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Nurse Manager - Adult Psych

Company: Cambridge Health Alliance
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: November 19, 2023

Job Description:

Location: CHA Cambridge Hospital Work Days: Primarily days Category: Nurse Manager Department: Psych CH 7 West Adult Nursing Job Type: Full time Work Shift: -Primarily daysHours/Week: 40.00 Union: No Union Name: Non UnionDEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION:7 West is an adult Psychiatric locked unit. There are 9 beds available on this inpatient unit of which we see various types of psychiatric illnesses such as Schizophrenia bi-polar and affective disorders, Personality disorders, Dual diagnosis, Adjustment disorder, Psychosis, and use DBT/CBT Group Therapy. According to DMH we have a lower than average restraint rate, use sensory approach to de-escalating patients, and all staff are educated in trauma informed care which provides each patient with individualized care. Summary:
--- To provide clinical operations, service planning, business performance, and performance improvement to the Department.Responsibilities:
Clinical Operations:
--- Accounts for clinical operations within the unit, including:
--- Direct supervision of all unit clinical and support staff, including accountability for employee competencies, evaluations, and annual reviews.
--- Provides leadership to staff to facilitate the resolution of conflicts.
--- Development, implementation and monitoring of systems for acquisitions and maintenance of equipment and supplies.
--- Development, implementation and revision of unit clinical standards, policies, and procedures.
--- Collaborates within the service line, and across service lines and departments to ensure effective clinical operations.
--- Hiring: Collaborates with other members of the leadership team to recruit and hire quality candidates.
Service Planning:
--- Develops programming/services which are consistent with CHA mission and vision, including:
--- Assessment of client/patient community health needs and development of programming to meet these needs.
--- Assessment of staff and client/patient educational needs and development of programming to meet these needs.
--- On-going staff supervision and development of nursing and interdisciplinary staff.
--- Facilitates interdisciplinary care of patients.
Business Performance:
--- Develops unit budget and monitors cost/unit measures and other business performance measures.
--- Develops innovations to increase efficiencies while maintaining or improving quality.
--- Develops unit staff accountability for business performance.
--- Collaborates within service line and across service lines and departments to continually improve effectiveness and efficiency of systems.
Performance Improvement:
--- Develops and monitors performance improvement measures, including but not limited to measures of clinical/service outcomes, cost/volume measures and customer satisfaction.
--- Collaborates with other providers to develop and monitor service line performance measures.
--- Leading change: demonstrates familiarity with the psychology of change and is able to apply that body of knowledge to lead change within the unit and the service line.
--- Communication: effectively communicates and collaborates with diverse individuals, disciplines and departments throughout the organization and the community we serve.
--- Diversity: Understands how a diverse workforce affects the delivery of health services and integrates the organizational mission and vision with respect to diversity into all aspects of work.
--- Team Leadership: Understands the power of accomplishing organizational goals in teams. Develops facilitation skills that accelerate the work of teams.
--- Labor Relations: Demonstrates an understanding of labor relations and union regulations. Works collaboratively with union leadership with its members.
--- Staff development and evaluation: Works effectively with and provides feedback to staff to maximize development. Counsels staff and uses progressive disciplinary actions when necessary.
--- Provides clinical leadership to nursing and interdisciplinary staff.
--- Performs other related duties as assigned or directed.
--- Education/Training:
Graduate of NLN Accredited School of Nursing
Bachelor of Science in Nursing required
Master's Degree preferred
--- Licensure:
Current Massachusetts Registered Nurse License
--- Certifications:
Maintains current Basic Life Support "C" certification
--- Work Experience:
Five years' clinical experience in department area.
Demonstrated leadership and management abilities

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.
Cambridge Health Alliance brings Care to the People - including your neighbors, friends and family. Our local hospitals and care centers serve our vibrant, diverse communities, and play an integral role in improving health. As passionate advocates for the underserved, we actively partner with our communities to take on challenging public health issues, and conduct important research to help reduce barriers to care. We believe that everyone deserves access to high quality, convenient health care. This is why our employees believe in where they work and why many build long, rewarding careers at CHA.
Healthcare is changing rapidly. CHA has a strategic plan that charts a proactive course for our future. It is built on a vision of equity and excellence for everyone, every time. It also recognizes that our workforce is our most valuable asset and prioritizes competitive salaries, benefits and professional development opportunities for employees. The strategic plan is changing the way we provide care and improving the health and experience of our patients; we are looking for smart, committed, compassionate people who want to be part of making our vision of better health and equity a reality.
At CHA, you can believe in where you work and go home every day knowing you made a difference. Join our team and help us bring Care to the People.

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