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Clinical Nurse (RN) - Neonatal Intensive Care – NICU

Portland, ME


Hiring Company

MaineHealth - Maine Medical Center

Positions Available

Full Time

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Position Description

Clinical Nurse (RN) - Neonatal Intensive Care – NICU

Maine Medical Center

Portland, Maine

Full time – Nights


Sign on bonus up to $20,000 for eligible and experienced candidates!

Relocation reimbursement available for qualified candidates.

Generous night shift incentive/differential offered.


Maine Medical Center is seeking Clinical Nurses for the NICU in Portland. The Clinical Nurse supports Maine Medical Center's mission, vision, and values by exhibiting the following behaviors: excellence, competence, collaboration, innovation, respect, patient and family centered care, commitment to our community, and accountability.  In accordance with national standards of nursing practice and within the guidelines and policies and procedures of both Maine Medical Center and the Maine State Board of Nursing, the Clinical Nurse is responsible for assessment, diagnosis, outcome identification, planning, implementation, documentation, and evaluation of the effects of nursing care.  Care delivery and coordination of patient and family care begins with the initial contact with the health care system and may continue across the continuum.  Services may be provided on an inpatient, outpatient, ambulatory, and/or community basis.


The NICU/CCN in The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital is a 51 bed level lll-lV unit. This is the largest ICU in the state of Maine. We have single rooms with state of the art equipment and work closely with all disciplines- surgical, cardiac, GI, genetics, renal, palliative care etc. We have Neonatologist and APP’s covering 24/7 with a nursing staff of 150. We have an active transport team and a nurse driven PICC Team. The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit consists of 31 beds and the Continuing Care Nursery of 20 Beds.



  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing is preferred. Must matriculate to a BSN program within one year of hire, with completion attained within five years of hire.
  • Current license to practice as a Registered Professional Nurse in the state of Maine.
  • Meets all requirements of Clinical Nurse I (minimum of 12 months RN work experience). Prior NICU strongly preferred. PICU, ICU and Pediatrics Preferred.
  • Evidence of 10 hours of ongoing education per year.
  • Demonstrates a caring nursing practice and promotes a healing environment for patients and families.
  • Demonstrates the required knowledge and technical skills to care for most patient populations on the unit.
  • Interpersonal and communication skills to interact effectively with patients, families, and healthcare team members.
  • Ability to identify potential crisis situations involving patients and/or families and to initiate appropriate action.
  • In accordance with the Clinical Nursing Advancement Program, a Clinical Nurse II may choose to remain at Level II as opposed to seeking advancement to Level III.


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About Maine Medical Center:

Maine Medical Center is a complete healthcare resource for the people of greater Portland, the entire state of Maine and Northern New England. With a history dating back to 1864, Maine Medical Center is the state’s largest medical center and the flagship facility of MaineHealth, with 637 beds and more than 7,000 employees. In addition, we have achieved Magnet™ status in recognition of our commitment to the highest standards of nursing excellence. Maine Medical Center’s unique role as both a community hospital and a referral center requires an unparalleled depth and breadth of services, including the state’s only medical school, through a partnership with Tufts University School of Medicine, and a world-class biomedical research center, the Maine Medical Center Research Institute.


Inside and out, you’ll find what you’re looking for when you join Maine Medical Center. As the largest hospital in northern New England, MMC is committed to helping you grow professionally throughout your career. From tuition assistance and scholarships, to ongoing education, leadership training, mentoring and promotion opportunities, we offer the resources you need to achieve your career goals.


MaineHealth values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Federal and state laws prohibit discrimination in employment because of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.

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