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RN Clinical Leader - Child Psych

Company: Cambridge Health Alliance
Location: Somerville
Posted on: June 13, 2022

Job Description:

In partnership with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts we will be expanding inpatient psychiatric care in the region, by adding 42 new child, adolescent and specialized autism spectrum / neurodevelopmental beds at our Somerville Campus. The new CHA Center of Excellence for Child and Adolescent Inpatient Mental Health Care at Somerville will provide a transformative continuum of patient and family-centered care for diverse youth with mental health needs.
The 6 East/West Child Psychiatry 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.
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 geriatric 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.

Qualifications/Experience:

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 / psychiatric experience in a secured 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


KEYWORDS: Registered Nurse / Psychiatric / Mental Health / Behavioral / RN / Inpatient / Diversity / Leadership / ManagementPI181497770

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

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