Clinical Leader- Child Inpatient Psychiatry
Cambridge Health Alliance
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

Job Description

Location: CHA Cambridge Hospital, Cambridge, MA

Department: Child Assessment Unit

Job Type: Full Time

Work Shift: Days

Work Days: 8 hour shifts. 1 week 32 hours the next 40 hours

Job Details

  • The CAU (Child Assessment Unit) is a 13 bed secure psychiatric unit providing care for children between the ages of 3 and 12. The unit is located in the Cambridge Hospital. A multi-disciplinary approach is used to provide patient and family centered care. A continued emphasis on restraint reduction is ongoing and treatment focus is on assessment, stabilization, and after care treatment planning. The average length of stay is 7 days.

    The Clinical Leader knows and understands the philosophy, objectives, policies and procedures of Nursing Service and provides for their implementation Clinical Leader plans, administers and supervises nursing and related services with the geriatric psychiatric staff. Conforms behavior and actions to the expectations of the Service Excellence Program by exhibiting excellent customer relations skills to patients, visitors, physicians and co-workers.


Graduate of an accredited school of nursing with a current MA RN Licensure required

BSN degree required

American Heart Association BLS required

Psych Mental Health Certification preferred or within one year from date of hire

Minimum 5 years experience in a related field with a minimum two years charge experience preferred

Evidence of progressive leadership

Newly hired candidates are required to successfully complete a job specific physical agility test

Knowledge of DMH policies and procedures regarding human rights and restraints

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Employment/Position Type:

Full Time
Date Posted : 12/02/2020