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RN Clinical Leader - Child Psych

Company: Cambridge Health Alliance
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: August 1, 2022

Job Description:

Location: CHA Somerville Hospital Work Days: 8 hour shifts, M-FCategory: Registered Nurse Department: 6 East / 6 West (Child Psychiatry)Job Type: Full time Work Shift: Days with Evening rotation if neededHours/Week: 40.00 Union: Yes Union Name: MNA SomervilleIn partnership with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts we will be expanding inpatient psychiatric care in the region, by adding 42 new child, adolescent and specialized autism spectrum / neurodevelopmental beds at our Somerville Campus. The new CHA Center of Excellence for Child and Adolescent Inpatient Mental Health Care at Somerville will provide a transformative continuum of patient and family-centered care for diverse youth with mental health needs.The 6 East/West Child Psychiatry Unit, is a 24 bed secure psychiatric unit providing care for children between the ages of 3 and 12. The unit is located at our CHA Somerville Campus. A multi-disciplinary approach is used to provide patient and family centered care. A continued emphasis on restraint reduction is ongoing and treatment focus is on assessment, stabilization, and after care treatment planning. The average length of stay is 7 days. The Clinical Leader knows and understands the philosophy, objectives, policies and procedures for the Nursing Service and provides for their implementation Clinical Leader plans, administers and supervises nursing and related services with the geriatric psychiatric staff. Conforms behavior and actions to the expectations of the Service Excellence Program by exhibiting excellent customer relations skills to patients, visitors, physicians and co-workers.Qualifications/Experience:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing with a current Massachusetts RN license required
  • All newly hired RNs must have BSN degree or within 12 months from date of hire
  • Current American Heart Association BLS certification required
  • Three years experience behavioral health / psychiatric experience in a secured unit
  • Evidence of progressive leadership
  • Newly hired candidates are required to successfully complete a job specific physical agility test
  • Knowledge of DMH policies and procedures regarding human rights and restraintKEYWORDS: Registered Nurse / Psychiatric / Mental Health / Behavioral / RN / Inpatient / Diversity / Leadership / Management In keeping with federal, state and local laws, Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) policy forbids employees and associates to discriminate against anyone based on race, religion, color, gender, age, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to establishing and maintaining a workplace free of discrimination. We are fully committed to equal employment opportunity. We will not tolerate unlawful discrimination in the recruitment, hiring, termination, promotion, salary treatment or any other condition of employment or career development. Furthermore, we will not tolerate the use of discriminatory slurs, or other remarks, jokes or conduct, that in the judgment of CHA, encourage or permit an offensive or hostile work environment.

Keywords: Cambridge Health Alliance, Cambridge , RN Clinical Leader - Child Psych, Healthcare , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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