Charge Nurse (RN)-Adolescent Psychiatry Unit

MaineHealth | Westbrook, ME

Posted Date 11/07/2019
Description Position Summary

The Registered Nurse provides patient care utilizing the nursing process in inpatient and outpatient facilities on the 1NE Adolescent Unit at Spring Harbor Hospital. Spring Harbor specializes in the care of children and adolescents through the Glickman Family Center for Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. We offer two 14-bed units designed for the care of youth 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 skills
Job Type
Geographic Region
Greater Portland/Casco Bay
Healthcare | Nursing

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