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  • Date Posted:06/23/2022
  • Employment Type:Full time
  • Shift:Day shift
  • Department:Information Systems

Description

Penobscot Valley Hospital, a critical access hospital, is seeking qualified applicants for Assistant Director of Information Systems.  This is a full time, 40 hours/week, salaried, exempt position.

 

SCOPE

This position will assist the Director of Information Systems in the administration and management of Penobscot Valley Hospital’s information systems, processes and policies. The Assistant Director will assist in providing leadership, direction and guidance to achieve the department’s long and short-term goals and business objectives. The Assistant Director shall act on behalf of the Director of Information Systems in their absence. The Assistant Director performs job duties in a way that promotes a positive image of the PVH organization and the departments; demonstrates effective interpersonal skills; and delivers exemplary customer service. Work is widely varied, involving and evaluating many complex and significant variables. The position requires a high degree of analytical ability and inductive thinking to devise or reconcile appropriate approaches to deal with highly complex or unique problems. Incumbent will participate in on-call rotation.

JOB FUNCTIONS

  1. Consult with management specialists, technical personnel, or vendors to solve problems and implement desired systems.
  2. Coordinate new program testing and end-department operating procedures as needed.
  3. Review reports of computer and peripheral equipment production, malfunction and maintenance to ascertain costs and plan operational changes.
  4. Participate in technical projects such as writing equipment specifications, analyzing enterprise operations and system designs, or developing systems for specified applications.
  5. Enforce Hospital’s policy with respect to the employee use of the internet, hardware and software for other business purposes.
  6. Maintain back up and redundant systems to prevent loss of data from the organization.
  7. Change security and passwords as necessary.
  8. Manage system interfaces to maintain maximum efficiency and inter-operability.
  9. Other duties as assigned by the Director of Information Systems.
  10. Disaster/Emergency Management: As an employee 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 person ability to do so.
  11. 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.

Qualifications

0DM17:  A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Computer Information Systems, or a related field and 2 years of experience in the direction and/or management of an information technology program, data systems and/or network infrastructures; At least 1 year of experience must have included supervision of staff and program management. Technical experience in multiple areas of hardware/application and data system deployment, system integration, Active Directory administration and data security administration. Experience managing confidential data and knowledge of confidentiality issues in a healthcare setting. Familiarity with HIPAA, HITECH, and other data protection laws Experience communicating technical information to both technical and non-technical audiences.

Benefits

PVH has a Section 125 Cafeteria Benefits Plan and pays a portion of the cost of our health plan, dental, basic life, and disability insurance for employees with 30+ authorized hours, and provides partial subsidy for dependent health insurance.  Part-time employees are eligible for dental, life, and disability coverage and are eligible to participate in the health insurance plan.  Other benefits include a 403(b) plan and earned time off accrual.

  • Date Posted:06/22/2022
  • Employment Type:Full time
  • Shift:Night Shift
  • Department:Emergency Department

Description

PC# 1GN01

PVH employment application required.  Job offer contingent upon background check and completion of pre-employment physical.

PVH is accepting applications for a full time, 36 hours, night shift (7:00pm-7:00am) position.  Applicant must be recent graduate of accredited nursing program.  This is an entry level position for a qualified candidate who is on the Registered Nurse career track.  Orientation, skills training, and preceptor will be provided as candidate prepares for Maine State RN licensing exam and develops skills for their nursing career.   Upon passing nursing exam and obtaining ME RN license, candidate may apply for posted RN position.

Qualifications

Graduate of Nursing program; BSN preferred.  Eligible for Maine State Nursing Licensing Exam. Must obtain RN license within six (6) months from hire date.  Ability to problem solve; critical thinking skills; effective verbal and written communication skills. Knowledge base to include nursing assessment and general skills for all age groups.  BLS certification required.

Benefits

PVH has a Section 125 Cafeteria Benefits Plan and pays a portion of the cost of our health plan, dental, basic life, and disability insurance for employees with 30+ authorized hours, and provides partial subsidy for dependent health insurance.  Part-time employees are eligible for dental, life, and disability coverage and are eligible to participate in the health insurance plan.  Other benefits include a 403(b) plan and earned time off accrual.

  • Date Posted:06/28/2022
  • Employment Type:Full time
  • Shift:Day shift
  • Department:Penobscot Primary Care

Description

1MS02: PVH employment application required. All job offers contingent upon background check and completion of pre-employment physical

This position is full time 40 weekly authorized hours, supporting our Physician Practices. Hourly rate, non-exempt, union position.

SCOPE: Provides medical assisting to the medical providers and clinical support to the office manager. Important expectations of this position include overall accuracy, organizational talent, the ability to work independently, and excellent verbal and written language skills, computer competency, solid common sense and judgment, and an excellent customer service approach.

COMMITMENT: It is the policy of Penobscot Valley Hospital to provide services in compliance with all state and federal laws governing its operations and consistent with the highest standards of business and professional ethics. This policy is a solemn commitment to our patients, to our community, to those government agencies that regulate the hospital, and to ourselves. All employees of PVH agree to comply with all local, state, and federal regulations and conduct themselves in a highly-ethical manner in the course of fulfilling their job duties.

JOB FUNCTIONS 

  1. Interviews patient and obtain demographic and insurance information accurately.                         
  2. Greets and escorts patients to the exam room, obtains vital signs and weight in a customer-oriented manner. Records chief complaint or reason for visit. Reviews medication list, allergies, and updates family, social, past medical and surgical history.  Informs provider of meaningful use needs of patient, such as mammogram, eye exam, etc.
  3. Assists provider in examinations. Assist with immunizations.
  4. Gives instructions to patients as instructed by provider.
  5. Assures cleanliness of exam rooms after patient visits and practices Standard Precautions.
  6. Provides telephone support using appropriate telephone technique.
  7. Receives and processes messages accurately and promptly. Screens urgent calls and keeps provider informed.
  8. Maintains supplies for the clinic, reorders and stocks.
  9. Insures supplies and medications are stored according to practice standard and checks for outdates. Transports instruments in Bio hazard container for reprocessing.
  10. Notifies secretary of diagnostic studies and referrals as requested by provider. Has scheduling knowledge and able to assist secretary if necessary.
  11. Maintains clinical patient records. Reviews patient record before scheduled visit.
  12. Participates in prescription renewals for patients.
  13. Participates in gathering data for quality measures.
  14. Insures all equipment is in proper working order and included in the Preventative Maintenance Program.
  15. Annually participates in policy and procedure review of the practice and proposes changes as needed.

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.

Emergency Management: As an employee 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.

Qualifications

High school diploma or GED.

Successful completion of a Medical Assistant program.  If not nationally certified (AMT, RMA, NCMA or CCMA) then must obtain Assessment-Based Recognition in Order Entry (ABR-OE) within 6 months of hire.  Computer literacy (Microsoft Office).  Excellent communication skills.  Professional appearance and demeanor.

Benefits

PVH has a Section 125 Cafeteria Benefits Plan and pays a portion of the cost of our health plan, dental, basic life, and disability insurance for employees with 30+ authorized hours, and provides partial subsidy for dependent health insurance.  Part-time employees are eligible for dental, life, and disability coverage and are eligible to participate in the health insurance plan.  Other benefits include a 403(b) plan and earned time off accrual.

  • Date Posted:11/22/2021
  • Employment Type:Part time
  • Shift:7am - 7pm
  • Department:Inpatient Unit

Description

PC #1RN12

PVH employment application required. All job offers contingent upon background check and completion of pre-employment physical

Position is part time, 24 hours, day shift 7a-7p, including weekends and holidays on Inpatient unit floating to ED. Hourly rate, non-exempt, union.

SCOPE: To coordinate and provide quality patient care using the nursing process.

COMMITMENT: It is the policy of Penobscot Valley Hospital to provide services in compliance with all state and federal laws governing its operations and consistent with highest standards of business and professional ethics. This policy is a solemn commitment to our patients, to our community, to those government agencies that regulate the hospital, and to ourselves. All employees of PVH agree to comply with all local, state, and federal regulations and conduct themselves in a highly-ethical manner in the course of fulfilling their job duties.

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. Participates in department plan to meet regulatory standards.
  28. Serves on hospital committees and helps to review and revise policies and procedures.
  29. Attends staff meetings and in-services.

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.

Emergency Management: As an employee 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.

Qualifications

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.

Benefits

PVH has a Section 125 Cafeteria Benefits Plan and pays a portion of the cost of our health plan, dental, basic life, and disability insurance for employees with 32+ authorized hours, and provides partial subsidy for dependent health insurance.  Part-time employees are eligible to receive dental, life, and disability coverage and are eligible to participate in the health insurance plan.  Other benefits include a 403(b) plan and earned time off accrual.

 

  • Date Posted:05/09/2022
  • Employment Type:Per Diem
  • Shift:Flexible Shifts
  • Department:Inpatient Unit

Description

PC #4RN03

PVH employment application required. All job offers contingent upon background check and completion of pre-employment physical

Position is per diem, flexible shifts including weekends and holidays on Inpatient with float to ED. Hourly rate, non-exempt, union.

Eligible for PVH retention program 25% on top of base rate to be paid while program is in place. The program expires 7/31/22.

SCOPE: To coordinate and provide quality patient care using the nursing process.

COMMITMENT: It is the policy of Penobscot Valley Hospital to provide services in compliance with all state and federal laws governing its operations and consistent with highest standards of business and professional ethics. This policy is a solemn commitment to our patients, to our community, to those government agencies that regulate the hospital, and to ourselves. All employees of PVH agree to comply with all local, state, and federal regulations and conduct themselves in a highly-ethical manner in the course of fulfilling their job duties.

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. Participates in department plan to meet regulatory standards.
  28. Serves on hospital committees and helps to review and revise policies and procedures.
  29. Attends staff meetings and in-services.

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.

Emergency Management: As an employee 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.

 

 

  • Date Posted:05/02/2022
  • Employment Type:Per Diem
  • Shift:Flexible Shifts
  • Department:Inpatient-ED

Description

PC #4RN16

PVH employment application required.   All job offers contingent upon background check and completion of pre-employment physical

Position is per diem, as needed  for Inpatient Unit float to ED.  Flexible Shifts including weekends and holidays.   Hourly wage, non-exempt, non-union.    Position eligible for PVH retention program 25% on top of base rate to be paid while program is in place.  The program expires 7/31/22.

SCOPE: To coordinate and provide quality patient care using the nursing process.

COMMITMENT:        It is the policy of Penobscot Valley Hospital to provide services in compliance with all state and federal laws governing its operations and consistent with highest standards of business and professional ethics.  This policy is a solemn commitment to our patients, to our community, to those government agencies that regulate the hospital, and to ourselves.  All employees of PVH agree to comply with all local, state, and federal regulations and conduct themselves in a highly-ethical manner in the course of fulfilling their job duties.

Job Functions

Performs initial age-appropriate nursing assessment.

Complete ongoing age-appropriate reassessments.

Completes discharge assessment to identify patient discharge needs.

Identifies priorities for the delivery of nursing care.

Develops/implements plan of care based on patient needs and physician orders.

Executes appropriate nursing actions to reach patient goals.

Communicates patient care activities to health care team members.

Updates health care team members of current status and any changes in plan.

Documents patient care activities in accordance with established standards and hospital policies and procedures.

Initiates specialty/supplemental nursing notes as appropriate.

Assists with patient charges.

Delivers patient care in accordance with hospital policies and procedures and within the scope of the state Nursing Practice Act.

Maintains a physical environment that provides for patient and staff safety and wellness.

Ensures that supplies and equipment are readily available and in safe working order.

Reports situations involving questionable safety/legality promptly to nursing manager.

Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to implement procedures in event of internal or external disaster.

Demonstrates knowledge of drug administration and effects.

Utilizes appropriate drug reference sources for drug information.

Administers drugs correctly utilizing the “five rights” through med verify.

Evaluates patient response to medications.

Assesses need for patient / family education and provides teaching as indicated.

Completes discharge plan, and ensures patient / family understanding of plan.

Performs follow up calls to patients.

Assesses nursing care throughout shift.

Participates in MDT meetings, and bedside rounding with hospitalist and case manager.

Promotes the hospital and its employees through professional behavior.

Participates in department plan to meet regulatory standards.

Serves on hospital committees and helps to review and revise policies and procedures.

Attends staff meetings and in-services.

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.

Emergency Management:  As an employee 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.

Qualifications

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.

Benefits

PVH has a Section 125 Cafeteria Benefits Plan and pays a portion of the cost of our health plan, dental, basic life, and disability insurance for employees with 32+ authorized hours, and provides partial subsidy for dependent health insurance.  Part-time employees are eligible to receive dental, life, and disability coverage and are eligible to participate in the health insurance plan.  Other benefits include a 403(b) plan and earned time off accrual.

