State of Massachusetts Nursing Assistant I in Boston, Massachusetts

The Lemuel Shattuck Hospital (LSH) is looking for a motivated Certified Nursing Assistant.

Hours to be worked: 11:15 p.m. to 7:15 a.m.

Days Off: Every other weekend

LSH takes pride in helping people recover from illnesses and conditions that are often underserved or difficult to manage in other health care settings. The Hospital serves populations that are mostly indigent, often in the care and custody of state agencies, and present with clinical issues that arise from mental illness, homelessness, and substance abuse. LSH provides 260 inpatient beds and 25 specialty medical clinics, including surgical services, to patients and clients referred by private sector providers and state agencies (including the Department of Mental Health (DMH), the Department of Developmental Disabilities (DDS), and the Department of Corrections (DOC)). We strive continuously to improve the quality of life for our patients through the delivery of collaborative treatment and a patient-focused continuum of care. Teaching health professionals from various disciplines always has been a part of the hospital’s charge as well.

The Nursing Assistant works under the supervision of a Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse and provides unskilled nursing care.

Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive):

  • Maintains a safe and hygienic environment as part of the patient care plan and according to Infection Control policies/procedures.

  • Documents technical nursing procedures according to Nursing department policies/procedures and under the supervision of a registered nurse.

  • Observes and reports changes in patients' conditions/patient care needs to RN in charge.

  • Checks vital signs (TPR, BP, O2 sat) as part of nursing care plan and as delegated. Enters vital signs into Meditech.

  • Assists patients in activities of daily living according to individualized patient needs.

Pre-Offer Process:

  • A criminal background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit

  • Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division's Hiring Guidelines.

Education and license/certification information provided by the selected candidate is subject to the Massachusetts Public Records Law and may be published on the Commonwealth's website.

For questions, please contact Health Human Resources at 617-971-3087.

This requisition will remain open until filled; however, first consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.

Minimum Entrance Requirements: None Special Requirements: None

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job: *Medical Services

Organization: *Department of Public Health

Title: Nursing Assistant I

Location: Massachusetts-Boston-170 Morton Street

Requisition ID: 1600094K