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Northern Light Health Nursing Sponsorship Student in Blue Hill, Maine

Northern Light Blue Hill Hospital

Department: Medical Surgical Unit

Position is located: Northern Light Blue Hill Hospital

Work Type: Full Time

Work Schedule: Variable

The Northern Light Blue Hill Hospital RN Sponsorship program consists of the following benefits:

  1. Candidates accepted into the RN Sponsorship program will be awarded full tuition paid for the second year of a two-year accredited Associate's degree nursing program or for the final two years of a four-year accredited Bachelor's degree nursing program of their choice.

  2. Blue Hill Hospital will pay for the employee to attend class and study for up to 16 hours per week.

  3. The employee will work in a clinical or non-clinical role at Blue Hill Hospital for 24 hours per week when school is in session. During school breaks, the employee agrees to work full time (40 hours per week).

  4. Employees accepted into the program will be considered full time and will be eligible to receive full time benefits.

  5. Commitment/Repayment– 1 year for every 10k up to 5/years or 50k (Must be in a full-time role for this time)– This amount includes actual paid tuition and cost to MO for EDU time.

    When applying, please provide copies of transcripts indicating completion levels and grades as well as 2 letters of recommendation (one clinical and one educational).


The Nursing Sponsorship Student completes the coursework required to graduate from an accredited school of nursing. While going to school, the student works in a clinical capacity (if holds a current clinical licenser or certification) or non-clinical capacity at Northern Light Health.


• Attend class and lab related to school and study for said classes up to 16 hours/week; work the remainder of 24 hours when not in school or studying.

• Maintain commitment to work 40 hours/week when not in school

Detailed Responsibilities:

  • Attends education sessions, workshops, and other continuing education opportunities to enhance or gain new skills.

  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

  • Integrates management and delivery of comprehensive healthcare services

  • Performs tasks of a clinical nature within scope of assigned duties and clinical expertise.

  • Communicate effectively in both oral and written form, as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

  • Adheres to governmental and industry specific regulations/laws. Maintains current knowledge of organization’s policies and procedures.

  • Maintains and safeguards confidentiality of information, including patient, personnel, and organizational data/records.

  • Provides prompt and effective service to internal and external customers.

  • Records, maintains, distributes, and prepares documents or information.

  • Manages / maintains electronic health records in accordance with confidentiality standards and policies.

  • Adheres to a set of moral principles with an understanding of philosophical thought.

  • Identifies, pursues, and achieves previously-established personal, team, and organizational goals.

  • Follows established procedures and standards to limit the spread of infection.

  • Provides logistic, financial, emotional support and guidance to patients.

  • Works to meet patient's psychological, emotional, or physical needs.

  • Meets established productivity benchmarks.

  • Provides coverage for peers, subordinates, and leadership on an as needed basis.

  • Works to ensure a safe environment for staff and patients.

  • Maintains a safe environment complying with Northern Light Health policies and procedures; reports and directly addresses environmental hazards and violations of patient safety policy and/or protocol when involved or observed.

  • Work with members of the team or department in an effective and efficient manner. Shares knowledge and serves as a resource in a team environment.



  • Behaves with Integrity and Builds Trust: Acts consistently in line with the core values, commitments and rules of conduct. Leads by example and tells the truth. Does what they say they will, when and how they say they will, or communicates an alternate plan.

  • Cultivates Respect: Treats others fairly, embraces and values differences, and contributes to a culture of diversity, inclusion, empowerment and cooperation.

  • Demonstrates Adaptability: Learns quickly when facing a new problem or unfamiliar task; is flexible in their approach with changing priorities and ambiguity. Manages change effectively and does not give up during adversity. Capable of changing one's behavioral style and/or views in order to attain a goal. Absorbs new information readily and puts it into practice effectively.

  • Demonstrates Emotional Intelligence: Exhibits a high level of self-awareness, self-management, other awareness and relationship management. Conducts themselves in an empathic, appropriate way, with a sense of humor and stimulates a collaborative work environment. Is respectful of the attitudes, feelings, or circumstances of others and aware of the influence of their own behavior on them. Is aware of relevant social, political, system, and professional trends and developments and uses this information for the organization's benefit.

  • Develops Self and Others: Takes responsibility for engaging in professional self-development activities and programs. Strives to gain insight into their own values, strengths and weaknesses, interests and ambitions and takes action in order to enhance competencies and skills when possible. As a leader, encourages and guides employees towards growth opportunities to enhance performance and help them reach goals. Reviews and analyzes employees' strengths and weaknesses to distinguish their talents and development needs, and to ensure they are enhanced appropriately.

  • Effectively Communicates: Listens, speaks and writes appropriately, using clear language. Communication methods are fitting to the message(s), audience, and situation and follow-ups are regular and timely. Shows that important (non-) verbal information is absorbed and understood and asks further questions to clarify when necessary. Expresses ideas and views clearly to others and has ability to adjust use of language to the audiences' level.

  • Fosters Accountability: Creates and participates in a work environment where people hold themselves and others accountable for processes, results and behaviors. Takes appropriate ownership not only of successes but also mistakes and works to correct them in a timely manner. Demonstrates understanding that we all work as a team and the quality and timeliness of work impacts everyone involved.

  • Practices Compassion: Exhibits genuine care for people and is available and ready to help; displays a deep awareness of and strong willingness to relieve the suffering of others.

  • Provides Patient-Centered Care: Demonstrates understanding of patient care quality and service as organizational priority. Proactively supports change to improve patient experience and results. Exhibits the ability and willingness to find out what the patient wants and needs and to act accordingly, taking the organizational and outside resources into account. Cooperates, collaborates, communicates, and integrates care within and between teams to ensure that care is continuous and reliable.


Must be currently enrolled in an accredited nursing program and be in Junior or Senior year if 4 year degree or the 2nd year for 2-year degree. Must be willing and able to provide copies of transcripts indicating completion levels and grades as well as 2 letters of recommendation (one clinical and one educational).

Working Conditions:


  • Potential exposure to abusive and/or aggressive people.

  • Potential exposure to diseases or infections.

  • Need to drive to perform responsible duties.

  • Potential exposure to hazardous materials.

  • Potential exposure to noxious odors.

  • Lifting, moving and loading 30 to 50 pounds.

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