  • Date Posted:05/09/2022
  • Employment Type:Per Diem
  • Shift:Flexible Shifts
  • Department:Inpatient-ED

Description

PC #4RN13

PVH employment application required.   All job offers contingent upon background check and completion of pre-employment physical

Position is per diem, as needed on inpatient unit with float to ED.  Flexible shifts including weekends and holidays.  Hourly rate, non-exempt, union.     Eligible for PVH retention program 25% on top of base rate to be paid while program is in place.  The program expires 7/31/22.

SCOPE: To coordinate and provide quality patient care using the nursing process.

COMMITMENT:        It is the policy of Penobscot Valley Hospital to provide services in compliance with all state and federal laws governing its operations and consistent with highest standards of business and professional ethics.  This policy is a solemn commitment to our patients, to our community, to those government agencies that regulate the hospital, and to ourselves.  All employees of PVH agree to comply with all local, state, and federal regulations and conduct themselves in a highly-ethical manner in the course of fulfilling their job duties.

Job Functions

Performs initial age-appropriate nursing assessment.

Complete ongoing age-appropriate reassessments.

Completes discharge assessment to identify patient discharge needs.

Identifies priorities for the delivery of nursing care.

Develops/implements plan of care based on patient needs and physician orders.

Executes appropriate nursing actions to reach patient goals.

Communicates patient care activities to health care team members.

Updates health care team members of current status and any changes in plan.

Documents patient care activities in accordance with established standards and hospital policies and procedures.

Initiates specialty/supplemental nursing notes as appropriate.

Assists with patient charges.

Delivers patient care in accordance with hospital policies and procedures and within the scope of the state Nursing Practice Act.

Maintains a physical environment that provides for patient and staff safety and wellness.

Ensures that supplies and equipment are readily available and in safe working order.

Reports situations involving questionable safety/legality promptly to nursing manager.

Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to implement procedures in event of internal or external disaster.

Demonstrates knowledge of drug administration and effects.

Utilizes appropriate drug reference sources for drug information.

Administers drugs correctly utilizing the “five rights” through med verify.

Evaluates patient response to medications.

Assesses need for patient / family education and provides teaching as indicated.

Completes discharge plan, and ensures patient / family understanding of plan.

Performs follow up calls to patients.

Assesses nursing care throughout shift.

Participates in MDT meetings, and bedside rounding with hospitalist and case manager.

Promotes the hospital and its employees through professional behavior.

Participates in department plan to meet regulatory standards.

Serves on hospital committees and helps to review and revise policies and procedures.

Attends staff meetings and in-services.

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.

Emergency Management:  As an employee 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.

 

Qualifications

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.

Benefits

PVH has a Section 125 Cafeteria Benefits Plan and pays a portion of the cost of our health plan, dental, basic life, and disability insurance for employees with 32+ authorized hours, and provides partial subsidy for dependent health insurance.  Part-time employees are eligible to receive dental, life, and disability coverage and are eligible to participate in the health insurance plan.  Other benefits include a 403(b) plan and earned time off accrual.

  • Date Posted:04/11/2022
  • Employment Type:Full time
  • Shift:Flexible Shifts
  • Department:Inpatient-ED

Description

PC #1RN45

PVH employment application required.   All job offers contingent upon background check and completion of pre-employment physical

Position is full time, 36 hours, flexible shifts including weekends and holidays, floating between Inpatient and ED as needed. F Hourly rate, non-exempt, union.

SCOPE: To coordinate and provide quality patient care using the nursing process.

COMMITMENT:        It is the policy of Penobscot Valley Hospital to provide services in compliance with all state and federal laws governing its operations and consistent with highest standards of business and professional ethics.  This policy is a solemn commitment to our patients, to our community, to those government agencies that regulate the hospital, and to ourselves.  All employees of PVH agree to comply with all local, state, and federal regulations and conduct themselves in a highly-ethical manner in the course of fulfilling their job duties.

Job Functions

Performs initial age-appropriate nursing assessment.

Complete ongoing age-appropriate reassessments.

Completes discharge assessment to identify patient discharge needs.

Identifies priorities for the delivery of nursing care.

Develops/implements plan of care based on patient needs and physician orders.

Executes appropriate nursing actions to reach patient goals.

Communicates patient care activities to health care team members.

Updates health care team members of current status and any changes in plan.

Documents patient care activities in accordance with established standards and hospital policies and procedures.

Initiates specialty/supplemental nursing notes as appropriate.

Assists with patient charges.

Delivers patient care in accordance with hospital policies and procedures and within the scope of the state Nursing Practice Act.

Maintains a physical environment that provides for patient and staff safety and wellness.

Ensures that supplies and equipment are readily available and in safe working order.

Reports situations involving questionable safety/legality promptly to nursing manager.

Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to implement procedures in event of internal or external disaster.

Demonstrates knowledge of drug administration and effects.

Utilizes appropriate drug reference sources for drug information.

Administers drugs correctly utilizing the “five rights” through med verify.

Evaluates patient response to medications.

Assesses need for patient / family education and provides teaching as indicated.

Completes discharge plan, and ensures patient / family understanding of plan.

Performs follow up calls to patients.

Assesses nursing care throughout shift.

Participates in MDT meetings, and bedside rounding with hospitalist and case manager.

Promotes the hospital and its employees through professional behavior.

Participates in department plan to meet regulatory standards.

Serves on hospital committees and helps to review and revise policies and procedures.

Attends staff meetings and in-services.

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.

Emergency Management:  As an employee 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.

 

Qualifications

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.

Benefits

PVH has a Section 125 Cafeteria Benefits Plan and pays a portion of the cost of our health plan, dental, basic life, and disability insurance for employees with 32+ authorized hours, and provides partial subsidy for dependent health insurance.  Part-time employees are eligible to receive dental, life, and disability coverage and are eligible to participate in the health insurance plan.  Other benefits include a 403(b) plan and earned time off accrual.

  • Date Posted:04/11/2022
  • Employment Type:Per Diem
  • Shift:Flexible Shifts
  • Department:Radiology

Description

PC# 4XC04

PVH employment application required.   All job offers contingent upon background check and completion of pre-employment physical

This position is per diem, as needed. Hourly rate, non-exempt, non-union.  Eligible for PVH retention program 25% on top of base rate to be paid while program is in place.  The program expires 7/31/22.

SCOPE: Production of quality radiographs, proper management of patient records and a smooth flow of patients though the imaging department.

COMMITMENT: It is the policy of Penobscot Valley Hospital to provide services in compliance with all state and federal laws governing its operations and consistent with highest standards of business and professional ethics. This policy is a solemn commitment to our patients, to our community, to those government agencies that regulate the hospital, and to ourselves. All employees of PVH agree to comply with all local, state, and federal regulations and conduct themselves in a highly-ethical manner in the course of fulfilling their job duties.

JOB FUNCTIONS 

  1. Able to adjust technical factors and utilize proper shielding and immobilization devices for pediatric patients
  1. Utilize proper technical factors and shielding for adolescents and explain procedures in a manner that adolescent patient can understand; questions female patient about chance of pregnancy.
  1. Able to alter procedures and technical factors for geriatric patients and explain procedures in a manner that the geriatric patient can understand.
  1. Assists Radiologist with fluoroscopic and special procedures
  1. Can perform daily Quality Control test
  1. Can trouble shoot equipment problems in absence of chief technologist
  1. Maintaining supplies and reordering from central supply
  1. Cleaning X-ray rooms and disinfecting equipment
  1. Cleaning CR/DR – plates/panels
  1. Burning of CD’s
  1. Faxing and photocopying as needed
  1. Clerical duties as needed
  1. Properly enters Mammogram statistics into computer
  1. Demonstrates ability to operate all x-ray equipment including, Phillips, GE, AMx4 portable and CT scanner.
  1. Demonstrates ability to use LoRad MIV unit and perform all aspects of Mammography examination. (Mammo techs only)
  1. Assists during biopsy procedures
  1. Completes all associated paperwork in a timely manner
  1. Has working knowledge of CR/DR Systems
  1. Has working knowledge of PACs
  1. Exercises proper radiation protection principles
  1. Working knowledge of x-ray film digitizer

22.  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.

23.   Emergency Management:  As an employee 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.

 

 

 

Qualifications

Graduate of an AMA-approved radiologic technology school, State of Maine license, registered with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

Experience in alternate modalities (Mammo and/or CT) preferred to assist in available service lines.   Will train.

Benefits

PVH has a Section 125 Cafeteria Benefits Plan and pays a portion of the cost of our health plan, dental, basic life, and disability insurance for employees with 32+ authorized hours, and provides partial subsidy for dependent health insurance.  Part-time employees are eligible to receive dental, life, and disability coverage and are eligible to participate in the health insurance plan.  Other benefits include a 403(b) plan and earned time off accrual.

  • Date Posted:05/17/2022
  • Employment Type:Full time
  • Shift:Day shift
  • Department:Patient Financial Services

Description

PC#2PD02

PVH employment application required.   All job offers contingent upon background check and completion of pre-employment physical

This position is full time, 40 hours, hourly rate, non-exempt, union.

SCOPE:  Customer service and bill processing for accurate and timely payment for services.

COMMITMENT:       It is the policy of Penobscot Valley Hospital to provide services in compliance with all state and federal laws governing its operations and consistent with highest standards of business and professional ethics.  This policy is a solemn commitment to our patients, to our community, to those government agencies that regulate the hospital, and to ourselves.  All employees of PVH agree to comply with all local, state, and federal regulations and conduct themselves  in a highly-ethical manner in the course of fulfilling their job duties.

JOB FUNCTIONS 

  1. Represents the hospital to outside organizations and patients in a professional manner  adhering to the PVH Code of Conduct.
  2. Responsible for billing insurance and government agency claims utilizing the hospital’s current software.
  3. Responsible for insurance and government agency claim follow up and appeals to final payment.
  4. Posts insurance payments received via remittance advices.
  5. Generates and works accounts receivable reports in a timely manner.
  6. Works claims in designated work queues.
  7. Receives payments from patients presenting to PVH as needed.
  8. Performs other duties as assigned.
  9. 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.
  10. Emergency Management: As an employee 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.

Qualifications

Previous office experience required; minimum 1 year. Experience in facility and physician billing/UB & 1500 and use of Excel preferred. Proficient use of computers and calculators. Excellent organizational and communication skills preferred. Knowledge of medical terminology preferred. Able to establish priorities. High school graduate or GED required

 

Benefits

PVH has a Section 125 Cafeteria Benefits Plan and pays a portion of the cost of our health plan, dental, basic life, and disability insurance for employees with 32+ authorized hours, and provides partial subsidy for dependent health insurance.  Part-time employees are eligible to receive dental, life, and disability coverage and are eligible to participate in the health insurance plan.  Other benefits include a 403(b) plan and earned time off accrual.

  • Date Posted:10/14/2021
  • Employment Type:Full time
  • Shift:Day shift
  • Department:Laboratory Service

Description

PC #1TT09

PVH employment application required.   All job offers contingent upon background check and completion of pre-employment physical

This position is full time, 32 hours/week, days.  Call and weekend rotation.  Union, non-exempt, hourly rate

SCOPE: Perform blood collection procedures using a variety of techniques.  Interact with patients.  Process orders through information system and label specimens.  Provide technical training to students.  Perform equipment maintenance.  Perform quality control and waived / non-waived patient testing with a variety of automated and non-automated methods on all shifts, sometimes without direct supervision.  Process reported results through information system and maintain regulatory documentation.

COMMITMENT:        It is the policy of Penobscot Valley Hospital to provide services in compliance with all state and federal laws governing its operations and consistent with highest standards of business and professional ethics.  This policy is a solemn commitment to our patients, to our community, to those government agencies that regulate the hospital, and to ourselves.  All employees of PVH agree to comply with all local, state, and federal regulations and conduct themselves in a highly-ethical manner in the course of fulfilling their job duties.

