State of Massachusetts Licensed Practical Nurse I - Seasonal Position in Fall River, Massachusetts

This is a "Seasonal Position”. Seasonal positions are at a minimum of 90 days in duration. Expected to start between May 1, 2018 and June 1, 2018 and will end by mid-September 2018.

Work Schedule: (40 hours) 6:45am to 3:15pm

  1. