RN - Geri Psych
Company: Cambridge Health Alliance
Posted on: October 14, 2021
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.
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
1 year previous behavioral health & geriatric experience in a
Newly hired candidates are required to successfully complete a job
specific physical agility test.
Keywords: Cambridge Health Alliance, Boston , RN - Geri Psych, Other , Everett, Massachusetts
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