JOB FUNCTIONS

  1. Judge test order appropriateness.
  1. Accurately transcribe provider test orders.
  1. Process standing and verbal orders.
  1. Obtain Advance Beneficiary Notice if required.
  1. Positively identify patient.
  1. Collect blood specimens in appropriate tubes using technique appropriate to age and physical state of patient.
  1. Annual inservice on handling patient emergencies.
  1. Instruct / direct collection of urine specimens using technique appropriate to test ordered.
  1. Determine acceptability of specimens and rejects per policy.
  1. Give collection requirements to patients and providers.
  1. Process specimens.
  1. Process referral specimens up to point of shipment.
  1. Stock supplies within and maintain a neat and orderly work area.
  1. Maintain inventory.
  1. Maintain analyzers.
  1. Perform instrument calibration and quality control.
  1. Recognize an unexpected or out-of-control QC value and troubleshoot system before reporting patient results.
  1. Notify supervisor of discrepant results, non-functioning equipment, and unresolved QC problems.
  1. Perform laboratory testing in all areas.
  1. Recognize an unexpected and/or abnormal result, correlating with patient age and sex, and troubleshoot system.
  1. Recognize interfering substances that can affect results.
  1. Alert provider of panic values per policy.
  1. Process outgoing laboratory reports.
  1. Distribute reports.
  1. File laboratory reports.
  1. Operate CPSI system within scope of responsibility.
  1. Instruct and observe students in performing testing.
  1. Orient new employees through responsible areas.
  1. Review new policies and procedures.
  1. Seeks to upgrade or broaden skills, maintains Lab and BLS Certifications.
  1. Use personal protective equipment during collection and testing, including gloves.
  1. Appropriately use BD safety needles and Point-Lok device.
  1. Appropriately use aerosol shields and safety caps.
  1. Immediately dispose capped needle and holder.
  1. Appropriately use Sharps containers and red bag waste.
  1. Observe, report, and eliminate safety hazards within work area.
  1. Follow safety and exposure control procedures.

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.

Emergency Management:    As an employee 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.

Qualifications

National medical / clinical laboratory technician certification required, such as ASCP, AMT, or equivalent. BLS required.

Benefits

PVH has a Section 125 Cafeteria Benefits Plan and pays a portion of the cost of our health plan, dental, basic life, and disability insurance for employees with 32+ authorized hours, and provides partial subsidy for dependent health insurance.  Part-time employees are eligible to receive dental, life, and disability coverage and are eligible to participate in the health insurance plan.  Other benefits include a 403(b) plan and earned time off accrual.

  • Date Posted:12/14/2021
  • Employment Type:Per Diem
  • Shift:Flexible Shifts
  • Department:Laboratory Service

Description

PC #4TT04

PVH employment application required.   All job offers contingent upon background check and completion of pre-employment physical

This position is per diem, as needed.  Hourly rate, non-exempt, non-union

This position is eligible for PVH’s retention bonus 25% on top of base rate while program in place. Program ends 7/31/22.

SCOPE: Perform blood collection procedures using a variety of techniques.  Interact with patients.  Process orders through information system and label specimens.  Provide technical training to students.  Perform equipment maintenance.  Perform quality control and waived / non-waived patient testing with a variety of automated and non-automated methods on all shifts, sometimes without direct supervision.  Process reported results through information system and maintain regulatory documentation.

COMMITMENT:        It is the policy of Penobscot Valley Hospital to provide services in compliance with all state and federal laws governing its operations and consistent with highest standards of business and professional ethics.  This policy is a solemn commitment to our patients, to our community, to those government agencies that regulate the hospital, and to ourselves.  All employees of PVH agree to comply with all local, state, and federal regulations and conduct themselves in a highly-ethical manner in the course of fulfilling their job duties.

JOB FUNCTIONS

  1. Judge test order appropriateness.
  1. Accurately transcribe provider test orders.
  1. Process standing and verbal orders.
  1. Obtain Advance Beneficiary Notice if required.
  1. Positively identify patient.
  1. Collect blood specimens in appropriate tubes using technique appropriate to age and physical state of patient.
  1. Annual inservice on handling patient emergencies.
  1. Instruct / direct collection of urine specimens using technique appropriate to test ordered.
  1. Determine acceptability of specimens and rejects per policy.
  1. Give collection requirements to patients and providers.
  1. Process specimens.
  1. Process referral specimens up to point of shipment.
  2. Stock supplies within and maintain a neat and orderly work area.
  3. Maintain inventory.
  4. Maintain analyzers.
  1. Perform instrument calibration and quality control.
  1. Recognize an unexpected or out-of-control QC value and troubleshoot system before reporting patient results.
  1. Notify supervisor of discrepant results, non-functioning equipment, and unresolved QC problems.
  1. Perform laboratory testing in all areas.
  1. Recognize an unexpected and/or abnormal result, correlating with patient age and sex, and troubleshoot system.
  1. Recognize interfering substances that can affect results.
  1. Alert provider of panic values per policy.
  1. Process outgoing laboratory reports.
  1. Distribute reports.
  1. File laboratory reports.
  1. Operate CPSI system within scope of responsibility.
  1. Instruct and observe students in performing testing.
  1. Orient new employees through responsible areas.
  1. Review new policies and procedures.
  1. Seeks to upgrade or broaden skills, maintains Lab and BLS Certifications.
  1. Use personal protective equipment during collection and testing, including gloves.
  1. Appropriately use BD safety needles and Point-Lok device.
  1. Appropriately use aerosol shields and safety caps.
  1. Immediately dispose capped needle and holder.
  1. Appropriately use Sharps containers and red bag waste.
  1. Observe, report, and eliminate safety hazards within work area.
  1. Follow safety and exposure control procedures.

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.

Emergency Management: As an employee 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.

 

 

Qualifications

National medical / clinical laboratory technician certification required, such as ASCP, AMT, or equivalent. BLS required.

Benefits

PVH has a Section 125 Cafeteria Benefits Plan and pays a portion of the cost of our health plan, dental, basic life, and disability insurance for employees with 32+ authorized hours, and provides partial subsidy for dependent health insurance.  Part-time employees are eligible to receive dental, life, and disability coverage and are eligible to participate in the health insurance plan.  Other benefits include a 403(b) plan and earned time off accrual.

  • Date Posted:09/13/2021
  • Employment Type:Full time
  • Shift:Night Shift
  • Department:Inpatient-ED

Description

PC #0SM03

PVH employment application required.   All job offers contingent upon background check and completion of pre-employment physical

This position is full time, salaried on night shift, non-union

SCOPE: Provides clinical and administrative support during shift including weekends and holidays.   Assures that patients are provided with a safe, effective environment within which they are assisted in improving their overall health status.

COMMITMENT:          It is the policy of Penobscot Valley Hospital to provide services in compliance with all state and federal laws governing its operations and consistent with highest standards of business and professional ethics.  This policy is a solemn commitment to our patients, to our community, to those government agencies that regulate the hospital, and to ourselves.  All employees of PVH agree to comply with all local, state, and federal regulations and conduct themselves in a highly-ethical manner in the course of fulfilling their job duties.

JOB FUNCTIONS 

  1. Functions as on-duty administrator for all hospital departments during shift, includes weekends and holidays.

 

  1. Makes frequent rounds throughout hospital to assess and evaluate the quality of patient care and the overall work environment.

 

  1. Seeks advice and support from Administrator On-Call, Chief Nursing Officer and/or appropriate nursing director as needed and appropriate.

 

  1. Communicates situations requiring awareness, attention, and/or follow up to appropriate department heads. Provides written documentation when indicated.

 

  1. Obtains, maintains, and demonstrates basic clinical competence in patient care services provided @ PVH, including, but not limited to, medical/surgical, ED, and ICU.

 

  1. Assesses the number of nursing personnel needed to provide safe patient care utilizing data from acuity system, staff input and personal clinical judgment.

 

  1. Adjusts staffing appropriately.

 

  1. Ensures patient care is provided and documented in accordance with the nursing process and established policies, procedures and protocols.

 

  1. Obtains medications from Pharmacy after hours, records removal appropriately, mixes IV solutions as necessary, all in accordance with established Pharmacy policies.

 

  1. Assists in development and implementation of staff learning plans for orientation, training, education and competence (including age-specific competence).

 

  1. Identifies and resolves problems and needs.

 

  1. Implements and documents appropriate follow-up actions.

 

  1. Develops and supports cost containment methods; provides capital budget input.

 

  1. Serves on nursing and hospital-wide committees as assigned.

 

  1. Assists in maintaining an effective quality improvement program.

 

  1. Provides direction to teaching efforts for patients and families.

 

  1. Manages time effectively for proper balance between administrative, clinical, and other organizational responsibilities.

 

  1. Suggests ideas for improvement on a regular basis within his/her own work group and for hospital-wide quality improvement.

 

  1. Works in an organized manner and manages time to complete work assignments and meet deadlines.

 

  1. Bases all decisions on the hospital’s mission, vision, and values.

 

  1. Evaluates current processes and recommends priorities for improvement.

 

  1. Creates, maintains and promotes a safe work environment.

 

  1. Troubleshoots patient care equipment, seeks outside assistance as needed.

 

  1. Establishes, maintains and improves communications with and between customers and suppliers.

 

  1. Demonstrates support for established policies and procedures to reduce variance and improve communication.

 

  1. Ensures compliance with hospital policies and procedures and local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations.

 

  1. Ensures compliance with Professional/Technical and Support/Clerical labor agreements.

 

  1. Promotes the hospital and its employees through demonstration of professional behavior.

 

  1. Provides assistance to family members and the general public.

 

  1. Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to implement procedures in event of internal or external disaster.

 

  1. Serves as a resource to hospital and medical staff; e.g. responds to requests for information and advice, serves as a liaison between nursing and other hospital departments and outside health care agencies.

 

 

  1. Assesses and improves staff performance with constructive feedback, counseling, and conflict management.

 

  1. Reviews patient care assignments and ensures appropriateness.

 

  1. Continually evaluates standards of nursing practice by reviewing nursing care plans, assessing patients, reviewing charts, interviewing, observing, participating in QI activities, and employing other means of evaluation.

 

  1. Participates in revision of practice standards as appropriate.

 

  1. Reports all incidents using appropriate methods.

 

  1. Follows through on assigned work and projects; meets schedules/deadlines.

 

  1. Participates in cooperative development of equitable nurse manager schedule.

 

  1. May participate in processing of payroll as requested.

 

  1. Demonstrates EMR competence and serves as an EMR resource for staff.
  1. Quality Improvement: Assumes primary responsibility for developing, implementing and monitoring Department-specific Quality Improvement initiatives and projects in support of the Hospital’s Quality Improvement Program through: 1.) Monitoring key areas for quality performance on high volume, high risk, high impact and/or problem prone activities in safety, effectiveness, patient impact, timeliness and efficiency; 2.) Identifying issues/problems, developing and implementing solutions and expectations for improvement and consistently monitoring progress and results; 3.) Reporting Departmental quality improvement initiatives to the Quality Improvement Committee; 4.) Educating, leading and motivating Department staff in an acute awareness of and ongoing commitment to the Hospital’s Quality Improvement Program and their role therein; 5.)Collaborating with other Departments as appropriate in full support of initiatives and improvements in patient safety and care.
  1. Emergency Management: As an employee 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.

 

Qualifications

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 from neonate to geriatrics. BLS, ACLS, PALS, TNCC and STABLE certifications required.  Two years of recent progressively responsible leadership experience preferred.

Benefits

PVH has a Section 125 Cafeteria Benefits Plan and pays a portion of the cost of our health plan, dental, basic life, and disability insurance for employees with 32+ authorized hours, and provides partial subsidy for dependent health insurance.  Part-time employees are eligible to receive dental, life, and disability coverage and are eligible to participate in the health insurance plan.  Other benefits include a 403(b) plan and earned time off accrual.

  • Date Posted:10/05/2021
  • Employment Type:Full time
  • Shift:Night Shift
  • Department:Inpatient-ED

Description

PC #0SM04

PVH employment application required.   All job offers contingent upon background check and completion of pre-employment physical

This position is full time, salaried on night shift including weekends and holidays.  Non-union

SCOPE: Provides clinical and administrative support.   Assures that patients are provided with a safe, effective environment within which they are assisted in improving their overall health status.

COMMITMENT:          It is the policy of Penobscot Valley Hospital to provide services in compliance with all state and federal laws governing its operations and consistent with highest standards of business and professional ethics.  This policy is a solemn commitment to our patients, to our community, to those government agencies that regulate the hospital, and to ourselves.  All employees of PVH agree to comply with all local, state, and federal regulations and conduct themselves in a highly-ethical manner in the course of fulfilling their job duties.

