Registered Nurse (RN)-Inpatient Child Psychiatric Unit

  • MaineHealth
  • Westbrook, ME 04092, USA
  • Jan 05, 2021
Nursing

Job Description

Summary

For a limited time SHH is offering up to $20,000 Sign on bonus for all eligible experienced Nurses!

  • Eligible candidates are hired (offer accepted) into a Full or Part time SHH RN position on or after 12/23/20.
  • Bonus amount prorated for Part time hires, per diem hires are ineligible.
  • Bonus is paid out in 3 installments – First month of employment, completion of one year of employment and completion of 2nd year of employment.  Bonus amount prorated for Part time hires, per diem hires are ineligible.
  • Current MaineHealth member employees are ineligible; former MaineHealth Members are ineligible until greater than 6 months separation from employment.

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New Graduate RN's Welcome!

Position Summary

The Registered Nurse provides patient care utilizing the nursing process in an inpatient setting. The 1W Child Psychiatric Unit at Spring Harbor Hospital specializes in the care of children. We offer a 12-bed unit designed for the care of children, generally ages from 6-12 years old and as young as 4, 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: Bachelor’s degree in Nursing or a graduate of an accredited Nursing program required.
  • License/Certifications: Licensed as a registered professional nurse by the Maine State Board of Nursing required.
  • Experience: 1+ year of psychiatric nursing experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of counseling theory, physical and psychological effects of mental illness and substance abuse preferred
  • Knowledge of bio-psychosocial assessments required