Cahill 4 is an adult Psychiatric locked unit. There are 18
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, Duel 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 with provides each patient with
The role of a Psych RN is to provide quality patient care
according to Cambridge Health Alliance standards of nursing
practice and the role expectations of the patient care unit,
including administration of medications and treatments. RN must
demonstrate ability to respond to medical and psychiatric
emergencies in a prompt, precise and professional manner and be
able to work in collaboration with nurse manager to provide
comprehensive, cost effective care and to support a problem solving
approach to issues. Assess, plan, document and evaluate patient
care in an adult locked psychiatric unit. Participates in quality
improvement projects. Administers medications and treatments as
needed. Acts as a resource for nursing issues and keeps abreast of
all aspects of assigned patient care. Contributes to
multidisciplinary treatment planning by bringing a nursing focus to
team collaboration and contributing to multidisciplinary treatment
planning. Communicates effectively with health team members.
Interacts effectively with patients, families and significant
- Graduation from an accredited school of nursing.
- BSN strongly preferred; BSN required within 1 year of hire date
for newly hired RNs
- Current MA RN Licensure required.
- AHA Healthcare Provider BLS is required
- 1 year current experience in an acute locked inpatient
psychiatric setting is required.
All newly hired candidates must successfully complete a job
specific physical agility test