Reporting to the Nursing Director, the Nurse Leader is responsible for the day-to-day operations of assigned responsibilities and is accountable for assuring the consistent use of the nursing process in a professional and healthy work environment. In addition, the Nurse Leader is responsible and accountable for achieving departmental level expected Quality, Financial, Customer Service, Throughput, and People results.
In support of Nursing's Vision, Philosophy and Strategic Plan, the Nurse Leader provides leadership for the development and implementation of departmental projects/initiatives, long- and short-term goals, and is responsible for planning, administering and evaluating the operation of their assigned department(s). In conjunction with the Director, the Nurse Leader is responsible for overseeing implementation of patient care via organizational and departmental policies and procedures, evidence-based practice, American Nurses Association Scope and Standards of Practice, The American Nurses Association Code of Ethics, and the Maine Nurse Practice Act. The Nurse Leader maintains effective communication with all employees, patients, families, physicians and stakeholders modeling the Service Standards. The Leader, as appropriate, assumes the role of the house supervisor.
ü Licensed to Practice Nursing in the State of Maine
ü Bachelors Degree required;
o Note: Either Bachelor's or Master's Degree must be in nursing
ü Minimum of 3 years current related hospital experience, with three years of relevant committee/team leadership experience
ü Positive communication skills
ü Experience working in in a rapid changing environment and under pressure.
ü Demonstrated initiative and project completion skills
ü Strong customer service philosophy.
ü Personal and professional accountability
ü Exceptional verbal and written communication
ü Demonstrated effectiveness as a change agent
ü Demonstrated decision-making skills
ü Demonstrated delegation skills
ü Current BLS
ü Master's Degree preferred, or must currently be matriculated in a Master's program
ü Specialty/Leadership certification
ü Process improvement training
ü Employees in this position may be exposed to blood, body fluids and/or airborne pathogens and are required to wear personal protective equipment
ü Employees in this position must be able to push, pull, lift, carry, turn, crouch, and bend as necessary to complete nursing care tasks, see attached description of physical demands.