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RN/Registered Nurse - Geriatric Psychiatry

Date Posted: 04/16/2024

Requisition Number: 7406

Location: CHA Everett Hospital 

Work Days: Primarily 3pm-11:30pm with rotations to 7am-3:30pm  

Category: Registered Nurse  

Department: Psych EH Lewis 2 Nursing  

Job Type: Full time  

Work Shift: Day / Evening 

Hours/Week: 40.00 

Union: Yes 

Union Name: MNA Everett


Department Summary

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 and Milieu Counselors.


Summary
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.

Qualifications/Experience

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 Psych locked unit strongly preferred.
1 year previous mental health experience in a locked Geri-psych unit is highly preferred.
All newly hired candidates must successfully complete a job specific physical agility test.


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