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First Atlantic Health Care Registered Nurse (RN) - Nights Full-Time in Bangor, Maine

Wages starting at $31.00 Sign on bonus starting at $3,500 Ross Manor makes available an every weekend scheduling option to a nurse in the nursing department; a limited number of these positions will be available for staff to apply to. This program operates under the following guidelines: 1. In order to be eligible to participate, the employee must make a commitment to enroll in the program to work every weekend 12hr night shift, 12hr day shift or 8hr evening shift, depending on availability of positions. 2. For the purpose of defining this program: a. For 12hr shifts: the “weekend” begins on Friday morning at 6:00 A.M. and ends on Monday morning at 6:30 A.M. b. For 8hr evening shift: the “weekend” begins on Friday at 2:00pm and ends on Monday at 10:30pm. 3. This will be a 32-36 hour position and will have $5 per hour differential for hours worked under this program. 4. As with all differentials, this premium differential is not included in the calculation of overtime, holiday, or Earned Benefit Time (EBT) pay. 5. Shift differentials are applicable per Ross Manor’s policy. 6. Employees are permitted to work additional hours during non-weekend time at their regular base rate, plus any applicable shift differentials as appropriate. Anytime worked over 40 hours will be paid the overtime rate. 7. Employees participating in this program are allowed to take time off just as any other employee, however the bonus rate will not be applied to use of Earned Benefit Time; this includes vacation, sick time, and holidays. 8. Employee time requests must be made in writing prior to the next schedule posting and must be approved by the Director of Nurses. Any time requested after the schedule is posted you are required to find your own coverage and receive approval from the Director of Nursing Services. 9. If an employee’s agreement is terminated due to performance, attendance, or not meeting the program’s shift requirements, we reserve the right to not renew the agreement. 10. First Atlantic Healthcare and/or Ross Manor reserve the right to terminate this program at any time without advanced notice, we will make every effort to provide at least two weeks’ notice. 11. As you are accepting a position, two weeks’ notice is required should you want to be considered for another schedule or shift assignment. 12. All other First Atlantic Attendance Policies are also applicable. POSITION SUMMARY: The Registered Nurse (RN) delivers care to residents while ensuring all applicable laws, regulations, and company standards are met. Reports to Director of Nursing (DON). ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: CLINICAL: * Knowledgeable of nursing practices and procedures as well as the laws, regulations, and guidelines governing nursing functions in the long-term care facility; we are happy to teach new graduates and nurses new to the Long Term and Skilled Nursing. * Knowledgeably and competently deliver basic nursing care to residents. * Must be able to evaluate resident’s needs through ongoing assessment and revises care plan based on changes in resident’s condition. * Chart appropriately and timely within our electronic medical record. * Concentrate and use reasoning skills and good judgment. * Interpret, and evaluate diagnostic tests to identify and assess resident’s condition. * Monitor, record and report symptoms and changes in residents’ conditions. * Maintain accurate, detailed reports and records. * Modify resident treatment plans as indicated by residents’ responses and conditions. * Monitor all aspects of care, including diet and physical activity. * Consult and coordinate with health care team members to assess, plan, implement and evaluate resident care plans. * Instruct individuals, families on topics such as health education, disease prevention, and develop health improvement programs. * Prepare residents for, and assist with, examinations and treatments. * Prepare rooms, sterile instruments, equipment and supplies, and ensure that stock of supplies is maintained. * Assist in the evacuation of residents. LEADERSHIP: * Leadership ability and willingness to work harmoniously with and supervise professional and non-professional personnel. * Possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action. * Plan, organize, develop, implement, and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies, and procedures of the Nursing department. * Understand and follow company policies, including harassment and complaint procedures. * Provide clinical supervision to LPNs and CNAs. * Actively participate in Quality Improvement activities. PROFESSIONAL: * Must be dependable, regular attendance. * Communicate and function in an interdisciplinary team. * Maintain current knowledge of nursing practice. Education and Experience: * Education: Possess a diploma, AS or BS degree in nursing. * Experience: Six months to one year related experience; new graduates are considered! Skills and Abilities: * Knowledge and use of Electronic Medical Records and/or solid computer skills * Strong communication skills, both in writing and verbally * Effective leadership skills and/or ability to invest in growing this skill * Read, write, speak, and understand the English language. Certificates and Licenses: * Must be currently registered/licensed in Maine. * Must have CPR certification upon hire or obtained during orientation. CPR certification must remain current during employment.