Position Summary The Charge Nurse assists the Program Director in the coordination, supervision, and management of all personnel and patient care activities of the unit and in the successful operation of the hospital and network at large. Work with a dedicated team of Doctor#s, Registered Nurses, Board Certified Applied Behavioral Analysts, Speech and Occupational Therapists, Educators, Social Workers and Behavioral Technicians.
Unit is one of 12 of its kind in the country.#Our Developmental Disorders Program is the only hospital program in Maine where children with a developmental disorder, such as autism or intellectual disability, can receive intensive treatment for aggres#sion, self-injury, and impairment in functioning and mental health challenges. With capacity for 12 children, this program produces the highest quality treatment out#comes through a combination of expert programming, specially trained caregivers and the individual potential of each patient. It is a cutting edge research center for autism and also houses the first playground in Maine created specifically for children with developmental disorders.
Spring Harbor Academy Spring Harbor Academy is a private, special-purpose school located at the hospital for children in the Developmental Disorders Program. Each student receives developmentally appropriate educational programming that follows an individualized education plan. The educational needs for each participant are assessed on a continuing basis, and coordination is conducted to ensure the successful transition back to the child#s home school. Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs) Bachelor#s degree in Nursing or a graduate of an accredited Nursing program required 1+ year of psychiatric nursing experience preferred Knowledge of counseling theory, physical and psychological effects of mental illness and substance abuse preferred Knowledge of bio-psychosocial assessments required Licensed as a registered professional nurse by the Maine State Board of Nursing required
Maine Medical Center