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RN - Emergency Dept.

This position is eligible for a $10,000 (minus tax) sign on bonus that is paid out incrementally.


The Registered Nurse II is a fully competent practitioner of nursing. The incumbent is responsible for the practice of nursing according to the Rules and Regulations defined in the State of Maine Nurse Practice Act Northern Light Health Standards of Care/Practice, policies and procedures. The Registered Nurse II is responsible for the delivery of patient care to assigned patients on a Nursing Unit, and for the supervision of other qualified staff to whom the Registered Nurse II has delegated patient care in the exercise of his/her independent judgment. The nurse plans and evaluates the nursing care for patients and families and exercises independent judgment in implementing the care him/herself or assigning the care to other qualified staff. The nurse addresses physical, spiritual, emotional and educational needs of the patient, and coordinates the plan of care with other healthcare professionals. The incumbent performs duties and tasks in accordance with performance standards established for the job.


· Patient Safety

o Maintains a safe and therapeutic environment by understanding and complying with hospital policies/procedures and national safety goals and identifying & communicating workarounds that have a potential impact on patient safety.

o Demonstrates knowledge and skills in location, operation, care and trouble-shooting of unit equipment independently.

· Clinical Assessments

o Performs and documents comprehensive and holistic assessments.

o Interprets and responds to abnormal diagnostic data. Anticipates potential emergency situations and intervenes safely with assistance if needed.

· Caring & Code of Conduct

o Develops a relationship with the patient/family that facilitates mutual involvement in the planning of care.

o Treats patients with courtesy and respect.

o Seeks resources for reconciling one’s own personal issues and biases.

· Critical Thinking

o Demonstrates basic critical thinking skills.

· Documentation

o Documentation is concise, accurate, and complete reflecting adherence to hospital, regulatory and legal requirements.

· Population Specific Competency

o Completes population-specific mandatory education competencies as defined by the unit specific scope of service.

o Identifies age, cultural, or other population specific patient needs based on assessment findings.

o Works collaboratively with patients and families of diverse backgrounds to develop plan of care.

o Is tolerant of differences posed by patients and families while cognizant of personal biases.

  • Evidenced Based Practice & Research
  • Practice is consistent with Mercy policy and procedures.
  • Understands evidence for practice change.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of reliable resources to support evidenced based practice.
  • Leadership and Professional Conduct
  • Utilizes appropriate time management and meets the expectations for punctuality and attendance.
  • Demonstrates flexibility in scheduling to support the staffing needs of patient care areas.
  • Contributes to a healthy work environment by consistently utilizing effective communications with all members of the interdisciplinary team.
  • Ensures continuity of care by reporting and addressing actual or potential conflict
  • Collaboration and Teamwork
  • Actively implements and updates multidisciplinary plan of care and collaborates with internal and external resources to meet patient care needs.
  • Identifies and evaluates changes in patient conditions that impact unit staffing levels or the provision of safe patient care.
  • Contributes to a healthy work environment by consistently exhibiting professional behaviors and addressing interpersonal conflicts with the right person, at the right time, in the right location.
  • Support colleagues in the daily care of patients on the unit.
  • Collaborates with the interdisciplinary team to maximize patient care.
  • Resource Management
  • Identifies opportunities to improve utilization of resources.
  • Professional Development
  • Takes responsibility for meeting education and mandatory programs, by completing hospital and unit-based competencies (CBO).
  • Obtains 12 Contact Hours or a 3-credit professional development course and 6 contact hours or as specified by individual member organization.
  • Seeks opportunities to promote and advance professional growth.
  • Serves on and/or contributes to the work of unit-based practice council.
  • Seeks evidence in nursing literature to identify/support best practice.
  • Maintains an up-to-date personal educational file on unit to demonstrate compliance with educational requirements.
  • Actively participates in the peer review process.
  • Performance Improvement
  • Demonstrates knowledge of and contributes positively to unit-based performance improvement outcomes.

o Identifies potential safety issues to unit manager and/or unit-based practice council.


  • Required Registered Nurse


  • Required High School Diploma/General Educational Development (GED)• Additional education and experience may be required according to work location.

Working Conditions

  • Lifting, moving and loading 30 to 50 pounds.
  • Alternate shift schedules (day, evening, nights, weekends).