplinary team approach; it is imperative to maintain effective communication with providers and the anesthesia team about patient conditions and receiving direction for patient management. DSU nurses function as a patient advocate and act as a liaison between patient, family, and procedural providers to ensure a smooth transition throughout their entire operative experience. ESSENTIAL DUTIES: · Checks emergency supplies and equipment for proper function and adequate supply on regular basis. · Admits and delivers patient care according to established guidelines throughout encounter. The following are highlighted care aspects: o Assessment § Assesses the patient and family needs and completes admission assessment documentation. § Initiates Patient Care Plan from assessment information which includes nursing diagnosis, goals, and interventions. § Assess patient's response to procedures and/or interventions, while identifying pertinent age specific criteria. § Transcribe and carry out physician orders in a timely and efficient manner. § Documents patient status at the time of admission, transfer, or discharge to and from nursing unit. o Planning § Includes the patient and family in formulating the plan of care. § Sets priorities in planning for patient needs to include patient and/or family teaching. § Communicates with and utilizes available resource people within the facility and community in planning all aspects of nursing care. § Considers social, cultural, and economic factors as they relate to specific patients and families and documents this information on the plan of care. o Implementation § Performs technical skills safely and according to accepted procedure. § Demonstrates ability to use equipment according to accepted procedure. § Explains procedures, treatments and medications to patient and family. § Carries out patient and family requests or explains to them why they cannot be done. § Is knowledgeable about signs and symptoms of patient conditions most commonly encountered in the adult, adolescent, pediatric, and geriatric patient and understands the patho-physiology as demonstrated by appropriate nursing interventions. § Is knowledgeable about medications and IV solutions in terms of purpose, side effects and contraindications in the adult and geriatric patient. § Instructs the patient and/or family in identified knowledge and/or skills deficits. o Evaluation § Revises Patient Care Plan as necessary, based on daily evaluation of patient's condition and response to nursing care. § Evaluates and documents the response of patients and/or family to teaching. · Attends and participates in minimum 75% of staff meetings. · Completes all TAMC mandatory education programs · Performs all duties according to DSU approved policies and procedures. · Works with manager and providers to represent the department in promotional activities · Participates in professional growth opportunities, performance improvement, and continuous quality improvement activities, as well as, but not limited to data and statistical information gathering. · Comply with mandated hospital and department education programs. · Provides training and in-service education programs to other hospital departments involved in patient care. · Demonstrate a commitment to the philosophy and objectives of the TAMC organization. OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES: · Performs other work related duties as assigned. · Cross training to CV Lab, PACU, and/or OR required for float eligible staff; highly recommended for float optional staff. LICENSE REQUIREMENTS: · Current Maine Registered Nurse License, or license eligible. AVAILABILITY REQUIREMENTS: · Monday- Friday 0530-1800; Routine departmental coverage · Must be available for On-Call coverage for GI services; nights, weekends and holidays. EDUCATION SKILLS, EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: · Current BLS · ACLS certification must be obtained within three months of job acceptance. · PALS and/or PEARS certification is highly recommended · Post Anesthesia, Critical Care, or Emergency experience preferred. · Experience with patients across the lifespan. · Skilled in the care of all levels of acuity. · Skilled in the use of routine emergency equipment. · Strong interpersonal skills. · Desire to work with a comprehensive professional health care team. PHYSICAL DEMAND REQUIREMENTS: · Sitting. 1 -3 hours/day. · Standing. 8 -10 hours/day. · Walking. 8 - 10 hours/day · Lifting. 25 - 50lbs with good body mechanics. · Twisting. Frequently, 500 -1000 or greater twists/day. · Bending. 130 - 480 bends per day. · Squatting/Kneeling. 1 -3- hours/day. · Endurance. Heavy energy requirements. · Wrist Position. Extensive deviation. · Pinching. Frequent, 130 - 480 pinches per day. · Hand/Wrist Repetitions. 1000 – 2880 per day or more. · Manual Dexterity. Frequent fine motor skills required. · Either Handedness. 70%- 100% of job cycle time. · Both Handedness. 70%-100% of job cycle time. · Sight. Requires corrected 20/20 near vision and minimal far vision. · Hearing. Can hear whispered voice at eight (8) feet (FAA class II). · Speech. Frequent clear speaking ability required. · Exposure to Infection. Moderate 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.
