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Northern Light Health Registered Nurse- Lead **$8000 Sign on bonus** in Mars Hill, Maine

Job Description Northern Light A.R. Gould Department: Long Term Care Unit Position is located: Aroostook Health Center Work Type: Full Time FTE: 0.9 Work Schedule: 6:30 AM to 7:00 PM Summary: The Registered Nurse Lead in the Nursing Department, under the direction of the Director of Nursing, plans, implements, and evaluates nursing care to ensure quality and efficiency of services while maintaining established standards. The Lead is responsible and has the authority to make clinical care assignments to staff/caregivers on a daily basis. This includes management of sick calls, managing the orientation of new staff, serving as the administrator on duty in house in the absence of the Director of Nursing, and assessing and evaluating staff competency, within their scope of practice. The Lead facilitates patient activities based on hand off communication/report at the beginning and end of each shift, insuring tests & procedures are completed, and physician is notified of abnormal results. He/She proactively coordinates admissions/transfer placements to accommodate maximum census and optimal services, within Staffing Matrix guidelines. The Lead is aware of, contributes to, and able to apply/resource all organizational policies and procedures is knowledgeable and proficiently serves as a clinical resource for questions regarding proper patient care, manages all resident and family complaints, and assists with clinical procedures. He/she must be adequately prepared by experience and training to care for cases ranging in acuity from non-urgent to life threatening and from minor injuries to major trauma. He/she must demonstrate an ability to cope with a variety of clinical care situations while displaying calm and demonstrate recognition of the value and dignity of the individual without regard to the nature of the illness/injury or the circumstances leading to same. The Lead is expected to participate in all aspects of nursing clinical care including meeting RN clinical competency, medication administration, direct clinical care, and delegation consistent with Board of Nursing requirements. Responsibilities: 1. Provide direct clinical care to a variety of skilled and long-term care patients/residents. 2. Assess patients according to established guidelines, and assign appropriate staff based on patient needs and staffing matrix. 3. Manage sick calls, staffing shortages, staffing overages, and special assignments, as needed, in collaboration with the Nursing Supervisor or Manager. 4. Assess patient’s physical and psychosocial needs and implement a plan of care to address the needs. 5. Transcribe/implement physician orders in a timely and efficient manner. 6. Assess patient/significant other education needs and provide instruction as appropriate. 7. Participate in department quality improvement activities as needed. 8. Comply with mandated hospital and department education programs. Assist in the delivery of programs as requested. 9. Assist with orientation of new employees, including evaluation of competency, orientation checklists, 90-day eval, etc. 10. Accept responsibility for professional growth and development. 11. Support Risk Management and Infection Control programs. 12. Demonstrate a commitment to the philosophy and objectives of the organization. 13. Will need to provide care to patients to include, assessments, medication pass, and daily care based on the needs of the residents and unit. 14. Maintain a safe environment complying with NLH policies and procedures; report and directly address environmental hazards and violations of patient safety policy and/or protocol when involved or observed. 15. Support and evaluate emergency preparedness drills while on duty (e.g.: Fire alarms, evacuation, missing person, etc.). 16. Assist in the ordering and management of supplies and equipment as needed. 17. Participate in recruitment of new staff, including performing interviews as requested. Other information: BLS Required. Competencies and skills: Essential: * Behaves with Integrity and Builds Trust: Acts consistently in line with the core values, commitments and rules of conduct. Leads by example and tells the truth. Does what they say they will, when and how they say they will, or communicates an alternate plan. * Cultivates Respect: Treats others fairly, embraces and values differences, and contributes to a culture of diversity, inclusion, empowerment and cooperation. * Demonstrates Adaptability: Learns quickly when facing a new problem or unfamiliar task; is flexible in their approach with changing priorities and ambiguity. Manages change effectively and does not give up during adversity. Capable of changing one's behavioral style and/or views in order to attain a goal. Absorbs new information readily and puts it into practice effectively. * Demonstrates Emotional Intelligence: Exhibits a high level of self-awareness, self-management, other awareness and relationship management. Conducts themselves in an empathic, appropriate way, with a sense of humor and stimulates a collaborative work environment. Is respectful of the attitudes, feelings, or circumstances of others and aware of the influence of their own behavior on them. Is aware of relevant social, political, system, and professional trends and developments and uses this information