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Acadia Healthcare Psychiatric Registered Nurse - 2nd and 3rd Shift Opportunities in Dartmouth, Massachusetts


This is a challenging, dynamic, and rewarding position. While serving as a Registered Nurse (RN) with us at Southcoast Behavioral Health, you will have the opportunity to enhance your current skillset, develop new capabilities, assume greater responsibilities, and become a recognized leader in your field as a nurse. Every day that you are with us, you will know that your efforts are directly improving the lives of individuals and families in crisis. You will be a pivotal provider of empathetic care.

Southcoast part of the nation’s leading behavioral healthcare network provides comprehensive care within a safe, structured, and highly supportive environment. We have earned a national reputation both for clinical excellence and an unwavering commitment to superior customer service. Your contributions as a registered nurse will ensure that we maintain the highest standards and retain our position as a recognized leader in the behavioral healthcare space.


Southcoast provides a comprehensive package of benefits for our employees. Current benefits include:

  • Competitive hourly rate with shift differential available

  • $1,000 Sign-On Bonus, paid after 90 days, for full-time nurses

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance

  • Acadia Healthcare 401(k) plan

  • New State of the Art Facility: Walking Grounds, Gym, Indoor/Outdoor Basketball Courts, Executive Chef Dining

  • Professional growth opportunity that is second to none in the industry. Join a team with defined career paths and a national family of hospitals and facilities


We have full-time and part-time day (7:00 AM - 3:30 PM), PM (3:00 PM - 11:30 PM) and overnight (11:00 PM - 7:30 AM) shifts available. Shifts are 8-hours, with shift differentials available for PM and overnight. All RNs rotate weekend shifts.


  • Provides a key role in the implementation of milieu management and therapeutic interaction.

  • Provides nursing care to patients using compassion and understanding.

  • Ability to apply psychiatric and medical nursing procedures and practices to psychiatric and personality disorders.

  • Ability to work with geriatric, adolescent, and adult populations as demonstrated through the educational accomplishment of work experience.

  • Uses biological and socio-cultural dimensions to positively influence patient mental health care.

  • Demonstrates a strong interest in providing therapeutic care for patients with mental illness and or behavioral disorders.

  • Provides guidance to Behavioral Health Associates as needed.

  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.


  • Must have graduated from an accredited school of nursing.

  • Must possess a current Registered Nurse (RN) license as required by the state of Massachusetts

  • Previous psych nursing experience highly preferred

  • CPR and de-escalation and restraint certification preferred CPI (training available upon hire and offered by facility).




  • Communication: Novice

  • Written Communication: Novice

  • Oral Communication: Novice

  • Attention to Detail: Novice



  • Team Player: Works well as a member of a group

  • Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity



  • Ability to Make an Impact: Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization



  • Associates or better


  • Bachelors or better

Licenses & Certifications


  • Reg Nurse

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)