Why Nursing at CHA?

Cambridge Health Alliance Nursing

At Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) we're supporting our neighbors, implementing new models of care and building a workforce to meet patient needs.

We offer generous tuition reimbursement and a number of ongoing learning opportunities for you to develop and grow your career.

A Focus on Community

Diversity is in our DNA. As a safety net hospital we are proud of our motto - We Care for All. Patients benefit from our interpreters, who speak 150 languages, our extensive bilingual primary care teams and targeted programs like the Haitian Mental Health Program.

We are passionately local. Many staff members live in our local communities (Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett, Malden, Medford, Revere, Somerville and Winthrop, MA), work here and understand the people and cultures. We believe community health care systems have a responsibility to both support patients and address broader health needs. That's why we've developed robust public and community health functions like our Cambridge Public Health Department.

At the Forefront of Innovation

CHA is implementing new models of care. We are seen as a national leader in the Patient Centered Medical Home (featured in the Wall Street Journal) and in integrating behavioral health with primary care. We are working to improve complex care management for patients with the most challenging needs. Our Emergency Department is considered one of the most advanced in the nation when it comes to reducing wait times and increasing the timeliness of care.

Committed to Growth and Access

CHA is committed to increasing access for patients. We’re growing in areas like Primary Care and need highly skilled nurses n areas like medical/surgical care, critical care, peri-operative, primary care, specialty ambulatory care, psychiatry, school/public health and emergency services.

A Major Teaching Hospital

CHA is a major teaching hospital and sets the bar for fostering an environment of teaching and learning. Affiliated with Harvard Medical School and Tufts University School of Medicine, CHA nurses engage in daily collaboration with some of the most highly skilled physicians in the country. Moreover, they play a role in educating the next generation of doctors and nurses who work alongside them. CHA nurses are exposed to cutting-edge health care innovations through these academic affiliations and engage in life-long learning and teaching.

Setting High Standards

CHA cares about quality and has standards in place for recruiting nurses with a high level of skill and knowledge. Every nurse hired by CHA is required to have their bachelor’s in nursing (BSN) with a recognition that education has a positive impact on nursing competencies. Nurses at CHA come to our practices with skills in critical thinking, leadership, and health promotion across a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings.

Leading the Way in Information Technology

CHA is a leader in healthcare information technology and has fully deployed EPIC. EPIC is an integrated suite of health care software that helps nurses monitor and track patient vitals and information. Nurses who have experience working on EPIC will find an easy transition to CHA. The CHA EPIC system is also integrated with our partner health care systems, ensuring that patients receive seamless care across our network.

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