Nurse Associate - Medical Surgical (Post Surgical and Oncology)

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  • Biddeford, ME
  • Southern Maine Health Care
  • Temporary Full Time - Day/Evening
  • Service/Maintenance Support
  • Req #: 129449
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Program Information

Southern Maine Health Care is offering employment to Student Nurses through a 10-week, 360 hour summer program. The Nurse Associate chosen for this position will work under the supervision of Registered Nurse preceptors. The Nurse Associate will perform various service duties and technical tasks such as taking vital signs and assisting patients with basic hygiene and activities of daily living.

Orientation classes will supplement hands-on clinical experiences. Throughout the various clinical opportunities offered, employees will be provided a fast-paced work environment, and the experience provided will develop critical thinking skills, teamwork and collaborative skills with solid patient care experience.

Start date for this program is June 1, 2020 and runs for 10 weeks, ending August 7, 2020.

Your schedule will be arranged through your nursing manager. Schedule will include 3, 12-hour shifts and schedule will include some weekends.

Application due date is April 30, 2019.

  • Position Summary
    The health care work force of the future should have the knowledge and skills to provide patient-centered, community-focused, cost-effective, clinically- effective, coordinated care. To do these things successfully, the work force must be competent, flexible, and adaptive to changes in health care delivery and technology. Under the direction of an R.N., functions as a team member by performing delegated patient care activities and related non- professional services necessary in caring for the personal needs and comfort of patients. Performs a variety of tasks including cleaning of care areas, stocking and disposal of linen and materials supply to ensure assigned areas are kept clean and adequately supplied.
  • Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)
    • Education: High School graduate or equivalent preferred.
    • License/Certifications: Completion of a nurse's aide training course approved by the Maine State Board of Nursing preferred. State of Maine CNA license required. BLS Certification (obtain within 6 months of hire).
    • Experience: One year's experience in an acute care setting desirable. 

We offer benefits that support an individual's needs for today and flexibility to plan for tomorrow. Our package includes health and dental insurances, paid parental leave, retirement program, generous paid time off, and much more! Our comprehensive array of benefits are competitive, affordable, and include choices that meet specific, but ever changing, needs.

MaineHealth is a not-for-profit integrated health system consisting of eight local hospital systems, a comprehensive behavioral healthcare network, diagnostic services, home health agencies, and over 19,000 employees. It is the largest health system in northern New England and provides preventive care, diagnosis and treatment to 1.1 million residents in Maine and New Hampshire.

With a career at any of the MaineHealth locations, you’ll be working with healthcare professionals that truly value the people around them – both within the walls of the organization and the neighborhoods that surround it. We are deeply invested in the wellbeing of our communities and employees. We believe in fostering a work environment of strong commitment, compassionate caring and continuous improvement. Our care – and the science behind that care – is top rate. Join us and your abilities will be challenged and enhanced as you take your career to another level.


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