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State of Massachusetts Registered Nurse II - Continuous in Chelsea, Massachusetts

/About the Chelsea Veterans Home:/ The Veterans Home at Chelsea is a state-funded, fully accredited health care facility that offers veterans quality health care, including full-time residential accommodations, and provides educational and social services for Veterans in the Commonwealth. The Veterans’ Home is staffed by approximately 330 administrators, clinicians, nurses, certified nursing assistants, skilled trade, dietary staff, housekeeping staff, contractors, consultants, and general administrative personnel. The Home addresses the needs of a wide variety of veterans, including 24/7 care and treatment for terminal illness to the provision of residential, social, and educational services. Comprehensive inpatient and outpatient medical services are provided to these veterans in need. The patient population is generally categorized into the following categories: Alzheimer/Long Term Care; Domiciliary (residential). The tradition of service to the veterans of Massachusetts is surpassed only by a continued commitment to excellence in care for those who are in need now and in the future. Our mission is to provide “Care with Dignity, Honor, and Respect” to our Veterans. Learn more about our important work: This is an open and continuous posting for Full, Part-Time and Per Diem positions on our Evening and Night Shifts The Veterans Home at Chelsea is seeking several compassionate and experienced nursing professionals for our Registered Nurse II (RN) position. The RN II is the second level in the series and candidates will assume supervision of an assigned unit staff, while fostering teamwork across multiple disciplines. The RN II is responsible for providing overall exceptional patient driven care and support to veterans in order to effectively evaluate medications and/or treatment regimens. The incumbent will support, educate, direct and guide the performance of LPN, CNA and administrative staff, while communicating information in a clear and constructive manner to patients and their families. Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive): · Provide overall delivery of quality nursing care to a culturally diverse resident veteran population. · Identify, evaluate and reassess veteran health status and response to treatment; confer with assigned doctor for treatment modalities. · Collaborate with other health team members to facilitate positive patient care outcome including physical/occupational therapy, hospice and Gero-psychology; participate in program planning and development. · Partner effectively with residents, families and significant others, providing psychosocial support in coping with emotional, mental, medical, and physical decline/impairment. · Verify physician orders for accuracy, allergies and other appropriate veteran data; transcribe and implement orders. · Identify healthcare associated infections and appropriate interventions in conjunction with the Infection Control processes. · Foster the Chelsea Veterans Home mission, vision and operational policies while maintaining regulatory and department compliance with Joint Commission, and state/federal regulations. · Facilitate instruction to other nursing personnel, including techniques, procedures and equipment. · Investigate complaints by veterans and/or staff; facilitate methods of treatments, room assignment and attempts to resolve issues. · Maintain personal and professional growth and proficiency by attending in-services, seminars, and workshops; remain current with healthcare trends and contemporary nursing practices. · Participate in daily or weekly staff meetings to discuss patient status and other concerns or issues; serve on other departmental committees as needed. · Provide ongoing feedback/appraisal to assigned staff; document staff performance matters when appropriate. · Interacts with appropriate management personnel regarding Veteran care and related issues. Required Qualifications · Must possess a current, active certification as a Registered Nurse under the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing. · Must possess a current and valid CPR/BLS certification through the American Heart Association. Preferred Qualifications · At least two (2) years of supervisory experience. · At least one (1) year of experience as a charge nurse in a long-term care environment. · Proficient understanding of the principles and practices of geriatric nursing, dementia, hospice, and modern long-term care. · Knowledge of standard nursing policies and other methods/techniques, and emergency procedures. · Capacity to maintain accurate records and exercise discretion in handling confidential information. · Demonstrated success in the development and implementation of quality care, health and safety approach. · Proficient usage of Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, and Outlook. /Schedule:/ · For both shifts: Flex days off and every other weekend. · Schedule and days off are based on the operational needs of the facility. · This is a 24 hour/7 days a week facility - the Chelsea Veterans Home requires employees in this position to be able to perform mandatory overtime when circumstances dictate the need. EMERGENCY:This position has been deemed as an emergency personnel position. During a declared State of Emergency and in Non-Emergency situations/adverse weather, it will be necessary to report to work. Pre-Offer Process: For BU and MI-MIV 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. *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! COVID Vaccine: As a condition of employment, depending on job assignment and location, employees may be required to have received COVID-19 vaccination and/or other vaccinations, or to have been approved for a vaccination exemption prior to their start date. Details relating to demonstrating compliance with this requirement will be provided to applicants selected for employment. 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: Chelsea Veterans Home *Title: *Registered Nurse II - Continuous * Location: *Massachusetts-Chelsea-91 Crest Street Requisition ID: 24000183