Northern Light Health Northern Light A.R. Gould Hosptial, Academy Street, Presque Isle, ME, USA
Apr 04, 2019
Full time
Full Time Mon-Fri 0630-1500 with rotating call. Prefer an OR nurse who can scrub and circulate. TAMC operates four OR suites within our 177-bed, tri-campus, JCAHO accredited regional medical center, performing over 3,000 cases annually. We do General Surgery, Vascular, Ortho, ENT, GYN, G/U, Oral, Opthamology and Trauma. We are seeking an OR Nurse. Preference given to individuals with the ability to circulate and scrub. Qualifications: Must have a valid Maine RN license or license eligible. This position requires a customer service orientation with ability to interact with the public, and a self-directed individual able to work with a team. TAMC is Aroostook County's leading provider of healthcare services, an advocate for the people we serve, and the area's largest employer. As a member of EMHS, we offer more services than a typical rural healthcare organization. From specialty services like orthopedics, cardiology, sleep medicine, oncology and radiation oncology to primary care for the whole family, we strive to offer more to the people of Aroostook County. This wide array and services, and our skilled nursing team, make TAMC more than a hospital. Aroostook County, bordered by the Canadian provinces of Quebec and New Brunswick, is Maine's northern most region. The area boasts a plethora of outdoor recreational activities during all four seasons. During winter, residents and visitors can choose downhill and cross-country skiing, ice fishing, and snow shoeing to stay active. Aroostook County also has some of the best and most extensive groomed snowmobile trails in North America, with lodging and dining establishments located along the over 2000 mile span of trails. During the warmer months, visitors and residents take in the clean air and scenic beauty that brings Maine's slogan of 'Vacationland' to life. Larger cities, such as Bangor, Maine and Woodstock, New Brunswick are only a couple hours away by car, and Boston is only a short flight away from Presque Isle Regional Airport. Here, you can find the perfect balance between work and play. Collaborate with highly skilled colleagues during your workday. Work in modern, impressive facilities. Enjoy snowmobiling, hiking, kayaking, or four-wheeling after work. Our schools are nationally recognized, traffic isn't a problem, and you can feel safe going for a walk at night. 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.
Northern Light Health Northern Light Mercy Internal Medicine, Portland, ME
Mar 28, 2019
Full time
Job Summary: The Registered Nurse works in collaboration with all members of the care team providing high quality compassionate care consistent with Mercy's Mission and Values. Coordinates delivery of services to assure the highest quality of care with efficient use of available services and resources. The Nurse provides excellent and appropriate external and internal customer service in a timely manner resulting in improved patient care, satisfaction, and provider efficiency (availability/appt. access). This nurse will perform independent assessment, provide patient education and demonstrate initiative and creative problem solving to address patient concerns. This position will demand flexibility, creativity and communication between many disciplines to ensure continuity of patient care. The incumbent is responsible for the practice of nursing according to the Rules and Regulations defined in the State of Maine Nurse Practice Act, and MPCC policies and procedures. The incumbent performs duties and tasks in accordance with standards established for the job. The incumbent may have access to highly confidential patient, employee and/or Mercy proprietary information, and must handle & protect the information in accordance with hospital & system policies, HIPAA requirements and the highest level of ethical standards. The incumbent is responsible for reporting all security events, potential events, or other security risks to the organization. The incumbent is responsible for participation in and completion of all patient safety initiatives appropriate to the position, and conducts all job responsibilities according to the Mission and Values of Mercy Hospital. Requirements: Current Registered Nurse license in State of Maine is required. BLS for Healthcare professionals certification is required. Completion of Registered Nurse program required. RN, BSN preferred; ADN considered. 2-5 years' experience preferred. Prior experience in a physician's office or ambulatory setting preferred. In addition, the incumbent will have knowledge of medical terminology and will be computer literate. Must possess communication skills that provides timely, concise, and audience appropriate information orally and/in writing. Initiative that proactively focuses efforts and energy on successfully attaining goals and objectives. Work habits and productivity able to maximize time to produce timely, quality results. Teamwork and Relationship with others that allows collaboration with a variety of individuals by establishing and maintaining constructive relationships. Customer focus that demonstrates commitment to meeting and exceeding the expectations of internal and external customers. 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.      
