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Clinical Leader / RN - Child and Adolescent Neurodevelopment

Company: Cambridge Health Alliance
Location: Somerville
Posted on: September 19, 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 Healthcare at Somerville will provide a transformative continuum of patient and family-centered care for diverse youth with mental health needs.
Cambridge Health Alliance's inpatient Child and Adolescent Neurodevelopment Unit provides specialist assessment and care for children and adolescents who have severe mental health and neurodevelopmental needs. CHA provides services for children experiencing complex and persistent emotional and behavioral difficulties due to neurodevelopmental disorders. We care for our patients in a newly renovated secured 24-bed unit at the CHA Somerville Campus. Our unit offers private rooms, communal eating and living areas, an outdoor activity space, an active sensory room, quiet 'calming' spaces for both individual and group play and learning.
The RN 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 neurodevelopment 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 Registered Nurse 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: Psych Nurse / Registered Nurse / Psychiatric / Mental Health / Behavioral / RN / Inpatient / Diversity / Autism / NeuroPI190314977

Keywords: Cambridge Health Alliance, Somerville , Clinical Leader / RN - Child and Adolescent Neurodevelopment, Healthcare , Somerville, Massachusetts

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