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Merakey Community Based Registered Nurse RN MH / IDD 32 hours per week (We are offering a $2500 sign on bonus!!!) in Pottsville, Pennsylvania

Merakey is currently seeking a Community RN DDTT to join our Merakey Behavioral Health division in our Pottsville, PA location. There is a 10 county catchment area for this position (Columbia, Montour, Union Snyder, Northumberland, Schuylkill, Carbon, Monroe, Pike and Wayne).

Pay Rate: $30.93 per hour.

We are offering a $2500 sign on bonus for this position!!!


Dual Diagnosis Treatment Team (DDTT) is a community-based program, providing treatment, support, and education to adults dually diagnosed with both a Mental Illness and Intellectual Development Disability. Individuals referred to DDTT are in crisis, at risk of losing community tenure, and/or are transitioning from acute care hospitalization. DDTT is comprised of a specialized mobile team of professionals including a Psychiatrist, Behavioral Specialist, Recovery Coordinators, Psychiatric Nurse, and Pharmacist.

The Community RN will provide medication monitoring and education to individuals as determined in the treatment plan. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following.

  • Order medication and maintain documentation

  • Assess individual medication response/monitor symptoms/assess side effects

  • Perform initial and ongoing nursing assessments

  • Assess and monitor medical issues as necessary

  • Provide preventative and disease education as per treatment plan

  • Provide leadership to team regarding medical and mental health symptomatology and treatment

  • Coordinate all medical care for individuals with PCP, PHMCO, dental, vision, etc.


  • Work/Life Balance

  • Competitive Compensation Plans

  • Opportunities for professional growth and advancement

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance Plans

  • Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Short/Long Term Disability Coverage

  • Life Insurance

  • 403B Retirement Plan (with company matching)

  • Marketplace Savings Program

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Wellness Programs

  • 24-Hour Nurse Hotline

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Generous Paid Time Off (for qualifying positions)

  • Stability that coincides with working for a national leader in education and human services


Merakey offers a continuum of care in behavioral health (includes mental health and addictive diseases), integrating services in both community and site-based settings. These services provide a wide range of recovery focused treatment, services, and supports for children and adults.

Site/Clinic Based Services

  • The Center for Hope

  • Outpatient

  • Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)

  • Parents and Children Together (PACT)

  • Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

  • Psychiatric/Socialization Rehabilitation for Hope

  • Residential Services for Children and Adults

Community Based Services

  • Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) and Forensic Assertive Community Treatment (FACT)

  • Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services (BHRS)

  • Case Management / Recovery Coaching

  • Community Health Liaison (CHL)

  • Community and School Based Behavioral Health (CSBBH)

  • Crisis Intervention

  • Substance Use Disorder Services

  • Dual Diagnosis Treatment Team (DDTT)

  • Family Based Mental Health Services

  • Therapeutic Family Care

  • Foster Care Plus

  • Peer Support

  • Student Assistance Program (SAP)

  • Supported Employment

  • Supports for Permanency (SFP)

For more information on each individual service, please visit: https://www.merakey.org/services-behavioral-health.html


Merakey is a leading developmental, behavioral health and education provider offering a breadth of integrated services to individuals and communities across the country.

We leverage our size and expertise to develop innovative solutions and new models of care to meet the needs of individuals, their families, public and private healthcare funders and community partner organizations.

We recognize that complex needs require a holistic approach. With our experience, expertise and compassion, we empower everyone within our communities to reach their fullest potential.

With a rich tradition spanning 50 years with nearly 10,000 employees, Merakey provides care to over 40,000 adults and children throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Delaware, Louisiana, Michigan, Texas, California, and Tennessee.

APPLY TODAY www.merakey.org/careers

Requisition # 48603

In addition to completing your application, please feel free to email your resume directly to our recruiter at gwendolyn.miller@merakey.org


  • Bachelors Degree from an accredited school of nursing preferred

  • Current unrestricted license for the state of Pennsylvania PA Licensed Register Nurse required

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in mental health

  • Knowledge and understanding of recovery principles and recovery driven service system

  • Understanding of individuals with serious mental illness and developmental disabilities

  • Valid PA Drivers License and ability to pass appropriate state and federal clearances

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