The family of Elizabeth (Betty) B. would like to thank you for the abundant kindness, care and concern you provided our dear Mom while she was at Whittier. Your jobs and the services you provide are challenging. Not everyone is cut out for that line of work, but we would like to commend you and your organization for putting together a staff to be proud of. While we were blessed to have received excellent care from the staff at Whittier, we would like to give special thanks for the sincere kindness showed to our Mom, Betty, and to our family by Liz and her co-workers. These ladies and men are a true credit to the nursing profession and we wish them the best in all of their future endeavors.

Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital Westborough

Registered Nurse Clinical Leader - Geriatric Psychiatric experience required

Location: Haverhill, MA - The Whittier Pavilion

Category: Nursing

Registered Nurse Clinical Leader – Full Time second Shift Monday ‐ Friday
Geriatric Psychiatric experience required

Primary Responsibilities:
• Coordinates total nursing care for the patients, administers direct treatment, participates in patient and family teaching, provides leadership for staff.  
• Under the direction of the Director of Nursing, holds responsibility and accountability for the operations of the nursing unit to which they are assigned.  
• Oversees patient care management and ensures that professional nursing is practiced in accordance with the established standards, policies and procedures of the Nursing Department and the hospital.  
• Is responsible for the development and management of personnel, supplies, equipment and maintenance of a safe environment.
• Demonstrates a commitment to the standards of professional nursing practice as developed by the Nursing department.
• Is responsible for coordinating nursing care within their respective unit.
• Demonstrates knowledge of nursing process and an understanding of the nursing department philosophy.
• Assists the Director of Nursing Services with compliance relative to policies and procedures in order to ensure compliance with federal, state, TJC, and hospital standards and regulations.
• Provides patient care directly and oversees students and orientees as they provide care.
• Monitors and evaluates nursing care provided to patients by staff through continuous assessment.
• Acts as a clinical resource, teacher and mentor to the staff, students and interns.
• Ensures confidentiality of all patient and employee issues.
• Provides a safe environment for patients, families and hospital staff.
• Assesses and communicates to administration any space, equipment and other resource needs of the department.
• Provides leadership and direction to staff in emergency situations, evaluates staff performance and communicates to the Director of Nursing or designee.
• In the absence of the Director of Nursing, the Clinical Leader will assist the Assistant Director of Nursing with nursing department responsibilities on an as needed basis.
• The Clinical Leader demonstrates accountability for efficient utilization and development of personnel in meeting patient care needs.
• Projects staffing needs for provision of care to the patients based on acuity and census and communicates appropriately to staffing, admissions and the DON/ADON.
• Communicates unit acuity and other information needed for the appropriate staffing of the unit.
• Assures that orientation and educational programs are developed and implemented to assure competency of the nursing staff.
• Monitors staff provision of care, identifies educational needs and plans to address those needs with assistance from the Clinical Nurse Educator.
• Will assist the Director of Nursing Services with provision of clinical performance information so that staff evaluations may be conducted or disciplinary action taken when appropriate.

• Graduated from an accredited registered nursing program.
• Holds current RN licensure in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
• BSN preferred.
• Minimum of two years of experience in mental health.
• Geriatric Psychiatric experience required.
• CPR certified.
• Knowledge of psychiatric concepts and principles, growth and development across the lifespan.

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