JOB FUNCTIONS 

  1. Functions as on-duty administrator for all hospital departments during shift.
  2. Makes frequent rounds throughout hospital to assess and evaluate the quality of patient care and the overall work environment.
  3. Seeks advice and support from Administrator On-Call, Chief Nursing Officer and/or appropriate nursing director as needed and appropriate.
  4. Communicates situations requiring awareness, attention, and/or follow up to appropriate department heads. Provides written documentation when indicated.
  5. Obtains, maintains, and demonstrates basic clinical competence in patient care services provided @ PVH, including, but not limited to, medical/surgical, ED, and ICU.
  6. Assesses the number of nursing personnel needed to provide safe patient care utilizing data from acuity system, staff input and personal clinical judgment.
  7. Adjusts staffing appropriately.
  8. Ensures patient care is provided and documented in accordance with the nursing process and established policies, procedures and protocols.
  9. Obtains medications from Pharmacy after hours, records removal appropriately, mixes IV solutions as necessary, all in accordance with established Pharmacy policies.
  10. Assists in development and implementation of staff learning plans for orientation, training, education and competence (including age-specific competence).
  11. Identifies and resolves problems and needs.
  12. Implements and documents appropriate follow-up actions.
  13. Develops and supports cost containment methods; provides capital budget input.
  14. Serves on nursing and hospital-wide committees as assigned.
  15. Assists in maintaining an effective quality improvement program.
  16. Provides direction to teaching efforts for patients and families.
  17. Manages time effectively for proper balance between administrative, clinical, and other organizational responsibilities.
  18. Suggests ideas for improvement on a regular basis within his/her own work group and for hospital-wide quality improvement.
  19. Works in an organized manner and manages time to complete work assignments and meet deadlines.
  20. Bases all decisions on the hospital’s mission, vision, and values.
  21. Evaluates current processes and recommends priorities for improvement.
  22. Creates, maintains and promotes a safe work environment.
  23. Troubleshoots patient care equipment, seeks outside assistance as needed.
  24. Establishes, maintains and improves communications with and between customers and suppliers.
  25. Demonstrates support for established policies and procedures to reduce variance and improve communication.
  26. Ensures compliance with hospital policies and procedures and local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations.
  27. Ensures compliance with Professional/Technical and Support/Clerical labor agreements.
  28. Promotes the hospital and its employees through demonstration of professional behavior.
  29. Provides assistance to family members and the general public.
  30. Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to implement procedures in event of internal or external disaster.
  31. Serves as a resource to hospital and medical staff; e.g. responds to requests for information and advice, serves as a liaison between nursing and other hospital departments and outside health care agencies.
  32. Assesses and improves staff performance with constructive feedback, counseling, and conflict management.
  33. Reviews patient care assignments and ensures appropriateness.
  34. Continually evaluates standards of nursing practice by reviewing nursing care plans, assessing patients, reviewing charts, interviewing, observing, participating in QI activities, and employing other means of evaluation.
  35. Participates in revision of practice standards as appropriate.
  36. Reports all incidents using appropriate methods.
  37. Follows through on assigned work and projects; meets schedules/deadlines.
  38. Participates in cooperative development of equitable nurse manager schedule.
  39. May participate in processing of payroll as requested.
  40. Demonstrates EMR competence and serves as an EMR resource for staff.

Quality Improvement: Assumes primary responsibility for developing, implementing and monitoring Department-specific Quality Improvement initiatives and projects in support of the Hospital’s Quality Improvement Program through: 1.) Monitoring key areas for quality performance on high volume, high risk, high impact and/or problem prone activities in safety, effectiveness, patient impact, timeliness and efficiency; 2.) Identifying issues/problems, developing and implementing solutions and expectations for improvement and consistently monitoring progress and results; 3.) Reporting Departmental quality improvement initiatives to the Quality Improvement Committee; 4.) Educating, leading and motivating Department staff in an acute awareness of and ongoing commitment to the Hospital’s Quality Improvement Program and their role therein; 5.)Collaborating with other Departments as appropriate in full support of initiatives and improvements in patient safety and care.

Emergency Management: As an employee 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.

Qualifications

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 from neonate to geriatrics. BLS, ACLS, PALS, TNCC and STABLE certifications required.  Two years of recent progressively responsible leadership experience preferred.

 

  • Date Posted:06/17/2022
  • Employment Type:Full time
  • Shift:Flexible Shifts
  • Department:Enviromental Services

Description

PC #2EN04

PVH employment application required.   All job offers contingent upon background check and completion of pre-employment physical

Position is 40 weekly authorized hours, hourly rate, non-exempt, union.

SCOPE: Provides housekeeping services throughout the building. Patients, staff and visitors are provided with a clean, safe and effective environment.

COMMITMENT:  It is the policy of Penobscot Valley Hospital (PVH) to provide services in compliance with all state and federal laws governing its operations and consistent with highest standards of business and professional ethics.  This policy is a solemn commitment to our patients, to our community, to those government agencies that regulate the hospital, and to ourselves.  All employees of PVH agree to comply with all local, state, and federal regulations and conduct themselves in a highly-ethical manner in the course of fulfilling their job duties.

JOB FUNCTIONS

Operations/Technical

  1. Participates in the E.S. team that cleans all public areas and most patient areas and offices of the hospital.
  2. Other areas may be assigned, including off-site offices and facilities and in-hospital areas.
  3. Does not clean areas which are cleaned by the staff of that area. Examples: Kitchen and dining room are cleaned by food services staff, operating rooms by surgical department staff.
  4. Maintains non-medical supplies for use by patients, public, or hospital staff use in each area Examples: paper towels, toilet paper, hand soap.
  5. Handles biohazard cleaning and appropriate removal of items from a designated location.
  6. Duties include performing commercial type floor care in all patient rooms and other areas as needed.
  7. defrosting refrigerators.
  8. removing drapes for cleaning.
  9. Inventories and orders supplies.
  10. Maintain supplies of needed cleaning products, paper stock, and related items.
  11. Follows a checklist when performing cleaning duties.
  12. Documents activities and progress on the checklist.
  13. Files reports with supervisor.
  14. Sets up all cleaned discharge rooms for new admissions.
  15. Exercises discretion while working around clinical or other activities in a designated area.
  16. The work of the E.S. Tech is critical to the functions of the hospital and presents the challenge to remain generally unobtrusive: uninvolved with patients, courteous with visitors, cooperative with clinical care such as nursing, and responsive to unexpected circumstances.
  17. Seeks appropriate assistance when confronted with an unusual request from a patient or family member.

Coordination with Maintenance

  1. Performs incidental maintenance on premises being cleaned when a repair can be made readily with skills and equipment that the E.S. Tech has at hand.
  2. Reports any maintenance-related problems that the E.S. Tech cannot take care of incidentally.
  3. Performs courier duties as needed.

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.

Emergency Management:  As an employee 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.

 

Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalent required.

Previous cleaning experience in a healthcare setting preferred.

 

Benefits

PVH has a Section 125 Cafeteria Benefits Plan and pays a portion of the cost of our health plan, dental, basic life, and disability insurance for employees with 30+ authorized hours, and provides partial subsidy for dependent health insurance.  Part-time employees are eligible to receive dental, life, and disability coverage and are eligible to participate in the health insurance plan.  Other benefits include a 403(b) plan and earned time off accrual.

  • Date Posted:05/13/2022
  • Employment Type:Per Diem
  • Shift:Day shift
  • Department:Clinic Service

Description

PC# 4DS13

Position is per diem, as needed.  Non-union, non-exempt, hourly.

Eligible for PVH retention program 25% on top of base rate to be paid while program is in place.  The program expires 7/31/22.

PVH employment application required.   All job offers contingent upon background check and completion of pre-employment physical.

SCOPE: Provides clerical support to the clinic services. Schedules patient visits, follow-up visits, testing procedures and surgery if requested.

COMMITMENT:        It is the policy of Penobscot Valley Hospital to provide services in compliance with all state and federal laws governing its operations and consistent with highest standards of business and professional ethics.  This policy is a solemn commitment to our patients, to our community, to those government agencies that regulate the hospital, and to ourselves.  All employees of PVH agree to comply with all local, state, and federal regulations and conduct themselves in a highly-ethical manner in the course of fulfilling their job duties.

JOB FUNCTIONS

  1. Schedules appointments appropriately following guidelines established by the physician.
  1. Interviews patient and obtain demographic and insurance information accurately.
  2. Direct patient / family to appropriate departments for additional studies; lab, x-ray, etc.
  3. Schedules patients for follow-up studies / appointments.
  4. Files data into the patient medical record.
  5. Input charges after each clinic.
  6. May be required to type some dictation as needed.
  7. May be required to work in other offices included in the Physician Practices.

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.

Emergency Management:  As an employee 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.

 

Qualifications

High school graduate or equivalent. Verbal and written communication skills. Ability to maintain professionalism in a demanding environment.  Knowledge of medical terminology.  Ability to problem solve, coordinate multiple requests and tasks at one time, excellent communication skills with medical providers and patients.

Benefits

PVH has a Section 125 Cafeteria Benefits Plan and pays a portion of the cost of our health plan, dental, basic life, and disability insurance for employees with 32+ authorized hours, and provides partial subsidy for dependent health insurance.  Part-time employees are eligible to receive dental, life, and disability coverage and are eligible to participate in the health insurance plan.  Other benefits include a 403(b) plan and earned time off accrual.

  • Date Posted:05/04/2022
  • Employment Type:Per Diem
  • Shift:Flexible Shifts
  • Department:Patient Registration

Description

PC# 4SR02

PVH employment application required.   All job offers contingent upon background check and completion of pre-employment physical

Position is per diem, as needed.   Includes weekends & holidays.  Hourly pay rate, non-exempt, non-union. Eligible for PVH retention program 25% on top of base rate to be paid while program is in place.  The program expires 7/31/22.

SCOPE: The Screener will be assigned to designated entrances within our facility to provide COVID screening measures to patients, employees, and/or visitors. 

COMMITMENT:      It is the policy of Penobscot Valley Hospital to provide services in compliance with all state and federal laws governing its operations and consistent with highest standards of business and professional ethics.  This policy is a solemn commitment to our patients, to our community, to those government agencies that regulate the hospital, and to ourselves.  All employees of PVH agree to comply with all local, state, and federal regulations and conduct themselves in a highly-ethical manner in the course of fulfilling their job duties.

  1. Greet patient/employee/visitor/customer.
  2. Follow protocol to screen persons prior to entering facility. Protocol includes scripted questions, taking temporal temperature to assess ability to enter building.
  3. If patient/employee/visitor/customer meets criteria for entrance, the individual will be cleared to enter building. Color coded sticker will be provided and worn by employees who clear the screening process.
  4. Screener will direct patient or visitor to designated department, as needed.
  5. If patient/employee/visitor/customer demonstrate symptoms of COVID, Screener will contact to contact the department in which the person is going to and proceed as advised by the department. Screener will follow protocol for isolating patient.   Visitors and/employee will be denied access to building.
  6. Employees demonstrating possible COVID symptoms will be instructed to go home, contact supervisor, and await further instruction from supervisor or Infection Control Officer.

Quality Improvement      All employees are expected to actively participate in the Hospital-wide Quality Improvement Program, actively support and implement Department-specific Quality improvement initiatives and projects, recommend process improvement as appropriate, reports any quality issues in service delivery and consistently commits to a focus on quality improvement and organizational excellence.

Disaster Management:       As an employee 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.

Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalent required. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.  Effective organizational skills to manage multiple tasks at once.  Must have professional appearance and demeanor appropriate for the job.

 

Benefits

PVH has a Section 125 Cafeteria Benefits Plan and pays a portion of the cost of our health plan, dental, basic life, and disability insurance for employees with 30+ authorized hours, and provides partial subsidy for dependent health insurance.  Part-time employees are eligible for dental, life, and disability coverage and are eligible to participate in the health insurance plan.  Other benefits include a 403(b) plan and earned time off accrual.

  • Date Posted:04/18/2022
  • Employment Type:Full time
  • Shift:Day shift
  • Department:Radiology

Description

PC#0DM03

Position is full time, salaried, exempt, non-union

PVH employment application required.   All job offers contingent upon background check and completion of pre-employment physical.

SCOPE: Achieve a smooth flow of patients through the imaging department, produce quality radiographs and properly manage patient radiographic records.

COMMITMENT:    It is the policy of Penobscot Valley Hospital to provide services in compliance with all state and federal laws governing its operations and consistent with highest standards of business and professional ethics.  This policy is a solemn commitment to our patients, to our community, to those government agencies that regulate the hospital, and to ourselves.  All employees of PVH agree to comply with all local, state, and federal regulations and conduct themselves in a highly-ethical manner in the course of fulfilling their job duties.

 JOB FUNCTIONS

Operations

  1. Properly performs radiologic studies in accordance with ARRT standards.
  2. Acts as a resource for staff and patients in the department.
  3. Extensive knowledge of all equipment functions and able to troubleshoot problems.
  4. Perform, document and evaluate all equipment Quality Control.
  5. Reports any QC issues and implements corrective action.
  6. Assures that all equipment is in good working order.
  7. Performs inventory of the department.
  8. Oversee departmental scheduling – staff and on-call.
  9. Develops strategies to increase clinical activities in areas where volume activities vary.
  10. Order supplies for the department.
  11. Oversee the management of information for the department; i.e. labeling files, storage of files, reports, etc.
  12. Assists the receptionist as needed.
  13. Oversee patient scheduling notifies C.S. of any changes quickly.
  14. Participates in the evaluation and selection of new equipment.
  15. Trains new staff in mammography and CT Scans.

