Northern Light AR Gould Hospital is Aroostook County’s leading provider of healthcare services, an advocate for the people we serve, and the area’s largest employer. We offer more services than a typical rural healthcare organization. From specialty services like orthopedics, cardiology, sleep medicine, oncology and radiation oncology to primary care for the whole family, we strive to offer more to the people of Aroostook County. This wide array and services, and our skilled nursing team, make AR Gould more than a hospital.
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A staff nurse in the Critical Care Services is responsible for applying the nursing process in providing nursing care to all patients admitted into Critical Care Services. He/she must be adequately prepared by experience and training to care for cases ranging in acuity from non-urgent to life threatening and from minor to complex health issues. He/she must demonstrate an ability to cope with extreme emergency situations while displaying calm, and demonstrate a recognition of the value and dignity of the individual without regard to the nature of the illness(es) or the circumstances leading to same.
The Staff Nurse 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 Staff Nurse 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 Staff Nurse 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.