Clinical Nurse (RN) II- Pre and Post Anesthesia Care Unit (ASU/PACU)

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  • Portland, ME
  • Maine Medical Center
  • Full Time - Rotating (Day/Night)
  • Nursing
  • Req #: 135768
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Summary

The Ambulatory Surgical Unit (ASU) admits and prepares patients/families for: Surgical procedures, procedures under anesthesia, Electroconvulsive (ECT) therapy.   The ASU recovers and prepares the outpatient populations for discharge.  The ASU provides care for patients during procedures in the Anesthesia Procedure room.

The Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) is based in 3 locations across the Bramhall campus – and includes a 24 bay Phase 1 Recovery Unit, 27 bay Preoperative Admission/Preparation and Postoperative Phase I/II Recover and Discharge unit and a 2 bay Preoperative Admission/Preparation and Postoperative Phase 1/II unit. 

The ASU/PACU schedule consists of a mix of 8 and 12 hour shifts.  Call is required (weekend and holiday responsibility).

3+years of Med/Surg/Telemetry RN experience is desired; Critical Care experience is preferred.

 

For a limited time MMC is offering up to $20,000 Sign on bonus for all eligible experienced Nurses!

  • Eligible candidates are hired (offer accepted) into a Full or Part time MMC RN position on or after 08/20/20 and have greater than 3 years (36 months) of RN work experience. Bonus amount prorated for Part time hires, per diem hires are ineligible.
  • Bonus is paid out in 3 installments – First month of employment, completion of one year of employment and completion of 2nd year of employment.  Bonus amount prorated for Part time hires, per diem hires are ineligible.
  • Current MaineHealth member employees are ineligible; former MaineHealth Members are ineligible until greater than 6 months separation from employment.
  • Position Summary
    • The Clinical Nurse supports Maine Medical Center's mission, vision, and values by exhibiting the following behaviors: excellence, competence, collaboration, innovation, respect, patient and family centered care, commitment to our community, and accountability.  In accordance with national standards of nursing practice and within the guidelines and policies and procedures of both Maine Medical Center and the Maine State Board of Nursing, the Clinical Nurse is responsible for assessment, diagnosis, outcome identification, planning, implementation, documentation, and evaluation of the effects of nursing care.  Care delivery and coordination of patient and family care begins with the initial contact with the health care system and may continue across the continuum.  Services may be provided on an inpatient, outpatient, ambulatory, and/or community basis.
  • Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)
    • Education: A Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing is preferred. Evidence of 10 hours of ongoing education per year. Must matriculate to a BSN program within one year of hire with completion attained within five years of hire.
    • License/Certifications: RN license active and in good standing
    • Experience: Meets all requirements of Clinical Nurse I. 3 years inpatient RN experience, Critical care or telemetry preferred.
    • Demonstrates a caring nursing practice and promotes a healing environment for patients and families.
    • Demonstrates the required knowledge and technical skills to care for most patient populations on the unit.
    • Interpersonal and communication skills to interact effectively with patients, families, and healthcare team members.
    • Ability to identify potential crisis situations involving patients and/or families and to initiate appropriate action.
    • In accordance with the Clinical Nursing Advancement Program, a Clinical Nurse II may choose to remain at Level II as opposed to seeking advancement to Level III.

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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