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State of Massachusetts Charge Nurse - RN Full-Time Nights in Boston, Massachusetts

The Department of Mental Health at the Dr. Solomon Carter Fuller Mental Health Center is seeking a highly motivated and experienced Registered Nurse IV to work with resilient patients navigating their journey on the road to recovery. The Charge Nurse is designated as the nursing leader during a specified tour of duty on a clinical bed service unit. The incumbent has the overall responsibility for the maintenance of nursing programs, activities, direction/coordination of patient care and providing direct supervision of all other nursing service employees. The Charge Nurse is accountable for assuring a safe environment for patients, staff, and others within the structure of a therapeutic milieu, and compliance with standards, policies, and regulations. /_Please Note:_/ This position is full-time 40 hours on the third shift (11:00 pm to 7:00 am). The days off will be (Week 1) Tuesday and Saturday and (Week 2) Sunday and Thursday. /_Duties and Responsibilities (these are a general summary and not all inclusive)_//:/ * Accurately utilizes the nursing process as a tool to provide a high level of client care. Completes admission assessment according to policy and procedure. * Develops initial treatment plan and participates in Treatment Planning on an ongoing basis. Starts client discharge planning on admission. Assumes responsibility for implementing and/or delegating client care to appropriate ancillary staff based on client need and staff capability. * Demonstrates knowledge of Joint Commission’s Provision of Care, Treatment, and Services Standards, Medication Management Standards and CMS standards of care for Behavioral Health. * Works with Nurse Managers/Coordinator to create and maintain a therapeutic milieu. Provides continuity of care by communicating with and participating in treatment planning meetings. Makes appropriate decisions concerning clients, staff, and milieu management in conjunction with charge nurse/manager. * Foster mutual sharing of information and maintains communication between health care team. Communicates relevant information regarding clients for shift report. * Participates consistently in staff meetings and patient care rounds to assure continuity and consistency in management of client care. Communicates information and changes in client status or milieu issues to charge nurse/nurse manager/supervisor, medical staff, and other appropriate people. Develops and implements a plan for client/family teaching in the Aspects of Health Care that will promote health and well-being. Demonstrates knowledge of 5 Rights of Medication Administration Follows National Patient Safety Goals, policy, and procedures of the SCFMHC and Joint Commission/CMS Standards related to medication administration, transcription of orders and documentation. Narcotics and controlled drugs are counted at change of shift and/or a change in Licensed Staff. Promotes Recovery Model of Care for patients by active participation in treatment planning, group participation and discharge planning. * Demonstrates knowledge of CARE and ability to implement strategies to de-escalate situations CPR and AED Training is current Participates in meetings and/or committees as deemed necessary * Maintains safe environment for clients which provide dignity, privacy, and confidentiality at all times. Demonstrates knowledge of National Patient Safety Goals. * Demonstrates understanding of emergency procedures for fire drills, evacuation per hospital policy. Responds appropriately in both medical and psychiatric emergencies. /_Required Qualifications:_// / * Experience as a staff nurse in a general/psychiatric setting. * Knowledge of the principles and practices of supervision including planning and assigning work according to the nature of the job to be accomplished and the capability of staff. * Ability to gather information through observation, questioning, interviewing, and communicating and documenting that information. * Knowledge of the methods used in Employee Performance Evaluation. * Ability to participate in a multidisciplinary health care team. * Knowledge of the types and characteristics of medications used in diagnosing, treating, and controlling physical, mental and/or emotional disorders. /_Preferred Qualifications:_/ * Ten years full-time experience as RN * Four years supervisory experience /_Agency Mission:_/ The Dr. Solomon Carter Fuller Mental health Center, (Fuller) 60 bed inpatient psychiatric facility provides comprehensive, information and timely forensic evaluations for individuals to determine pre-trial competency and or criminal responsibility. We also provide quality, integrated care to support an individual’s recovery process through ongoing psychiatric treatment and care. We envision an environment that is committed to preventing restraint and seclusion in which leadership and staff model compassion, caring, and hope. An environment where individual's strengths are recognized and these strengths are utilized to foster hope, facilitate self-determination, and promote physical health and well-being so the individual can become more resilient, forge lasting community alliances and supports to live a fulfilling life. /_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(s) is subject to the Massachusetts Public Records Law and may be published on the Commonwealth’s website. If you require assistance with the application/interview process and would like to request an ADA accommodation, please click on the link and complete the Reasonable Accommodation Online Request Form For questions, please the contact the Office of Human Resources at 1-800-510-4122 and select option #2. First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: * Applicants must have at least (A) two years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, experience as a registered nurse in a recognized hospital, clinic or medical facility and (B) of which at least one year must have been in a supervisory, administrative or managerial capacity or (C) 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 a maximum of one year of the required (A) experience. No substitutions will be allowed for the required (B) 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. _Comprehensive Benefits_ When you embark on a career with the Commonwealth, you are offered an outstanding suite of employee benefits that add to the overall value of your compensation package. We take pride in providing a work experience that supports you, your loved ones, and your future. Want the specifics? Explore our Employee Benefits and Rewards! *Executive Order #595: As a condition of employment, successful applicants will be required to have received COVID-19 vaccination or an approved exemption as of their start date. Details relating to demonstrating compliance with this requirement will be provided to applicants selected for employment. Applicants who receive an offer of employment who can provide documentation that the vaccine is medically contraindicated or who object to vaccination due to a sincerely held religious belief may make a request for exemption. An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. The Commonwealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. Research suggests that qualified women, Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color (BIPOC) may self-select out of opportunities if they don't meet 100% of the job requirements. We encourage individuals who believe they have the skills necessary to thrive to apply for this role Job: Medical Services* *Organization: Department of Mental Health *Title: *Charge Nurse - RN Full-Time Nights Location: Massachusetts-Boston-85 East Newton Street Requisition ID: 230004KP