Graduate Nurses

  • Full-time
  • Augusta, ME
  • June 2, 2024

EMPLOYER: Riverview Psychiatric Center



Job Class Code: 4031
Grade: 18
Salary: $36.56 – $39.81/hour  (Employees in this job classification begin at Step 5 of the pay scale)
Additional shift differential $3.00/hour while working 2nd shift hours
Additional shift differential $4.50/hour while working 3rd shift hours
Additional weekend differential $2.10/hour while working weekend hours

In addition, the selected candidate may qualify for a $200/month nursing student loan reimbursement.

Our Graduate Nurses start with a two (2) week classroom orientation which includes, our Behavior Response Options (BRO) training, trauma informed care, recovery and treatment planning, co-occurring conditions, sensory processing and functional cognition, forensics and more.
From day one of your unit training, you will be provided with the support and guidance you need to become an independent and esteemed member of our care team.
By pairing you with a designated nurse preceptor you can feel confident you are receiving a comprehensible training experience tailored to your own strengths and weaknesses.
Additionally, you and your preceptor will work closely with our Nurse Educators through weekly meetings, designed to encourage skill enhancement and build greater autonomy within your nursing practice.
We don’t have a hard ‘must do’ timeline to complete your nurse training. We offer continued support and guidance throughout the year as you become more and more independent.


Riverview Psychiatric Center is seeking Graduate Nurses, this first level of professional nursing work involves the care and treatment of individuals with mental illness.  Schedules currently available: 7a-7p and 11a-11p.


Graduation from an accredited school of nursing and a current State of Maine RN license.


No matter where you work across Maine state government, you find employees who embody our state motto—”Dirigo” or “I lead”—as they provide essential services to Mainers every day. We believe in supporting our workforce’s health and wellbeing with a valuable total compensation package, including:

Work-Life Balance – Rest is essential. Take time for yourself using 13 paid holidays, 12 days of sick leave, and 3+ weeks of vacation leave annually. Vacation leave accrual increases with years of service, and overtime-exempt employees receive personal leave.
Health Insurance Coverage – The State of Maine pays 85% – 100% of employee-only premiums ($10,150.80 – $11,942.16 annual value), depending on salary. Use this chart to find the premium costs for you and your family, including the percentage of dependent coverage paid by the State.
Health Insurance Premium Credit – Participation decreases employee-only premiums by 5%. Visit the Office of Employee Health and Wellness for more information about program requirements.
Dental Insurance – The State of Maine pays 100% of employee-only dental premiums ($350.40 annual value).
Retirement Plan – The State of Maine contributes 13.16% of pay to the Maine Public Employees Retirement System (MainePERS), on behalf of the employee.
Gym Membership Reimbursement – Improve overall health with regular exercise and receive up to $40 per month to offset this expense.
Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts – Set aside money pre-tax to help pay for out-of-pocket health care expenses and/or daycare expenses.
Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness – The State of Maine is a qualified employer for this federal program. For more information, visit the Federal Student Aid office.
Living Resources Program – Navigate challenging work and life situations with our employee assistance program.
Parental leave is one of the most important benefits for any working parent. All employees who are welcoming a child—including fathers and adoptive parents—receive four weeks of fully paid parental leave. Additional, unpaid leave may also be available, under the Family and Medical Leave Act.
Voluntary Deferred Compensation – Save additional pre-tax funds for retirement in a MaineSaves 457(b) account through payroll deductions.
Learn about additional wellness benefits for State employees from the Office of Employee Health and Wellness.
There’s a job and then there’s purposeful, transformative work. Our aim is to create a workplace where you can learn, grow, and continuously refine your skills. Applicants demonstrate job requirements in differing ways, and we appreciate that many skills and backgrounds can make people successful in this role.

As an Equal Opportunity employer, Maine State Government embraces a culture of respect and awareness. We are committed to creating a strong sense of belonging for all team members, and our process ensures an inclusive environment to applicants of all backgrounds including diverse race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, physical or mental disability, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, familial status or genetics.

If you’re looking for a great next step, and want to feel good about what you do, we’d love to hear from you. Please note reasonable accommodations are provided to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.


Graduation from an accredited school of nursing and a current State of Maine RN license.

How to Apply:

Contact: Kelly Flagg
Phone: (207) 624-4785

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