Adult Intensive Care Nursing Opportunities at Maine Medical Center
Patients experiencing an acute or potentially acute illness or injury, or an exacerbation of a chronic condition affecting one or more body systems, require intense and/or specialized monitoring, treatments, nursing care and medical or surgical care.
Join a talented, high-paced ICU team within Maine's only Level I trauma center. Clinical Nurse II candidates must be bright, innovative professionals looking to hold themselves and others to the highest nursing and care standards. Effective clinical and interpersonal skills with emphasis on professional growth and development are essential. Grow your career with a team of professionals with a focus and desire to improve patient outcomes in the heart of Portland.
Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) Nursing
Maine Medical Center is a Level 1 Trauma Magnet designated tertiary teaching facility. Our twelve bed Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) cares primarily for patients who have experienced a myocardial infarction, congestive heart failure or a cardiac arrest requiring cardiac catheterization, or other procedures. Specialized equipment and therapies that may be used to care for our patients include intra-aortic balloon pumps (IABP), continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT), targeted temperature management, and pulmonary artery catheter monitoring.
The nurse to patient ratio may be 1:1 to 1:2 depending upon patient acuity. The Maine Medical Center CICU consistently receives high scores for patient satisfaction and quality of care.
CICU Educational Opportunities
Education provided to staff includes a twelve week orientation as well as a critical care academy course, advanced cardiac life support, intra-aortic balloon pump and continuous renal replacement therapy classes. Cardiac care experience is a must in this intensive care unit.
Cardiothoracic Intensive Care (CTICU) Nursing
(10) Bed Cardiothoracic ICU (CTICU) accepting critically ill adults recovering from open heart surgery or other surgical interventions requiring cardiopulmonary bypass, as well as thoracic and vascular surgery patients requiring critical care.
CTICU Career Development
Critical Care experience required
CTICU works closely with the step-down unit for patients ready for a lower level of care
Our “Bridge Program” enables nurses who work in the step-down unit to be oriented in CTICU at the appropriate time and to work in both units – exposing these nurses to higher levels of acuity based on their experience.
A great chance to “test drive” Critical Care and see if it is a fit for you.
SPECIAL CARE UNITS
Medical Intensive Care Unit
A 10-bed ICU with focus on medical critical care patients, including but not limited to, Sepsis, Drug Overdose, GI Bleed, Pneumonia, Pancreatitis, Respiratory Failure.
Neuro Intensive Care Unit
A 10-bed ICU with a focus on both medical and trauma patients experiencing brain injury, including but not limited to, Brain Hemorrhage (SDH, SAH, ICH), Status Epilepticus, ALS, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, Myasthenic Crisis, PRES/Hypertensive Encephalopathy, Brain Preservation for Anoxic Events, Meningitis, Severe TBI, Spinal Cord Injuries. Neuromonitoring and treatment using Pupillometry, ICP/EVD, PbO2, Cerebral Blood Flow, Moberg, BIS, EEG, StatNet, EV1000 Flowtrac, AS2000 Arctic Sun.
Surgical/Trauma Intensive Care Unit
A 12-bed ICU with a focus on surgical/trauma including, but not limited to, multiple trauma, burns, and patients with surgical complications or critical surgical conditions.
Emergency Nursing Opportunities at Maine Medical Center
The Emergency Department at Maine Medical Center is Maine's only Level 1 verified trauma center – a state-of-the-art facility designed to meet the needs of a high-volume patient population from Maine and New Hampshire, as well as visitors from all over the world. Our ED uses the most advanced technology and treatments available in emergency medicine today, and we are the gateway to the most advanced trauma system in Maine 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to patients of all ages.
Maine Medical Center Emergency Department features the state‘s only Pediatric Emergency Department — a unique 10-bed unit that provides additional space to care specifically for children.
ED Educational Opportunities
Maine Medical Center’s Emergency Department is committed to ongoing education for all staff. As a major teaching facility, our nursing staff collaborates on a daily basis with our physician staff to incorporate ‘in the moment’ teaching opportunities. As a tertiary care facility, the ability to participate in unique learning opportunities occurs all day, every day. In addition, more formalized educational opportunities are offered throughout the year, including: Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Trauma Nurse Core Curriculum & Emergency Nurse Pediatric Course.
Maine Medical Center hosts a state of the art Simulation Center that regularly collaborates with the trauma team
Topic specific Grand Rounds, E-learns, PowerPoint presentations and “ED Mini’s”—brief, fast learning nuggets of topics of interest
The ED has 2 Unit Based Educators who oversee all of the above, in addition to providing a 12 week comprehensive orientation program for all new hires
Unit Based Educators also supervise and oversee separate orientation programs for Critical/Trauma Unit competency, as well as Triage Education competencies
The ED also hosts a robust SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) group, whose ongoing education includes quarterly all day education programming
Float Pool Nursing Opportunities at Maine Medical Center
The Float Pool serves as supplemental staff to the majority of units in the hospital. Float Pool staff are regularly scheduled and benefited employees, supplemented by per diem staff. Our purpose is to support and enhance the nursing units and to provide qualified personnel to meet unexpected staffing needs. Float Pool staff are prepared to function as staff members in numerous areas, caring for a more stable population in the specialty. The Float Pool primarily assists in times of acute change in patient acuity, known gaps in staffing patterns, leaves of absence and unplanned absences.
Career Growth and Professional Development
Gain critical experience working in a variety of specialties in the Float Pool
Opportunity to work in Adult Med/Surg, Mother-Child and Critical Care areas
Float Pool staff are eligible for promotion through the Maine Medical Center Career Ladder and receive all continuing education opportunities/materials
Float Pool Staff qualify for generous benefits, tuition reimbursement and shift differentials