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Charge Nurse
Category: Health Care Industry
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Job code: lhw-e0-90642388

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Eastern Maine Healthcare System

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  Job posted:   Thu Jun 7, 2018
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Charge Nurse
In alignment with the mission and vision of Eastern Maine Medical Center and the Maine Nurse Core Competencies, the charge nurse at EMMC will strive for excellence in patient safety, clinical quality, and service. The charge nurse will:
Direct delivery of care to the assigned patient population in a professional manner, utilizing the nursing process in collaboration with other members of the healthcare team.
Assign duties, examine work for conformance to policies and procedures and oversee flow of patients through department.
Provide successful organizational and administrative operation of the shift in accordance with current guidelines and assure the highest degree of quality patient care is maintained at all times.
State of Maine RN license or must be eligible to obtain Maine RN License
BSN required
Must have advanced communication and team work skills, must have advanced clinical skills, and must be a role model and mentor.
**_Skills Required_**
Ability to safely deliver comprehensive, compassionate, age-specific nursing care for the population of patients within the assigned unit/area. Certification and ability to perform BLS.
*Physical Requirements*
Capacity to concentrate in a busy and often stressful environment. Ability to come in close contact with people. Sitting, and extended periods of standing and walking are required. Stretchers, monitors, pumps are moved several times a day to accommodate patient and equipment transfers. The nurse must be able to lift 10 lbs. with one hand to attach IV pumps to IV poles. Reaching and stretching may be required at any time. Ability to push and pull heavy computers on wheels; push wheelchairs with 300+ pound patients, frequently lifting 50 pounds without assistance; high volume of stooping, bending, lifting, pulling and twisting. The nurse must be able to stretch, reach, and retrieve equipment from the supply carts and bend to reach equipment supplied below knee level.

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