BWH Registered Nurse
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BWH-Bournewood Hospital Brookline - Brookline, MA
Health Care

Registered Nurses ** Sign On and Retention Bonus**

We are currently seeking Registered Nurses for Day/Evening and Evening/Awake Overnight rotations including rotating every other weekend. RN responsibilities are: Assessment, planning and evaluation of individual patient's care. RNs serve as a member of the multidisciplinary treatment team and provide guidance to the LPN, Psychiatric Technician, Milieu Therapists, and Mental Health Counselors. Must be experienced working in an inpatient setting with adults and/or adolescents with psychiatric or substance use issues. Must be a graduate of an accredited nursing program, licensed as an RN in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and CPR certified. A BSN is preferred.

About Us


Bournewood Health Systems is a behavioral health organization with a main campus in Brookline, MA and various satellite sites in Woburn, Lowell, and Dedham. We are dedicated to providing quality, evidence-based and person-centered treatment for people with mental health and substance use conditions in a safe and respectful environment in partnership with the individuals and families we serve, focusing on support, hope and recovery. We are committed to a philosophy and an environment of care in which we treat people with dignity, respect and mutuality; protect their rights; provide the best care possible; support them in returning to their natural communities; and include patients and families as partners in their treatment. We stand firmly for providing a safe and therapeutic environment for patients, families and staff. All Bournewood employees are continuously trained in this philosophy. All candidates must be able and willing to promote the values of trauma-informed and patient-centered care.

Salary: Negotiable

Start Date: ASAP

Openings: Full and Part-time openings day/evening and evening/awake overnight rotating every other weekend


Qualifications: MUST be experienced in working with adults or adolescents with psychiatric or substance abuse issues in an inpatient environment. Must be a graduate of an accredited nursing program, licensed as an RN in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and CPR certified. Salary commensurate with experience.

Location: Brookline, MA

Shifts available are:
Day/Evenings (6:45am-3pm/2:45pm-11pm)
Evening/Awake overnight rotation shifts (2:45pm-11pm/10:45pm-7am)


Job Description

Essential Functions:

  • Plans and implements individualized nursing care.
  • Initiates written nursing care plan individualized to resolve the problems identified in assessment.
  • Documentation of nursing interventions, patient response to treatment plans, and identifies teaching needs and patient response to teaching.
  • Completes and documents teaching in the medical record prior to patient discharge
  • Maintains a safe environment for patients and colleagues.
  • Orients new employees using orientation guidelines and corrective feedback.
  • Assesses patient needs, prioritizing nursing care activities and assigns patients’ care according to patient needs and skill level of staff daily.
  • Provides trauma informed care to patients
  • Models a calm approach to managing crisis
  • Supervises staff in proving strength based care, using sensory tools, and recommends rehab consult as needed
  • Assesses patients for early signs of escalation and helps them use their safety plan in preventing further escalation.
  • Leads and documents on a weekly basis a group for patients.
  • Safely administers medication and documents according to procedure.
  • Adheres to policy of patient confidentiality, maintains professional boundaries and accepts float assignment as needed.
  • Role model to other nursing personnel and provides a positive approach to problems.
  • Identifies resources to facilitate effective patient care.
  • May be assigned to the role of HIV/AIDS Coordinator or Tobacco Coordinator for the entire Health System, attends external conferences as assigned to maintain competency in this role, provides guidance to nurse managers and or the Directors of Ambulatory Care related to development of appropriate patient assessment tools and or health education groups for the patient population. Provides educational in-services to staff within the organization as requested related to the need to maintain confidentiality for patients with HIV/AIDS, plan and document treatment interventions based on individual patient assessment including addressing need for follow-up in aftercare planning
  • Maintains effective working relationship with other departments and clinicians.
  • May be assigned to a charge nurse or med nurse role on shifts assigned. As charge nurse responsible for daily shift assignment, completing SBAR report, completing 24 hr report and maintaining oversight of staff and patient movements on the shift. On Emerson 1, Each nurse shares both functions as team nurses.

Essential Competencies:

  • Knowledge of bio-psychosocial factors, cultural and age related issues with patient populations.
  • Knowledge of psychotropic medications and other treatment modalities for psychiatric disorders and Chemical Dependency.
  • Ability to relate to other team members including giving clear direction to MHC’s.
  • Meets standards for educational requirements of Bournewood Hospital Nursing Department including current CPR competency.

Minimum Qualifications: MA licensure. Experience in inpatient psychiatry, Chemical Dependency and Medical Surgical Nursing experience preferred (1 year inpt required for per diem). CPR certification required. Excellent interpersonal skills mandatory.

Physical Criteria:

  • Must be able to climb stairs.
  • Must be able to assist with patient care, example: turning a patient in bed, assisting with ambulation.
  • Must be able to participate in restraint procedure.
  • Must be able to see clearly to read medication labels, etc.