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
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
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