Northern Light Health
Northern Light Continuing Care - Lakewood, Kennedy Memorial Drive, Waterville, ME, USA
Lakewood is a five-star facility under Quality Measure reporting systems provided by CMS, and we have accomplished this goal as a result of our team. We have also been recognized this year for being among the top ten percent in customer service across our Nation. You each consistently show how much you care, and our customers notice!! Lakewood Staff contribute greatly to our ongoing culture of Safety and Innovation. The Maine Health Care Association presented our center with an innovation award for our Step by Step Olympic Program.
Summary of Major Functions The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) performs direct geriatric care duties, with a restorative emphasis, under the direction and supervision of a Licensed Nurse. Minimum Requirements For The Job Currently certified and registered with the Maine CNA Registry.
Education/Experience Completion of a state approved program as a Certified Nursing Assistant in Maine. Previous clinical experience in acute care of long-term care is desirable. • Training/Experience as a nursing assistant • Experience or interest in working with older adults • Maturity, friendliness and enjoyment in working with people • High School diploma or GED, with reading, comprehension and writing ability at 12th grade level or higher Special Knowledge Required or Preferred BCLS certification preferred Annual mandatory continuing education requirements
Physical Environment Exposed to all resident elements, including exposure to human waste, blood and body fluids and other unpleasant elements. At times, long and irregular hours are necessary. Exposure to hazardous substances is, at times, unavoidable. Frequent multiple tasks and resident needs will be assigned in a rapid fashion. Physical Criteria/Effort Work involves standing and/or walking over 70% of the time. There is moderate physical effort in positioning, lifting, or moving residents of various weights and body shapes, with or without assistance. Vision and hearing acuteness is required at all times. Repeated bending, squatting, and stooping is necessary. The incumbent is subject to frustration and fatigue. 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 Maine Coast Hospital, Union Street, Ellsworth, ME, USA
POSITION SUMMARY: The Rehab Admin Secretary reports to the Director, Rehabilitation Services and is responsible for meeting the communication needs of the patient/family, departmental staff and medical staff. EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: High school diploma or equivalent 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 Blue Hill Hospital, 57 Water Street, Blue Hill, Maine 04614
Job Summary: Diabetes nurse educator provides individualized diabetes self-management education, training and counseling to individuals and groups according to the Scope of Practice, Standards of Practice, and Standards of Professional performance for Diabetes Educators. Requirements: State of Maine RN License Required Certified Diabetes Educator A minimum of 1 year of experience Other Skills Required: Ability to assess, plan, develop, implement and evaluate diabetes care plans for people with and at risk for diabetes. In-depth knowledge about current diabetes treatment management. Able to provide Diabetes self-management education and training both individually and in group settings. Computer literate and able to navigate among different electronic medical records. Participate in the planning, implementation and evaluation of the DSMT program. Physical Requirements: Exerting up to 10lbs occasionally, sitting most of the time, and only brief periods of standing or walking.. 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.
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Northern Light Acadia Hospital, Stillwater Avenue, Bangor, ME, USA
POSITION SUMMARY: The Psychiatric Resource Nurse works independently in collaboration with the House Administrator and unit staff to meet the clinical needs of all inpatient hospital units. The Psychiatric Resource Nurse is able to respond quickly to patient, family and unit needs. They are able to engage in cost effective, clinically sound decision making while acting as a leader and mentor to other staff. The Psychiatric Resource Nurse is adept at negotiating conflict, collaborating with others and applying self-reflection to their practice. This nurse provides daily clinical leadership and provides education to nursing staff. The Psychiatric Resource Nurse orients to and performs the role of House Administrator when needed. QUALIFICATIONS / EXPECTATIONS: •The Psychiatric Nurse will possess and maintain an active Registered Nurse license and possess or obtain a certification in psychiatric nursing •A minimum of 2 years experience in psychiatric nursing •Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner in the community •Maintains regulatory requirements, including HIPPA, Joint Commission, Federal, and State Complies with all organizational policies regarding EMHS's Code of Conduct and ethical business practices •Carries assigned keys and wears hospital identification and Versus badge in proper locations at all times. •Attends at least 50 percent of staff meetings and is accountable for staying up to date with all departmental meeting minutes •Pursues professional growth through a combination of internal and external educational offerings •Uses the chain of command to resolve workplace issues effectively •Must possess good oral and written communication skills in the English language •Self-schedules and attends applicable trainings and certifications in Basic Life Support, MOAB and other applicable competencies prior to expiration date •Interacts harmoniously and effectively with others, focusing upon attainment of organizational goals and objectives through a commitment to teamwork •Adheres to attendance, punctuality and dress code standards •Attends all mandatory safety-related educational programs. Complies with safety rules and protocols to prevent injury to self and others and demonstrates safe behavior in all aspects of the job •Seeks assistance, guidance, and direction when unsure of procedure and protocols and performance of duties •Follows infection control protocols including hand hygiene and equipment cleaning DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES •Is a role model for efficient and patient centered approaches to care •Takes a mindful and thoughtful approach to all interactions while maintaining appropriate, professional boundaries •Attitude reflects an emphasis on internal and external customer service •Maintains an active, mindful and energetic presence on the unit and is proactive with ensuring tasks are completed, assists others whenever possible •Uses self-reflection to continually improve practice with emphasis on maintaining empathy, compassion, collaboration and patient dignity •Facilitates educational and community groups and encourages patient participation in offered activities •Makes frequent rounds on patient units to assess milieu, staffing needs and to maintain communication with unit staff and supervisors •Responsible for managing patient and staff safety during psychiatric and medical emergencies, continually assesses for imminent risk and ensures safe use of physical interventions •Anticipates unit needs and independently collaborates to provide support. Able to efficiently prioritize among competing needs •Directs all aspects of milieu management through active participation and delegation •Provides supportive, real time feedback to nurses and techs to ensure a safe and therapeutic environment •Communicates effectively with providers, staff and hospital and unit leadership using techniques such as SBAR •Actively involved as a leader with unit based and hospital wide quality improvement initiatives such as infection prevention and restraint reduction •Documentation is thorough, accurate and adheres to hospital policy •Administers medications in accordance with hospital policy using sound clinical judgment. Carries out LIP orders in same fashion, seeks clarification when needed. •Provides formal and informal education on hospital wide and unit based performance improvement initiatives. •Effectively utilizes the electronic medical record to formulate and document a plan of care taking into consideration biopsychosocial needs •Develops individualized plans of care in collaboration with the patient and significant others that takes into consideration patient's chronological age and stage of development •Collaborates with Nurse Manager, Shift Supervisor or House Administrator to ensure optimum staffing for current and subsequent shifts •Anticipates unit needs and independently provides support. Able to efficiently prioritize among competing needs. This can include nursing, tech, housekeeping and safety tasks when needed •Provides a positive, educational experience to all students, provides individual instruction as needed •Acts as a preceptor and mentor to department and unit staff •Proactively identifies and responds to reported safety concerns, including investigating and reporting allegations of abuse or neglect •Acts as Charge nurse when needed 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.