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Job Details

RN - Geri Psychiatry

Category: Registered Nurse
Location:
CHA Everett Hospital, Everett, MA 02149

Department: Psych Lewis 2
Job Type: Part Time
Job Class: Union
Work Shift: Days with Evening Hours
Work Days: 8 hour shifts, e/o Saturday & Sunday
Hours/Week: 8
Date Posted: 09/15/2021
Requisition Number: hrq-122592

Job Details

CHA Everett Hospital is a busy community hospital, offering inpatient and outpatient services. The hospital operates 112-beds and provides intensive care, telemetry, behavioral health, and medical-surgical services. CHA Everett Hospital has a two (2) room OR and one (1) endoscopy room and a 24-hour emergency service department. Outpatient care at this campus includes surgery, orthopedics, rehabilitation, specialty care, primary care, and behavioral/mental health programs.

Lewis 2 is a 22 bed Geri Psych/Behavioral Health Unit for patient population 55+. We provide a vibrant activities program along with special group sessions and programming to provide support. A special group room houses musical instruments, art supplies and other items to engage individual patient strengths and interests. Patients are cared for by an entire team consisting of: Psychiatrists, Registered Nurses, Social Workers, Case Managers, Milieu Therapists and Nursing Assistants.

The role of a Geri 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 a geriatric 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. Reports directly to Nurse Manager and will be assigned according to the needs of the unit.

Qualifications/Experience:
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing with a current Massachusetts RN license required.
Newly hired RNs must have Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree or received within one year from date of hire.
Current BLS issued by the American Heart Association Healthcare Providers required.
1 year previous behavioral health & geriatric experience in a locked unit.
Newly hired candidates are required to successfully complete a job specific physical agility test.

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