Full-Time Residential Nurse

The Opportunity Alliance | Portland, ME, United States

Posted Date 3/30/2021

Residential Nurse

$2000 Sign-On Bonus 

(Paid: $1,000 at hire and $1,000 after six months)


If you are viewing this listing on a third-party website, please visit our Careers page at https://www.opportunityalliance.org/careers/ to apply.


The Opportunity Alliance is seeking a Full Time Registered Nurse (RN) to support our multiple residential programs serving adults living with major mental illness and co-occurring conditions. This position contributes to the accomplishment of the Agency’s mission through the evaluation of medication management practices, other pertinent health education programming, direct care of client medical needs as appropriate to the scope of a RN, care coordination of physical health needs with medical providers, as well as the shared oversight of the health and well-being of clients within Residential Treatment Services. 


The Residential Nurse is a member of the Adult Residential Treatment Team. Residential Treatment serves adults living with serious and persistent mental illness, substance misuse, and may be experiencing homelessness. The Residential Nurse will partner closely with the Director(s) to achieve positive program and client outcomes. The Residential Nurse will work within an interdisciplinary team approach to support integrated health outcomes for clients with mental illness complicated by core morbid chronic health conditions who may also have a substance use disorder. The Residential Nurse will utilize the recovery oriented, trauma-informed, and person-centered approach to care.


Work is performed, reviewed, and evaluated under the supervision of the Program Director and the Consulting Medical Director. Medical consultation and peer supervision are provided through the Consulting Medical Director.  


This position contributes to the achievement of Agency mission through some or all of the following essential results:

  • Providing direct nursing care, within the scope of RN practice, and as medically ordered, for clients in the residential program;
    • Support integrated physical health care, assist with admission and discharge, providing care transition planning and care coordination and monitor medication procedures
  • Contributing to the achievement of positive client outcomes and results by working closely with Residential Director and developing wellness programming 
  • Providing training, teaching, coaching, instruction, consultation and health education for residential staff that contributes to the achievement of positive client outcomes


This is a Full Time, 40-hours/week position located in Portland.



  • Registered nurse holding a valid license to practice nursing in the State of Maine, and license must be in good standing are required; with two (2) to four (4) years of experience required, with one of those years being in clinical practice in metal health nursing.        
  • Previous training experience in care coordination and/or integrated care is preferred.
  • Experience within the Mental Health and Substance Use delivery system and/or direct service is preferred. 
  • Experience in the education and clinical care of clients with diabetes is a plus. 
  • Advanced computer skills in programs including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required.  
  • Strong written and oral communication and interpersonal skills required.
  • Strong attention to detail required.
  • Experience in team or multidisciplinary approach to service planning is preferred.
  • Must be able to able to successfully pass a criminal background, child protective service check & sex offender check.
  • Must not be on the state or federal suspension and disbarment list.
  • Must be able to exert moderate physical effort with occasional standing, walking, reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching, typing and frequently lift and carry material weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Driving may be necessary to attend meetings and trainings and for the occasional need to meet with clients offsite and within the program service area.  This may include transportation of clients or driving to agency location to complete work.  A good driving record is required.


Pay is competitive and based on experience and education. The Opportunity Alliance has an extensive benefit package including:  

  • Generous paid time off  
  • 9 paid holidays per calendar year and up to 3 floating holidays per calendar year   
  • Excellent medical benefits at very reasonable cost   
  • Dental and Vision insurance options   
  • Agency paid basic life insurance and STD & LTD disability insurances   
  • 403(b) retirement with a generous agency match  


The Opportunity Alliance (TOA) is a multi-service, comprehensive, high impact organization providing 46 integrated community based and clinical programs serving more than 20,000 people annually throughout the state of Maine. TOA tackles some of our community’s most pressing problems: poverty, homelessness, mental illness, substance use, and domestic violence. Our programming draws from a wide range of resources, blending evidence-based practices with practical experience and community resources. TOA is a trauma informed organization and we utilize clinical approaches in training staff and designing programs.


The Opportunity Alliance is an affirmative action / equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


If you are viewing this listing on a third-party website, please visit our Careers page at https://www.opportunityalliance.org/careers/ to apply.


Please submit a resume and cover letter along with your application.

Thank you!

Salary75000.00 Annual
Job Type
Geographic Region
Greater Portland/Casco Bay
Non-Profit | Nursing

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