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State of Massachusetts Registered Nurse III -Per Diem in Boston, Massachusetts

Massachusetts Mental Health Center is seeking highly motivated and experienced Registered Nurses to work with homeless clients in Metro Boston. *Schedule: * Per Diem Nurses must be available for (4) shifts per month, of which two (2) are weekend shifts, and two (2) major holidays per year, one (1) summer (Memorial Day, Independence Day, or Labor Day) and one (1) winter holiday (Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New year’s Day). *Duties and Responsibilities: (these are a general summary, and not all inclusive).* * Provides nursing care for patients by following professional standards in order to maintain quality care. * Identifies and addresses patient needs by performing nursing assessments and developing nursing interventions. * Assumes charge nurse responsibility on an as needed basis to provide critical thinking, prioritization and delegation of patient care needs. * Supervises employees of a lesser grade in order to maintain a high level of quality care. * Performs duties of medication nurse by administering medication, communicating with physicians, transcribing orders maintaining controlled count and documenting to maintain accurate records. * Works with patients by providing instruction to facilitate the independent management of their personal, hygiene and health needs. * Admits, transfers and discharges patients, coordinating health care services to ensure continuity of care following established standards. * Identifies, evaluates and responds to changes in patient conditions, documenting and reporting such changes to appropriate person to ensure prompt response to patient needs. * Provides psychosocial support to patients as needed. * Maintains professional proficiencies by attending and participating in in-service trainings and educational programs to foster growth and development. * Practices Principals of collaboration, assessment, recovery and environment of care to provide a safe environment. /_Required Qualifications:_/ * Current Massachusetts Nursing license. * 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 subordinates * Experience as a staff nurse in a general/psychiatric setting * Ability to participate in a multidisciplinary health care team. * Knowledge of the types and characteristics of drug used in diagnosing, treating and controlling physical, mental and/or emotional disorders _Preferred Qualifications_: * Given the population served, bilingual or multilingual fluency. _DMH Mission Statement:_ The Department of Mental Health assures and provides access to services and supports to meet the mental health needs of individuals of all ages, enabling them to live, work and participate in their communities. The Department establishes standards to ensure effective and culturally competent care to promote recovery. The Department sets policy, promotes self-determination, protects human rights and supports mental health training and research. _Pre-Hire 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 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. 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 posting announcement please contact HR/Customer Service at1-800- 510-4122 Ext. #2. *Additional Information: * Per Diem positions are not eligible for benefits with the exception of earned sick leave in accordance with the MGL Chapter 149 Section 148 (C) Some provisions of the MNA Contract do apply. 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, and (B) six months of which must have been in a supervisory, administrative or managerial capacity. 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: *Registered Nurse III -Per Diem Location: Massachusetts-Boston-20 Vining Street Requisition ID: 220007YB

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