Staff Nurse - Hospital Nurse II

Bangor, Maine, United States Full-time

Application closes: No close date

TWO Positions


Opening Date: August 16, 2019

Closing Date:  Until Filled

Job Class Code: 4134
Grade: 20
Salary: $31.30 - $37.52/hr

Position Number:


03200-1961  Chamberlain Unit 10:45a - 11:15p & 2:45p - 11:15p

03200-2082 Hamlin/10:45a - 11:15p & 2:45p - 11:15p


Agency information: 

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) provides supportive, preventive, protective, public health and intervention services that safeguard the public health and assist our customers in meeting their needs.

 Dorothea Dix Psychiatric Center (DDPC) is a 51-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.


 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.


For additional information about this position please contact Carolyn 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 
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.