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State of Massachusetts Registered Nurse II, Full Time and Part Time, Multiple Shifts - Continuous Posting in Canton, Massachusetts

This is an open and continuous posting for Full-time positions on our ALL shifts (day, evening, and night) There is an immediate need for evening and night shift applicants. The Department of Public Health (DPH) is seeking a dynamic human services professional to serve as a Registered Nurse. The selected candidate directs and participates in the nursing care of children and young adults (ages 7 – 22 ). 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. _Schedule:_ Selected candidate must attend orientation the first week, Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm. Days off are every other weekend with varied days off during the week.* * * Day shift - 7:00am-3:30pm * Evening shift - 3:00pm- 11:30pm * Night shift - 11:15pm -7:15 am Employees in this position will be required to perform mandatory overtime. /_Duties and Responsibilities (these are a general summary and not all inclusive):_/ * Provides primary nursing care to patients by administering medications, injections, and treatments by charting vital signs; and by evaluating patients’ conditions and notifying physicians of specific abnormalities. * Functions as charge nurse on assigned unit, directs nursing care of patients on assigned unit by developing an individual care plan for each patient, making nursing assignments, and holding conferences with staff regarding patients’ needs to ensure continuity of care and compliance with facility standards and regulations, provides nursing assessments for Evaluation Team Meetings. * Responds to emergency situations and initiates emergency medical procedures. Information/work (patient, care provided, results of care, organizational performance) is coordinated and integrated through daily paperwork, shift report and documentation. * Exchange of appropriate patient care and clinical information when patients are admitted, referred, transferred, or discharged through Interdisciplinary Team and Discharge Process. * Provides on-going supervision to subordinates regarding performance and need for training. * Provides a safe and supportive environment for patients, family, visitors, and staff by knowledge of safety protocols, disaster drill, fire procedure. * Acts as a preceptor for new employees; instructs personnel in nursing techniques, policies and procedures, and equipment. /_Required Qualifications:_/ * Knowledge of the principles and practices of nursing as well as the services to special client groups such as the mentally, physically, and/or emotionally handicapped. * Demonstrated practice of the types and application of emergency medical procedures used such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and tourniquets. * Ability to maintain confidentiality and maintain accurate records. * Skilled in giving and following oral instructions in a precise, understandable manner. * Talent for reading and interpreting documents such as physician’s orders and treatment plans. * Capacity to interact with individuals who are under physical and/or emotional stress and stressful situations. /*Preferred Qualifications:*/ * At least one year of work experience with Pediatric and Adolescent patients. * Graduate of accredited school of nursing, with a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing. * At least one year of acute care experience in a hospital setting. * PALS certification. /_Agency Mission:_/ Pappas Rehabilitation Hospital for Children (PRHC) located in Canton, MA is a Joint Commission Accredited, 90 bed pediatric hospital predominately serving children and young adults (ages 8–22) operated by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. The mission of PRHC is to provide 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. PRHC offers coordinated medical care and therapies in a hospital-based environment, as well as, K-12 schooling, located on the grounds. Educational Services are provided by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. In addition, PRHC offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities such as swimming, horseback riding, adaptive sports, and many opportunities for socialization for disabled children and young adults. Learn more about our important work: /_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 Reasonable Accommodation Online Request Form For questions, please contact Employment & Staffing at 1-800-510-4122 Option 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! 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 Public Health *Title: *Registered Nurse II, Full Time and Part Time, Multiple Shifts - Continuous Posting * Location: *Massachusetts-Canton-3 Randolph Street Requisition ID: 240001J2