Management/Leadership

  1. Contributes input to the hospital’s strategic plan.
  2. Annually establishes a departmental management action plan based upon the department’s goals and the hospital strategic plan.
  3. Works with other managers in allocating resources required to fulfill goals of the department / hospital.
  4. Creates, maintains, and facilitates cross functional relationships
  5. Oversees the management of safety standards and practices within department / hospital, i.e. equipment use, body mechanics / ergonomics, use of PPE, etc.
  6. Assures all staff participate in annual review of all mandatory topics (see HR policy).
  7. Consistently adheres to and holds employees accountable for compliance with hospital policies and procedures; i.e. Parking, Smoking, etc.
  8. Maintain current knowledge of hospital compliance program
  9. Executes job functions in an ethical and professional manner.
  10. Participates in community activities / contributes to community efforts when applicable.
  11. Updates departmental policies and procedures annually and as necessary
  12. QI: Assumes primary responsibility for developing, implementing and monitoring Department-specific Quality Improvement initiatives and projects in support of the Hospital’s Quality Improvement Program through: 1.) Monitoring key areas for quality performance on high volume, high risk, high impact and/or problem prone activities in safety, effectiveness, patient impact, timeliness and efficiency; 2.) Identifying issues/problems, developing and implementing solutions and expectations for improvement and consistently monitoring progress and results; 3.) Reporting Departmental quality improvement initiatives to the Quality Improvement Committee; 4.) Educating, leading and motivating Department staff in an acute awareness of and ongoing commitment to the Hospital’s Quality Improvement Program and their role therein; 5.) Collaborating with other Departments as appropriate in full support of initiatives and improvements in patient safety and care.
  13. Emergency Management: As an employee 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.

Qualifications

Graduate of an AMA approved radiologic technology school and registered with the American Registry of Radiologic Technology. Licensed or license eligible in the state of Maine. Previous experience in a managerial role preferred.

Benefits

PVH has a Section 125 Cafeteria Benefits Plan and pays a portion of the cost of the health plan, dental, basic life, and disability insurance for employees with 30+ authorized hours, and provides partial subsidy for dependent health insurance. Part-time employees are offered dental, life, and disability coverage and are eligible to participate in the health insurance plan. Other benefits include a 403(b) plan and earned time off accrual.

  • Date Posted:06/06/2022
  • Employment Type:Per Diem
  • Shift:Flexible Shifts
  • Department:Inpatient Unit

Description

PC# 4CN03: Our C.N.A.’s provide direct patient care under the direction of a registered nurse. Duties include:

  1. Listens to shift report and collects data to complete assignment.
  2. Reviews care plan and nursing care orders.
  3. Makes initial rounds and greets each patient assigned.
  4. Performs vital signs and weights, and chemstrips where indicated.
  5. Assists with meal service by passing trays, offering alternatives, and assisting with eating; supplies fresh water.
  6. Checks for incontinence as applicable.
  7. Performs hourly rounding on all assigned patients for turning, repositioning, and toileting as needed.
  8. Assist patients with personal care needs, i.e. bathing, hygiene, toileting and dressing.
  9. Documents care given in electronic medical record.
  10. Attends staff meetings and education.
  11. Provides on going report to RN as needed.
  12. Reviews all new policies and procedures.
  13. Adjusts work load with co-workers.
  14. Answers call bells and phone promptly.
  15. Performs rounds to pick up and organize patient rooms.
  16. Uses restraints properly and avoids use if possible.
  17. Instructs patients on transfers, ambulation, and care being given.
  18. Explains aspects of routine care to patients and family members.
  19. Assists with family education of patient abilities and needs.
  20. Assist with registration process off hours as needed.
  21. Assist with chart preparation and transfer information off hours as needed.
  22. Performs specimen collection and proper labeling within scope of practice.
  23. 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.
  24. As an employee 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.

Qualifications

Minimum 18 years old; High School diploma or GED.

PVH employment application required. Job offer contingent upon background check and pre-employment physical.

Position Requirement: Must be on Active status on the Maine CNA Registry.

Certification Required: BLS

Benefits

PVH has a Section 125 Cafeteria Benefits Plan and pays a portion of the cost of our health plan, dental, basic life, and disability insurance for employees with 30+ authorized hours, and provides partial subsidy for dependent health insurance. Part-time employees are eligible to receive dental, life and disability coverage and are eligible to participate in the health insurance plan. Other benefits include a 403(b) plan and earned time off accrual.

  • Date Posted:04/06/2022
  • Employment Type:Part time
  • Shift:Day shift
  • Department:Dietary

Description

PC#0DT01

Position is 8 hours/week; day shift

PVH employment application required.   All job offers contingent upon background check and completion of pre-employment physical

SCOPE:   The Clinical Dietitian is responsible for the provision of effective nutrition therapy to patients at PVH.  The Clinical Dietitian is responsible for planning, developing, organizing, implementing and evaluating a functionally comprehensive nutrition program for patients. The Clinical Dietitian participates in creating the care plan for patients in coordination with other members of the clinical care team. The Clinical Dietitian reports to the Dietary Manager

COMMITMENT:   It is the policy of Penobscot Valley Hospital to provide services in compliance with all state and federal laws governing its operations and consistent with highest standards of business and professional ethics.  This policy is a solemn commitment to our patients, to our community, to those government agencies that regulate the hospital, and to ourselves.  All employees of PVH agree to comply with all local, state, and federal regulations and conduct themselves in a highly ethical manner in the course of fulfilling their job duties.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Administrative:

  • Oversees and coordinates nutritional policies and procedures for nutritional care of patients in the continuum of care and in a multidisciplinary model. Assures that all nutritional policies and procedures comply with PVH policies, state and federal regulatory guidelines.
  • Oversees menu planning to ensure delivery of safe, high quality, nutritionally adequate meals for patients.
  • Coordinates with the Dietary Manager to provide nutritional and food preparation education and training to employees preparing meals for patients, including training on food textures, supplements, allergies, and therapeutic diets. Maintains access to updated Nutrition Care Manual and provides education to all necessary staff on contents and requirements.
  • Acts as a resource to staff with questions on meal preparation, nutritional standards or patient specific situations in person, or remotely, as needed.

Clinical Nutrition:

  • Conducts nutritional screening and assessment of inpatients according to facility policy and physician order.
  • Provides nutritional counseling and education to inpatients and outpatients according to facility policy and physician order.
  • Provides consultative support to physicians, nursing and other health care disciplines as needed to provide proper nutritional care to patients; include providing education and consultation for development of clinical policies.
  • Remotely conducts patient services, such as nutritional screening or consult, as needed when not physically present at facility in HIPAA compliant manner.
  • Conducts quality improvement projects to monitor the performance of clinical nutrition programs and implement effective process improvements.
  • Maintains current registration as a Registered Dietitian and active membership with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; maintains State of Maine licensure as a Licensed Dietitian.
  • Maintains Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics professional development plan and completes/attends educational activities to ensure professional competence in keeping with standards of care and best practices in dietetics.

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.

Coordinates with Dietary Manager to identify, develop, implement and monitor relevant Quality Improvement initiatives and projects in support of the Hospital’s Quality Improvement Program through:

  1. Monitoring key areas for quality performance on high volume, high risk, high impact and or/problem prone activities in safety, effectiveness, patient impact, timeliness and efficiency;
  2. Identifying issues/problems, developing and implementing solutions and expectations for improvement and consistently monitoring progress and results;
  3. Educating and involving dietary staff in Quality Improvement initiatives and empowering them to suggest improvements and potential projects, and;
  4. Collaborating with other Departments as appropriate in full support of initiatives and improvements in patient safety and care.

Emergency Management: As an employee 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.

Qualifications

Registered dietitian/registry eligible. Licensed in the State of Maine. Bachelors of Science degree in nutrition/dietitian. Good organizational, communication, and team work skills required. Minimal three years related experience required.

Benefits

PVH has a Section 125 Cafeteria Benefits Plan and pays a portion of the cost of our health plan, dental, basic life, and disability insurance for employees with 32+ authorized hours, and provides partial subsidy for dependent health insurance.  Part-time employees are eligible to receive dental, life, and disability coverage and are eligible to participate in the health insurance plan.  Other benefits include a 403(b) plan and earned time off accrual.

  • Date Posted:05/03/2022
  • Employment Type:Full time
  • Shift:Day shift
  • Department:Penobscot General Surgery

Description

PC 1MS06

PVH employment application required.   All job offers contingent upon background check and completion of pre-employment physical

This position is full time, 40 hours/week, days to support General Surgery Practice and Specialty Clinic.  Hourly rate, non-exempt, union

SCOPE: Provides medical assisting to the medical providers and clinical support to the office manager. Important expectations of this position include overall accuracy, organizational talent, the ability to work independently, and excellent verbal and written language skills, computer competency, solid common sense and judgment, and an excellent customer service approach.

COMMITMENT: It is the policy of Penobscot Valley Hospital to provide services in compliance with all state and federal laws governing its operations and consistent with the highest standards of business and professional ethics. This policy is a solemn commitment to our patients, to our community, to those government agencies that regulate the hospital, and to ourselves. All employees of PVH agree to comply with all local, state, and federal regulations and conduct themselves in a highly-ethical manner in the course of fulfilling their job duties.

JOB FUNCTIONS 

Interviews patient and obtain demographic and insurance information accurately.                         

Greets and escorts patients to the exam room, obtains vital signs and weight in a customer-oriented manner. Records chief complaint or reason for visit. Reviews medication list, allergies, and updates family, social, past medical and surgical history.  Informs provider of meaningful use needs of patient, such as mammogram, eye exam, etc.

Assists provider in examinations. Assist with immunizations.

Gives instructions to patients as instructed by provider.

Assures cleanliness of exam rooms after patient visits and practices Standard Precautions.

Provides telephone support using appropriate telephone technique.

Receives and processes messages accurately and promptly. Screens urgent calls and keeps provider informed.

Maintains supplies for the clinic, reorders and stocks.

Insures supplies and medications are stored according to practice standard and checks for outdates. Transports instruments in Bio hazard container for reprocessing.

Notifies secretary of diagnostic studies and referrals as requested by provider. Has scheduling knowledge and able to assist secretary if necessary.

Maintains clinical patient records. Reviews patient record before scheduled visit.

Participates in prescription renewals for patients.

Participates in gathering data for quality measures.

Insures all equipment is in proper working order and included in the Preventative Maintenance Program.

Annually participates in policy and procedure review of the practice and proposes changes as needed.

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.

Emergency Management:  As an employee 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.

Qualifications

High school diploma or GED.  Successful completion of a Medical Assistant program.  If not nationally certified (AMT, RMA, NCMA or CCMA) then must obtain Assessment-Based Recognition in Order Entry (ABR-OE) within 6 months of hire.  Computer literacy (Microsoft Office).  Excellent communication skills.  Professional appearance and demeanor.

Benefits

PVH has a Section 125 Cafeteria Benefits Plan and pays a portion of the cost of our health plan, dental, basic life, and disability insurance for employees with 30+ authorized hours, and provides partial subsidy for dependent health insurance. Part-time employees are eligible for dental, life, and disability coverage and are eligible to participate in the health insurance plan. Other benefits include a 403(b) plan and earned time off accrual.

  • Date Posted:06/06/2022
  • Employment Type:Per Diem
  • Shift:Flexible Shifts
  • Department:Patient Registration

Description

4PB01: Patient Access Representative position is a critical role in the patient’s encounter with Penobscot Valley Hospital by providing necessary and professional patient contact at the onset. Responsible for providing accurate and timely patient registration services, ensuring accuracy of demographic and insurance information, facilitates communication to and from other departments, and provides patients with their bill of rights, other necessary forms and facilitates communication of insurance coverage.  A resource to employees and managers. Operate switchboard; transfer calls to appropriate department.  Operate in-hospital emergency line and page emergency codes as needed.  Operates overhead paging system, and beeper system.

Qualifications

Minimum 18 years old; High School diploma or GED. Post secondary school preferred.

PVH employment application required.  Job offer contingent upon background check and pre-employment physical.

Associates Degree preferred.  One year’s experience in Patient Registration or equivalent prior healthcare/medical office experience preferred.

Effective organizational skills and multi-tasking skills to manage a variety of tasks at once.

Proficient in medical terminology and computer skills.

Management of Aggressive Behavior (MOAB) course completion required.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills and strong attention to detail a must.

Computer literacy, prior medical background a plus. Willingness to work weekends & holidays on rotation and flexible shifts per department established schedule.

