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PVH is seeking RN traveler immediately to fill in some schedule holes for approximately 4 weeks. We need someone August 1 or sooner! Med Surg/ED float on night shift 7p-7a. Will consider extension based on ongoing need. Our onboarding requirements are: RN license - Maine or compactCerts - current, unexpiredImmunizations are required - covid, varicella 2 doses or titer, HepB 3 doses or titer or declination, MMR 2 doses or titer, Tdap, PPD 2 step or titer within past 12 months. We only accept declination for HepB. Candidate may request medical exemption for Covid using PVH supplied request form. Flu shot required during flu season.Agency W-9 and COI for WC and Liability $1M/$3MTraveler will report to Human Resources on day 1 for onboarding process. CREDENTIALS: Current Maine nursing license BSN preferred. Ability to problem solve; critical thinking skills; effective verbal and written communication skills. Knowledge base to include nursing assessment and skills for all age groups. BLS certification required and ACLS certification preferred. E NVIRONMENT: Requires standing, walking, sitting, kneeling, stooping, crouching, bending, reaching, balance, lifting ,pushing patients in wheel chairs and stretchers, and lifting up to 30 lbs. Must have visual and hearing acuity sufficient to assess patients. Exposure to infectious diseases, blood borne pathogens, toxic cleaning chemicals and fumes is possible. Job Functions: 1. Performs initial age-appropriate nursing assessment. 2. Complete ongoing age-appropriate reassessments. 3. Completes discharge assessment to identify patient discharge needs. 4. Identifies priorities for the delivery of nursing care. 5. Develops/implements plan of care based on patient needs and physician orders. 6. Executes appropriate nursing actions to reach patient goals. 7. Communicates patient care activities to health care team members. 8. Updates health care team members of current status and any changes in plan. 9. Documents patient care activities in accordance with established standards and hospital policies and procedures. 10. Initiates specialty/supplemental nursing notes as appropriate. 11. Assists with patient charges. 12. Delivers patient care in accordance with hospital policies and procedures and within the scope of the state Nursing Practice Act. 13. Maintains a physical environment that provides for patient and staff safety and wellness. 14. Ensures that supplies and equipment are readily available and in safe working order. 15. Reports situations involving questionable safety/legality promptly to nursing manager. 16. Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to implement procedures in event of internal or external disaster. 17. Demonstrates knowledge of drug administration and effects. 18. Utilizes appropriate drug reference sources for drug information. 19. Administers drugs correctly utilizing the five rights through med verify. 20. Evaluates patient response to medications. 21. Assesses need for patient / family education and provides teaching as indicated. 22. Completes discharge plan, and ensures patient / family understanding of plan. 23. Performs follow up calls to patients. 24. Assesses nursing care throughout shift. 25. Participates in MDT meetings, and bedside rounding with hospitalist and case manager. 26. Promotes the hospital and its employees through professional behavior. 27. Quality Improvement: Actively participates in the Hospital-wide Quality Improvement Program, actively supports and implements Department-specific Quality improvement initiatives and projects, recommends process improvement as appropriate, reports any quality issues in service delivery and consistently commits to a focus on quality improvement and organizational excellence.28. Emergency Management: As a contracted staff member of Penobscot Valley Hospital, the position has an inherent role to care for our community members when in need. To this regard, the incumbent will be expected to participate in emergency/disaster preparedness planning and drills as requested. When called upon during a real life disaster/emergency event, the incumbent will be expected to participate in the Hospital s response to this event, within the scope of professional and personal ability to do so.

Shift: Nights

Specialty Type: Nursing

Sub Specialties: Med-surg Adult

General Certifications: N/A

Relig Staffing, Inc.

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