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RN / Registered Nurse - Child & Adolescent Neurodevelopment

Date Posted: 05/23/2022

Requisition Number: 304

Location: CHA Somerville Campus

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

Category: Registered Nurse

Department: 5 East and 5 West

Job Type: Full time

Work Shift: 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.

Cambridge Health Alliance's Child and Adolescent Neurodevelopment Inpatient Unit provides specialist assessment and care for children and adolescents who have severe mental health and neurodevelopmental needs. CHA provides services for children experiencing complex and persistent emotional and behavioral difficulties due to neurodevelopmental disorders. We care for our patients in a newly renovated secured 24-bed unit at the CHA Somerville Campus. Our unit offers private rooms, communal eating and living areas, an outdoor activity space, an active sensory room, quiet calming' spaces for both individual and group play and learning.


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. Neurology and/or Neurodevelopment experience strongly preferred.

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

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


In keeping with federal, state and local laws, Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) policy forbids employees and associates to discriminate against anyone based on race, religion, color, gender, age, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to establishing and maintaining a workplace free of discrimination. We are fully committed to equal employment opportunity. We will not tolerate unlawful discrimination in the recruitment, hiring, termination, promotion, salary treatment or any other condition of employment or career development. Furthermore, we will not tolerate the use of discriminatory slurs, or other remarks, jokes or conduct, that in the judgment of CHA, encourage or permit an offensive or hostile work environment.

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