State of Massachusetts Registered Nurse II in Canton, Massachusetts

Work Schedule:

3:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Sunday - Thursday with weekend rotation

(1) Nelson Unit

(1) Gates Unit

The Pappas Rehabilitation Hospital for Children (PRHC) is one of four public health hospitals operated by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Located on a 168 acre campus, the PRHC is a Joint Commission accredited chronic care pediatric public health hospital serving the more complex medical, rehabilitative, educational, and recreational needs of children and young adults with Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy and other Neuromuscular Disorders, Myelodysplasia, trauma based disability including brain injury, and other congenital or acquired physically debilitating disorders. The PRHC has a current inpatient capacity of 93 and provides day services during its summer program for 145 children from across the Commonwealth.

The Registered Nurse 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, direct 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 insure 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. Ability to lift and carry heavy objects or persons with or without accommodation.

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.

Please direct questions to Dina Robinson 508-977-3383.

First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.


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.


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.

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job: *Medical Services

Organization: *Department of Public Health

Title: Registered Nurse II

Location: Massachusetts-Canton-3 Randolph Street

Requisition ID: 1800084L