State of Massachusetts Registered Nurse II D4 in Tewksbury, Massachusetts

THIS IS A SEASONAL POSITION WITH AN ANTICIPATED DURATION OF 90 DAYS

SUMMARY OF DUTIES:

Provides nursing care for patients by following professional, hospital, departmental and certification standards in order to maintain quality care.

Identifies and addresses patient needs by performing nursing assessments, developing nursing interventions and participating in interdisciplinary team meetings to facilitate discharge.

Performs duties of medication and treatment nurse following pertinent policies and procedures in order to carry out physician's orders in a safe and therapeutic manner.

Works with patients by providing instruction to facilitate the independent management of their personal, hygiene and health needs.

Supervises employees of a lesser grade by assigning tasks, based on individual competencies, evaluating performance and making recommendations concerning performance to maintain a high level of quality care.

Provides instruction to other nursing staff by example and explanation to ensure quality services to patients and to maintain professional standards of nursing.

Facilitates the implementation of treatment plans by interdisciplinary team by conferring with appropriate health care professionals in order to meet the stated goal for each patient.

Admits, transfers and discharges patients, coordinating health care services to ensure continuity of care following standards established by hospital policy and certification guidelines.

Identifies, evaluates and responds to changes in patient conditions, documenting and reporting such changes to the appropriate person to ensure prompt response to patient needs.

Maintains an awareness of the D.M.H. regulations and hospital policy and procedure regarding the use of seclusion and restraint, through supervision and instruction, to maintain patient dignity and human rights.

Maintains professional proficiencies by attending and participating in inservice trainings and educational programs to foster growth and development.

Assumes charge nurse responsibility for a single shift in the absence of a nurse of a higher grade to provide continuity of care.

Provides psychosocial support to patients through individual counseling and group work to maintain the therapeutic milieu.

Performs tasks of assigned staff in their absence to ensure continuity of care.

Provides for the supervision of staff through individual counseling and/or regular staff meetings; through appropriate role modeling and overseeing the orientation process. Participates in the progressive disciplinary process as required.

Actively involved in the improved operational process at both unit and hospital wide level to improve quality of care.

Practices Principals of COLLABORATION, ASSESSMENT, RECOVERY and ENVIRONMENT (CARE), to provide a safe environment.

Maintains and communicates to nursing staff through knowledge of DMH, CMS, and JCAHO and HIPAA standards in order to maintain standards of care.

*WORK SCHEDULE: *40 Hours, 2nd Shift, 3:00PM-11:30PM

DAYS OFF: Week I- Monday and Saturday,Week II- Sunday and Friday* *

*Preferred Qualifications: *Given the population served, bilingual or multilingual fluency

CORI

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 http://www.mass.gov/hhs/cori

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(s) is subject to the Massachusetts Public Records Law and may be published on the Commonwealth’s website.

HR/Customer Service:978-851-7321 X2155

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:

Applicants must have at least (A) one year of full-time, or equivalent part-time, experience as a registered nurse in a recognized hospital, clinic or medical facility, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.

Substitutions:

I. A Graduate degree with a major in Nursing may be substituted for the required experience .*

*Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL LEVELS IN SERIES: Current and valid registration as a professional nurse under the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing.

*Recent graduates from an approved school of nursing must have applied for the first available registered nurse examination.

Based on assignment, possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Motor Vehicle Operator's license may be required.

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

Job: *Medical Services

Organization: *Department of Mental Health

Title: Registered Nurse II D4

Location: Massachusetts-Tewksbury-365 East Street

Requisition ID: 170003S3