Hospital Nurse III

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

Apply by: No close date

 Job Class Code: 4135
Grade: 22
Salary: $32.84 - $39.73/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. 


***NEW***    Closing Date: July 24, 2020 or Until Filled

Position Number: 03200-2068/Knox Unit/6:45a - 7:15p & 6:45a - 3:15p


Closing Date:  Until Filled

Position number 03200-1899/ Chamberlin/ 10:45a - 11:15p & 2:45p - 11:15p


Position Number 03200-1808/ Knox Unit/6:45a - 7:15p




 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:

As DDPC’s newest Hospital Nurse IIIs, you will supervise and apply proper nursing principles, practices, and techniques in the care and custody of hospital patients who are emotionally, mentally, and/or physically ill.

 These positions require a highly-motivated individual who can adapt quickly in a fast paced, demanding work situation.  You must demonstrate a high level of critical-thinking skills that allows you to process a large amount of information, discern the overall scope of a situation, and make sound decisions based on the information, experience, and knowledge of systems and your scope of practice.

 You must demonstrate good communication skills, exceptional attention to detail, and be able to articulate and employ the Mission, Vision, and Values of DDPC with our staff as well as with community providers.

 Supervision will be exercised over a staff of professional and paraprofessional personnel. Work is performed under limited supervision.

 Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Planning, developing, and implementing treatment plans for patients upon identification of problems in order to establish individualized treatment goals; and provide treatment to meet those goals.

  • Instructing direct care staff in nursing procedures and techniques in order to ensure knowledgeable and effective personnel are delivering safe and therapeutic care to patients.

  • Administering and monitoring effects of medications for hospitalized patients.

  • Providing coverage for Nurse Supervisor’s office when assigned.


A Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing or related field and two (2) years of professional nursing experience -OR- graduation from an accredited school of nursing and three (3) years of professional nursing experience. Experience must include one (1) year overseeing and providing medical and/or psychiatric nursing care in a hospital facility.

Value of State’s share of Employee’s Retirement: 14.11% of pay   
Value of State-paid Dental Insurance:  $14.60 biweekly

Value of State-paid Health Insurance*:

Level 1:  100% State Contribution = $470.99 biweekly (employee pays nothing)
Level 2:  95% State Contribution = $447.44 biweekly (Employee pays: 5%)
Level 3:  90% State Contribution = $423.49 biweekly (Employee pays: 10%)
Level 4:  85% State Contribution = $400.34 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, 2020.


For additional information about this position please contact Carey Fox, Recruiter at 207-941-4046 or email To apply, please upload a resume and cover letter. To request a paper application, please contact Theresa Peppard at