 

Benefits

PVH has a Section 125 Cafeteria Benefits Plan and pays a portion of the cost of health plan, dental, basic life, and disability insurance for employees with 30+ authorized hours, and provides partial subsidy for dependent health insurance. Part-time employees are eligible for dental, life, and disability coverage and are eligible to participate in the health insurance plan. Other benefits include a 403(b) plan and earned time off accrual.

  • Date Posted:05/17/2022
  • Employment Type:Per Diem
  • Shift:Flexible Shifts
  • Department:Enviromental Services

Description

PC# 4EN07

PVH employment application required.   All job offers contingent upon background check and completion of pre-employment physical

Position is per diem, as needed. Hourly wage, non-exempt, non-union.

Position is eligible for PVH recruitment and retention bonus 25% on top of base rate while program is in place.  Program in place until 7/31/22.

SCOPE: Provides housekeeping services throughout the building. Patients, staff and visitors are provided with a clean, safe and effective environment. 

COMMITMENT:   It is the policy of Penobscot Valley Hospital to provide services in compliance with all state and federal laws governing its operations and consistent with highest standards of business and professional ethics.  This policy is a solemn commitment to our patients, to our community, to those government agencies that regulate the hospital, and to ourselves.  All employees of PVH agree to comply with all local, state, and federal regulations and conduct themselves in a highly-ethical manner in the course of fulfilling their job duties.

 

JOB FUNCTIONS

A. Operations/Technical

  1. Participates in the E.S. team that cleans all public areas and most patient areas and offices of the hospital.
    1. Other areas may be assigned, including off-site offices and facilities and in-hospital areas.
    2. Does not clean areas which are cleaned by the staff of that area. Examples: Kitchen and dining room are cleaned by food services staff, operating rooms by surgical department staff.
  2. Maintains non-medical supplies for use by patients, public, or hospital staff use in each area.
    1. Examples: paper towels, toilet paper, hand soap.
  3. Handles biohazard cleaning and appropriate removal of items from a designated location.
  4. Duties include
    1. performing commercial type floor care in all patient rooms and other areas as needed.
    2. defrosting refrigerators.
    3. removing drapes for cleaning.
  5. Inventories and orders supplies.
    1. Maintain supplies of needed cleaning products, paper stock, and related items.
  6. Follows a checklist when performing cleaning duties.
    1. Documents activities and progress on the checklist.
    2. Files reports with supervisor.
  7. Sets up all cleaned discharge rooms for new admissions.
  8. Exercises discretion while working around clinical or other activities in a designated area.
    1. The work of the E.S. Tech is critical to the functions of the hospital and presents the challenge to remain generally unobtrusive: uninvolved with patients, courteous with visitors, cooperative with clinical care such as nursing, and responsive to unexpected circumstances.
  9. Seeks appropriate assistance when confronted with an unusual request from a patient or family member.

B. Coordination with Maintenance

  1. Performs incidental maintenance on premises being cleaned when a repair can be made readily with skills and equipment that the E.S. Tech has at hand.
  2. Reports any maintenance-related problems that the E.S. Tech cannot take care of incidentally.

C. Performs courier duties as needed.

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.

Emergency Management: As an employee 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.

Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalent required. Previous cleaning experience in a healthcare setting preferred.

Benefits

PVH has a Section 125 Cafeteria Benefits Plan and pays a portion of the cost of our health plan, dental, basic life, and disability insurance for employees with 30+ authorized hours, and provides partial subsidy for dependent health insurance. Other benefits include a 403(b) plan and earned time off accrual.

  • Date Posted:06/27/2022
  • Employment Type:Full time
  • Shift:Day shift
  • Department:Surgical Service

Description

PC #1RN15

PVH employment application required.   All job offers contingent upon background check and completion of pre-employment physical

Position is 32 weekly authorized hours, full time in Surgical Services.   Hourly rate, non-exempt, union position.

SCOPE: To coordinate and provide quality patient care using the nursing process.   

COMMITMENT: It is the policy of Penobscot Valley Hospital to provide services in compliance with all state and federal laws governing its operations and consistent with highest standards of business and professional ethics.  This policy is a solemn commitment to our patients, to our community, to those government agencies that regulate the hospital, and to ourselves.  All employees of PVH agree to comply with all local, state, and federal regulations and conduct themselves in a highly-ethical manner in the course of fulfilling their job duties.

JOB FUNCTIONS
  1. Complete chart review and pre-anesthesia evaluation via phone. Reports any concerns to CRNA/Surgeon as appropriate.
  2. Performs initial age-appropriate nursing assessment (neonate to geriatrics).
  3. Complete ongoing age-appropriate reassessments.
  4. Completes discharge assessment to identify patient discharge needs.
  5. Identifies priorities for the delivery of nursing care.
  6. Develops/implements plan of care based on patient needs and physician orders.
  7. Executes appropriate nursing actions to reach patient goals.
  8. Communicates patient care activities to health care team members.
  9. Updates health care team members of current status and any changes in plan.
  10. Documents patient care activities in accordance with established standards and hospital policies and procedures.
  11. Initiates specialty/supplemental nursing notes as appropriate.
  12. Assists with patient charges.
  13. Delivers patient care in accordance with hospital policies and procedures and within the scope of the state Nursing Practice Act.
  14. Maintains a physical environment that provides for patient and staff safety and wellness.
  15. Ensures that supplies and equipment are readily available and in safe working order.
  16. Reports situations involving questionable safety/legality promptly to nursing manager.
  17. Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to implement procedures in event of internal or external disaster.
  18. Demonstrates knowledge of drug administration and effects.
  19. Utilizes appropriate drug reference sources for drug information.
  20. Administers drugs correctly utilizing the “five rights”.
  21. Evaluates patient response to medications.
  22. Assesses need for patient / family education and provides teaching as indicated.
  23. Reviews discharge plan, and intervenes appropriately.
  24. Completes discharge plan, and insures patient / family understanding of plan.
  25. Performs follow up calls to patients.
  26. Promotes the hospital and its employees through professional behavior.
  27. Participates in department plan to meet regulatory standards.
  28. Serves on hospital committees and helps assist department manager to review and revise policies and procedures.
  29. Monitor and order supplies for assigned inventory area.
  30. Help break down the operating room and clean after each case.
  31. 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.
  32. Emergency Management:  As an employee 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.

Qualifications

Current Maine nursing license. 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 from neonate to geriatrics.  BLS, ACLS, PALS and Conscious Sedation certifications within six months of hire for all RN’s working PACU Phase I.

Benefits

PVH has a Section 125 Cafeteria Benefits Plan and pays a portion of the cost of our health plan, dental, basic life, and disability insurance for employees with 30+ authorized hours, and provides partial subsidy for dependent health insurance. Part-time employees are eligible to receive dental, life, and disability coverage and are eligible to participate in the health insurance plan. Other benefits include a 403(b) plan and earned time off accrual.

  • Date Posted:11/15/2021
  • Employment Type:Per Diem
  • Shift:Flexible Shifts
  • Department:Emergency Department

Description

2 per diem positions available, as needed, hourly rate, non-union, non-exempt. 

Positions are eligible for PVH recruitment bonus of extra 25% on top of base rate (program in place until July 31, 2022)

PVH employment application required.   All job offers contingent upon background check and completion of pre-employment physical.

SCOPE:  This position provides close and continuous observation of child, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patient who may be at risk for adverse events such as falling, self-harm, or harm to others.

COMMITMENT:   It is the policy of Penobscot Valley Hospital to provide services in compliance with all state and federal laws governing its operations and consistent with highest standards of business and professional ethics.  This policy is a solemn commitment to our patients, to our community, to those government agencies that regulate the hospital, and to ourselves.  All employees of PVH agree to comply with all local, state, and federal regulations and conduct themselves in a highly-ethical manner in the course of fulfilling their job duties.

Job Functions

  1. Responsible for providing close and continuous observation of child, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients who may be at risk for adverse events such as falls, self-harm, or harm to others.
  1. Maintains patient rights and confidentiality.
  1. Provides timely reports of patient status changes or care needs to Registered Nurse or other members of clinical care team as appropriate.
  1. Demonstrates ability to work effectively as a multi-disciplinary team member.
  1. Effectively and efficient communicates verbally and non-verbally with all member of the clinical team, to the patient, and their visitors.
  1. Interacts professionally with patients and their families. Responds to patient and visitor questions and needs within established standards. Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner.
  1. Adheres to hospital policy addressing infection control, safety regulations and guidelines, and others as appropriate.
  1. Attends mandatory in-services, as required. 
  2. 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.
  3. Disaster/Emergency Response: As an employee 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Qualifications

High school graduate or equivalent. Basic Life Support (BLS) and Management of Aggressive Behavior (MOAB) training, or must obtain within 3 months of hire.

Benefits

PVH has a Section 125 Cafeteria Benefits Plan and pays a portion of the cost of our health plan, dental, basic life, and disability insurance for employees with 32+ authorized hours, and provides partial subsidy for dependent health insurance. Part-time employees are eligible for dental, life, and disability coverage and are eligible to participate in the health insurance plan. Other benefits include a 403(b) plan and earned time off accrual.

  • Date Posted:04/01/2022
  • Employment Type:Full time
  • Shift:Flexible Shifts
  • Department:Radiology

Description

3 available positions:    PC #1XC01, 1XC04, 1XC05

PVH employment application required.   All job offers contingent upon background check and completion of pre-employment physical

Positions are full time, 36 hour/week. Call and holiday rotation. Hourly rate, non-exempt, union.

SCOPE: Production of quality radiographs, proper management of patient records and a smooth flow of patients though the imaging department.

COMMITMENT:        It is the policy of Penobscot Valley Hospital to provide services in compliance with all state and federal laws governing its operations and consistent with highest standards of business and professional ethics.  This policy is a solemn commitment to our patients, to our community, to those government agencies that regulate the hospital, and to ourselves.  All employees of PVH agree to comply with all local, state, and federal regulations and conduct themselves in a highly-ethical manner in the course of fulfilling their job duties.

JOB FUNCTIONS 

  1. Able to adjust technical factors and utilize proper shielding and immobilization devices for pediatric patients
  1. Utilize proper technical factors and shielding for adolescents and explain procedures in a manner that adolescent patient can understand; questions female patient about chance of pregnancy.
  1. Able to alter procedures and technical factors for geriatric patients and explain procedures in a manner that the geriatric patient can understand.
  1. Assists Radiologist with fluoroscopic and special procedures
  1. Can perform daily Quality Control test
  1. Can trouble shoot equipment problems in absence of chief technologist
  1. Maintaining supplies and reordering from central supply
  1. Cleaning X-ray rooms and disinfecting equipment
  1. Cleaning CR/DR – plates/panels
  1. Burning of CD’s
  1. Faxing and photocopying as needed
  1. Clerical duties as needed
  1. Properly enters Mammogram statistics into computer
  1. Demonstrates ability to operate all x-ray equipment including, Phillips, GE, AMx4 portable and CT scanner.
  1. Demonstrates ability to use LoRad MIV unit and perform all aspects of Mammography examination. (Mammo techs only)
  1. Assists during biopsy procedures
  1. Completes all associated paperwork in a timely manner
  1. Has working knowledge of CR/DR Systems
  1. Has working knowledge of PACs
  1. Exercises proper radiation protection principles
  1. Working knowledge of x-ray film digitizer
  2. 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.
  3. Emergency Management:  As an employee 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.

 

 

Qualifications

Graduate of an AMA-approved radiologic technology school, State of Maine license, registered with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

Our Radiology Tech are asked to have, or to develope alternate modality to help with coverage in services lines  – CT and/or Mammo.  Experience preferred but will train for competency.

Benefits

PVH has a Section 125 Cafeteria Benefits Plan and pays a portion of the cost of our health plan, dental, basic life, and disability insurance for employees with 30+ authorized hours, and provides partial subsidy for dependent health insurance. Part-time employees are eligible for dental, life, and disability coverage and are eligible to participate in the health insurance plan. Other benefits include a 403(b) plan and earned time off accrual.

  • Date Posted:10/07/2021
  • Employment Type:Per Diem
  • Shift:Day shift
  • Department:Case Management

Description

PC# 4SW01

PVH employment application required.   All job offers contingent upon background check and completion of pre-employment physical

This position is per diem, as needed.   Hourly rate, non-exempt, non-union.

SCOPE: Assists patients, families, and physicians to determine aftercare needs and services.  Arranges for needed services such as intermediate or long-term care.  Participates in file review, especially as it relates to case management and discharge planning.  Responsible to know and follow applicable laws and agreements, drafts policies for approval by case manager to accomplish effective discharge planning.  Acts as liaison for the group with outside resources, hospital leadership, medical providers and nursing. Participates in policy building and revision for Swing Bed program.

