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Nurse Manager / RN - Child Psychiatric Unit

Category: Nurse Manager
CHA Cambridge Hospital, Cambridge, MA

Department: Child Asmnt Unit Profssnl
Job Type: Full Time
Job Class: Union
Work Shift: Day/Evening with Variable Start Time
Work Days: Nurse Manager
Hours/Week: 40
Date Posted: 04/28/2021
Requisition Number: hrq-116313

Job Details

  • RN Required
  • 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.

    Job Purpose: 24-hour accountability for both units, supervising RNs and Milieu Counselors over 24-hours, 7-days per week. Administrative and Clinical Supervision of staff, staffing and budgeting. program development and implementation of evidenced based practices, adherence to regulatory and licensing agency requirements. Recovery focused approach familiar with principles of trauma informed care.

    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.


    • Active Massachusetts RN licensure and bachelor of science in nursing
    • MSN preferred.
    • Pediatric experience
    • AHA Healthcare Provider BLS
    • At least five years clinical experience in acute psychiatric nursing.
    • Prior experience in nurse management

    All newly hired candidates will be required to pass the agility portion of the occupational health physical.


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