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Chelsea Soldiers Home/Quigley Mem Hosp. Registered Nurse II in Chelsea, Massachusetts

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.