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RN - Child Psych

Company: Cambridge Health Alliance
Location: Somerville
Posted on: May 4, 2021

Job Description:

Job DescriptionRN - Child Psych Apply Refer a Friend Back Category: Registered Nurse Location: CHA Somerville Hospital, Somerville, MA Department: 6 East and 6 West Job Type: Part Time Job Class: Union Union Name: SH MNA - SH Mass Nurses Assoc Work Shift: Evenings Work Days: 3p to 11:30pm Hours/Week: 32 Date Posted: 04/26/2021 Requisition Number: hrq-113494 Job DetailsThe CU (Child 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. Job Purpose: 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 managers to provide comprehensive, cost effective care and to support a problem solving approach to issues. Nursing assessment, plan, document and evaluate patient care in an adult locked psychiatric unit. Participates in quality improvement projects. Administers medications, medication management, 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 and oversees milieu counselors. Interacts effectively with patients, families and significant others. Qualifications/Experience: Current Massachusetts RN license required American Heart Association for Healthcare Providers BLS (Basic Life Support) certification is required BSN degree required or BSN degree required within 1 year from date of hire for newly hired RNS 1-2 years acute inpatient psychiatric experience preferred In addition, newly hired candidates are required to successfully complete a job specific physical agility test [cha020121]

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

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