Nurse Manager, Crisis Stabilization Unit

Location: Salem, MA
Job ID: 172812-1A
Date Posted: Jun 15, 2022
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

  • New Increased Competitive Pay Rates
  • Sign-on bonuses up to $3,000 (prorated for part-time)
  • Benefits that start day 1!

The Nurse Manager provides clinical and administrative oversight of the program. Manages the daily operations of the CCS program and ensures high quality of care and short term crisis stabilization services in a home-like, consumer friendly and comfortable environment conducive to recovery.

Our Crisis Stabilization Unit is an 8 bed unit offering short-term residential stabilization services for individuals with psychiatric and/or substance abuse disorders. We are a 24/7 facility that works as a team to lead encouraging groups, connect clients with medication evaluations, and follow through with aftercare plans. Individuals are accepted on a voluntary basis. The average length of stay for the program is three to five calendar days.  

The Nurse Manager's Responsibilities are:

  • Develop, manage and supervise a team of clinicians, LPNs, mental health counselors and paraprofessionals. 
  • Responsible for providing a staff-secure, safe, homelike and structured crisis stabilization and treatment service and ensure the facility is clean and in good repair.
  • Oversee the CCS programming including individual/group psycho-education, including information on recovery, wellness, crisis self-management and how to access wellness and recovery services available in the community; the provision of assessment, treatment interventions and brief counseling for individuals in the CCS program with the primary objectives including restoration of functioning, strengthening the resources and capacities of the individuals, family and other natural supports, timey return to a natural setting in the community, development/strengthening of the individualized crisis plan and/or safety plan, as part of the Crisis Planning Tools for youth and linkage to ongoing medically necessary support services.
  • Performs the following functions: fills physician orders; administers medication; takes vital signs; coordinates medical care; contributes to comprehensive assessment, brief crisis counseling, individualized crisis prevention planning, and provider psycho-education; and assists with discharge planning and care coordination.
  • Responsible and accountable for the quality of nursing care delivered, and establishes/oversees medication administration according to the Nurse Practitioner or Physician’s order. Monitors the biomedical status and conditions of all clients admitted. Timely and accurately records and reports all observed symptoms, reactions, treatments, and changes in the client’s safety status in the medical file and to the attending physician.
  • Leads treatment team meetings.
  • Responsible for monitoring the program’s daily census and ensuring the program maintain the target census
  • Responsbile for scheduling and maintaining an optimal staffing pattern for program coverage within the confines of the program budget and required staffing patterns as outline in the MBHP CCS performance specifications.
  •  In collaboration with the Director of Emergency Services, develop quality improvement plans for the CCS program as needed.
  • Ensures availability outside of scheduled supervisory meetings and promptly responds to clinical emergencies. 
  • Provide direct crisis assessment and intervention services for CCS clients who may need a different level of care on an as needed basis.


  • Registered Nurse (RN) license is required.
  • Previous supervisory/managerial experience preferred.
  • Preferred experience and training in emergency psychiatric services working with adults including training in de-escalation strategies and short term crisis counseling


About Us

Beth Israel Lahey Health is dedicated to improving health and wellness and making a difference in the lives of our patients, their families and all members of the communities we serve.  Formed in March 2019, Beth Israel Lahey Health is a patient-centered, integrated care delivery system providing a continuum of services spanning academic, tertiary and community hospitals, dedicated orthopedic and psychiatric hospitals, primary and specialty care, community acute care, ambulatory care, behavioral services and home health.  Beth Israel Lahey Health Performance Network is a unified joint contracting and population health management organization, jointly governed by participating physicians and hospitals.

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