COMMITMENT:      It is the policy of Penobscot Valley Hospital to provide services in compliance with all state and federal laws governing its operations and consistent with highest standards of business and professional ethics.  This policy is a solemn commitment to our patients, to our community, to those government agencies that regulate the hospital, and to ourselves.  All employees of PVH agree to comply with all local, state, and federal regulations and conduct themselves in a highly-ethical manner in the course of fulfilling their job duties.

JOB FUNCTIONS

Responsibilities

  1. Engages in multi-disciplinary collaboration for all aspects of patient care.
  2. Plan for safe, appropriate and acceptable discharge, and address concerns identified in assessment and collaboration.
  3. Take a lead role in crisis intervention.
  4. “Quick” discharges.
  5. Provide support to all customers.
  6. Assist in policy revision and development for the Swing Bed Program
  7. Provides cross coverage for Case Management

Screening for discharge planning needs

  1. Receive referrals from any source and exercise judgment regarding acceptance of referrals.
  2. Screen record for high-risk indicators.
  3. Make bio-psycho-social assessment of patient, family.
  4. See patients for assessments.
  5. Assess patient and family needs regarding adjustment to illness and adjustment to plan.
  6. Improve service provided by PVH and thus improve PR of PVH.
  7. Make referrals to agencies, e.g., home health agencies, as needed, according to law and applicable agreements and using appropriate judgment.

Team involvement

  1. Participation with multi-disciplinary team meetings.
  2. Ongoing communication with team members and physicians.
  3. Participate with care plan development.

Community and staff resource

  1. Educate staff and physicians on agencies and programs that may be available to patients.
  2. Follow up with patients and agencies as needed.
  3. Provide support for adjustment to illness and adjustment to plan.
  4. Coordinate Hospital Chaplaincy Program

Quality improvement

  1. Be a part of quality improvement at PVH on an individual level and team involvement.
  2. Audit as indicated.

Documentation in the patient record

  1. Participation with the electronic medical record.
  2. Review medical records and other pertinent information as part of the assessment.
  3. See patients and families and document in the record.
  4. Make bio-psycho-social assessment of patient and plan.
  5. Document communications.
  6. Keep patient information confidential.
  7. Document referrals as indicated. 

Swing Beds

  1. Process swing bed referrals if indicated.
  2. Perform screening and assessment of patient eligibility for swing bed placement.
  3. Provide discharge planning and support to the patient and family.

Education and licensure

  1.   Maintain current license in professional field.
  2. Keep knowledgeable of new resources, professional development, and regulations.

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.

Emergency Management:   As an employee 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.

 

 

 

Qualifications

Bachelors’ degree in social work or human services filed including but not limited to sociology, special education, rehabilitation counseling and psychology, LSW Preferred. One year of social services background/experience in a healthcare setting preferred.  Awareness of federal, state, and local requirements, also resources, systems, and processes; awareness of what benefits each providers to what populations in what time frames, and how to access each by telephone, pager, fax, e-mail, etc.  Adaptable to provide direct and indirect support to each of the functions supported.  Judgment and initiative in prioritizing needed focus and tasks to meet patient and unit needs.

Benefits

PVH has a Section 125 Cafeteria Benefits Plan and pays a portion of the cost of our health plan, dental, basic life, and disability insurance for employees with 30+ authorized hours, and provides partial subsidy for dependent health insurance. Part-time employees are eligible for dental, life and disability coverage and are eligible to participate in the health insurance plan. Other benefits include a 403(b) plan and earned time off accrual.

  • Date Posted:06/29/2022
  • Employment Type:Per Diem
  • Shift:Flexible Shifts
  • Department:Emergency Department

Description

PC#4CG02

PVH employment application required.   All job offers contingent upon background check and completion of pre-employment physical

Position is a per diem as needed basis, non-union, non-exempt, hourly wage

SCOPE:  This is a nursing position which requires a basic preparation to perform assigned patient care activities and related non-professional services that assist registered professional nurses and physicians to care for the personal needs and comfort of patients.  The CNA is expected to meet PVH’s standards of quality delivery of care, clinical competence, cost effectiveness and personal competence.  This position assists in supportive clinical and clerical duties as needed in the Emergency Department, and float to the Med-Surg unit as needed.

COMMITMENT:    It is the policy of Penobscot Valley Hospital to provide services in compliance with all state and federal laws governing its operations and consistent with highest standards of business and professional ethics.  This policy is a solemn commitment to our patients, to our community, to those government agencies that regulate the hospital, and to ourselves.  All employees of PVH agree to comply with all local, state, and federal regulations and conduct themselves in a highly-ethical manner in the course of fulfilling their job duties.

Job Functions 

  1. C.N.A.’s may perform skills approved through their governing body. These skills are listed at www.maine.gov/dhhs/d/rs/cna/definitions.html. They may also perform other responsibilities approved by PVH while maintaining the C.N.A.’s scope of practice.  They are listed in the remainder of this Job Function section.

 

  1. Performs EKG.

 

  1. Performs venipuncture for blood collection purposes.

 

  1. Performs bladder scans on an adult patient, age 18 or older.

 

  1. Obtain swab for surveillance culture.

 

  1. Performs and documents repeat vital signs and weights, and chemstrips where indicated. Repeat vital signs will be conducted every hour for all patients in ED for more than one hour.

 

  1. Performs patient rounding every 60 minutes for needs of patient comfort.

 

  1. Meets personal care needs, i.e. bathing, hygiene, toileting and dressing.

 

  1. Documents care given in electronic medical record.

 

  1. Provides on going report to RN.

 

  1. Reviews all new policies and procedures.

 

  1. Answers call bells and phone promptly.

 

  1. Uses restraints properly and avoids use if possible.

 

  1. Instructs patients on transfers, ambulation, and care being given.

 

  1. Explains aspects of routine care to patients and family members.

 

  1. Assists with family education of patient abilities and needs.

 

  1. Demonstrates ability to work effectively as a multi disciplinary team member supports and assists team members in all activities.

 

  1. Communicates in an effective and efficient manner with all documentations and with all coworkers, patients, visitors and physicians.

 

  1. Ensures supplies and equipment are stocked and in safe working condition.

 

  1. Responsible to notify nursing management of equipment failure or equipment functioning concerns.

 

  1. Functions as a chaperone for examinations, assessments and treatments.

 

  1. Adheres to hospital policy addressing standard precautions, safety regulations and guidelines.

 

  1. Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and the skills necessary to provide age appropriate care to the patients served.

 

  1. Responds to patient and visitor questions and needs immediately and within established standards.

 

  1. Maintains patient comfort and privacy for the patient.

 

  1. Enhances professional growth and development through participating in educational programs, current literature, in-service meetings and workshops. Shows responsibility for ongoing education as needed.

 

  1. Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.

 

  1. Demonstrates ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations.

 

  1. Interacts professionally with patients and their families and provides explanations and verbal reassurance as necessary within the scope of practice.

 

  1. Assist with crutch use and training.

 

  1. Assists with splinting, dressings and use of ace wrap when ordered by provider.

 

  1. Assists in maintaining neatness in the Emergency Department. Performs routine cleaning of

rooms and equipment between patients.

 

  1. Adheres to infection control standards.

 

  1. Maintains patient rights and confidentiality.

 

  1. Keeps abreast of policy/institutional changes, which are pertinent to the C.N.A. role.

 

  1. Attends departmental staff meetings. (minimum 80%)

 

  1. Attends mandatory in-services.

 

  1. Transports patients as needed.

 

  1. Makes appointments as necessary and documents in EMR.

 

  1. Assists providers with getting previous medical records.

 

  1. Completes check of documentation deficiencies recovered by coders and forwards to appropriate provider, RN or documenter.

 

  1. Participates with departmental QI/QA projects.

 

  1. Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner. 

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.

Disaster/Emergency Response: As an employee 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.

Qualifications

High school graduate or equivalent.

Minimum requirements: Excellent communication skills and able to establish priorities.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Basic computer knowledge.  Maintains current Maine CNA certification, and registered with the State of Maine CNA Registry.  BLS certification.  Basic arrhythmia course completion (may be obtained within six months of hire).

Benefits

PVH has a Section 125 Cafeteria Benefits Plan and pays a portion of the cost our health plan, dental, basic life and disability insurance for employees with 30+ authorized hours, and provides partial subsidy for dependent health insurance. Part-time employees are eligible for dental, life, and disability coverage and are eligible to participate in the health insurance plan. Other benefits include a 403(b) plan and earned time off accrual.

  • Date Posted:09/13/2021
  • Employment Type:Full time
  • Shift:Day shift
  • Department:Inpatient-ED

Description

PC# 0SM02

PVH employment application required.   All job offers contingent upon background check and completion of pre-employment physical

Position is full time salaried; day shift, non-union

SCOPE: Provides clinical and administrative support.   Assures that patients are provided with a safe, effective environment within which they are assisted in improving their overall health status.

COMMITMENT:          It is the policy of Penobscot Valley Hospital to provide services in compliance with all state and federal laws governing its operations and consistent with highest standards of business and professional ethics.  This policy is a solemn commitment to our patients, to our community, to those government agencies that regulate the hospital, and to ourselves.  All employees of PVH agree to comply with all local, state, and federal regulations and conduct themselves in a highly-ethical manner in the course of fulfilling their job duties.

JOB FUNCTIONS
  1. Functions as on-duty administrator for all hospital departments during shift, including weekends & holidays.
  2. Makes frequent rounds throughout hospital to assess and evaluate the quality of patient care and the overall work environment.
  3. Seeks advice and support from Administrator On-Call, Chief Nursing Officer and/or appropriate nursing director as needed and appropriate.
  4. Communicates situations requiring awareness, attention, and/or follow up to appropriate department heads. Provides written documentation when indicated.
  5. Obtains, maintains, and demonstrates basic clinical competence in patient care services provided @ PVH, including, but not limited to, medical/surgical, ED, and ICU.
  6. Assesses the number of nursing personnel needed to provide safe patient care utilizing data from acuity system, staff input and personal clinical judgment.
  7. Adjusts staffing appropriately.
  8. Ensures patient care is provided and documented in accordance with the nursing process and established policies, procedures and protocols.
  9. Obtains medications from Pharmacy after hours, records removal appropriately, mixes IV solutions as necessary, all in accordance with established Pharmacy policies.
  10. Assists in development and implementation of staff learning plans for orientation, training, education and competence (including age-specific competence).
  11. Identifies and resolves problems and needs.
  12. Implements and documents appropriate follow-up actions.
  13. Develops and supports cost containment methods; provides capital budget input.
  14. Serves on nursing and hospital-wide committees as assigned.
  15. Assists in maintaining an effective quality improvement program.
  16. Provides direction to teaching efforts for patients and families.
  17. Manages time effectively for proper balance between administrative, clinical, and other organizational responsibilities.
  18. Suggests ideas for improvement on a regular basis within his/her own work group and for hospital-wide quality improvement.
  19. Works in an organized manner and manages time to complete work assignments and meet deadlines.
  20. Bases all decisions on the hospital’s mission, vision, and values.
  21. Evaluates current processes and recommends priorities for improvement.
  22. Creates, maintains and promotes a safe work environment.
  23. Troubleshoots patient care equipment, seeks outside assistance as needed.
  24. Establishes, maintains and improves communications with and between customers and suppliers.
  25. Demonstrates support for established policies and procedures to reduce variance and improve communication.
  26. Ensures compliance with hospital policies and procedures and local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations.
  27. Ensures compliance with Professional/Technical and Support/Clerical labor agreements.
  28. Promotes the hospital and its employees through demonstration of professional behavior.
  29. Provides assistance to family members and the general public.
  30. Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to implement procedures in event of internal or external disaster.
  31. Serves as a resource to hospital and medical staff; e.g. responds to requests for information and advice, serves as a liaison between nursing and other hospital departments and outside health care agencies.
  32. Assesses and improves staff performance with constructive feedback, counseling, and conflict management.
  33. Reviews patient care assignments and ensures appropriateness.
  34. Continually evaluates standards of nursing practice by reviewing nursing care plans, assessing patients, reviewing charts, interviewing, observing, participating in QI activities, and employing other means of evaluation.
  35. Participates in revision of practice standards as appropriate.
  36. Reports all incidents using appropriate methods.
  37. Follows through on assigned work and projects; meets schedules/deadlines.
  38. Participates in cooperative development of equitable nurse manager schedule.
  39. May participate in processing of payroll as requested.
  40. Demonstrates EMR competence and serves as an EMR resource for staff.
  41. Quality Improvement: Assumes primary responsibility for developing, implementing and monitoring Department-specific Quality Improvement initiatives and projects in support of the Hospital’s Quality Improvement Program through: 1.) Monitoring key areas for quality performance on high volume, high risk, high impact and/or problem prone activities in safety, effectiveness, patient impact, timeliness and efficiency; 2.) Identifying issues/problems, developing and implementing solutions and expectations for improvement and consistently monitoring progress and results; 3.) Reporting Departmental quality improvement initiatives to the Quality Improvement Committee; 4.) Educating, leading and motivating Department staff in an acute awareness of and ongoing commitment to the Hospital’s Quality Improvement Program and their role therein; 5.) Collaborating with other Departments as appropriate in full support of initiatives and improvements in patient safety and care.
  42. Emergency Management: As an employee 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.
  43. Equipment: Computer, telephone, basic medical equipment including, but not necessarily limited to: cardiac monitor (including telemetry), non-invasive blood pressure monitor, infusion pump, cardiac defibrillator, pulse oximeter, external pacemaker, suction, electronic (including tympanic) thermometer, fluid warmer, stretcher, fiberoptic lamp, doppler ultrasound, radiant infant warmer, respiratory equipment (ventilator, BiPap/CPap), glucometer, bed scale, automated medication dispenser, fax machines, copy machines, etc.

