RN Clinical Leader- Adult Inpatient Psychiatry

Cambridge Health Alliance Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States Full-Time Medical

About this position

Location: CHA Cambridge Hospital

Work Days: with weekend and holiday rotation

Category: Registered Nurse

Department: Professional Psych Cahill 4

Job Type: Full time

Work Shift: Day / Evening

Hours/Week: 36.00

Union: Yes

Union Name: Cambridge MNA

Department Summary: 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 individualized care.

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 adult 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.

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 experience in a locked 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 restraint

Newly hired experienced RNs interested in committing to a minimum of two years of employment at Cambridge Health Alliance, may be eligible to receive a retention bonus of $10,000. Part-time employees may be eligible for a prorated retention bonus.
Please speak with your HR Advisor for details.

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