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Med/Surg RN

Company: Marvel Medical Staffing
Location: Bangor
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

SimpliFi Interview Team


Hospital Information:
Address: 489 State St., Bangor, ME 04401
Level II Trauma Center
Bed: 411

Northern Light Health will require each employee to be vaccinated for COVID-19

Travelers submitted to Northern Light positions, that were previously employed as perm staff at any Northern Light facility, must wait 6 months before being submitted/considered for a travel assignment.

They will not accept any submissions for travelers that live within Maine. The traveler cannot reside with a perm address in Maine and be submitted to EMMC.



General Information
Beds: 37; Private and Semi-private
Activities room (Meals and other Activities to promote socialization)
Minimum Experience? RN and LPN: 1 year
First-time traveler? Yes
Patient Types:
Geriatric patient population
Supportive care model focusing on aging and thriving in place. There will be emphasis on mobility, nutrition, skin integrity, and socialization. The patients currently on the unit were originally admitted to EMMC with medical issues and now are awaiting placement in long term care facilities.
No outside admissions, only transfers from within
Patient Ratios: Team Nursing Approach
RN: Days and Nights - up to 1:9; 4 RN s + 1 CRN (unassigned)
CNA: Days and Nights - up to 1:4-5
LPN: Days and Nights up to 1:9 future implementation no LPN s currently
Required Certifications:
BLS
Skills required:
Experience caring for Geriatrics (ideal candidate would have SNF or LTAC experience)
RN only: Charge experience, dressing changes, IV antibiotic administration (most patients will not have IV access), enteral feedings
LPN: Plan of cares, medication administration (oral, IV fluids/IV antibiotics; no IV pushes or initiation of high-risk meds/blood products can monitor high risk meds after RN initiation), inserting peripheral IV (with met competency), dressing changes, central line flushes, wound care, vital signs, ADLs

Daily Responsibilities:
RN:
0600 or 1800 med pass for most meds, there may be meds due at other times
Dressing changes
Straight caths (some patients straight cath themselves)
Charting:
Med scanning
Daily nursing notes to include the following (1 per shift per patient 10 total):
Activities they participated in during that shift
Behavioral Notes
Overall impressions
VS as ordered (most often weekly or PRN if they have BP issues)
Tech:
Daily ADL charting
Meal intakes
Passing trays
Activities
Ambulation
Getting patients to/from activities and meals
Weekly showers/shower schedule
LPN:
See required skills

Support on the Unit:
CNA (1:4-5 ratio)
Charge nurse typically unassigned
Activities support person
Social Worker (two dedicated to unit)
Case Manager
Phlebotomy? For peripheral blood draws only
House Supervisor, 24/7
RT, 24/7 in house
Hospitalist, 24/7
PT/OT/ST dayshift only
Charting System/Equipment:
Cerner
Alaris
Pyxis
Floating:
LPN: unlikely, but to other like units, such as rehab, if needed
RN: to any other area within their scope of practice

Orientation:
2 Days Hospital orientation
1 shift on the unit
Scheduling:
Weekend rotation: Every other
Will they be on call? If so, what is that schedule? No call
Holiday Expectations: varies, as needed
Approval of time off? Up to 7 days. Will need to add weeks to the end of contract for excessive requests
Other notes?
Scrub Color: Any color, must be professional
No acrylic nails allowed
No crocs shoes allowed
Parking: Free in designated areas
Program Fi Travel Crisis

Keywords: Marvel Medical Staffing, New England , Med/Surg RN, Healthcare , Bangor, Northeast

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