Nurse Manager - Adult Psych
Company: Cambridge Health Alliance
Posted on: November 19, 2023
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.
--- To provide clinical operations, service planning, business
performance, and performance improvement to the
--- Accounts for clinical operations within the unit,
--- 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
--- 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.
--- 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
--- Facilitates interdisciplinary care of patients.
--- 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
--- Collaborates within service line and across service lines and
departments to continually improve effectiveness and efficiency of
--- 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
--- 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
--- Performs other related duties as assigned or directed.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:Other information:
Graduate of NLN Accredited School of Nursing
Bachelor of Science in Nursing required
Master's Degree preferred
Current Massachusetts Registered Nurse License
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
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,
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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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