Hospital Nurse III - Geropsychiatric Unit

at State of Maine, Bureau of Human Resources in Bangor, Maine, United States

Job Description

Hospital Nurse III – Geropsychiatric Unit

Bangor , Maine , United States | Nursing | Full-time Apply by: No close date Apply with Linkedin Apply Job Class Code: 4135

Grade: 22

Salary: $33.73 – $40.90/hr.**

**This does include a $0.60/hour Institutional Stipend, as well as an additional $10.00/hour Recruitment Stipend. In addition, the selected candidate may qualify for $200/month in nursing-student-loan reimbursement.


Opening: November 15, 2021

Closing: November 30, 2021 or Until Filled

Position Number: 03200-2141/ 06:45p – 7:15a & 10:45p – 7:15a

Agency information:

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is dedicated to promoting health, safety, resilience, and opportunity for Maine people. The Department provides health and social services to approximately a third of the State’s population, including children, families, older Mainers, and individuals with disabilities, mental illness, and substance use disorders. The Department also promotes public health, operates two state psychiatric hospitals, and provides oversight to health care providers.

Dorothea Dix Psychiatric Center (DDPC) is a 69-bed psychiatric hospital serving the entire State of Maine that provides services for people with severe mental illness. As a member of a statewide community of care givers, DDPC collaborates with individuals with severe and persistent mental illness, their community and personal supports, to provide recovery-oriented, respectful, compassionate, and effective psychiatric care and treatment in the least restrictive, safest, and most therapeutic environment we can create.

Job duties:

As DDPC’s newest Hospital Nurse III, you will supervise and apply proper nursing principles, practices, and techniques in the care and custody of hospital patients who are emotionally, mentally, and/or physically ill.

These positions require a highly-motivated individual who can adapt quickly in a fast paced, demanding work situation. You must demonstrate a high level of critical-thinking skills that allows you to process a large amount of information, discern the overall scope of a situation, and make sound decisions based on the information, experience, and knowledge of systems and your scope of practice. You must demonstrate good communication skills, exceptional attention to detail, and be able to articulate and employ the Mission, Vision, and Values of DDPC with our staff as well as with community providers. Supervision will be exercised over a staff of professional and paraprofessional personnel. Work is performed under limited supervision. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

+ Planning, developing, and implementing treatment plans for patients upon identification of problems in order to establish individualized treatment goals; and provide treatment to meet those goals.

+ Instructing direct care staff in nursing procedures and techniques in order to ensure knowledgeable and effective personnel are delivering safe and therapeutic care to patients.

+ Administering and monitoring effects of medications for hospitalized patients.

+ Providing coverage for Nurse Supervisor’s office when assigned.


A Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing or related field and two (2) years of professional nursing experience OR graduation from an accredited school of nursing and three (3) years of professional nursing experience. Experience must include one (1) year overseeing and providing medical and/or psychiatric nursing care in a hospital facility.


For additional information about this position please contact Erin Dudar, Recruiter at 207-561-5431 or email

To apply, please upload a resume and cover letter. To request a paper application, please contact Theresa Peppard at


Benefits are vital to your health and well-being. We get it. Here’s what the State of Maine offers:

+ growth – build your career

+ health, dental, and vision insurance – take care of yourself

+ retirement savings – financially independent, even after you stop working

+ flexible spending accounts – manage out-of-pocket healthcare and/or daycare costs

+ Living Resources(employee assistance program) – overcome difficult situations with support

+ paid holidays – twelve each year

+ federal public loan forgiveness program- for qualifying loans and payments

+ statewide locations – from Kittery to Madawaska

+ training – develop knowledge, skills, and understanding

The bi-weekly dollar values of some State-paid benefits for full-time employees include: $14.60 for dental insurance; 14.11% of employee’s pay towards retirement; and, depending on the employee’s annual pay, at least 85% ($400.34) of health insurance premiums (more information is available here). Participation in theHealth Premium Credit Programcan decrease the employee’s cost of health insurance by 5%.

The Department of Health and Human Services is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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Job Posting: JC193672944

Posted On: Oct 01, 2021

Updated On: Dec 06, 2021