Charge Nurse (RN) - Inpatient Adolescent Psychiatric Unit

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  • Westbrook, ME
  • Maine Behavioral Healthcare
  • Full Time - Night Shift
  • Nursing
  • Req #: 129127
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For a limited time this position is eligible for up to a $20,000 Sign on bonus. 

Eligible candidates will have greater than 3 years (36 months) of RN work experience.

Up to $10,000 Sign on bonus available for those with less than 3 years of RN work experience.

Current MaineHealth member employees are ineligible; former MaineHealth Members are ineligible until greater than 6 months separation from employment.

Position Summary

The Registered Nurse provides patient care utilizing the nursing process in an inpatient setting. The 1NW Adolescent Unit at Spring Harbor Hospital specializes in the care of adolescents. We offer a 14-bed unit designed for the care of children, generally at the ages 12-20 years old, who require acute mental health treatment. Typically, these patients are an imminent risk to themselves or others, or are unable to function at a lower level of care due to their psychiatric symptoms. Our multidisciplinary patient care team specializes in the treatment of diagnoses most commonly found in children and adolescents. These include:

  • Depression
  • Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Emerging Psychotic Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Substance Use Disorders

Unit programming includes comprehensive psychiatric evaluation, medication management, individual and family therapy, occupational therapy, yoga and on-site academic tutoring. Our facility also includes access to a gym and outside playground and courtyard areas.

Spring Harbor treats children and adolescents from throughout Maine. Our multidisciplinary team includes medical providers, occupational therapists, social work clinicians, and nursing staff. Treatment plans for youth are individualized. Treatment may include engagement in dialectical behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy skills groups, psychoeducation groups, individual and milieu therapies, occupational therapy, and Individual psychotherapy. Medication providers may also recommend psychotropic medication as part of the treatment

Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)

  • Education: Graduate of an accredited nursing program required. Bachelor's degree preferred.
  • License/Certifications: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Certification RN-BC preferred. Licensed as a registered professional nurse by the Maine State Board of Nursing.
  • Experience: 2+ year of psychiatric nursing or comparable experience preferred.
  • Demonstrate leadership and management skills
  • Demonstrate expertise in clinical practice and judgment
  • Demonstrate effective communication skil

We offer benefits that support an individual's needs for today and flexibility to plan for tomorrow. Our package includes health and dental insurances, paid parental leave, retirement program, generous paid time off, and much more! Our comprehensive array of benefits are competitive, affordable, and include choices that meet specific, but ever changing, needs.

MaineHealth is a not-for-profit integrated health system consisting of eight local hospital systems, a comprehensive behavioral healthcare network, diagnostic services, home health agencies, and over 19,000 employees. It is the largest health system in northern New England and provides preventive care, diagnosis and treatment to 1.1 million residents in Maine and New Hampshire.

With a career at any of the MaineHealth locations, you’ll be working with healthcare professionals that truly value the people around them – both within the walls of the organization and the neighborhoods that surround it. We are deeply invested in the wellbeing of our communities and employees. We believe in fostering a work environment of strong commitment, compassionate caring and continuous improvement. Our care – and the science behind that care – is top rate. Join us and your abilities will be challenged and enhanced as you take your career to another level.


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