Registered Nurse I - Mount Desert - job 677361

Northern Light Health

Date: 04/08/2021

City: Mount Desert, Maine

Employment type: Full-time

Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital

Department: Intensive Care Unit

Position is located: Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital

Work Type: Full Time

Hours: 36

Work Schedule: 7:00 PM to 7:00 AM


Directs and provides professional nursing care while meeting patients' psychosocial, physical and general aspect of care needs. Coordinates care planning with other disciplines, families and/or caregivers. Responsible for initial assessment, reassessment and documentation of assigned patients. Determines priorities of care based on physical and psychosocial needs of patients. Communicates with practitioners regarding changes in patient's status, symptoms and results of diagnostic studies. Responds quickly and appropriately to changes in patient condition or response to treatment. Assumes responsibility for supervising and assessing other nursing personnel. Responsible for safety and flow of the department assuring that staff comply with policies, procedures and JCAHO regulations. Communicates with all disciplines regarding patient status, flow, and continuation of patient care.


  • Provides safe and effective patient care by using best practices during hand off communication and when reporting patient care information and appropriately asks for assistance from other staff. (Patient Safety)

  • Demonstrates knowledge and skills in location, operation, and care of equipment. (Patient Safety)

  • Performs and documents systematic assessments according to established criteria. (Clinical Assessments)

  • Recognizes and responds to abnormal diagnostic data and reports to appropriate provide (Clinical Assessments)

  • Develops and maintains a professional and personable relationship and appearance with patients/ families and staff. (Caring & Code of Conduct)

  • Treats patients with courtesy and respect. (Caring & Code of Conduct)

  • Utilizes theoretical knowledge base to operationalize care. (Critical Thinking)

  • Documentation is accurate and complete reflecting adherence to hospital, regulatory and legal requirements (Documentation)

  • Completes population-specific mandatory education competencies as defined by the unit specific scope of service. (Population Specific Competency)

  • Provides culturally competent care to patients and families. (Population Specific Competency)

  • Provides patient centered care. (Population Specific Competency)

  • Practice is consistent with Northern Light Health policy and procedures. (Evidenced Based Practice & Research)

  • Demonstrates awareness of evidence-based practice. (Evidenced Based Practice & Research)

  • Communicates effectively with patients, family members, and all members of the interdisciplinary team, seeking assistance for conflict resolution as needed. (Leadership and Professional Conduct)

  • Implements the plan of care and identifies resources to meet patient care needs. (Collaboration and Teamwork)

  • Identifies and communicates changes in patient conditions that may impact unit staffing levels or the provision of safe patient care. (Collaboration and Teamwork)

  • Contributes to a healthy work environment by exhibiting professional behaviors and seeks assistance in addressing interpersonal conflicts. (Collaboration and Teamwork)

  • Seeks assistance from colleagues in the daily care of patients on the unit. (Collaboration and Teamwork)

  • Participates as a member of the interdisciplinary team to maximize patient care. (Collaboration and Teamwork)

  • Utilizes available resources in an appropriate manner and seeks assistance when needed (Resource Management)

  • Takes responsibility for meeting education and mandatory programs, by completing clinical evidence-based competencies (CBO) and member specific competencies. (Professional Development)

  • Obtains 12 contact hours or a 3-credit professional development course or as specified by individual member organization. (Professional Development)

  • Maintains an up-to-date personal educational file to demonstrate compliance with educational requirements. (Professional Development)

  • Actively participates in the peer review process. (Professional Development)

  • Demonstrates and articulates awareness of performance improvement initiatives. (Performance Improvement)

Other information:

BLS Required.

Competencies and skills:


  • Acts Strategic: Creates effective plans that anticipate future consequences and opportunities and is able to connect the day to day operations to longer-term objectives, shifts in the industry, and system goals.

  • No previous experience required.

  • 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.

  • 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 .

Credentials: Maine Registered Nurse License or eligible to obtain.

Education: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing (BSN preferred).

Working conditions:


  • Lifting, moving and loading 30 to 50 pounds.

  • Alternate shift schedules (day, evening, nights, weekends).

Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital in Ellsworth, Maine is a full-service hospital, serving both Hancock and western Washington Counties. Our 64-bed Maine Coast facility provides emergency, primary and specialty care, acute inpatient, diagnostic, and surgical services. At Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital, we dedicate ourselves to providing exceptional medical care with the personal touch and convenience only a community hospital can offer. Maine Coast has earned both national and state recognition for patient safety, outcomes, and patient satisfaction levels. Northern Light Maine Coast 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.

The Ellsworth community is a short drive to the scenic Maine coast and is near Acadia National Park with mountains and exceptional year-round recreation including hiking, biking, fishing, hunting, boating, skiing, golf, and more. Our neighborhoods are safe, friendly, and have outstanding schools. Enjoy the best of both worlds, practicing at a smaller community hospital in one of the most beautiful places in Maine while having the support of a large healthcare system.

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