Staff Nurse, Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU)

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Location: Salem, MA
Job ID: 163085-1A
Date Posted: Oct 14, 2020
Category: Nursing

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Job Description

Welcome To

Welcome to Beth Israel Lahey Health Behavioral Services.   Our team delivers quality care to clients and families in more than 30 communities throughout the North Shore, Merrimack Valley and Greater Boston. Our mission is to provide personal, compassionate, state-of-the-art, integrated behavioral healthcare that makes a difference in the lives of the people and communities we serve. Our services include mental health counseling, addiction treatment, and family and school-based services.

 

About the Job

The Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) is a 24/7 facility that works as a team to lead encouraging groups, connect clients with medication evaluations, and follow through with aftercare plans. Our CSU offers short-term residential stabilization services for individuals with psychiatric and/or substance abuse disorders. Individuals are accepted on a voluntary basis and the average length of stay for the program is three to five calendar days. The Staff Nurse is a member of the treatment team who works collaboratively to ensure a safe, therapeutic treatment environment.

The Staff Nurse’s Responsibilities Are:

  • Collects appropriate assessment and screening information, to include bio-psycho-social information, psychiatric and medication history, and alcohol/drug information
  • Establishes & oversees medication administration
  • Monitors and records the biomedical status and conditions of all clients admitted, including all observed symptoms, reactions, treatments, and changes in the client’s safety status
  • Participates in treatment team meetings and assists with development of care plans
  • Collaborates with the team in providing health information and maintenance of the medical record
  • Monitors the patient milieu for safety issues and assists with promoting a positive therapeutic environment.
  • Assists in the admitting, discharging and transferring process
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Valid and current Massachusetts licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse or Registered Nurse
  • Current certification in CPR
  • 2 years’ experience in the field of mental health and/or substance abuse required

Schedule:

Per diem

About Us

Beth Israel Lahey Health is an integrated system providing patients with better care wherever they are. Care informed by world-class research and education. We are doctors and nurses, technicians and social workers, innovators and educators, and so many others. All with a shared vision for what healthcare can and should be. We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining top talent. We strive to create a diverse and inclusive workplace that reflects the communities in which we work and serve. With a team approach to care, we encourage learning and growth at all levels and offer competitive salaries and benefits.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.