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State of Massachusetts Nurse Supervisor (RN IV) - Night Shift in Boston, Massachusetts

The Lemuel Shattuck Hospital operated by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH), is seeking an experienced and dynamic registered nurse to serve as dedicated Supervisor for the safe and effective provision of nursing care. The selected candidate will perform a variety of duties to determine a primary course of action for medical and other emergencies/unusual situations, which occurs during time on duty, consistent within the framework of existing policy. The Supervisor is responsible for identifying and responding to administrative issues as appropriate. *Please note: *This is a Night Shift position and the hours are from 11:15 p.m. – 7:15 a.m., (40 hours) per week. Days off are every other weekend, and days off as assigned. /_Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive):_/ * Collaborates with the Chief Nursing Officer, Director of Inpatient Services, Director of Critical Care and Operative Services, Nurse Managers, and fellow Nursing Supervisors to ensure adequate and appropriate staffing to provide safe and effective care. * Serves as the Nursing Supervisor during the week and in rotation on weekends * Supervises staff on assigned shift by evaluating their job performance and making recommendations to the appropriate Nurse Manager to maintain a high level of patient care. * Provides counseling to individual staff members in an empathetic and thorough manner and communicates issues to Nurse Manager. * Initiates initial disciplinary action for staff as needed in a clear, calm manner following the established rules and regulations. * Establishes a rapport with all patients, evaluating patient’s responses, and in conjunction with other team members, adjusting their care to ensure the daily needs, dignity of human rights of the patient are met, therefore facilitating a speedy recovery. * Serves as a role model for staff at all times; takes initiative in meeting patient needs, demonstrating professionalism and respect in all interactions and working collaboratively with colleagues. * Responds to, assesses, participates in and evaluates all emergency activities involving nursing staff in order to ensure patient and staff safety, and communicates with appropriate Nursing Director, Nurse Manager, Chief Nursing Officer, and/or Administrator on call. * Champions the promotion of staff development and facilitates training as needed. * Performs initial investigation of incidents and accidents that occur to patients or staff while ensuring proper care is given. * Ensures appropriate reporting, documentation and follow-up of administrative issues and nursing concerns. * Assists as a resource in the clinical management of patient care by following all policies and procedures in order to promote effective nursing care and facilitates patient care by assisting nursing staff in identifying and utilizing inter and intradepartmental resources. * Serves as an administrative role model and resource in the process of resolving individual unit or hospital issues. * Participates in appropriate committees or activities that formulate nursing and/or hospital policies and procedures. /_Required Qualifications:_/ * Knowledge of principles and practices of Nursing. * Ability to gather clinical information through observing and questioning individuals, examining, and reviewing patient charts, lab data and other documents * Skilled in empathizing with patients and communicating effectively. * Ability to display sensitivity and respect regarding a patients' cultural and religious preferences/needs. * Demonstrated ability to adjust to changing situations to meet emergency or changing program requirements. * Capacity to interact with people who are under physical and/or emotional stress. /_Preferred Qualifications:_/ * Three (3) years medical/surgical experience. * Capacity to establish effective relationships with individuals, families, visitors, and medical staff. * Ability to deal effectively with staff conflict within nursing department, as well as to help successfully resolve interdisciplinary issues. * Cognitive and technical knowledge and the ability to progressively manage care delivery across the continuum of care. * Talent for promoting the accurate exchange of clinical information. * Collaborative with a wide variety of staff demonstrating personal initiative as well as the ability to work well in a team setting. * Strong written and oral communication skills. * Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Teams. /_About the Lemuel Shattuck Hospital:_/ Lemuel Shattuck Hospital is a fully Joint Commission accredited teaching facility that provides acute, subacute, and ambulatory care to patients referred by public agencies and private sector providers. Shattuck Hospital’s services help economically and socially disadvantaged patients to get high quality, cost-effective care from a staff that respects their dignity. Located in the heart of Boston’s Jamaica Plain neighborhood, the Shattuck Hospital includes 248 inpatient beds including 95 Psychiatric beds and 29 Correctional Health beds. In addition, the Shattuck has a full outpatient clinic with many specialties that offers treatment to patients of the Department of Mental Health as well as Department of Correction and House of Correction inmates and community patients. The Shattuck hospital is on the forefront of substance use disorder treatment including a Suboxone clinic serving 200 patients. In addition to direct medical services LSH hosts and supports an array of services located on the campus, serving patients struggling with addictions and homelessness. /_Total Compensation:_/ As an employee of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are offered a great career opportunity influencing a wide-spectrum of services to the diverse populations we serve - but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits which you should consider towards your overall compensation, including: * 75% state paid medical insurance premium * Reasonable Dental and Vision Plans * Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Assistance programs * Low cost basic and optional life insurance * Retirement Savings: State Employees' Pension and a Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan * 12 paid holidays per year and competitive Sick, Vacation and Personal Time * Tuition Benefit for employee and spouse at state colleges and universities * Short-Term Disability and Extended Illness program participation options * Incentive-based Wellness Programs * Professional Development and Continuing Education opportunities * Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program _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 regarding this requisition, please contact Executive Office of Health and Human Services Human Resources at 1-800- 510-4122 Ext. #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. *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. *Job: Medical Services *Organization: Department of Public Health *Title: *Nurse Supervisor (RN IV) - Night Shift Location: Massachusetts-Boston-170 Morton Street Requisition ID: 220005HT