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Acadia Healthcare RN Admissions Specialist Full Time 3:00pm - 11:30pm ***$5K to $10K Sign On Bonus *** in Dartmouth, Massachusetts


Join our ever-growing team of behavioral health professionals! Southcoast Behavioral Health is a joint venture partnership between Acadia Health and Southcoast Health Systems, serving the greater New Bedford area, Cape and Islands, as well as Rhode Island and the Boston area. We are expanding with 48 additional inpatient beds to better meet our community’s needs. We currently serve adolescents, adults, older adults and coming soon…children!…in an acute care setting. If you are passionate about mental health and substance use treatment and want to be part of a high-energy, family-oriented workplace, please apply now! Competitive wages, benefits package, sign-on bonus, and multiple shift options available.

Southcoast is part of the nation’s leading behavioral healthcare network that 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

  • Sign-On Bonus

  • 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 positions available (3p-1130p)


  • Facilitate admissions and assessment processes for incoming patients.

  • Provide accurate and ongoing individualized assessments of patient's status throughout admissions process.

  • Respond in a timely manner to inquiries about the facility within facility policy.

  • Collaborate on a daily basis with other facility medical and psychiatric personnel to ensure appropriate recommendations and admissions, while coordinating admission.


  • 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 psychiatric nursing experience is preferred

  • Intake/Admissions and/or Utilization Review experience preferred

  • Must have the ability to demonstrate critical thinking

  • Computer skills, including MS Office applications is required

  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to problem solve and prioritize tasks

  • Excellent Oral and Interpersonal Skills

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




  • Written Communication: Novice

  • Oral Communication: Novice

  • Attention to Detail: Novice

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)