2 South Overview
The 2 South inpatient unit consists of 24 psychiatric beds. The inpatient unit is under the overall supervision and medical direction of the Chief of Psychiatry and Director of Inpatient Psychiatric Nursing.
It is a multidisciplinary, full service, therapeutic environment with an eclectic approach. It offers intensive individual, group, family, activity, occupational, and somatic therapies within a therapeutic setting run by a team of nurses, doctors, social workers, psychologists and occupational therapists. Psychological testing and ECT is available when indicated.
Join a high functioning nursing team that practices evidence based Patient and Family Centered Care in an interdisciplinary team model. The RN provides care consistent with the mission and goals of assisting patients in the recovery process and providing for a safe milieu through alliance building with patients.
After orientation, the position shares charge nurse responsibilities with other experienced nurses. The RN charge nurse leads the evening staff by planning, organizing, implementing and evaluating clinical care. Career development opportunities include participation in shared governance, quality improvement, and pursuit of ANCC Magnet Certification.
The Departments of Nursing and Psychiatry are teaching departments that provide clinical placements for all disciplines including nursing students from Boston College. The unit provides general psychiatric care to adolescents, adults, and geriatric patients..
Schedule: 24 hours, night shift; every other weekend/holiday rotation
About Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital
Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital is a 171 bed non-profit, community teaching hospital located in Jamaica Plain directly across the street from the Arnold Arboretum. Founded in 1900, Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital has a long history of meeting the health care needs of our patients by offering comprehensive care in a wide variety of specialties.
At Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital, our world revolves around our patients and their families, which is why we've been nationally recognized for our best practices in patient care, safety measures and surgical outcomes. If you're looking for more than a career, join Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital. Our patients call it better care.
Our employees call it home. Bachelor's in Nursing is required. Massachusetts Registered Nurse Licensure required.
Certification in Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers required. The RN candidate has demonstrated an ability to work compassionately with persons who suffer from mental illness on a locked inpatient psychiatric unit. Adheres to all I C.A.R.E. standards.
Must show evidence of the basic analytic thinking necessary to care for a group of patients. Demonstrate observational skills and the ability to set priorities. Ability to function under stress with good interpersonal and communication skills. Must demonstrate effective skills in applying hospital standards in area of service, team work, communication, respect for others, and time/priority management.
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