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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. _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 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 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_: * 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. _Please Note:_ This position is 40 hours per week on unit 4E, second shift(2:45 p.m. to 11:15 p.m.). The days off are Week 1: Tuesday and Saturday and Week 2: Sunday and Thursday.Employees in this position will be required to perform mandatory overtime. _Agency Mission:_ The Dr. Solomon Carter Fuller Mental health Center, (Fuller) 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. We envision an environment that is committed to preventing restraint and seclusion in which leadership and staff model compassion, caring, and hope. An environment where individual's strengths are recognized and these strengths are utilized to foster hope, facilitate self-determination, and promote physical health and well-being so the individual can become more resilient, forge lasting community alliances and supports to live a fulfilling life. _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 *ADA Reasonable Accommodation Request Form. For questions regarding this requisition, please contact the Executive Office of Health and Human Services, Human Resources at 1-800-510-4122 Ext. #4. 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! Title 101 CMR 23.00 (“Regulation”) requires certain agency staff to have received the COVID-19 vaccination and Influenza vaccination, or have taken required mitigation measures, to prevent viral infection and transmission in State Hospitals and State Congregate Care Facilities. The Regulation applies to this position. Successful candidates will be required to acknowledge and attest to your vaccination status for both COVID-19 and Influenza. *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 Location: Massachusetts-Boston-85 East Newton Street Requisition ID: 2400064V