Location: Coastal Maine
Salary: 38-46K (Low but keep reading)
Don't be put off by the low salary. This is a J.O. to pay some serious
attention to for the following reasons.
Location: They say that location is everything and boy does this place have
it. Located in one of the worlds most famous resort towns on the coast of
Maine, yet with affordable housing and superb schools. 1.25 hours from
Portland 30 minutes to the Malls and Movies and nestled in an area of some
of the best restaurants and Galleries, Theaters etc. This a full 3 season
resort area not just some 8 week summer colony. This is the envy of every
coastal fishing village in New England.
Hospital Environment: 1 O/R set up doing about 30 procedures a month, more
in the summer, less in the winter. Surgery is scheduled for usually 3 days
per week and the bulk, short of emergencies like apendecotmies etc are day
surgery. (For the very serious and very sick, you get sent off to the Med
Center in Portland.) They have an emphasis on Opthalmic, Ortho, ENT and
endoscopy. It is as laid back an environment as you could find and lots of
time for working with the patients, pre-op screening and testing etc. Every
nurse I have met or spoken with in this place loves it and raves about it.
The Job: Hands on Nurse manager with between 2 and 3 FTE's depending on
season. Manager is a working nurse manager. This client is fully prepared
to accept someone who is now a charge nurse or supervisor who is ready for
the mgt component of the job.
I know these people very well, you can live in this town on this salary and
have a wonderful life. This is the ideal job or someone starting in Mgt or
someone looking for the "last job" in a great place to retire.