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American Addiction Centers RN Supervisor - Night Shift Full Time $7,500 sign on in Worcester, Massachusetts

Company Summary

AdCare, a subsidiary of American Addiction Centers, Inc., is a for-profit substance abuse disorder treatment facility located at 107 Lincoln Street, Worcester, MA 01605 . For over 45 years, AdCare has been helping individuals and families struggling with alcohol and drug use, one life at a time. The AdCare name represents innovation, quality, and cost efficiency in treating alcohol and drug dependency. We are committed to improving the lives of our patients and their families by providing safe, effective, recovery-based alcohol and drug treatment.

Our addiction recovery center(s) provide a comprehensive approach to care. AdCare's integrated system of care offers a range of accessible treatment centers including a 114-bed inpatient hospital and several conveniently located outpatient sites located throughout the Massachusetts and Rhode Island areas. When you join AdCare, you become part of our family. AdCare seeks talented individuals who are passionate, empathetic, engaged in their work and dedicated to serving people. Together, we can enable our patients to live happier and healthier lives. Our purpose and passion are to empower patients, their families, and our communities by helping individuals achieve recovery and optimal wellness of the mind, body, and spirit.

If you are searching for a fulfilling place to develop your career and an opportunity to make a difference in helping others, then keep reading on. Here at AAC, we have a progressive culture; we listen to your ideas, value a work/life balance, invest in education, and we foster trust and respect for all individuals. Our exceptional comp and strong benefits include company matching 401K, medical, dental, vision and life insurance. We are looking for our future leaders, who are not only going to fill the qualifications for this job description, but who are going to exceed expectations. Be a part of a team whose mission is to provide quality, compassionate, and innovative care to adults struggling with addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders. Our purpose and passion are to empower patients, their families, and our communities by helping individuals achieve recovery and optimal wellness of the mind, body, and spirit.

  • Position Summary: To provide for safe, efficient, high quality patient care throughout the Hospital on assigned shift through efficient management of personnel and resources, supervision of clinical practice and education of unit staff.

  • Certification/Licensure: Licensed by the Board of Registration in Nursing in Massachusetts. National certification in the chemical dependency nursing encouraged. CPR & AED certified.

  • Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Ability to manage and supervise staff, prioritize emergencies and respond appropriately, direct staff as needed to provide safe, efficient care, monitor other hospital services and assist administration as needed. Computer literacy - minimum of data entry skills.

  • Experience: Demonstrated experience as a charge nurse/nurse supervisor. Past supervisory experience in substance abuse or related field.

  • Supervision: Receives indirect or occasional supervision. Works towards a definite objective using a variety of methods or procedures. Plans and arranges own work and only refers to the supervisor for unusual matters, such as policy interpretations. Moderate flexibility.

  • Decision Making: Frequently makes decisions, which are restricted only by organization-wide policies and with little direct guidance from the supervisor.

  • Other: Must pass CORI check / OIG / GSA and pre-employment drug screen.

    If in personal recovery, a minimum of three (3) years continuous abstinence required.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Manages the nursing department on assigned shift, ensuring adequate staffing on all units, supervising staff in provision of patient care, and assessing patient’s needs for additional intervention when needed.

  • Represents hospital administration in their absence, collaborates with Clinician and Administrator on call relative to matters of clinical concern or emergency.

  • Responds to and directs staff in all codes and emergency situation – initiates restraints or administers emergency meds if needed.

  • Acts as a clinical role model for staff: teaches, orients and evaluates newly assigned staff.

  • Collaborates with admitting, case management, medicine and clinician on call in the assessment of patients presenting for admissions; performs face to face evaluations and recommends level of care.

  • Collaborates with other health care facilities, primarily physicians or therapists, managed care insurers to coordinate the admission of patients or secure additional care, if needed.

  • Is knowledgeable of all hospital policies and procedures and can direct others in their implementation.

  • Consistently arrives for work on time and adheres to attendance policies.

  • Treat patients, visitors and colleagues with dignity and respect; honors each person’s right to privacy; maintains very strict patient and colleague confidentiality; respects all individuals differences; supports cultural diversity in our organization; and follows the core competencies of the Standard of Excellence.


  • Prepares monthly staffing schedule for assigned staff and assists in obtaining additional staff for vacancies.

  • Attends nursing, management meetings and keeps other staff informed of changes revisions or development of new procedures or policies.

  • Serves on assigned committees and assists with continuous quality improvement monitoring through reports, statistics, and medical record reviews.

  • Supports hospital’s position on EEO/Affirmative Action by making good faith effort to recruit, select, develop and retrain protected class employees.

  • Consistently monitors staff performance and documents performance problems including conducting Performance Management reviews.

  • Personnel Performance reviews, including competencies, are completed timely in accordance with HR P&P.

  • Ensures staff adherence to AdCare policies and procedures (including Dress Code, Smoking Policy, Time Card Procedures, Attendance, etc.)

  • Ensures that communication of departmental and hospital-wide information is defined clearly.

  • Collaborates with insurers, other health care facilities, primary physicians and therapists in planning the continuing care plan for clients prior to discharge.

Employee signature indicates receipt of Job Description on first day of employment or if Job Description is revised.

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. This description may change at the discretion of the Human Resources Department.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing preferred.

  • At least two years of Supervisory experience preferred.

  • Ability to read and interpret written information; write clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar. Ability to speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; demonstrates group presentation skills; and participates in meetings.

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.

Physical Requirements

AAC is committed to principles of equal opportunities for all employees. The Company will provide reasonable accommodations that are necessary to comply with State and Federal disability discrimination laws

  • Prolonged sitting at a desk

  • Must be able to lift 15 pounds at a time

American Addiction Centers is an equal opportunity employer. American Addiction Centers prohibits employment practices that discriminate against individuals or groups of employees on the basis of age, color disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran or military status, genetic information or any other category deemed protected by state and/or federal law.

Job ID: 2022-7140

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