Northern Light Health Northern Light Mercy Hospital, State Street, Portland, ME, USA
Mar 28, 2019
Full time
The Medical Assistant works in collaboration with all members of the care team providing high quality compassionate care consistent with Mercy's Mission and Values. This is accomplished by being primarily responsible for ensuring efficient patient flow, working to actively enhance patient relationships and loyalty, pre-planning for patient visits, managing visit cycle time, office workflows, and patient access (phone, scheduling), assisting assigned provider and care team with rooming and patient care procedures, including electronic and written documentation, and coordinating patient activities that support managing the targeted population's health. The incumbent is responsible for participation in and completion of all patient safety initiatives appropriate to the position, and conducts all job responsibilities according to the Mission and Values of Mercy Hospital. BLS for Healthcare professional certification is required. Medical Assistant Certification required (or obtained within 6 months of hire). Completion of an accredited Medical Assistant Program required. Associates Degree strongly preferred. 2-3 years prior experience in a physician's office or ambulatory setting preferred. In addition, the incumbent will have knowledge of medical terminology and will be computer literate. Must possess communication skills that provides timely, concise, and audience appropriate information orally and/in writing. Initiative that proactively focuses efforts and energy on successfully attaining goals and objectives. Work habits and productivity able to maximize time to produce timely, quality results. Teamwork and relationship with others that allows collaboration with a variety of individuals by establishing and maintaining constructive relationships. Customer focus that demonstrates commitment to meeting and exceeding the expectations of internal and external customers. The Medical Assistant, under the direction and supervision of the provider, will have the following clinical skills, knowledge and abilities. This will be demonstrated by the ability to consistently and accurately obtain/perform the following: 1. Identify necessary equipment and materials for patient visits 2. Room patients in accordance with established guidelines and visit purpose/types 3. Obtain and record vital signs. 4. Schedule patient appointments 5. Proper preparation of lab specimens 6. Set up prescription refill per guidelines 7. Report lab and diagnostic results per guidelines. 8. Documentation of patient encounters including face to face, phone and patient portal into multiple systems, including EMR, to comply with organizational initiatives including: PCMH, Meaningful Use, and the Beacon ACO measures. 9. Assist and/or chaperone patient procedures. The Medical Assistant will perform the following responsibilities as applicable: 10. Prepare and conduct EKGs, eye and auditory screening, phlebotomy and ear lavage 11. Assist with casting and splinting 12. Prepare patient health information via electronic records (pre-visit prep) 13. Perform and document immunizations (including IMMPACT as applicable) and injections Key Outcomes: 1. Facilitates patient-centered visit by ensuring proper screening, documentation, and/or testing has been completed. 2. Ensures all consults and charts are prepared or scanned, downloaded and communicated in preparation for patient contact. 3. With provider supervision, work in provider tasks, review and assist in other population health management functions. 4. Coordinates and manages provider's tasks activity (i.e., lab result reporting, phone calls, order entry, RX processing, and outreach efforts) following standard processes and guidelines in oversight of meeting provider and patient needs. 5. Collect clinical information and communicates to provider. 6. Performs direct patient care services in accordance with clinical guidelines in a patient-centered manner. 7. Ensure provider schedule meets the needs of patients (visit and non-visit). 8. Participates in daily huddles and weekly team meetings to improve workflows and contribute to improving patient population outcomes. 9. Performs and documents necessary ancillary tests such as EKGs, PFTs, Peak Flow Rates, Rapid Strep, HCG's, Glucose Checks, and FOBT's. May perform various waive lab tests as ordered by provider. Competent in following process of recording waive testing quality requirements . Performs and documents lab specimen collection/processing, eye screening and audiology screening in accordance with current guidelines and policies. (If applicable) 10. Administer immunizations and medications in accordance with current guidelines ensuring level and scope of practice standards. (If applicable) 11. Ensure exam rooms are prepared for patient visits, including equipment operability, supply inventory, and utilizing standard infection control guides and stocking procedures. 12. Ensure patient care equipment operates in accordance with quality standards. 13. Provides patient education in support of patient visit and ongoing care as directed by provider. 14. Assist with orientation and training of new staff members. 15. Maintain clinical/technical skills and knowledge through ongoing development and continuing education. 16. Demonstrates age-specific competencies: communicate with each patient in a way that is appropriate to his or her particular age, capabilities or disabilities, temporary impairments, emotions, stresses, culture, and individual station. 17. Set up follow up letters and reminders for service 18. All other duties as assigned 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.
Northern Light Health Northern Light Laboratory, State Street, Bangor, ME, USA
Mar 28, 2019
Full time
A Medical Technologist is responsible for performance of technical laboratory tests/procedures which provide information to physicians for the diagnosis, prevention, or treatment of diseases in patients. Provides accurate, timely and cost effective testing/analysis of various blood, body fluid and tissue samples using current manual or automated lab methods. Works collaboratively with nursing, providers and other members of the multi-disciplinary patient-care team. Follows policies/procedures and best practices within the scope of the laboratory Quality Management Program. Maintains compliance with all state, federal, regulatory and accreditation agencies. Reports directly to the Technical Supervisor in charge of the department or site. Qualifications Associate's or Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university in Clinical Laboratory Science. Certification by examination as a Medical /Clinical Laboratory Technician (MLT/CLT) or Medical Technologist (MT) or Medical/Clinical Laboratory Scientist (MLS/CLS by a nationally recognized certifying agency, such as the Board of Registry of the American Society for Clinical Pathologists (ASCP), the National Credentialing Agency for Laboratory personnel, Inc. (NCA), or American Medical Technologist (AMT). Successful candidate must possess excellent communication skills and the ability to work closely with other team members in a fast paced environment. 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.
