Behavioral Health Resource Nurse

Requisition Number: 2023-4508

Type of Position: Full-Time

Location: Fort Kent, ME


Signet Health is currently hiring for an APU/CAPU Resource Nurse for our program in North Kent, Maine. This position reports to the Behavioral Health Nurse Manager.

This position is Monday - Friday, 35 hrs/hr. located in a beautiful part of the country. 

This position promotes patient advocacy and collaborates with the clinical team to ensure effective and efficient patient care delivery.  This position will be responsible for helping to ensure safe, smooth daily operations of both inpatient psychiatric units. The resource nurse performs all assigned duties with emphasis on patient safety and satisfaction, efficiency, accuracy, confidentiality and professionalism.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Referral Management
  • Schedule, organize and facilitate admissions and discharges on both units as needed.
  • Provide medication, diagnosis, and treatment education to patients and their families/guardians.
  • Participate in IDT on both units.
  • Conduct and log post-discharge follow up phone calls.
  • Triage phone calls as needed.
  • Assist with medication administration as needed.
  • Facilitate therapeutic group activities as needed.
  • Participate in orientation of new staff as needed.

Signet Health is not an agency but is a behavioral health management company who partners with hospitals setting up behavioral health and/or addiction units, and outpatient programs according to the hospital's needs. 

Core working hours are 0800-330p Monday – Friday (35hrs/wk). This position requires some flexibility depending on patient volume and work load.


Educational, Skills, Experience Requirements:

  • BLS certification within 90 days of hire.
  • Maintains current and unencumbered RN licensure for the state of Maine. 
  • MOAB certification within 6 months of hire.
  • At least 2 years of psychiatric nursing experience is preferred.

Work Habits:

  • Demonstrates the ability to work independently and is accountable for own actions.
  • Shows initiative and follow-through.
  • Respond appropriately to workload changes during the shift.
  • Display excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with coworkers, physicians, patients and their families.
  • Demonstrates productivity at work (makes good use of down time).
  • Performs duties willingly and enthusiastically.
  • Returns from breaks, meals, meetings and in-services in a timely manner.
  • Uses appropriate and available resources, following established policies, to promote patient safety.
  • Promptly reports patient safety occurrences in accordance with established hospital policies.
  • Takes appropriate actions when safety issues are identified (reports hazardous situations to appropriate person, removes malfunctioning equipment, etc.).
  • Demonstrates the ability to be flexible, organized, compassionate and functional under stressful situations.
  • Adheres to the NMMC Code of Conduct at all times.