USNLX Diversity Jobs

USNLX Diversity Careers

Job Information

Covenant Health Staff RN - Per Diem in Bangor, Maine


Under the supervision of the Unit Director, the RN performs patient care functions as approved by the State of Maine Board of Nursing and St. Joseph Hospital policies and procedures. The Clinical Leader/Charge Nurse will provide direct supervision for the shift the RN is assigned.


A. Failure to maintain current BLS and current nursing license will result in inability to work until proof of

re-certification is obtained.

B. Net Learning, TB mask fit testing, continuing education hours and annual competency requirements.

C. Locates emergency devices (i.e. oxygen and gas shut off valves, fire alarms, fire evacuation doors) and is able to

verbalize role during emergency situations (i.e. code red, code blue, code strong and disaster).

D. Provides for the safety of the patients through appropriate use of equipment, supplies and observing universal

precautions and reporting signs of abuse per hospital policy.

E. Admits, transfers and discharges patients including preparing patients for surgery and providing post operative

care according to hospital policy.

F. Transcribes and verifies physicians’ orders and according to Hospital policies and procedures.

G. Reviews plan of care and updates per policy, prioritizes patient care effectively, initiates discharge planning

early and communicates with ancillary departments to coordinate services.

H. Documents nursing care (including patient education) consistently within charting guideline and provides

necessary documentation for reimbursement purposes.

I. Demonstrates knowledge of pain assessment and management to include epidural and other pain control


Criteria Specific to Preadmission Testing Nurse

A. Determines pre-anesthesia testing requirements based on specific clinical indicators or risk factors

predetermined by Anesthesia.

B. Coordinates patient’s Pre-Admission testing telephone appointment with scheduling office.

C. Maintains professional communication with provider offices, nursing units, ancillary departments and


D. Performs and documents a pre-anesthesia nursing assessment, including but not limited to, medical history,

allergies, medications etc. and follows up with anesthesia as needed regarding questions or concerns related to

patient care and treatment.

E. Provides education for the patient and/or the responsible adult in the pre-admission phase.

F. Actively involved in the Performance Improvement process.

G. Performs other duties as assigned by the PAT Charge Nurse and/or Director of Perioperative Services.



Current Maine RN license

BLS within 30 days of hire ACLS within 90 days of hire PALS within 1 year of hire

Bachelor's Degree preferred


Telemetry experience preferred

Other Skills Required:

Must be a team player, have strong communication skills as well the ability to multi-task.

Flexible hours

Covenant Health Mission Statement

We are a Catholic health ministry, providing healing and care for the whole person, in service to all in our communities.

Our Core Values:


We show respect, caring and sensitivity towards all, honoring the dignity of each person, especially the poor, vulnerable and suffering.


We promote justice and ethical behavior, and responsibly steward our human, financial and environmental resources.


We work in partnership, dialogue and shared purpose to create healthy communities.


We deliver all services with the highest level of quality, while seeking creative innovation.

Applicants, employees and former employees are protected from employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity), national origin, age (40 or older), disability, and genetic information (including family medical history).