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What it Feels Like at CHA

CHA has a strong community of nursing, with exceptional nurses across the organization -- in direct patient care, education, quality, public health nursing, population health and informatics.

It is a place where nurses are thought leaders and agents of change. A place that believes in the strength of diversity and equity. And where many nurses grow their careers and thrive. 

           

What will you find at CHA?

  • Support for Nurses

    CHA offers emotional and peer support groups for nurses struggling with work and family concerns. Our team is made up of providers and staff who have been trained to encourage colleagues, promote hope, offer non-judgemental listening and resources. To learn more about our support groups, visit https://chacpad.org/peer-support

    CHA also has an award-winning wellness program available to all employees and strives to create an environment and culture that supports health goals.

    We are proud to offer our employees:

    • On-site yoga classes
    • Gym and Hubway bikeshare discounts
    • Financial wellness workshops
    • Mindfulness and stress reduction programs
    • Fun wellness competitions, like our annual walking challenge
    • Healthy cafeterias and vending
    • And more!

  • 24-hour Interpreters

    The CHA multilingual interpreting program speaks over 100 languages to help providers communicate with patients and visitors.

    Interpreters are available 24 hours a day at all points of care. Services are provided in person, by phone or through video. 

    Our staff includes interpreters for American Sign Language, and we also provide CDI and CART services.

    Learn more at https://www.challiance.org/patients-visitors/interpreters

  • A Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

    Cambridge Health Alliance is a unique organization. We celebrate and embrace the individuality of staff, patients and communities.

    We believe good healthcare is more than sick visits and surgeries. Our whole-person approach looks at both physical and mental health in addition to social determinants like housing and food security.

    Our staff are both teachers and students in the delivery of multi-cultural and multi-dimensional care. They have developed a model that integrates mental health and screenings for social determinants of health into our primary care services, resulting in earlier interventions and reduced stigma.

    As a prominent Boston-area teaching hospital, we are proud to serve the people who live and work in our communities and to be an employer of choice for thousands of talented professionals.

  • Opportunities to Grow

    We recognize the importance of life-long learning. To support our nursing staff to adapt to the rapidly changing healthcare environment, the CHA Department of Nursing promotes ongoing staff development through:

    • New grad residency program 
    • Unit-based clinical managers and educators who create environments that support continual learning and development
    • CNO scholarships for education in baccalaureate and higher degree programs
    • Continuing education opportunities including certification review courses
    • Tuition reimbursement for continuing education and professional development (successful passing of professional certification exams, a stipend for maintaining professional certification, professional conferences, professional memberships, licensure), and more
  • Opportunities to Give Back

    There are so many ways that CHA nurses give back to their patients and communities.

    One example is our support of our homeless neighbors. Each year during Nurses Week our nurses put together and deliver care packages filled with personal hygiene products for the local homeless shelters throughout the communities we serve.

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