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Job Details

NEW Registered Nurse Only - Adult Psychiatry Residency Program

Date Posted: 07/14/2024

Requisition Number: 7857

Location: CHA Cambridge Hospital 

Work Days: 7:00am-3:30pm and 3:00pm-11:30pm, Every Other Weekend and Rotating Holidays  

Category: Registered Nurse  

Department: Psych CH Cahill 4 Adult Nursing  

Job Type: Full time  

Work Shift: Day / Evening 

Hours/Week: 36.00 

Union: Yes 

Union Name: MNA Cambridge

Department Summary

Cahill 4 is an adult Psychiatric locked unit. There are 18 beds available on this inpatient unit of which we see various types of psychiatric illnesses such as Schizophrenia bi-polar and affective disorders, Personality disorders, Dual diagnosis, Adjustment disorder, Psychosis, and use DBT/CBT Group Therapy. According to DMH we have a lower than average restraint rate. We use a sensory approach to de-escalating patients and all staff are educated in trauma informed care, which provides each patient with individualized care.

The role of a Psych RN is to provide quality patient care according to Cambridge Health Alliance standards of nursing practice. The 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 the nurse manager, to provide comprehensive, cost effective care and to support a problem solving approach to issues. The RN assesses, plans, documents and evaluates patient care in an adult locked psychiatric unit. The RN contributes to multidisciplinary treatment and planning by bringing a nursing focus to team collaboration. The RN reports directly to the Nurse Manager and will be assigned according to the needs of the unit.


Current MA RN Licensure required.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree preferred.
Current Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers by the American Heart Association or American Red Cross is required.

1 year previous mental health experience in a locked unit strongly preferred

All newly hired candidates must successfully complete a job specific physical agility test.


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