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Northern Light Health Nursing School New Graduate in Bangor, Maine

Job Description Northern Light Acadia Hospital Department: Psychiatric Unit Position is located: Acadia Work Type: Full Time Hours: 36, 12 hour shifts Work Schedule: Acadia Summary: The Nursing School New Graduate has graduated (will have graduated by start date) from an accredited school and is eligible to sit for the Maine NCLEX exam. The Graduate Orientee is not expected to have a skill set beyond what is learned in the clinical and classroom setting. The Nursing School New Graduate is engaged in an intensive orientation that involves learning Psychiatric Nurse specific skills. Authorization to Test has been provided prior to hire and test date is within 120 days of hire. Responsibilities: • Performs accurate and timely age specific patient assessment(s) under the supervision of a registered nurse • Observes the nursing component of discharge plan with assigned registered nurse preceptor. • Collaborates with registered nurse preceptor and other disciplines based on assessment. • Documents all aspects of the assessment process within the defined policy standards under the supervision of a registered nurse. • Assess(s) pain and develops appropriate intervention and documents under the supervision of a registered nurse. • Develops individualized plans of care under the supervision of a registered nurse that takes into consideration patient’s chronological age and stage of development. • Provides patients with timely and complete care under the supervision of a registered nurse. In accordance with diagnosis, and other factors influencing care needs, that take into consideration patient’s chronological age and stage of development. • Recognizes the need for and impact of precise and timely documentation of patient care and ensures that documentation is reviewed and signed by a registered nurse. • Recognizes the need to and collaborates with registered nurse and other disciplines to effectively manage pain. • Recognizes, adapts and manages changes in milieu acuity. Provides education formally or informally when necessary under the supervision of a registered nurse. • Recognizes the need to develop and implement an education plan for all patients based on a needs assessment. Educational plans are comprehensive and take into consideration the patient’s chronological age and stage of development. • Recognizes the need for and participates in the development of patient education materials under the supervision of a registered nurse. • Documents education provided according to policy under the supervision of a registered nurse • Recognizes safety hazards and responds appropriately. Assists with maintaining a safe and clean environment. • Recognizes emergency situations and responds appropriately within scope of practice (fire, code, etc.). • Assist in maintaining a work environment free from recognized hazards that create a risk of injury to employees, patients or visitors and that all accidents and incidents are reported by employees and properly investigated. When appropriate, assist with the return of all workers with work related injuries and illnesses to gainful employment. • Recognizes the need for change and assists with facilitating change within the hospital. • Maintains positive working relationships with all members of the health care team. • Delegates appropriate tasks to ancillary personnel under the supervision of a registered nurse. • Models effective time management skills and assists others as needed to prioritize and complete patient care duties within scope of practice. • Interacts with co-workers in a helpful and courteous manner. • Is approachable, maintains a positive attitude, and facilitates a positive work environment. • Recognizes conflict and manages appropriately. • Actively listens and utilizes two-way communication with others. • Non-verbal communication is respectful. • Demonstrates and uses correct technique in the use of equipment. • Reports repair needs to Charge Nurse. • Actively participates and follows unit specific and hospital-wide performance improvement processes (e.g. S&R log, patient satisfaction survey, Basis 24, occurrence reports, etc.). • Recognizes, responds to and reports conditions that require an improvement in performance and/or process. • Attends at least 50% of staff meetings. • Recognizes learning needs of new staff and students and intervenes appropriately. • Meets Department expectations regarding punctuality, absenteeism, and flexibility in scheduling. Competencies and skills: Essential: * Achieves Results: Sets high standards for their own outcomes and seizes opportunities to engage others towards objectives. Consistently moves forward with direct actions in order to attain or exceed objectives. Manages their own time effectively to accomplish assigned tasks. Successfully prioritizes multiple projects and duties as needed. * 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. * 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. * Promotes Health and Safety: Promotes a healthy and safe environment for patients, employees and visitors. Advocates and models healthy physical and mental health behaviors even in challenging circumstances. Sets high quality standards and strives for continuous improvement and quality assurance by reporting and encouraging others to report near misses and safety issues. * 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. Credentials: Eligible to take the NCLEX with proof of Authorization to Test prior to Start ; become RN Licensed (Maine or Compact) within 120 days of hire Education: Essential: Completion of ADN or BSN Nursing Program in Spring 2021. Working conditions: Essential: * Potential exposure to abusive and/or aggressive people. * Potential exposure to diseases or infections. * 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. * Extend body and limbs to reach items. * Lifting, moving and loading less than 20 pounds. * Lifting, moving and loading 20 to 30 pounds. * Continuous sitting. * Continuous standing. * Continuous walking. Northern Light Acadia Hospital is an acute care, regional psychiatric hospital in Bangor, Maine that is a leader in the provision of tele-psychiatry services, including consultations to regional emergency departments and primary care practices. Northern Light Acadia Hospital offers innovative programming in the form of a behavioral home health, integrated behavioral healthcare in primary care practices, and a geriatric mood and memory clinic, which is involved in multiple clinical trials for promising Alzheimer's medications. The hospital is the sole corporate member of Northern Light Acadia Healthcare that provides a substance use disorder treatment program, case management services, and other outpatient mental health services in Penobscot, Waldo, and Knox counties. Northern Light Acadia Healthcare is the sole member of Restorative Health, LLC that operates an outpatient mental health clinic in Bangor. Northern Light Acadia Hospital is a member of Northern Light Health, an integrated statewide health delivery system that is raising the bar with no-nonsense solutions that are leading the way to a healthier future for our state. Northern Light Health offers a broad range of providers and services, including nine hospitals, primary care and specialty physician practices, long-term care, home health and hospice agencies, and emergency ground and air transport. Bangor, Maine is a vibrant small city with easy access to Maine's spectacular coast, mountains, and lakes. Schools rank among New England's best with the flagship campus of the University of Maine located in the neighboring town of Orono. Bangor serves as the regional hub for medicine, the arts, and commerce. Bangor International Airport offers direct and one-stop service to most major destinations. Position Nursing School New Graduate Location US:ME:Bangor Req ID 1607

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