State of Massachusetts Registered Nurse II in Canton, Massachusetts

As a Registered Nurse II, provides primary care to patients by administering medications, injections and treatments; establish plans of nursing care for patients, with both short and long term goals; assess nursing activities by reviewing patient charts and observing nursing care to insure that nursing care is carried out as directed, and treatment is administered in accordance with physicians’ instructions; provides psycho-social support to patients by listening and responding to patients and by resolving conflicts between patient(s) and others; responds to inquiries regarding patient’s progress; and performs related work as required in an interdisciplinary rehabilitative setting; Provides a safe and supportive environment for patients, family, visitors, and staff; exchange of appropriate patient care and clinical information when patients are admitted, referred, transferred or discharged; completes documentation in accordance with established time frames and policies.

Ross Unit

Work Schedule: 11:15 pm-7:15 am Sunday to Thursday with a Weekend Rotation

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.

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.

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.


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: 180002AJ