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Walden – Registered Nurse – Baylor positions FT


This is a Full-time position in Dedham, MA posted September 27, 2023.

We save lives while providing the opportunity for people to realize their healthy selves.:

Registered Nurses FT (Baylor Positions) – Dedham, MA

All shifts available 

Now offering a  $5,000.00 sign on bonus for FT hours starting at 32h/week

Walden Behavioral Care is one of the only rapidly-growing, leading national specialty healthcare systems dedicated to serving all genders and offering the full continuum of care for people with all types of eating disorders. We currently have 14-locations on the East Coast in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Georgia. Over the past 15 years, utilizing our state-of-the art evidence based, personalized approach to care, we have helped over 20,000 people on their road to recovery.  Headquartered in Massachusetts we have over 450 employees who are dedicated to helping people with eating disorders get the help they need and deserve. Learn more at or .

At Walden we are committed to creating an inclusive and diverse workplace, where we celebrate our employees, our patients and the communities we work with. In recruiting for our team we welcome the unique contributions only you can bring in terms of your education, culture, opinions, experience and background. Join us and find out how you can make a difference today.

Job Summary:


The Registered Nurse provides direct patient care under the supervision of the AVP of Nursing, Nurse Manager, Nursing Supervisor, or designee.


Shift/hours: Full-Time Positions; 16-hour shifts on every Saturday and Sunday, Day/Evening or Evening/Night Shifts. Work 32 hours/week but are paid for 40 hours/week.


Responsibilities Include::

  • Assume full and ultimate responsibility for the quality of nursing care provided to patients, including maintaining optimal patient health, teaching, counseling, collaborative planning and restoration of optimal function.
  • Incorporate knowledge and understanding of our commitment to patient rights, our mission, vision, and values into nursing practice at Walden Behavioral Care.
  • Act as a patient advocate and assists patient in developing skills to advocate for themselves
  • Document all appropriate patient information in a timely manner
  • Perform comprehensive nursing assessments on all patients, inclusive of the biopsychosocial and medical history with consideration to age, mental, social and physical status and response.
  • Complete and document ongoing assessment of patients’ normal and abnormal statuses and respond appropriately.
  • Assess and communicate with the registered dietician any special nutritional or dietary requirements.
  • Assess vital signs and report abnormalities to the physician.
  • Develop patient specific crisis plans designed to assist patient in maintain safety and reducing need for external intervention.
  • Actively participate in the development of patients’ master treatment plans with the treatment team.
  • Practice within the general policies, philosophy, and objectives of the Department of Nursing and the hospital.
  • Provide nursing care in a therapeutically effective manner demonstrating sound clinical and professional judgment and competency.
  • Participate in community meetings and group therapies when assigned.
  • Assess unit milieu and maintain a safe, therapeutic environment for patients, family members and staff.
  • Complete patient rounds in a timely manner in accordance with unit requirements and accurately document patient observations the Patient Observation Record.
  • Provide ongoing patient/family education relative to each patient.
  • Accurately transcribe medication and treatment orders and maintain medication administration record (MAR).
  • Accurately and safely administer prescribed medications and treatments to patients using correct methods of administration.Evaluate and document patient response top medication regimen and identify needs to administer PRN medication and document effectively.
  • Assume charge nurse role, as assigned



  • Graduate of an accredited nursing program



  • Minimum of 2 years’ prior relevant psychiatric experience



  • Massachusetts RN license.
  • CPR Certified, required prior to employment



  • Must possess knowledge of general and psychiatric nursing processes, therapeutic relationships and processes, age specific growth and development, limit setting, behavior and crisis management


Required competencies:

  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Attention to detail and ability to prioritize independently
  • Ability to multi-task in a changing and fast paced mental health environment
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborate, team environment
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing.


Supervision Received:

  • Reports to Director of Nursing, Nurse Manager, Nursing Supervisor, or designee


Environmental Conditions:

  • General hospital environment.