Mental Health Field Nurse

Augusta, ME Full-time

Nurse III
Opening Date: August 1, 2019 

Closing Date:  August 15, 2019 

Job Class Code: 4033
Grade: 22
Salary: $46,987.20-$60,902.40* 
*($1.00/hr Stipend)
Position Number: 030004478


Agency information:

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) provides supportive, preventive, protective, public health and intervention services that protect the public health and assist our customers in meeting their needs; and that assist families in providing for the developmental, health and safety needs of their children.  DHHS strives to provide these programs and services while respecting the rights and preferences of individuals and families.   The Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHS) within DHHS is responsible for providing leadership and active partnership in Maine’s comprehensive system of support to communities and individuals with substance use and mental health conditions across the prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery system and across the lifespan through a network of community providers.  Statewide travel is required. 

Job duties:

 As a Mental Health Field Nurse in the Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services in Augusta, your job will focus on monitoring, evaluating, and making recommendations for mental health services to improve the lives of clients.  You will be part of a team that uses evidence-based practices guidelines to make improvements in treatment planning and practices. 
Duties include:

  • Participating in a team environment, in monitoring and evaluating contract compliance to include agency site visits;
  • Performing reviews of involuntary psychiatric admissions;
  • Consulting on client needs and recommending possible treatment options to assist providers in development of appropriate treatment plans;
  • Participating, as requested, in the admission process to PNMI’s and skilled nursing facilities in order to assure proper placement;
  • Completing record reviews to determine adequacy of treatment planning;
  • Serving on departmental committees to provide input on mental health nursing needs in program planning;
  • Participation in case reviews for quality improvement, compliance review, and contract enforcement;
  • Conducting site reviews/ audits, provide technical assistance to providers and written recommendations in a timely manner.



 A Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing or related field and two (2) years nursing experience -OR- graduation from an accredited school of nursing and three (3) years’ experience as a professional nurse.  Experience must include one (1) year supervisory experience in the nursing field.



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


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

Value of State’s share of Employee’s Retirement: 14.47% of pay   
Value of State-paid Dental Insurance:  $14.31 biweekly

Value of State-paid Health Insurance*:

Level 1:  100% State Contribution = $461.75 biweekly (employee pays nothing)
Level 2:  95% State Contribution = $438.66 biweekly (Employee pays: 5%)
Level 3:  90% State Contribution = $415.58 biweekly (Employee pays: 10%)
Level 4:  85% State Contribution = $392.49 biweekly (Employee pays: 15%)
*The level of actual value of state paid Health Insurance will be based on employee’s wage rate and status with regard to the health credit premium program as of July 1, 2019.


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.