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State of Maine, Bureau of Human Resources Hospital Nurse II -Geropsychiatric Unit in Bangor, Maine

Hospital Nurse II -Geropsychiatric Unit

Bangor,Maine,United States| Nursing| Full-time

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Job Class Code: 4134

Grade: 20

Salary: $31.97 - $38.60/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 Date: January 22, 2021

Closing Date: February 5, 2021 or Until Filled

Position Number: 03200-2124 6:45a - 7:15p & 2:45p - 11:15p

Position Number: 03200-2129 - 6:45p - 7:15a and 10:45p - 7:15a

Opening Date: January 12, 2021

Closing Date: January 27, 2021 or Until Filled

Position Number: 03200-1855 - 6:45p - 7:15a & 10:45p - 7:15a

Opening Date: May 4, 2020

Closing Date: Until Filled

Position Number: 03200-2126 - 6:45a - 7:15p and 2:45p - 11:15p

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 62-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:

At DDPC you will practice the second-highest level of clinical professional nursing care and treatment of people who are mentally, emotionally, and /or physically ill. You will provide care and treatment to a targeted group of high-risk, mental-health, patients.

This position is responsible for ensuring that each patient’s needs are assessed and met according to Psychiatric Nursing Standards, Maine Nurse Practice Act, and DDPC Policies and Procedures. In addition, this position requires the application of the nursing process to provide useful assessments and observations for hospital evaluations and to assist in determinations for increases and/or decreases in privileges for the NCR patients. Work is performed under general supervision, and will be done primarily during the 7:00a.m.-7:00p.m. shift.

The successful candidate will have a demonstrated history of accountability and acceptance of responsibility for his/her actions and decisions; an attention to detail that limits mistakes to a level acceptable to management; and of respectful, civil, and even friendly interactions with all patients, and will all co-workers.

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing or related field -OR- graduation from an accredited school of nursing plus one (1) year of professional nursing experience.

A license as a Registered Nurse as issued by the Maine State Board of Nursing.

Application Information

For additional information about this position please contactCarolyn Dimek, Director of Nursing at 207-941-4214 or email To apply, please upload a resume and cover letter. To request a paper application, please contact Theresa Peppard at


Value of State’s share of Employee’s Retirement: MSEA - 14.47% of pay

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 the Health Premium Credit Program can 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.