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State of Massachusetts Registered Nurse II - Continuous Posting in Boston, Massachusetts

This is an open and continuous posting for full-time (40 hours) positions on all shifts. The Lemuel Shattuck Hospital (LSH) under the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) is seeking an experienced and committed Registered Nurse (RN II) to join the team. The RN II is responsible and accountable for prescribing, delegating, coordinating, providing and improving nursing care according to Performance Improvement (PI) concepts and integrating departmental, hospital mission and standards, state, federal laws and regulatory agencies into professional standards of care/practice for clients from the community (DPH, DMH, DOC/DD or DDS), under the direction of the nurse manager. The incumbent provides leadership and supervision in organizing the delivery of patient care as team leader/charge nurse in absence of nurse manager to assign, supervise, and evaluate the nursing care of RN’s, LPN's, AN's and support staff according to their scope of practice and competence, and according to departmental policies and procedures. Please Note:This position is a full time 40/hr per week, multiple shifts available Employees in this position will be required to perform "mandatory overtime. _Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive):_ * Initiates physical, psychosocial and spiritual assessment of patients nursing care needs according to admission procedure and as specified per unit policy. * Implements and documents nursing interventions as per plan of care and in accordance with nursing theory, LSH/Nursing Department/Unit policies and procedures, Joint Commission, DPH, and federal and state laws to insure safe and effective standards of nursing practice; transcribes accurately physician orders for medications/tests/interventions; administers and documents prescribed medications; monitors and documents response to medication and any adverse or toxic effects and follow-up action taken; communicates findings and results of monitoring to health care team. * Provides ongoing assessment and evaluation of patient status at specified times as per unit policy and to determine effectiveness of interventions, patient's response to treatment/ patient outcomes and/or when significant change occurs in patient condition and/or patient diagnosis and communicates changes in plan to patient/significant others and health care team. * Documents nursing care process and outcomes/situational occurrences in accordance with LSH/Nursing Department/Unit policies and procedures. * Assesses, identifies and provides for education and training of patient/ patient's significant others to improve patient's health outcomes by assisting the patient/patient's significant others in gaining the knowledge and skills that facilitate understanding of health status, return to function, healthy behaviors, and that meets the ongoing health care needs of the patient. * Participates and contributes to departmental and hospital wide performance improvement activities/ risk management by assisting in data collection and analysis, identifying opportunities for evaluation and improvement in care or services, and by involvement in and assessment of findings and actions taken to improve care. * Contributes to effective interpersonal and community relations to ensure the quality of patient care, to promote a therapeutic milieu by functioning as advocate/resource person to staff, patients/families, visitors, other departments and outside agencies regarding requested information and LSH policies and procedures by investigating complaints, clarifying LSH policies and procedures and maintaining patient privacy/confidentiality at all times. * Contributes to the safety/risk management/infection control program, productivity, and cost effectiveness of the department and hospital by assessing and maintaining the environment to reduce health/safety hazards and minimize incidents or accidents for patients, employees, and visitors; by monitoring services, supplies, pharmaceutical stock and equipment to ensure effective and economical use. * Demonstrates competence in assessing and providing age appropriate care to all patients. _Required Qualifications:_ * Satisfactory knowledge of the scientific theories and principles of nursing. * Applies scientific principles to performance of nursing process. * Communicates effectively through oral reporting and documentation. * Ability to work as a team member. * Ability to organize work assignment and prioritize patient needs. _Preferred Qualifications:_ * Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain a respectful, caring, tolerant, ethical and empowering relationship with individuals. * Capacity to maintain accurate records and exercise discretion. * Familiarity with safety practices and medical terminology/abbreviations. *Learn more about nursing opportunities at DPH _* *Hospital Mission:* 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 Public Health (DPH), 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 professionals from various health disciplines always have been a part of the hospital’s charge as well. /*Learn more about Shattuck Hospital:*/ /*Relocation information:*/ *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. 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. #4 * 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. _*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! COVID Vaccine: As a condition of employment, depending on job assignment and location, employees may be required to have received COVID-19 vaccination and/or other vaccinations, or to have been approved for a vaccination exemption prior to their start date. Details relating to demonstrating compliance with this requirement will be provided to applicants selected for employment 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 Public Health *Title: *Registered Nurse II - Continuous Posting Location: Massachusetts-Boston-170 Morton Street Requisition ID: 240000IR