MaineHealth Care at Home is offering exceptional opportunities for new RN graduates seeking to work in the rewarding home health field. Every nurse possessing less than one year of nursing experience will be enrolled the New Graduate RN Preceptor Program. This program is intended to facilitate skill development and ensure clinical competency of new graduate nurses. MaineHealth Care at Home will ensure that each new graduate nurse is trained to care for assigned patients, and that support and mentorship will be given to new graduate nurses.
The Home Care RN I supports MaineHealth Care at Home's (MHCAH) 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 MHCAH and the Maine State Board of Nursing, the Home Care RN 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)
- Graduation from an accredited school of nursing.
- A Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing is preferred.
- Current license to practice as a Registered Professional Nurse in the State of Maine or a current Authorization To Test (ATT) Letter from the Maine State Board of Nursing.
- The ATT indicates the individual to eligible to take the RN National Council Licensure Examination, which must be successfully completed within 3 months of starting orientation.
- Basic knowledge of the research base, theory, practices, principles, and processes of professional nursing.
- Interpersonal and communication skills to interact effectively with patients, families, and health care team members.
- Analytical ability sufficient to identify changes in patients' conditions and to initiate appropriate action.
- As this is an entry-level position, experience as an RN is not required.
- Current certification in Basic Life Support for Healthcare providers
- Current, valid driver's license to operate a motor vehicle, with vehicle available for work covered by liability insurance as specified by agency policy.