Northern Light Health Northern Light Health, Whiting Hill Road, Brewer, ME, USA
Mar 28, 2019
Full time
Job Summary The Benefits Director leads the design, implementation, and administration of system-wide employee health & welfare and wellness benefit programs and, in collaboration with the HR Service Center, their administration within a Human Resources shared services setting. Education and Experience · Bachelor's degree required and Master's Degree preferred. · Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS) or equivalent certification preferred. · 5 year's leadership experience at the manager or higher level delivering employee health and welfare insurance programs. Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities · Knowledge of employer-sponsored group insurance benefits program design and evaluation, claim administration and contracting processes. · Knowledge of enterprise-wide HRIS systems software so as to be able to perform at the "super user" level. · Knowledge of applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations impacting area of responsibility. · Working knowledge of Microsoft Office tools of Excel, Word and PowerPoint. · Strong presentation development and delivery skills. Essential Functions People · Ensures employee notification is timely and compliant with applicable laws and regulations. Service · Leads the design, implementation, and administration of the benefits function and the work of specialists. · With support from HR Service Center staff, administers health and welfare programs and institutes and maintains processes to ensure accurate and timely services. · Provides functional leadership to HR Service Center staff performing benefits administration duties. · Responsible for both employee portal and HR Service Center health & welfare-related content and keeping staff current on changes. · Works with ERISA attorney and vendors to ensure plan documentation is current and compliant with applicable laws and regulations. · Works with vendors to design communications in order to deliver cost-effective programs in a way that maximizes the value of these programs and services to employees and the organization. · Subject matter expert on health and welfare plans and resource to department. · Completes special projects by clarifying project objective, setting timetables and schedules, conducting research, developing and organizing information and fulfilling transactions. · Complies with federal, state and local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation, anticipating legislation, enforcing adherence to requirements and advising leadership on needed action. Quality · Ensures that all programs and services are managed in compliance with all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Finance · Ensures accurate and timely plan invoicing. Growth · Completes job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities, reading professional publications, maintaining personal networks, participating in professional organizations and maintaining current on industry trends. Community · In collaboration with the Retirement COE and HR Service Center, develops and implements communications programs that align with the overall strategies of the system and department. · With and through Total Health Specialist and in collaboration with the Beacon Health wellness team, develops implements and administers wellness programs. Organizational Values Passion: We demonstrate a passion for caring for others and the pursuit of service excellence in all that we do. Integrity: We commit to the highest standards of behavior and doing the correct thing for the right reasons. Partnership: Working together in collaboration and teamwork is more powerful than working alone. Accountability: We take a responsible and disciplined approach to achieving our priorities and responding to an ever changing environment. Innovation: We are capable of extraordinary creativity and are willing to explore new ideas to achieve our healthcare mission. Respect: We respect the dignity, worth and rights of others. Physical Demands · Sedentary: Exerting up to 10 lbs. occasionally, sitting most of the time, and only brief periods of standing and walking. Note: the duties listed above reflect the majority of the duties of this job and does not, nor is it intended to, reflect all duties that may be required for an incumbent in this job to perform. 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.
Northern Light Health Northern Light A.R. Gould Hosptial, Academy Street, Presque Isle, ME, USA
Mar 22, 2019
Part time
GENERAL DESCRIPTION/MISSION STATEMENT: Respiratory Care Practitioners perform "Respiratory Care" which means the therapy, management, rehabilitation, diagnostic evaluation, and care administered on the order of a physician or surgeon, of patients with deficiencies and abnormalities affecting the cardiopulmonary system and associated aspects of other bodily systems. ESSENTIAL DUTIES: 1. Follow departmental policies and clinical procedures 2. Conducts themselves in a professional manner 3. Perform and show understanding in: · Direct and indirect pulmonary care services that are of comfort, safe, aseptic, preventative and restorative care to the patient · Administration of medical gases, aerosols and humidification · Environmental control mechanisms · Pharmacological agents related to respiratory care · Mechanical or physiological ventilatory support · Bronchopulmonary hygiene · Cardiopulmonary resuscitation · Maintenance of natural airways · Maintenance of artificial airways · Analysis of blood gases, respiratory secretions and pulmonary functions · Hemodynamic and physiologic measurement and monitoring of cardiac functions as it relates to cardiopulmonary pathophysiology · Measurement of lung volumes, Spirometry, diffusion, oxygen sats, collection of blood and collection of specimens from respiratory tract · Observation and monitoring of signs and systems, general behavior, general physical response to respiratory care treatment and diagnostic testing including determination of whether those signs, symptoms, reactions, behavior or general response exhibit abnormal characteristics; Implementation based on observed abnormalities, appropriate reporting, referral, respiratory care protocols or changes in treatment, pursuant to a prescription by a person authorized to prescribe respiratory care or the initiation of emergency procedures. 4. Make proper use of and correctly care for all department equipment 5. Perform and understand the effective method of making rounds and the accurate method of keeping records and making reports on all patients receiving therapy. 6. Chart properly on all forms and records used in the Pulmonary services department 7. Process billing in the approved manner. 8. Participate in the orientation and instruction of allied health personnel in the techniques of respiratory care. 9. Provided techniques used in pulmonary rehabilitation. 10. Assume specific assigned responsibilities for the routine repair and maintenance of departmental equipment. 11. Respond to all pulmonary pages in the prescribed manner 12. Comply with relevant local, state and federal rules and regulations and the law and requirements of accrediting bodies and other, external organizations. 13. Help Pulmonary manager evaluate equipment and/or procedures. 14. Take a roll in pulmonary rehabilitation as needed 15. Train to be a stop-smoking facilitator. 