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Director of Nursing for Children's Services

Location:Portland, ME
Employment Type:Full Time

Spurwink Director of Nursing for Children's services provides consultation as well as direct nursing care, support, training and consultation to our children's residential and day treatment programs.The Director of nursing supervises agency nurses in order to ensure that Spurwink provides required nursing support to our childrens programs. Director of Nursing is an integral part of the multidisciplinary team that works towards our client's well being and safety.


1.  Assume responsibility for providing consultation to Spurwink’s day treatment, preschool, residential programs, and behavioral health homes when appropriate, perform assessment, planning, intervention, evaluation, management, and referral activities.

2.  Provide for the promotion and maintenance of health, as well as the prevention of illness and injuries; this facilitates the removal of health-related barriers to learning and promoting an optimal level of wellness for day treatment students, preschool, residential children, and behavioral health home children.

3.  Responsible for direct and indirect care given to students in compliance with Spurwink policies, professional standards of practice, and physician’s orders

4.  Serve as the healthcare consultant for Spurwink’s day treatment students, preschool, residential and behavioral health home children on health issues.

5.  Consult to the Spurwink Director of Admissions and the Medical Director on the ability of Spurwink to care for clients with medically complex issues.

6.  Coordinate and participate in the establishment, review and implementation of agency health policies and procedures in collaboration with the Medical Director, senior management team and CQI.

7.  Promote and assist in the control of communicable diseases in Spurwink’s day treatment centers, preschools and residences including monitoring, surveillance, and participating in disease prevention and outbreak management.

8.  Provide health education and counseling to assist day treatment students, preschool, residential and behavioral health home children, and their families in making lifestyle decisions that affect health.

9.  Function in accordance with the Maine Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses, and Spurwink’s ethical code.


Master’s degree in Nursing, BSN or registered nurse with a Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline required. Maine Department of Education certificate 524. Must maintain required licensing and certification throughout the duration of employment with Spurwink in this role.

Must have a minimum of five (5) years of experience in community health nursing, family nursing, pediatric nursing, or school health nursing. Have the ability to exercise professional judgment in making decisions, communicate effectively with students, parents, administrators and other school personnel, and possess a high level of organizational and time management skills. Must be computer literate and able to generate power point presentations, and present basic data summary to senior management.


Spurwink is an equal opportunity employer

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