Registered Nurse – Crisis Stabilization

Howard Center
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Location: Chittenden County,
About the Job

Full time Registered Nurse position supporting two Crisis Stabilization programs in Burlington:

  • ASSIST – a licensed Therapeutic Community Residence which serves community members experiencing a psychiatric crisis
  • Bridge – a program that supports community members with stabilization and detoxification from alcohol and opioids in a non-medical setting


  • Complete nursing assessments, contribute to interdisciplinary care planning, and evaluate progress to ensure effective outcomes
  • Reconcile medications, obtain orders, and oversee medical documentation to ensure adherence to internal policies and procedures as well as state regulations
  • Provide medication and health care education to clinicians and staff
  • Delegate medication administration to staff
  • Provide support to psychiatry providers, including medication refill requests and prior authorizations
  • Collaborate with health care providers, case managers, and residential staff to ensure client’s care needs are met
  • Contribute to the development of protocols, procedures, staff training and client education
  • Participate in peer review, quality assurance, and other committees as related to promoting client’s health and wellbeing.
  • May provide some direct care, including injections and/or phlebotomy, however the nurse is not the primary caregiver in any program
  • Provide consultation to program leaders related to infection prevention and control


  • Associate’s Degree
  • State of Vermont License: Registered Nurse
  • Valid driver’s license and use of a personal vehicle
  • One year of nursing experience in psychiatry, substance abuse, and/or detoxification preferred
  • Capable in the use of applicable computer software including electronic medical records and basic Microsoft products.


  • Full time (37.5 hours per week)
  • Schedule: Monday – Friday, onsite work at programs (located in Burlington), with daytime hours (usually 8:30am – 5pm, with occasional need to start at 8am).
  • Exempt
  • Union position
  • Annual salary starting at $66,292.49
  • We offer a competitive salary commensurate to experience
  • This position offers the opportunity for additional compensation through On-Call coverage


  • Generous time off starting at 36 days of combined time off per year for full-time employees (and increasing with years of service); pro-rated for positions 16 hours or more
  • Comprehensive BCBS Medical with 80% agency-paid premium support for individuals, couples, and families (pro-rated for part time). This Point of Service Plan features no deductible.
  • Two Dental options through Delta Dental
  • Vision Insurance
  • Employer 401(k) contributions
  • Employer Paid Life, AD&D, Short Term and Long Term Disability insurance
  • Medical & Childcare Flexible Spending Account
  • Childcare Stipend
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee referral program with financial payment
  • Discounted online undergraduate/graduate courses through Champlain College truED
  • Award-winning workplace wellness program including physical fitness groups for staff, financial wellness incentives, and ongoing workplace wellness advocacy and education
  • Voluntary benefits from local/international businesses: discounted gym memberships, mobile phone service, ski/snowboard passes, auto/home insurance, and more!
  • Employee referral and sign on bonus is subject to Howard Center policy, for both internal and external applicants.

Our Values: Clients are at the heart of our decision making. We are committed to individual and collective well-being and success. We are responsible stewards of the resources entrusted to us. We are steadfast in our practice and pursuit of excellence.

Howard Center is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. The agency’s culture and service delivery is strengthened by the diversity of its workforce. Minorities, people of color and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. EOE/TTY. Visit “About Us” to review Howard Center’s EOE policy.


Employer's Approach to Diversity, Equity, & Belonging

The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Cabinet forms a vital part of the Howard Center's organizational structure; existing to improve the diversity, equity and inclusion performance of Howard Center through effective governance.

Howard Center CEO, Bob Bick, has put forth an inspiring vision.

“We are committed to becoming a model culture and community leader around issues of diversity, inclusion, and corporate values and responsibility. We want to ensure a welcoming, inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for our staff, the people we serve, our partners, and community. In doing this, we must face old

patterns, and in a respectful and positive way break though barriers and stereotypes, and have courageous conversations that will allow us to grow, expand, and more fully live our values and mission."

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