16. Be active in community education. 17. Take an active roll in training staff. 18. Stay current in all aspects of respiratory care. OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Performs other work-related duties as assigned 2. The technician will be confronted by people with both contagious and non-contagious diseases. A knowledge of Infection Control measures is required. 3. The technician will occasionally have to cope with a violent or disagreeable patient. 4. The technician must be able to handle substances such as thick secretions, vomitus, etc. 5. The technician will be confronted by stress situations such as cardiac and respiratory resuscitations, internal fires, disaster procedures, etc. During these moments, they will need to remain emotionally stable and exhibit self-control so that patients may be reassured of their safety. LICENSE REQUIREMENTS: Current State of Maine license, Respiratory Care Practitioner. AVAILABILITY REQUIREMENTS: · Twelve hour day - three days a week · Weekend coverage is required · On-Call status will be taken to provide "on-call" coverage · During working hours as beeper is required · Emergency situation may necessitate response to the hospital during off hours when contacted at home EDUCATION, SKILLS, EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: 1. Current license from State of Maine as a Respiratory Care Practitioner. 2. BLS is required within the first week of employment. Employees must maintain CPR certification throughout employment when in a clinical position. 3. De-escalation and workplace violence training will be completed at hire prior to release from orientation. PHYSICAL DEMAND REQUIREMENTS: · Sitting: 1-3 hours/day · Standing/walking: 4-7 hours/day. · Lifting: Over 50 pounds with good body mechanics · Twisting/bending: Moderate 130-480 bends/day · Squatting/kneeling: 1-3 hours/day need not be continuous · Endurance: Heavy energy requirements (7-9 metastasis ) · Wrist position: Extensive deviation · Pinching: Moderate 130-480 pinches/day · Hand/wrist repetitions: Moderate 1000-2880/day · Manual dexterity: Frequent fine motor skills required · Right/left handedness: 70-100% of job cycle time · Both handedness: 70-100% of the job cycle · Near vision: Requires very accurate near vision · Far vision: Requires 20/20 far vision · Visual color discrimination: Requires both red/green and blue/violet discrimination · Visual depth perception: Moderate depth perception required · Hearing: Requires hearing whispered voice at 20 feet · Speech: Frequent, clear speaking ability required 4-8 hours · Infections: (exposure) frequent exposure to infections 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.      
Northern Light Health Northern Light A.R. Gould Hosptial, Academy Street, Presque Isle, ME, USA
Mar 22, 2019
Full time
Position Summary: The Surgical Quality Analysts' (SQA) primary responsibility is to collect and submit reliable data to the NSQIP (National Surgical Quality Improvement Program) registry using strict program inclusion/exclusion criteria. The SQA accurately, reliably and efficiently collects pre, intra, and post-operative data for the program through effective utilization of the hospital medical record and associated data resources. They also perform data integrity checks and analysis of data quality thru report review that supports quality improvement. They work under the supervision of the Manger of Quality Programs and guidance from a RN Nurse Analyst. Position Requirements: Education and Experience •Associates degree in healthcare or a related field. •Minimum of three (3) years of surgical experience in the operating room as a CST (Certified Surgical Technologist/Surgical Assisting) or an LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse). •Knowledge of medical terminology and coding is required. •Experience in clinical chart review and/or abstraction required. Certification •NSQIP certified or successfully complete the certification program within 9 months of hire date required. Required Skills •Interpersonal / Team Skills: Ability to interact with all members of the surgical team in a professional and courteous manner. Ability to work with RN specialists, coordinate multiple tasks, integrate information from a variety of sources, problem solve, and assist data abstractor team members as necessary. •Presentation Skills: The ability to communicate effectively with individuals of all ability levels, effectively present information and respond to questions, and explain technical and clinical concepts in layman's terms. •Language Skills: The ability to read and interpret technical bulletins and software documentation, write technical manuals, data dictionaries, reports and procedures. •Reasoning Skills: The ability to analyze problems, abstract data, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions, understand and interpret clinical definitions and quality/performance improvement concepts. •Technical Skills: A good working knowledge of computer software, such as Microsoft Office products; an understanding of networking concepts and confidentiality/security issues. •Communication Skills: Excellent oral and written communication, organizational, interpersonal, and customer service skills, good telephone personality; must like working with people and have the ability to ascertain user needs. Essential Duties and Responsibilities (other duties and special projects may be assigned) •Create, test, and maintain various databases relating to data collected within the NSQIP registry •Collects data discreetly and unobtrusively •Meet caseload requirements •Maintains data files in uniform way so that others can access files •Appropriately handles employees and patient questions regarding collection of data •Follows abstraction guidelines and stays up to date with project requirements •Maintains accurate and complete documentation •Contact patients and or families via telephone or written communication for the purpose of identifying outcomes associated with surgical procedures •Demonstrates the ability to learn to recognize problems that might adversely influence work products •Maintains project specific key indicator(s) with quality and accuracy •Understands department finance goals and keeps department expenses to a minimum •Supports, adapts readily to, and assists in facilitating organizational and departmental change •Receives continuing education relevant to position •Remains current with knowledge of NSQIP •Continually explore ways of improving efficiency while maintaining high accuracy Physical Requirements: Sedentary work requiring good manual dexterity for keyboarding. Work requires repetitive motions of wrists, hands and fingers. Must have correctable vision to work with a computer monitor, excellent hearing and listening skills to receive detailed information through oral communication. Extended periods of sitting, with option to stand, at computer. Some walking between departments or to meetings is involved. Must have the ability to communicate in person and over the telephone, work independently and in team environments, work under pressure with precision and accuracy, and handle multiple projects simultaneously. Working Environment: Busy office environment, seated at a desk, with option to stand, for extended periods of time and travel to member organizations as needed. Work involves computer and telephone. 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.      
