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Title:  Registered Nurse III

Application Deadline Date:  Continuous
Req ID:  7223
Department:  Mental Health
Location: 

Berlin, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $35.13
Overview

Come join a team of dedicated and compassionate RN’s in a 25-bed state-of-the-art Psychiatric facility in Berlin, Vermont. Our mission at the Vermont Psychiatric Care Hospital (VPCH) is to improve the health and well-being of Vermont’s most vulnerable populations. We have immediate openings for experienced Registered Nurses on all shifts! Nurses function as fully integrated members of a multidisciplinary team while providing excellent psychiatric nursing care. Whether you are an experienced psychiatric nurse or a nurse seeking a new opportunity, you can make a difference in the evolving landscape of mental health care at VPCH.

In addition to offering rewarding work that makes a difference in the community, VPCH also offers excellent opportunities for professional development, and a competitive benefits package which includes tuition reimbursement and a defined pension plan. We are also a qualified employer for the Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program!

 

Starting pay rates include market factor adjustments.

 

Day shift: $35.13/hour

Evening shift: $36.13/hour

Night shift: $37.38/hour

 

Candidates for this position are eligible to apply for the New Worker Relocation Grant through ThinkVT. Please review eligibility criteria.

Who May Apply

This position, RN III (Job Requisition #7223), is open to all State employees and external applicants.

If you would like more information about this position, please contact Julie.Vose@vermont.gov

Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.

Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail.  You must apply online to be considered.

 

Candidates, including current State employees seeking transfer, promotion, demotion, or persons exercising re-employment rights, must pass a fingerprint supported background investigation applicable to the position.  Additionally, in accordance with AHS Policy 4.02 - Hiring Standards, Vermont and/or national criminal record checks, as well as DMV and adult and child abuse registry checks, as appropriate to the position under recruitment, will be conducted on candidates. Hiring managers will notify applicants who are in the final stage of the interview process of the finger-printing and background check requirement, to which an applicant must agree to be deemed eligible for this position. Applicants will have the right to withdraw their applications before finger-printing and/or a background investigation is conducted.

Environmental Factors

Duties primarily performed in a clinical setting. Work may require travel off-site. Exposure to communicable diseases, blood borne pathogens, potentially physically and verbally violent patient population and other stressful situations may occur. May be required to work evenings, nights, weekends and extended shifts as the need arises.

Minimum Qualifications

Possession of (or eligible for) licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN) in Vermont. AND three (3) years or more of professional nursing experience in the nursing specialty.

Preferred:

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).

Specialty Areas:

Psychiatric

Geriatric

Pediatric/Adolescent

NOTE: Must maintain Vermont licensure as a Registered Nurse as a condition of employment.

Special Requirements

Overtime work is required to maintain minimum staffing levels and for unannounced regulatory inspections and is considered a condition of employment. The ability to work overtime when required is an essential function of this job class.

 

Candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position. In accordance with applicable hiring standards, fingerprint supported criminal record checks, adult and child abuse registry checks, the Office of Inspector General exclusion database, and motor vehicle driving record checks, as appropriate to the positon under recruitment, will be conducted on candidates, with the exception of those who are current classified state employees seeking transfer, promotion, or demotion into a classified position or are persons exercising re-employment (RIF) rights.

Total Compensation
As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:
  • 80% State paid medical premium
  • Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
Want the specifics? Explore the Benefits of State Employment on our website.
AHS Affirmative Recruitment

The Vermont Agency of Human Services strives to build a diverse and inclusive community. It is our fundamental belief that in order to create and sustain a healthier Vermont, we as an organization must honor the cultures, beliefs and values of those we serve in order to foster an environment of mutual respect, acceptance and equal opportunity.  We are committed to building and maintaining a multicultural and diverse workforce which reflects the increasing diversity of Vermont. To view the State of Vermont's Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Policy, please click here.

Equal Opportunity Employer
The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.