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Charge Nurse RN in Calais, ME at Acadia Healthcare

Date Posted: 1/9/2019

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Calais, ME
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  • Experience:
    At least 2 year(s)
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Job Description


We are currently seeking a RN Charge Nurse for our Discovery House Calais facility. This position would require a total of 32 hours per week with flexible start and end times. Mostly working early morning hours (typically 5 AM - 1 PM during the week) and alternating weekends (typically 6 AM - 1 PM). Enjoy your afternoons off!

Discovery House Calais, a member of Acadia Healthcare's Comprehensive Treatment Centers, is a part of the leader in medication assisted treatment for individuals struggling with an opioid addiction. With full-circle care that includes a blend of therapies and the use of safe and effective medications, we are prepared to treat the entire problem, not just a piece of it.

Position Characteristics 

The Charge Nurse (Registered Nurse - RN) is responsible for overseeing a nursing work group for a specified shift in an outpatient addiction recovery environment; maintains standards of professional nursing practice in accordance with clinic policy and procedures; responsible for directing care to patients, facilitating work flow, serving as a clinical resource for staff, and for providing team leadership on a shift-to-shift basis

  • Provides direct care for patients as well as monitors and coordinates other nurses and members of the staff on the daily medical or behavioral health care activities of the clinic; schedules staff to ensure full coverage at all times and to ensure effective application of services;
  • Leads, guides, and trains employees performing work;
  • Oversees and provides direct nursing evaluation, consultation and other related care to patients as required;
  • Coordinates services and maintains communication with other departments or staff as required;
  • Complete and maintains required documentation;
  • Oversees quality assurance activities and compliance to operational standards, participates in program development, development or implementation of operating policy and procedure, and promotes continuous improvement of workplace safety and environmental practices, as requested;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

  • Graduation from an accredited school of nursing
  • Minimum 2+ years’ experience in nursing practice; minimum 1 year supervisory or charge nurse experience preferred
  • Prefer experience in behavioral health/addiction recovery environment (inpatient or outpatient)
  • There must be no history of alcohol or other drug misuse for a period of three years before employment
  • Must be comfortable with computers
  • Experience with SMART software is a plus


  • Current RN (Registered Nurse) license within the state of Maine.

Company Benefits 

We offer a competitive benefits package to all full-time employees including Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k, Company paid group term life insurance.


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