Northern Light Health Northern Light Mercy Hospital, State Street, Portland, ME, USA
Feb 11, 2019
Per diem
Job Summary: Under the direction of the Clinical Dietitian, the Dietetic Technician is responsible for the nutritional care of all infant through geriatric inpatients with low to moderate nutritional risk. Duties include nutritional assessment, care plan development and implementation, menu selection assistance, checking trayline for accuracy and nutrition counseling. The incumbent performs duties and tasks in accordance with performance standards established for the job. The incumbent may have access to highly confidential patient, employee and/or Mercy proprietary information, and must handle & protect the information in accordance with hospital & system policies, HIPAA requirements and the highest level of ethical standards. The incumbent is responsible for reporting all security events, potential events, or other security risks to the organization. The incumbent is responsible for participation in and completion of all patient safety initiatives appropriate to the position, and conducts all job responsibilities according to the Mission and Values of Mercy Hospital. Requirement: Education and experience enabling State of Maine licensure as a Dietetic Technician. One (1) year or more of clinical experience preferred. Must have analytical and problem solving skills to evaluate low to moderate risk patients, modify diets according to prescription and perform nutrition assessment. Must have initiative to act independently to follow-up on low risk patient medical status and follow through with appropriate nutrition care with minimal supervision. Excellent interpersonal skills are required for the incumbent to communicate in a positive, encouraging manner with patients and families in detailing care requirements and providing education. The incumbent must deal professionally and effectively with medical staff and coworkers in explaining and guiding the nutrition facet of patient care and resolving problems. Must be highly accountable as the incumbent's work and judgment directly impacts patient care. The incumbent has access to confidential patient information. 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.
Northern Light Health Northern Light Home Care & Hospice, Waterville, Maine 04901
Feb 04, 2019
Full time
$Sign-On Bonus$ for experienced PT meeting eligibility criteria! Ask about our Education LoanForgiveness Program! Our Waterville/Central Maine location has a great position for a physical therapist wanting to make a positive difference in someone's life! You would be responsible for providing physical therapy services to clients in their homes through assessment, and development and implementation of a plan of care, in consultation with physicians and families.Utilizing the latest information technologies and telecommunication systems, VNA provides you with a variety of therapy experiences, ranging from caring for clients with medical/surgical needs as well as caring for clients with end stage and palliative care needs. In addition you would play an integral role in collaborating with other members of the client care team! Bachelor's degree from an accredited school of physical therapy Current ME license to practice as a physical therapist Current BLS for Healthcare Providers Computer competency and evidence of effective communication skills, using verbal, written and telephonic means; ability to make decisions regarding priority of work, strong interpersonal skills, and ability to understand specific instructions Valid driver's license with reliable transportation and VNA required auto liability insurance. Ability to travel in assigned service area. Come work for an organization that provides clinically excellent, compassionate home based and community care to families in New England. Since 1921, we've been helping families and their loved ones receive care and comfort in their community. We are committed to hiring and retaining staff who want to deliver quality care and make a difference in people's lives. We offer rich benefits and a family friendly working environment. We look forward to hearing from you! 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.
