Department: Adolescent Psych
Employment Type: Per Diem
Union Name: TCH MNA-TCH Mass Nurses Assoc
Work Days: all shifts
Date Posted: 08/14/2017
Requisition Number: hrq-76249
The AAU (Adolescent Assessment Unit) is a 14 bed secure psychiatric unit that provides care for children between the ages of 13 and 18. The unit is located in the Cambridge Hospital. 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 role of a Psych RN is to provide quality patient care according to Cambridge Health Alliance standards of nursing practice and the role expectations of the patient care unit, including administration of medications and treatments. RN must demonstrate ability to respond to medical and psychiatric emergencies in a prompt, precise and professional manner and be able to work in collaboration with nurse manager to provide comprehensive, cost effective care and to support a problem solving approach to issues. Assess, plan, document and evaluate patient care in an adult locked psychiatric unit. Participates in quality improvement projects. Administers medications and treatments as needed. Acts as a resource for nursing issues and keeps abreast of all aspects of assigned patient care. Contributes to multidisciplinary treatment planning by bringing a nursing focus to team collaboration and contributing to multidisciplinary treatment planning. Communicates effectively with health team members. Interacts effectively with patients, families and significant others.
Qualifications/Experience: Current MA RN licensure and AHA Healthcare Provider BLS is required.
BSN required of newly hired candidates.
At least one year psychiatric experience preferred.
In addition, newly hired candidates are required to successfully complete a job specific agility test.[cha101716]