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State of Massachusetts Nursing Assistant I - PIPELINE in Boston, Massachusetts

The Lemuel Shattuck Hospital under the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) is seeking caring, dynamic and attentive applicants to provide an exceptional patient care experience that promotes healing and recovery in a compassionate public health hospital environment.

TheNursing Assistantplays a vital role by being patient-centered and building trust with our patient population. Under the supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), the selected candidate will assist patients with illnesses and conditions that are often underserved or difficult to manage in other health care settings, by assisting the patient with activities of daily living.


We offer part-time 32 hour per week positions across three shifts.

_Duties and Responsibilities (these are a general summary and not all inclusive):_

  • Provides exceptional nursing care under the direction and supervision of an RN or LPN by observing and monitoring changes in patients' condition(s).

  • Records vital signs, such as temperature, blood pressure, pulse, or respiration rate, as part of nursing care plan and enters data into Meditech.

  • Communicates with patients to ascertain feelings or need for assistance or social and emotional support.

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

  • Provides physical support to assist patients to perform daily living activities, including but not limited to, getting out of bed, bathing, dressing, toileting, standing, or walking.

  • Gathers and documents information from caregivers, nurses, or physicians about patient condition, treatment plans, or appropriate activities in accordance with Nursing department policies/procedures.

  • Assists nurses or physicians in the operation of medical equipment or provision of patient care.

  • Contributes to effective interpersonal and community relations by promoting a therapeutic milieu as a patient advocate/resource to staff, patients, families, visitors and other departments/agencies.

  • Assumes continuity of care among all caregivers by following both the hospital-wide and Department of Nursing hand off communication policies.

  • Responds and assists in emergency codes to ensure the safe care and management of patients.

_Required Qualifications:_

  • Demonstrated ability to understand written/oral instructions and work as a team member.

  • Skilled in empathizing with patients and communicating effectively.

_Preferred Qualifications:_

  • Certification as a Nurse Aide under the Massachusetts Nurse Aide Registry

  • Ability to display sensitivity and respect regarding a patients' cultural and religious preferences/needs.

  • Demonstrated competency appropriate to the age of patients served.

  • Capacity to establish effective relationships with individuals, families, visitors and medical staff.

  • Skilled in demonstrating situational awareness, compassion and attention to detail with readiness to respond appropriately when needed.

_About the Shattuck Hospital:_

Shattuck provides a safety net for patients referred by teaching and community hospitals that require extended care and is an essential health care provider for patients facing challenges accessing high quality healthcare. The hospital is on the front lines of the opiate epidemic, leading in the innovative treatment of substance use disorders.

Shattuck provides a full range of services including acute care supported by a Medical Intermediate Care Unit, surgical services, telemetry, anesthesiology, pulmonary services, orthopedics, rehabilitative medicine, PICC/central line placement, advanced wound care, chemo-therapy, and telemedicine. Comprehensive ancillaries and procedures include full clinical lab/pathology, CT and MRI, on-site pharmacy, sleep studies, EKG/ECHO and EEG. In addition to the main hospital, 25 outpatient clinics coordinate “one-stop” medical and mental health care and offer the only ambulatory surgical service among the state hospitals. The clinical environment is strictly governed by regulatory standards that mandate day to day interventions and services

_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

  • 11 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.

For questions, please contact Health Human Resources at 617-971-3732.

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: *Direct Care

Organization: *Department of Public Health

Title: Nursing Assistant I - PIPELINE

Location: Massachusetts-Boston-170 Morton Street

Requisition ID: 200007SL