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Changing health care
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Beth Israel Lahey Health’s roots in providing top-quality health care date back nearly a century. We're fully committed to ensuring our patients receive the care they deserve. As a leading healthcare provider throughout New England, we aim to change the current state of health care for the better and make lasting improvements that guarantee access to our services.

Nurse (RN or LPN) - Behavioral Services

Danvers, Massachusetts

Organization Facility: Beth Israel Lahey Health Behavioral Services Category: Nursing Job ID: JR53448 Date posted: 05/29/2024
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Job Type: Regular

Time Type: Full time

Work Shift: Day (United States of America)

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

When you join the growing BILH team, you're not just taking a job, you’re making a difference in people’s lives.

Job Description:

  • Sign on bonus up to $7500 (prorated for part-time & location)

  • Day 1 Benefits!

  • Locations: Danvers, Lawrence & Tewksbury

Beth Israel Lahey Health Behavioral Services provides the full range of behavioral health and addiction treatment services across the North Shore and Merrimack Valley areas.

We have opportunities for new-grad's and experienced nurses (RN's & LPN's) on a full time, part time and per diem basis. All shifts available. This is a greatposition for someone who wants to make a critical impact in the lives of those who are struggling with addiction and/or mental health.

At BILHBS, 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.


1. Contributes to the comprehensive assessment of clients seeking services by collecting vital signs, assessing the client for signs of substance withdrawal using the Clinical Opioid Withdrawal Scale (COWS), Clinical Institute Withdrawal Assessment (CIWA) and the Clinical Institute Withdrawal Assessment for Benzodiazepines (CIWA B).

2. Responsible and accountable for the quality of nursing care delivered, and establishes/oversees medication administration protocol.

3. Monitors the biomedical status and conditions of all clients admitted into the facility. Administer other scales, assessments and rating scales as indicated, for instance PHQ-9, SDoH screening etc.

4. Participates in referring clients to appropriate medical or dental services and ensures necessary aftercare linkages and appointments for ongoing medical care needs.

5. Delivers full report on each patient each day including patient status or change.

6. Monitors patients' compliance with medication and documents in client record as appropriate

7. Provides instruction and training to staff as isordered/directed/necessary.

8. Administers TB test results and documents results.

9. Communicates with immediate supervisor regarding client needs, changes in status, and all emergencies regarding medical or psychiatric condition.

10. Fills physician orders, administers medication and engages in a medication reconciliation process.

11. Conducts brief crisis counseling and individualized risk management/safety planning, provides psycho-education and coordinates medical care.


  • Valid and current Massachusetts licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN).

  • A working knowledge of computers and the ability to complete documentation electronically is required. In addition, the ability to complete written documentation timely and effectively. 

  • Demonstrate ability to relate to a substance use treatment population in a sensitive manner, an interest and willingness to work in a multicultural setting and must share a customer service orientation. Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics. Manages difficult or emotional client situations;

As a health care organization, we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to care for and protect our patients, our colleagues and our communities. Beth Israel Lahey Health requires that all staff be vaccinated against influenza (flu) and COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Learn more about this requirement.

More than 35,000 people working together. Nurses, doctors, technicians, therapists, researchers, teachers and more, making a difference in patients' lives. Your skill and compassion can make us even stronger.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

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Why join Beth Israel Lahey Health?

If you’re looking for a career where you can make a difference and explore your potential, Beth Israel Lahey Health is the place you belong. Our system includes a network of hospitals, physician practices, outpatient centers, and other healthcare facilities and we offer a broad range of careers in direct patient care, environmental services, registration, finance and many other fields. We are focused on providing compassionate and personalized healthcare with a strong reputation for clinical excellence and research and offer diverse opportunities for career growth and development. Conveniently, we have many locations in communities across Eastern Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire.

At Beth Israel Lahey Health, we see you for all that you are – your experience and your dreams. Explore our open opportunities and find out why so many have already chosen to join our team.

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