State of Massachusetts Nursing Assistant I in Canton, Massachusetts
1st shift 7:00 am - 3:30 pm
Days Off: Sunday and Saturday with weekend rotation
The Nursing Assistant I will provide direct care to patients including unskilled rehabilitative services, nutritional care including feeding, providing snacks, supplements and assisting as needed. Participate in the development and implementation of the interdisciplinary plan of care; assist patients in direct care in the independent practice of activities of daily living (ADL) including personal care. Interacts and communicates with patients. Communicates information to interdisciplinary team and supervisor regarding any patients physical, psychological and social state that has been observed which may include ADL’s, ILS’s (independent living skills), recreation abilities, peer interacting, interests, cultural background and needs, issues and concerns regarding abuse, mistreatment or neglect. Performs/assists with application of patient’s equipment. Responds to emergency situations. Provide developmental age appropriate care to the school aged, adolescent, and young adult patient. Carries out principles of standard precautions in personal hygiene for self and patients. Maintain cleanliness of environment of patients and other areas as assigned. Maintain environment free of hazardous conditions. Documents on appropriate forms in medical record. Maintains confidentiality of all patient information. Ability to lift and carry heavy objects or persons with or without an accommodation. Ability to establish rapport and interact tactfully with persons from varied backgrounds. Ability to interact with people who are under physical and/or emotional stress. Attend annual growth and development in-service programs. Attend certification/recertification, BLS, CPR program. Promote a positive impact on service delivery and demonstrate flexibility to meet patient needs. Perform other related work as assigned by supervisor.
The Pappas Rehabilitation Hospital for Children (PRHC) is a Joint Commission (TJC) accredited; pediatric chronic care hospital serving children and young adults (ages 7 – 22 ) operated by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH). Located on 160 acres in Canton Massachusetts, this pediatric chronic care hospital provides medical, rehabilitative, educational, recreational, habilitative, transitional, and complementary alternative medical services to children and young adults with multiple disabilities, assisting them to achieve their optimal level of independence in all aspects of life. All PRHC patients have chronic and highly medically complex conditions including primary diagnoses of cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, spina bifida, traumatic brain and spinal cord injury, and other metabolic / neuromuscular disorders. Patient secondary diagnosis for specific complications or comorbidities include: epilepsy / convulsive seizure disorders, periventricular leukomalacia, anoxic brain damage, and disorders of mitochondrial metabolism. The hospital provides 24-hour skilled nursing with medical and rehabilitative services provided according to a plan of care and has a current inpatient capacity of 93 beds.
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.
For questions please contact Dina Robinson at 508-977-3383.
First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.
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
Location: Massachusetts-Canton-3 Randolph Street
Requisition ID: 19000040