for the organization's benefit. * Develops Self and Others:Takes responsibility for engaging in professional self-development activities and programs. Strives to gain insight into their own values, strengths and weaknesses, interests and ambitions and takes action in order to enhance competencies and skills when possible. As a leader, encourages and guides employees towards growth opportunities to enhance performance and help them reach goals. Reviews and analyzes employees' strengths and weaknesses to distinguish their talents and development needs, and to ensure they are enhanced appropriately. * Effectively Communicates: Listens, speaks and writes appropriately, using clear language. Communication methods are fitting to the message(s), audience, and situation and follow-ups are regular and timely. Shows that important (non-) verbal information is absorbed and understood and asks further questions to clarify when necessary. Expresses ideas and views clearly to others and has ability to adjust use of language to the audiences' level. * Exercises Sound Judgment & Decision Making: Understands and processes complex information, which allows for appropriate and accountable conclusions. Does not react too quickly or slowly. Balances facts, goals, and potential approaches taking the appropriate criteria into account. Makes active decisions and commits oneself by communicating confidently and respectfully. * Fosters Accountability: Creates and participates in a work environment where people hold themselves and others accountable for processes, results and behaviors. Takes appropriate ownership not only of successes but also mistakes and works to correct them in a timely manner. Demonstrates understanding that we all work as a team and the quality and timeliness of work impacts everyone involved. * Influences and Inspires: Builds enthusiasm and commitment among others to move in a desired direction and models it personally. Creates a compelling vision of success that motivates workplace initiative and energizes others to follow. Provides direction and guidance to encourage cooperation between team members in order to attain an objective. Has the ability to appropriately influence others' actions and decisions with and without express authority. * No previous experience required. * Practices Compassion: Exhibits genuine care for people and is available and ready to help; displays a deep awareness of and strong willingness to relieve the suffering of others. * Provides Patient-Centered Care: Demonstrates understanding of patient care quality and service as organizational priority. Proactively supports change to improve patient experience and results. Exhibits the ability and willingness to find out what the patient wants and needs and to act accordingly, taking the organizational and outside resources into account. Cooperates, collaborates, communicates, and integrates care within and between teams to ensure that care is continuous and reliable. * Resolves Conflict: Promptly acts to find alternatives/solutions when team members disagree. Addresses issues in a direct, honest, and appropriate manner. Handles conflicting interests diplomatically and helps to solve them. Transforms difficult situations into teachable moments using respect and accountability . * Seeks Process Improvement & Applies System Thinking: Possesses and gains insight into situations, problems and processes. Understands the interconnection between organizational elements. Deconstructs problems and systematically investigates the various components. Considers the impact of actions on the entire process/system. Detects problems and opportunities, recognizes important information, and links various data to trace potential causes and relevant details. * Serves Others: Strives to understand, meet and exceed the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers which may include the people and communities in our service areas. Develops and maintains relationships, alliances and coalitions within and outside the organization and leverages them in order to obtain information, support, and promote cooperation and collaboration. * Utilizes Resources Effectively: Understands how to get the most out of available resources and uses cost-benefit thinking in decision-making and in setting priorities. Monitors and analyzes resource usage to identify and eliminate areas of waste and maximize resources. As a leader, defines targets and provides appropriate means; oversees progress and makes adjustments when necessary. Appropriately delegates work, sets clear direction and manages workflow and time. Credentials: Essential: * Registered Nurse Education: Essential: * Associate's Degree Working conditions: Essential: * Potential exposure to abusive and/or aggressive people. * Potential exposure to diseases or infections. * Need to drive to perform responsible duties. * Potential exposure to hazardous materials. * Potential exposure to noise levels being uncomfortable. * Potential exposure to noxious odors. * Potential exposure to very hot or cold temperatures. * Work with computers, typing, reading or writing. * Lifting, moving and loading 20 to 30 pounds. * Continuous sitting. * Alternate shift schedules (day, evening, nights, weekends). * Continuous standing. * Continuous walking. Position Registered Nurse- Lead $8000 Sign on bonus Location US:ME:Mars Hill Req ID 4222

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