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State of Massachusetts Registered Nurse III in Boston, Massachusetts

The Department of Mental Health at the Dr. Solomon Carter Fuller Mental Health Center is seeking highly motivated and experienced Registered Nurse to work with resilient patients navigating their journey on the road to recovery. The Dr. Solomon Carter Fuller Mental health Center is a 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 /Please Note:/ This is a Part time (20 hours per week), second shift position, 2:45 p.m. to 11:15 p.m and one shift is 2:45 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.. Days off are: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday (week 1) and Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday (week 2). /Duties and Responsibilities: (these duties are a general Summary and not all inclusive):/ * Provides nursing care for patients by following professional, hospital, departmental and certification 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 by assigning tasks, based on individual competencies, evaluating performance and making recommendations concerning performance 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 standards established by hospital policy and certification guidelines. * 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 through individual counseling and group work to maintain the therapeutic milieu. * Performs tasks of assigned staff in their absence to ensure continuity of care. * Maintains an awareness of the DMH regulations and hospital policy and procedure regarding the use of seclusion and restraint, through supervision and instruction, to maintain patient dignity and human rights. * Maintains professional proficiencies by attending and participating in in-service trainings and educational programs to foster growth and development. * Practices Principals of Safety, Hope and Healing to provide a safe environment. * Maintains and communicates to nursing staff through knowledge of DMH, CMS, and JC and HIPAA standards in order to maintain standards of care. _Required Qualifications:_ * Knowledge of the problems in providing nursing services 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. * Ability to participate in a multidisciplinary team. _Preferred Qualifications_: * Three to five years of experience as a Registered Nurse in psychiatric mental health nursing in a locked psychiatric unit. * Ability to interact with people who are under physical and/or emotional stress and in stressful settings. * Given the population served, bilingual or multilingual fluency. _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-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 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 regarding this posting announcement please contact HR/Customer Service at 617-626-9255 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. *An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. *Job: Medical Services *Organization: Department of Mental Health *Title: *Registered Nurse III Location: Massachusetts-Boston-85 East Newton Street Requisition ID: 210004D0