Northern Light Health Northern Light Mercy Hospital, State Street, Portland, ME, USA
Feb 01, 2019
Full time
Job Summary: The Professional Nurse II a fully competent practitioner of nursing. The incumbent is responsible for the practice of nursing according to the Rules and Regulations defined in the State of Maine Nurse Practice Act, Mercy Hospital Standards of Care/Practice, policies and procedures. The PN is responsible for the delivery of patient care to assigned patients on a Nursing Unit, and for the supervision of other qualified staff to whom the PN has delegated patient care in the exercise of his/her independent judgment. The Nurse plans and evaluates the nursing care for patients and families and exercises independent judgment in implementing the care him/herself or assigning the care to other qualified staff. The nurse addresses physical, spiritual, emotional and educational needs of the patient, and coordinates the plan of care with other healthcare professionals. The incumbent performs duties and tasks in accordance with performance standards established for the job. The incumbent may have access to highly confidential patient, employee and/or Mercy proprietary information, and must handle & protect the information in accordance with hospital & system policies, HIPAA requirements and the highest level of ethical standards. The incumbent is responsible for reporting all security events, potential events, or other security risks to the organization. The incumbent is responsible for participation in and completion of all patient safety initiatives appropriate to the position, and conducts all job responsibilities according to the Mission and Values of Mercy Hospital. Requirements: Current license as a Registered Nurse in the State of Maine. Healthcare Provider/Professional Rescuer certification is required. 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.
Northern Light Health Northern Light Sebasticook Valley Hospital, Pittsfield, Maine
Jan 31, 2019
Full time
Seeking compassionate, community focused RNs to join our Med/Surg team in Pittsfield, ME! This critical access hospital serves a small community with big heart and was voted one of the best places to work in Maine for 3 consecutive years through 2017! Job Summary To provide complete and comprehensive age specific nursing care to the population of patients within their assigned area.Participate in unit specific and hospital wide activities that promote staff development. Participate in the development of department specific strategic goals that assist with the achievement of Sebasticook Valley Hospital's Mission and Vision. Required Current State of Maine RN License or license eligible BLS Required ACLS required within 6 months of hire Physical Requirements Clinical: Prolonged periods of standing, walking, bending, twisting and the ability to transfer and assist patients. The ability to work with, lift and set up equipment for patient use. Normal visual activity and manual dexterity. Lifting and carrying of supplies up to 50 pounds unassisted, greater than 50 pounds with assistance and/or mechanical devises or other personnel. 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.
Northern Light Health Beacon Health, Wilson Street, Brewer, ME, USA
Jan 28, 2019
Full time
Northern Light Beacon Health provides the leadership, expertise, and structure to support and build a consistent high quality statewide network of providers, nurse care coordinators, pharmacists, and primary care practice managers. Engaging patients in their care and tailoring healthcare delivery to meet their needs and the needs of all the communities being served, Beacon Health is committed to being innovative and inclusive so the care delivered to families, friends, and neighbors allows them to lead full and healthy lives. Job Summary: Oversee clinical care to patients with chronic disease, high cost of care, and/or less than ideal access to traditional outpatient medical services. Collaborates with the Medical Team and relevant community based supports to provide a model of care that ensures the delivery of quality, efficient, and cost effective healthcare services. Integrates evidence based clinical guidelines, preventive guidelines, protocols, and other metrics in the development of treatment plans that are patient-centric, promoting quality and efficiency in the delivery of healthcare. Utilizes evidence based shared decision making models and motivational interviewing to encourage positive behavior change. Primary Responsibilities: · Manage utilization and practice metrics to refine the delivery of care model to maximize clinical, quality and fiscal outcomes for the population · Monitor patient progress and promote early intervention in acute care situations · Provide safe transition of care across the continuum of care · Promote and convene communication among all service providers on behalf of and with the patient · Provide patient education, related to chronic disease management, home safety · Promote patient independence, safety and self-management · Demonstrate autonomy being accountable for their practice · Demonstrate the ability to negotiate and influence individual and group decision- making. · Adapt to a fluid, dynamic and rapidly changing environment. · Demonstrate leadership qualities in the areas of time management, problem solving, decision making, priority setting, delegation, organization, written/verbal communication and listening skills. · Works with Beacon Health leadership in the design, implementation and evaluation of the Medical Home care model. · Implement monitoring systems for high-risk member to prevent and/or intervene early during acute exacerbations. · Works with the primary care physician to ensure appropriate standing orders for acute exacerbation management (such as diuretic titration protocol). · Continuously evaluates all available patient information including, laboratory results, diagnostic tests, utilization patterns and other metrics to determine barriers to improved care, improved quality, and decreased cost. Provides regular progress updates to PCP and other members of the care team. · Collaborates with providers, including community based organizations, to ensure smooth process in place when movement between settings occurs. · Provides home and community visits. Education and/or Experience Required: · Registered Nurse with three to five years of recent (within the last 3 years) acute care experience or relevant experience required · Licensed at an RN level by the State of Maine Board of Nursing, or license eligible. · Knowledge of the basic principles of care management and care coordination required · BLS Certification Education and/or Experience Preferred: · Bachelor's degree in Nursing preferred · Experience in home health nursing preferred Skills and Abilities: · Needs to be professional as well as knowledgeable, responsible, and accountable to provide patient care over the continuum and to assist in improving quality, cost, and patient/service satisfaction outcomes · Will be responsible for assessment, planning and implementation process for a select group of patients in the outpatient setting · Must be organized with the ability to self-motivate and prioritize a variety of duties · Proficient in computer literacy including but not limited to the electronic medical record, electronic data entry, retrieval and report generation · Ability to work effectively with clinical and non-clinical staff and community organizations · Understanding of community services and how to access them · Must have willingness to learn about and work with people who have behavioral health and substance abuse disorders · Demonstrated ability to work with an interdisciplinary team · Demonstrates excellent communication skills. · Demonstrates the ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously · Ability to motivate others · Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds and experiences · Ability to openly address and acknowledge observed issues and concerns · Demonstrates proficiency in basic computer skills, including accurate keyboard entry of data into relevant computer based databases and spreadsheets · Attention to detail, and ability to be flexible in performing a variety of tasks · Demonstrated ability to complete projects within designated timelines and the ability to prioritize duties is required · Demonstrates proficiency with Microsoft Word and Windows & Excel, and the ability to learn various system software · Demonstrates ability to use basic office equipment, computer, fax machine, copier, calculator, etc. · Must have means to travel as needed to meet business Working Conditions and Physical Demands: Employee is exposed to environmental factors such as dust, fumes, temperature, humidity, heights, machinery, driving. Other duties or comments specific to this position: Expected to drive/travel on a wide range of roads and in inclement weather. The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. 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.
