Associate Nurse Leader




BLS certification required
RN licensure
3-5 years experience is required

Position Summary: 

Reporting to the Nurse Leader, the Associate Nurse Leader (ANL) supervises the delivery, evaluation and improvement of patient care on his/her assigned unit.  This individual assures all aspects of patient care provided adds value and are integrated with nursing standards of practice, service priorities and performance and outcomes measures, as well as with departmental, business and organizational goals and objectives. In addition, and in concert with the Nurse Leader, the ANL is responsible for achieving expected Quality, Financial, Customer Service, Throughput, and People results.


The ANL actively participates in planning, administering and evaluating the operation of their assigned unit. Under direction of the Nurse Leader, the ANL manager is responsible for the implementation of patient care via policies and procedures, evidence-based practice, American Nurses Association of Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics, regulatory agencies and the Maine Nurse Practice Act. The ANL assists in the development of long and short-term goals for their department, promoting quality care and optimal patient outcomes in a fiscally responsible manner. Effectively maintains communication with employees, patients, families, and physicians. The ANL, as appropriate and when necessary, assumes the role Nurse Leader.

Position Requirements: 

ü  Licensed to Practice Nursing in the State of Maine

ü  Bachelor's Degree required or within 18 months of completion

        Note: Either Bachelor's or Master's Degree must be in nursing

ü  3 years current related hospital experience, with one year experience of committee/team leadership

ü  Positive communication skills

ü  Strong, daily presence in patient care area and ability to consistently assist team in response to patient care needs

ü  Works well in a rapidly changing environment and under pressure

ü  Strong customer service philosophy

ü  Current BLS

Preferred Attributes: 

ü  Specialty/Leadership certification

ü  Master's Degree preferred, matriculation in a Master's degree program required w/in one year of appointment to position