Psychiatric Registered Nurse (RN) Adolescent Unit in Dartmouth, MA at Acadia Healthcare

Date Posted: 8/3/2022

Job Snapshot

Job Description

2nd shift opportunities

This is a challenging, dynamic, and rewarding position. While serving as a Registered Nurse (RN) with us at Southcoast Behavioral Health, you will have the opportunity to enhance your current skillset, develop new capabilities, assume greater responsibilities, and become a recognized leader in your field as a nurse. Every day that you are with us, you will know that your efforts are directly improving the lives of individuals and families in crisis. You will be a pivotal provider of empathetic care. 

Southcoast part of the nation’s leading behavioral healthcare network provides comprehensive care within a safe, structured, and highly supportive environment. We have earned a national reputation both for clinical excellence and an unwavering commitment to superior customer service. Your contributions as a registered nurse will ensure that we maintain the highest standards and retain our position as a recognized leader in the behavioral healthcare space.


Southcoast provides a comprehensive package of benefits for our employees. Current benefits include:

  • Competitive hourly rate with shift differential available
  • $2,000 Sign-On Bonus
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Acadia Healthcare 401(k) plan
  • New State of the Art Facility: Walking Grounds, Gym, Indoor/Outdoor Basketball Courts, Executive Chef Dining
  • Professional growth opportunity that is second to none in the industry. Join a team with defined career paths and a national family of hospitals and facilities


We have full-time and part-time day (7:00 AM - 3:30 PM),  PM (3:00 PM - 11:30 PM) and overnight (11:00 PM - 7:30 AM) shifts available. Shifts are 8-hours, with shift differentials available for PM and overnight.  All RNs rotate weekend shifts.


  • Provides a key role in the implementation of milieu management and therapeutic interaction.
  • Provides nursing care to patients using compassion and understanding.
  • Ability to apply psychiatric and medical nursing procedures and practices to psychiatric and personality disorders.
  • Ability to work with geriatric, adolescent, and adult populations as demonstrated through the educational accomplishment of work experience.
  • Uses biological and socio-cultural dimensions to positively influence patient mental health care.
  • Demonstrates a strong interest in providing therapeutic care for patients with mental illness and or behavioral disorders.
  • Provides guidance to Behavioral Health Associates as needed.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.


  • Must have graduated from an accredited school of nursing.
  • Must possess a current Registered Nurse (RN) license as required by the state of Massachusetts
  • Previous psych nursing experience highly preferred
  • CPR and de-escalation and restraint certification preferred CPI (training available upon hire and offered by facility).