Company: Cambridge Health Alliance
Posted on: July 22, 2021
West 2 is a 22 bed acute care for Adults ages 19-64 on a
behavioral health unit. The unit is dedicated to providing
exceptional care to people in our community with mental health and
substance abuse illness. We established a philosophy of caring for
patients who need mental health services with kindness, respect and
dignity, while we provide them with a supportive environment and
treatment to help them heal. Our program is dedicated to
depression, bipolar disorders, post-traumatic stress disorders,
substance abuse and psychotic diagnoses. Our primary objective: we
work to help our patients get better so they can live better
The role of a 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 an adult 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.
Current MA RN Licensure required.
Newly hire RNs are required to have a Bachelor of Science in
Nursing (BSN) degree or within one year from date of hire.
Current American Heart Association for Healthcare Providers BLS
1 year previous mental health experience in a locked unit strongly
Newly hired candidates are required to successfully complete a job
specific physical agility exam.
Key words: Registered Psychiatry Nurse
Keywords: Cambridge Health Alliance, Boston , RN, Other , Everett, Massachusetts
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