I am a NICU nurse currently working at a level IIIc NICU in Kansas City, MO. I am looking to move back to Maine, where I grew up, in the next year or so. I was wondering if anyone could tell me about MMC's NICU. Is it a good place to work? How many beds? Does it mostly provide care to premies? The web site offers very little information. Thanks so much-
Sep 1, '10
The NICU at MMC is pretty big - they expanded last year and have 60 beds I believe. My experiance is that it is mostly preemies but I do not know that for a fact. If you start stalking the MMC website you should find an opening - I see them a few times a year and I don't actively look for jobs in maine anymore. good luck!
Sep 2, '10
The new NICU has 31 beds.
Sep 2, '10
Thanks so much! If anyone knows about other NICU's in the area please let me know.
Jan 25, '11
a little late to the party, but... MMC's is a 51-bed, single room model with the exception of the "transitional nursery."
The NICU consists of 3 pods- 2 with 10 private rooms each, one with 8 private rooms plus the 3-bed transitional nursery. All babies born 35 weeks & under are directly admitted to the NICU. The transitional nursery is for babies 36weeks & over that don't really declare themselves right away... or maybe they need a septic workup but are acting appropriate so can go to mom's room after, etc. It's extremely short-term- 6 hours or less, then admission to NICU or transfer to mom/baby. The other 20 beds are two, 10-room pods in CCN, which is basically a level 2 step-down nursery.
Mostly preemies in the NICU, 23weeks+. The occasional cardiac kid needing stabilization before surgery, term babies with term baby issues, etc.
Feel free to PM me for more info.