Location Profile

Charleston, Maine

Facility Type
Facility Location
Charleston, Maine
Teaching Facility
Trauma Center
Number of Beds

Hospital Overview

Our client provides healthcare within a correctional facility in Charleston, Maine. You may not be familiar with the role of nurses in correctional healthcare, but the opportunity here is similar to working in a long-term care facility or a nursing home. Duties involve primarily medication administration, acute care assessment, wound care and other general nursing tasks. All care is performed in a safe and secure facility. In fact, the organization has never had an incident in over 20 years and the prisoners view the nurses as their allies who are invested in their care.

The facility is on a path to transform correctional healthcare. They need great, mission-driven nurses to make this happen.

You may be a great fit for this position and not even know it. Here’s why…

As a citizen of a developing country, you may have seen firsthand the devastating impact that poor healthcare access and quality of care can have on the less-fortunate people of your home country. Likewise, if you accept a position working at Mountain View Youth Development Center, most of the patients you will care for have not had access to quality healthcare despite being in one of the wealthiest countries in the world. YOU will be able to make a difference in their lives as they make the journey back to mental and physical health. Most patients will hold you in high-regard and with respect as you improve their lives.

  • Do you believe in and wish to contribute to the mission of providing high-quality, compassionate care for some of the most under-served citizens?
  • Would you be proud to answer the call to serve those who need it most?

Community Overview

Located right outside Bangor, Maine, Charleston is a small town with a good school district, and close shopping destinations. Its natural beauty both in the fall and winter means it’s a picturesque place to live year-round. Charleston is a small town but is centrally located to several exciting spots in the area. Affordable, quaint, and good for families, the town’s location gives you easy access to nearby Bangor, Maine.

Learn more about Charleston at the official town website and explore the area at the county website.

Cost of Living


Charleston is served by the public school district RSU 68 which includes 1 elementary school and 1 middle school for students in grades Pre-K to 8th. For high school, the district’s students attend private school Foxcroft Academy in nearby Dover-Foxcroft, Maine and the district pays their tuition. Although small, the district provides great academic and extracurricular activities for its students. The elementary and middle schools both have afterschool STEM programs, reading programs, and other innovative offerings for students. The school district is rated among the top 30 safest in the state. There is 1 private school in Charleston.

Click here to read more about Charleston's public schools.
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Once you find the schools you're interested in, please contact them for more information.


Nearby Cities

Local and Nearby Attractions

Charleston is a small town and as such, its shopping options are spread out a bit. Stores in the area include gift shops, antique stores, and an assortment of places for general merchandise. Big-box stores include Family Dollar and Tractor Supply, while grocery shopping options are Shaw’s, Save-a-Lot, and Hannaford Supermarket. Other shopping destinations are in Bangor, Maine, just 35 minutes from Charleston.

There are a variety of activities to enjoy in Charleston and the surrounding area. Visit the University of Maine Museum of Art in nearby Orono, Maine for beautiful works of art spanning centuries and stop by the University Collins Center for the Arts to see a theatrical or musical production, hear world-class musicians, or attend other special events. From there, you can discover Native American arts at the campus Hudson Museum. Younger residents can learn through play at the Maine Discovery Children’s Museum in Bangor, Maine and discover archeology at the Harrigan Learning Center in Milo, Maine. Historical buffs can learn all about the local history at the Corinth Historical Society and Museum at Corinth, Maine and discover the ancient art of blacksmithing at the Blacksmith Shop Museum in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine. In Bradley, Maine awaits the Maine Forest and Logging Museum, a look at the rich history of logging in the area. Several movie theaters are nearby to let you see all of the new theatrical releases.

Outdoor lovers have plenty to explore in this area of Maine. You can go moose spotting, whitewater rafting, and kayaking in the wilderness. Hike the several trails found in the Bangor City Forest or Acadia National Park. Winter activities for the area include hiking, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, and snowshoeing the pristine white snow.

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Crime Rate

One of the safest cities in Maine, Charleston has a crime rate significantly lower than the national average.

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