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RN / Registered Nurse - Adolescent Psych

Date Posted: 05/24/2022

Requisition Number: 271

Location: CHA Somerville Campus

Work Days: 8-hour shifts, M-F with E/O weekend and holidays as assigned

Category: Registered Nurse

Department: 2 North

Job Type: Full time

Work Shift: Day / Night

Hours/Week: 40.00

Union: Yes

Union Name: MNA Somerville

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. The new CHA Center of Excellence for Child and Adolescent Inpatient Mental Health Care at Somerville will provide a transformative continuum of patient and family-centered care for diverse youth with mental health needs.

The AU (Adolescent Unit) is a 21 bed secure psychiatric unit that provides care for children between the ages of 13 and 18. The unit is located in Somerville Hospital. This is an acute care unit, working on assessment, stabilization and after care treatment planning. We have a multidisciplinary team focused on teaching self-control, de-escalation and restraint reduction. This approach is used to provide patient and family centered care. The average length of stay is 7 days.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Current Massachusetts RN license required

  • American Heart Association for Healthcare Providers BLS (Basic Life Support) certification is required

  • BSN degree required or BSN degree required within 1 year from date of hire for newly hired RNS

  • 1-2 years acute inpatient psychiatric experience preferred.

  • In addition, newly hired candidates are required to successfully complete a job specific physical agility test

KEYWORDS: Registered Nurse / RN / Psychiatric / Inpatient / Diversity / Behavioral / Mental Health / Pediatric / BSN / ASN



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