RN / Registered Nurse - Child Psych

Cambridge Health Alliance Somerville , MA 02143

Posted 3 weeks ago

Location: CHA Somerville Campus

Work Days: 8 hr shifts, M-F with E/O wknd and holidays as assigned

Category: Registered Nurse

Department: 6 East and 6 West

Job Type: Full time

Work Shift: Nights

Hours/Week: 40.00

Union: Yes

Union Name: MNA Somerville

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 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.

Qualifications and 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

KEYWORDS: Registered Nurse / RN / Psychiatric / Inpatient / Diversity / Behavioral / Mental Health / Pediatric / BSN / ASN

In keeping with federal, state and local laws, Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) policy forbids employees and associates to discriminate against anyone based on race, religion, color, gender, age, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to establishing and maintaining a workplace free of discrimination.

We are fully committed to equal employment opportunity. We will not tolerate unlawful discrimination in the recruitment, hiring, termination, promotion, salary treatment or any other condition of employment or career development. Furthermore, we will not tolerate the use of discriminatory slurs, or other remarks, jokes or conduct, that in the judgment of CHA, encourage or permit an offensive or hostile work environment.



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