Qualifications

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 from neonate to geriatrics. BLS, ACLS, PALS, TNCC and STABLE certifications required.  Two years of recent progressively responsible leadership experience preferred.

Benefits

PVH has a Section 125 Cafeteria Benefits Plan and pays a portion of the cost of our health plan, dental, basic life and disability insurance for employees with 30+ authorized hours, and provides partial subsidy for dependent health insurance. Part-time employees are eligible to receive dental, life, and disability coverage and are eligible to participate in the health insurance plan. Other benefits include a 403(b) plan and earned time off accrual.

  • Date Posted:08/04/2021
  • Employment Type:Part time
  • Shift:7pm - 7am
  • Department:Inpatient Unit

Description

PC #1RN01

PVH employment application required.   All job offers contingent upon background check and completion of pre-employment physical

Position is part time, 24 hour/week, nights 7p-7a. includes weekends and holidays.  Hourly rate, non-exempt, union.

SCOPE: To coordinate and provide quality patient care using the nursing process.

COMMITMENT:        It is the policy of Penobscot Valley Hospital to provide services in compliance with all state and federal laws governing its operations and consistent with highest standards of business and professional ethics.  This policy is a solemn commitment to our patients, to our community, to those government agencies that regulate the hospital, and to ourselves.  All employees of PVH agree to comply with all local, state, and federal regulations and conduct themselves in a highly-ethical manner in the course of fulfilling their job duties.

  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. Participates in department plan to meet regulatory standards.
  28. Serves on hospital committees and helps to review and revise policies and procedures.
  29. Attends staff meetings and in-services.

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.

Emergency Management: As an employee 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.

Qualifications

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.

Benefits

PVH has a Section 125 Cafeteria Benefits Plan and pays a portion of the cost of our health plan, dental, basic life, and disability insurance for employees with 30+ authorized hours, and provides partial subsidy for dependent health insurance. Part-time employees are eligible to receive dental, life and disability coverage and are eligible to participate in the health insurance plan. Other benefits include a 403(b) plan and earned time off accrual.

  • Date Posted:08/02/2021
  • Employment Type:Per Diem
  • Shift:Flexible Shifts
  • Department:Laboratory Service

Description

PC #4TT05

PVH employment application required.   All job offers contingent upon background check and completion of pre-employment physical

Position is per diem, as needed.  Hourly rate, non-exempt, non-union

This position is eligible for PVH’s retention bonus 25% on top of base rate while program in place. Program ends 7/31/22.

SCOPE: Perform blood collection procedures using a variety of techniques.  Interact with patients.  Process orders through information system and label specimens.  Provide technical training to students.  Perform equipment maintenance.  Perform quality control and waived / non-waived patient testing with a variety of automated and non-automated methods on all shifts, sometimes without direct supervision.  Process reported results through information system and maintain regulatory documentation.

COMMITMENT:        It is the policy of Penobscot Valley Hospital to provide services in compliance with all state and federal laws governing its operations and consistent with highest standards of business and professional ethics.  This policy is a solemn commitment to our patients, to our community, to those government agencies that regulate the hospital, and to ourselves.  All employees of PVH agree to comply with all local, state, and federal regulations and conduct themselves in a highly-ethical manner in the course of fulfilling their job duties.

JOB FUNCTIONS

  1. Judge test order appropriateness.
  1. Accurately transcribe provider test orders.
  1. Process standing and verbal orders.
  1. Obtain Advance Beneficiary Notice if required.
  1. Positively identify patient.
  1. Collect blood specimens in appropriate tubes using technique appropriate to age and physical state of patient.
  1. Annual inservice on handling patient emergencies.
  1. Instruct / direct collection of urine specimens using technique appropriate to test ordered.
  1. Determine acceptability of specimens and rejects per policy.
  1. Give collection requirements to patients and providers.
  1. Process specimens.
  1. Process referral specimens up to point of shipment.
  2. Stock supplies within and maintain a neat and orderly work area.
  3. Maintain inventory.
  4. Maintain analyzers.
  1. Perform instrument calibration and quality control.
  1. Recognize an unexpected or out-of-control QC value and troubleshoot system before reporting patient results.
  1. Notify supervisor of discrepant results, non-functioning equipment, and unresolved QC problems.
  1. Perform laboratory testing in all areas.
  1. Recognize an unexpected and/or abnormal result, correlating with patient age and sex, and troubleshoot system.
  1. Recognize interfering substances that can affect results.
  1. Alert provider of panic values per policy.
  1. Process outgoing laboratory reports.
  1. Distribute reports.
  1. File laboratory reports.
  1. Operate CPSI system within scope of responsibility.
  1. Instruct and observe students in performing testing.
  1. Orient new employees through responsible areas.
  1. Review new policies and procedures.
  1. Seeks to upgrade or broaden skills, maintains Lab and BLS Certifications.
  1. Use personal protective equipment during collection and testing, including gloves.
  1. Appropriately use BD safety needles and Point-Lok device.
  1. Appropriately use aerosol shields and safety caps.
  1. Immediately dispose capped needle and holder.
  1. Appropriately use Sharps containers and red bag waste.
  1. Observe, report, and eliminate safety hazards within work area.
  1. Follow safety and exposure control procedures.

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.

Emergency Management: As an employee 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.

 

 

Qualifications

 

National medical / clinical laboratory technician certification required, such as ASCP, AMT, or equivalent. BLS required.

Benefits

PVH has a Section 125 Cafeteria Benefits Plan and pays a portion of the cost of our health plan, dental, basic life, and disability insurance for employees with 30+ authorized hours, and provides partial subsidy for dependent health insurance. Part-time employees are eligible for dental, life, and disability coverage and are eligible to participate in the health insurance plan. Other benefits include a 403(b) plan and earned time off accrual.

  • Date Posted:10/14/2021
  • Employment Type:Full time
  • Shift:Day shift
  • Department:Speech Therapy

Description

PC#0ST01

PVH employment application required.   All job offers contingent upon background check and completion of pre-employment physical

Full time, 30 hour/week, salaried, exempt, non-union.

SCOPE: Evaluation, diagnosis, treatment plan development and treatment of patients with speech-language and swallowing disorders.

COMMITMENT:       It is the policy of Penobscot Valley Hospital to provide services in compliance with all state and federal laws governing its operations and consistent with highest standards of business and professional ethics.  This policy is a solemn commitment to our patients, to our community, to those government agencies that regulate the hospital, and to ourselves.  All employees of PVH agree to comply with all local, state, and federal regulations and conduct themselves in a highly-ethical manner in the course of fulfilling their job duties.

JOB FUNCTIONS 

  1. Assess patient’s speech needs upon provider referral.
  1. Evaluate in accordance with age appropriate criteria.
  1. Interpret evaluation results and develop functional goals for the patient.
  1. Communicates findings and goals with patient, family and provider.
  1. Assess physical, emotional, and social needs of the patient.
  1. Completes ongoing reassessments in accordance with departmental policy and CDS.
  1. Complete discharge summary is included in medical record.
  1. Provides patient treatment in accordance with patient plan of care.
  1. Follows departmental policies and procedures.
  1. Modifies treatment plan as needed.
  1. Participates in interdisciplinary meetings and CDS and MDT.
  1. Demonstrates the ability to organize and prioritize patient care activities.
  1. Documents all aspects of care and progress for each patient.
  1. Participates in family meetings when appropriate.
  1. Completes documentation required for billing / Outpatient certifications.
  1. Completes patient charges with in EMR.
  1. Ensures that supplies and equipment are available and in safe working order for the patient interaction.
  1. Responds to patient care emergencies appropriately.
  1. CDS review of contract and recommendations.

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.

Emergency Management:  As an employee 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.

 

Qualifications

Master’s degree in speech-language pathology. Current license or license eligible in the state of Maine.  Must be eligible for or hold current Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.  Ability to problem solve, with effective written and verbal communication skills. Knowledge base includes speech therapy assessment and treatment for all age groups from pediatrics to geriatrics.  Valid Maine driver’s license.

 

Benefits

PVH has a Section 125 Cafeteria Benefits Plan and pays a portion of the cost of our health plan, dental, basic life, and disability insurance for employees with 30+ authorized hours, and provides partial subsidy for dependent health insurance. Part-time employees are eligible for full dental, life, and disability coverage and are eligible to participate in the health insurance plan. Other benefits include a 403(b) plan and earned time off accrual.

  • Date Posted:05/03/2022
  • Employment Type:Per Diem
  • Shift:Day shift
  • Department:Central Supply

Description

PC#4CH02

Position is per diem, as needed.  Non-union, non-exempt, hourly wage.   Eligible for PVH retention program 25% on top of base rate to be paid while program is in place.  The program expires 7/31/22.

SCOPE: Maintains appropriate level of supplies and linens to patient care areas.

COMMITMENT:        It is the policy of Penobscot Valley Hospital to provide services in compliance with all state and federal laws governing its operations and consistent with highest standards of business and professional ethics.  This policy is a solemn commitment to our patients, to our community, to those government agencies that regulate the hospital, and to ourselves.  All employees of PVH agree to comply with all local, state, and federal regulations and conduct themselves in a highly-ethical manner in the course of fulfilling their job duties.

JOB FUNCTIONS

  1. Replenish supplies and exchange supply carts in designated areas.
  2. Compute transactions, expenses, and transfer inventories of supply carts.
  3. Print reports; daily edits, inventory status, monthly requisitions.
  4. Stock patient care items in nurse servers; remove stock, disinfect and replenish stock.
  5. Compute transactions, expenses, and transfer inventories of nurse servers.
  6. Retrieve soiled laundry; wash, dry, fold and restock designated areas.
  7. Mail; collect, sort for inside and external mailing, affix postage.
  8. Receiving; count and sign received items, label items for stock, print receiving reports.
  9. Purchasing; inventory checks, place orders as necessary, attach P.O.’s to receiving report.
  10. Perform other duties as requested.
  11. Central supply daily routine description attached.

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.

Emergency Management: As an employee 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.

Qualifications

Minimum 18 years old;  High School diploma or GED.

PVH employment application required. Job offer contingent upon background check and pre-employment physical.

Ability to operate various machines and equipment. Computer experience helpful.

 

Benefits

PVH has a Section 125 Cafeteria Benefits Plan and pays a portion of the cost of our health plan, dental, basic life, and disability insurance for employees with 32+ authorized hours, and provides partial subsidy for dependent health insurance.  Part-time employees are eligible to receive dental, life, and disability coverage and are eligible to participate in the health insurance plan.  Other benefits include a 403(b) plan and earned time off accrual.

  • Date Posted:01/17/2022
  • Employment Type:Full time
  • Shift:Day shift
  • Department:Penobscot Primary Care

Description

PVH is seeking a full time Physician Assistant to provide care to patients in our Rural Health Clinic. Qualified candidate demonstrates a service excellence patient focused work ethic and the ability to work as part of the primary care team. Performing a variety of direct patient services; assessment, diagnosis, implementation of treatment for patients.

Qualifications

PVH employment application required. Job offer contingent upon background check, credentialing process, and completion of pre-employment physical

License Required
Bachelor’s degree; a science or healthcare related major
Accredited physician assistant program
Complete a 2-3 year, master’s level program

Experience: 3 or more years experience preferred

Certifications Required: BLS, ACLS, PALS

Benefits

PVH has a Section 125 Cafeteria Benefits Plan and pays the full cost of primary health, dental, basic life, and disability insurance for employees with 32+ authorized hours, and provides partial subsidy for dependent health insurance.  Part-time employees receive full dental, life, and disability coverage and are eligible to participate in the health insurance plan.  Other benefits include a 403(b) plan and earned time off accrual.