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State of Massachusetts Licensed Practical Nurse I - FT/PT - PIPELINE in Chelsea, Massachusetts

The Chelsea Soldiers' Home seeks compassionate nursing professionals for our Licensed Practice Nurse I (LPN I) positions. This is an excellent entry-level nursing opportunity for potential candidates who are interested in furthering their career and broadening their nursing experience to provide outstanding care to our veteran population.

/*Duties and Responsibilities (these are a general summary and not all inclusive):*/

  • Provide nursing care to veterans by assessing health status, responding to veterans by assessing health status, responding to veterans requests for assistance and making observation on rounds.

  • Administer medications, treatments and care planning.

  • Carry out clinicians orders, observe and identify needs for care, including medication, equipment assisted care and patient and family education.

  • Identify, evaluate and assess veteran health care needs and status.

  • Confer with the supervision of a registered nurse and assigned clinician for planned treatment and modalities.

  • Recognize urgent or emergency needs of patients in care situations and seek assistance of the Registered Nurse (RN) and/or clinician and initiate appropriate emergency intervention as directed or needed.

  • Collaborate with interdisciplinary team members to ensure that resident’s individual care plans are being followed which may also include establishing constructive relationships with veterans and their families to promote positive relationships and learning.

  • Document incidents with or without adverse effect to the veteran and refer to the RN for follow-up and/or investigation.

_Please Note/:/_

Chelsea Soldiers’ Home fills this entry-level position on an ongoing basis as staff turnover and new program development occurs. The Department has full and part-time positions available on various shifts. Posted salary range is for full-time positions and will be pro-rated accordingly for part-time positions. LPNs are required to work weekends and holidays.

This position is designated as an "EMERGENCY" position in the Chelsea Soldiers’ Home Emergency Plan. This means that whenever the Governor declares that the Commonwealth is in a state of emergency, you will be required to report to work.

_About The Soldiers' Home in Chelsea_

The Soldiers' Home in Chelsea is a multidimensional health care and housing facility first established in 1882. Our mission is to serve eligible Massachusetts veterans with dignity, honor and respect by providing long term and skilled nursing care in our long term facility and delivering comprehensive housing services in our domiciliary facility. Chelsea proudly serves veterans from all eras; from World War II through the Global War on Terror.

_Total Compensation:_

As an employee of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are offered a great career opportunity influencing a wide-spectrum of services to the diverse populations we serve - but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits which you should consider towards your overall compensation, including:

  • 75% state paid medical insurance premium

  • Reasonable Dental and Vision Plans

  • Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Assistance programs

  • Low cost basic and optional life insurance

  • Retirement Savings: State Employees' Pension and a Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan

  • 11 paid holidays per year and competitive Sick, Vacation and Personal Time

  • Tuition Benefit for employee and spouse at state colleges and universities

  • Short-Term Disability and Extended Illness program participation options

  • Incentive-based Wellness Programs

  • Professional Development and Continuing Education opportunities

  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

_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 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 regarding this requisition, please contact The Executive Office of Health and Human Resources at 1 (800) 510-4122, Ext. #2.

Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume for the Licensed Practical Nurse I position.

MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: None. (See Section XIII, Special Requirements.)

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Possession of a current and valid license as a practical nurse under the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing.

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

Job: *Medical Services

Organization: *Soldiers` Home Massachusetts

Title: Licensed Practical Nurse I - FT/PT - PIPELINE

Location: Massachusetts-Chelsea-91 Crest Street

Requisition ID: 200003N4

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