8 Hour Night Shift Per Diem LPN- Float Pool
At Central Maine Healthcare our team members are committed to providing exceptional care and experiences for our community and for each other every day.
Position Summary: The Licensed Practical Nurse functions as an integral member of the interdisciplinary healthcare team in providing direct patient care. The LPN scope of practice utilizes the nursing process and is defined within the Maine Nurse Practice Act. The LPN while under the direction of a Registered Nurse or Licensed Provider, practices with minimal supervision and in accordance with CMH's clinical and departmental policies and procedures. The LPN, assists clinically in the delivery of patient care, acts as the patient's advocate, aides in directing nursing activities to Certified Nursing Assistants, provides clerical support, and promotes teamwork with co-workers, staff, providers, and personnel in other departments while exhibiting the values of CMH. The LPN, communicates effectively with members of the health care team about a patient's condition, symptomatology, and results of diagnostic studies.
Job Functions and Duties:
•Participate in bedside rounding report to registered nurses coming on duty and including the patient when practical to provide necessary information and facilitate the delivery of excellent patient care.
•Conduct hourly patient rounds in conjunction with other nursing staff; to enhance patient safety, satisfaction and quality of care. Report problems to registered nurse and/or appropriate team members and initiate corrective action when necessary.
•Identify patient problems and emergency situations and initiate emergency care and "life-saving" measures per BLS and other protocols and policies.
•Act as a resource for and assist C.N.A. staff in ensuring direct patient care is provided
• Administration and document direct patient care, medications and treatments per physicians' orders within the EMR in accordance with hospital policy.
•Work collaboratively with CMH Pharmacy and in compliance with all state and federal regulations in the handling, administration, storage and destruction of pharmaceuticals.
•Notify registered nurse and other personnel as necessary, of changes in patients' conditions and take appropriate follow-up action.
•Assure housekeeping tasks are completed on unit in accordance with policy. Maintain clean patient rooms, restock as needed and change bed linen according to hospital practice.
•Perform electrocardiograms including proper electrode placement.
•Ensure the documentation meets current standards and policies.
•Answer telephone/intercom in a polite manner and communicates information to the appropriate personnel.
•Communicate appropriately and clearly to nurse managers, supervising RN, co-workers, and providers.
•Treat patients and families with respect and dignity, identifying and addressing psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and religious/spiritual needs of patients and family.
•Interact professionally with providers and staff.
•Promote the mission, vision and values of the organization.
•Maintain a good working relationship both within the department and with other departments.
•Interpret existing policies and procedures to nursing assistants, patients, families and physicians when necessary.
•Attends mandatory in-services on fire safety, electrical safety, infection control, and body mechanics. Successfully completes competency-based training in each area.
•Follows all employee health procedures, incident reporting, and infection control requirements at all times, as appropriate to the position.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
•Ability to handle difficult situations involving patients, physicians and others in a professional manner.
•Working knowledge of procedures and techniques involved in administering routine and special treatments to patients.
•Knowledge of anatomy and physiology of the heart in relation to waves, complexes, time and voltage as shown through the conduction system and strip interpretation.
•Excellent organizational and interpersonal communication skills.
•Ability to perform multiple tasks or activities simultaneously, provide quality patient service, prioritize and use critical thinking.
•Demonstrate an ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations.
• Effectively communicate with patients in a supportive and tactful manner.
• Identify and apply effective service recovery opportunities.
• Ability to remain calm in a busy or stressful situation.
• Represent the organization in a positive manner by maintaining a pleasant and helpful demeanor, and presenting a professional appearance toward all internal and external customers at all times.
•Support, and encourages strong morale within the team and maintain effective, professional relationships with others.
•Ability to be flexible and tolerant of a fast changing environment.
•Desire to learn new specialties, systems, and processes.
•Maintains professional growth and development through seminars, workshops and professional affiliations to keep abreast of latest trends and legal requirements.
•Participates in unit based committees or hospital based council and/or committees.
Education and Experience:
•Must possess a current, unencumbered, active license to practice as an LPN in the State of Maine.
•Telemetry Certification or ability to obtain certification within one year of hire.
•Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required within six months of hire.
•Must be proficient with basic computer skills
If you are passionate about making a difference and are looking for your next great career opportunity, we look forward to reviewing your application!
AT CENTRAL MAINE HEALTHCARE YOU ARE AT THE CENTER OF EVERYTHING WE DO
Our why, our purpose, drives every decision and action we take as a healthcare system. We strive everyday to deliver exceptional care, and to improve our community. We are a non-profit organization that is breaking the traditional healthcare mold by bringing our patients and their family’s high value, low cost, and award-winning care while focusing on creating an exceptional experience for them; all within their communities. To accomplish this, we only hire individuals who are committed to excellence, who embody the principles of our CMH Experience Service Standards, and who are ready to step in and help their fellow team members achieve those exceptional results for our patients, their families, and the community.
Central Maine Healthcare System
The organization is broad in its footprint, with three (3) hospitals in Bridgton, Lewiston, and Rumford, and over 75 individual practices within our Medical Group. Lewiston’s Central Maine Medical Center is a certified and award-winning level two trauma center, along with our Central Maine Heart and Vascular Institute and the upcoming highly anticipated launch of our comprehensive state of the art cancer treatment center. Both Bridgton and Rumford Hospitals are four (4) star accredited acute care hospitals, and our Medical Group and Maine Urgent Care Centers have won multiple awards within their specialties. As a system we are a six-time winner of the Leapfrog Safety A Rating since 2019, representing some of the highest quality care and outcomes nationwide. Our awards and accolades are only possible as a result of our commitment to culture, and a focus on safety and inclusion, in each of our patient’s experiences and in the experiences we create within our teams.
If you are a person who is looking for a way to give back to your community, to help improve the lives of patients or those who care for our patients, want to be part of a growing organization that is setting the bar for Maine healthcare, apply to join Central Maine Healthcare today!
Diversity and Equal Employment Opportunity
CMH actively promotes diversity in its workforce at all levels of the organization. We strive to create and maintain a setting where we celebrate cultural and other differences and consider them strengths of the organization. CMH is an equal opportunity workforce and no one shall discriminate against any individual with regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or veteran status with respect to any offer, or term or condition, of employment. We make reasonable accommodations to the known physical and mental limitations of qualified individuals with disabilities.