Northern Light Health Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center, State Street, Bangor, ME, USA
Jan 28, 2019
Full time
The Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center, as the largest member of our Northern Light Health System, provides a full array of ultrasound services. Our General Ultrasound Department supports both inpatient and outpatient populations. We assist in invasive procedures daily within our main department, Breast and Osteoporosis Center and also provide imaging support in the main operating room as needed. Our department has been established as an American College of Radiology (ACR) - Center of Excellence.   This is an interesting and rewarding position as the general sonographers are responsible for performing quality diagnostic and interventional studies /procedures using advanced technology. Our patients range from neonatal to geriatric and our exams are inclusive of: neurology, urology, women's health, gastroenterology and some limited orthopedic. We have demonstrated the growth in ultrasound diagnostics and therapeutics utilization synonymous with national trends.   Qualified Sonographer/Ultrasound candidates must be ARDMS registered in Abdomen, or registry eligible within one year. Additional registries such as OB/GYN should be achieved within 1 year of eligibility. Required skills include, but are not limited to: knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology; knowledge of ultrasound and imaging physics. Strong communication and critical thinking skills are a must as well as the ability to work effectively with both technical and medical staff.  Schedule flexibility, call and weekend coverage are shared by the team.   Education is a key component to maintaining the highest standard of care for our patients. Our minimum education requirements include:   High School graduate or equivalent.   2 year allied health education program that is patient care related or Bachelor's degree.   Our leadership values its employees. Some of their goals include staff retention and also strives to maintain staff engagement. Tuition reimbursement has been a long standing benefit of our facility. This has allowed many staff to continue their growth and advancement within our health system. Recent efforts focused on our sonographers have resulted in a loan repayment program.   Sonography can be a physically demanding career. To protect our staff we acknowledge and utilize ergonomic principles as guided by SDMS. Our baseline physical requirements include:  Must possess the degree of total body strength and flexibility necessary to move equipment and assist with patient positioning and transport, the ability to assist patients with limited mobility or those requiring total care, ability to reach items on the floor, reach objects overhead to a height of 5 feet above ground level and reach across a stretcher to a distance of 25 inches, ability to lift a minimum of 45 lbs. to a height of 3 feet above ground level, ability to push non-motorized equipment weighing up to 465 lbs. throughout the hospital as necessary, ability to stand 85% of the time and average 3 miles of walking per 8-hour shift, must possess the degree of manual dexterity required to manipulate large and small objects, use a computer keyboard and to operate equipment,  visual acuity and color vision is required to observe the patient and discern information from electronic monitors, patient charts, ID bands and other printed documents.   Working Environment:  Indoor work 100% of the time in low-light conditions. Must work with video display terminals for up to 85% of a shift Exposure to noise at varying levels, varying temperatures, and strong odors at times.  Exposure to potentially hazardous materials, blood and high risk body fluids and patients with communicable diseases . Multiple site locations in close proximity provide opportunities to work at our outpatient imaging center, work with inpatients at the main hospital and to work directly with our team in Breast and Osteoporosis Center.   Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center, established in 1892 and located on the banks of the Penobscot River, is a 411 bed state of the art tertiary care facility and one of the largest employers in the region.   Life in the Bangor area affords spectacular year-round outdoor adventure from hiking, fishing and boating to skiing and snowmobiling. Within a short distance are Acadia National Park, Baxter State Park, and the beautiful Maine seacoast and mountains. Enjoy the Maine Center for the Arts, the Bangor Symphony Orchestra, the Robinson Ballet, indoor and outdoor concert venues and an eclectic downtown district. Bangor ranks as one of the nation's safest population centers and is a comfortable place to live, work and raise a family.   Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Centers offers an excellent benefit package with competitive salaries. Relocation assistance may be available.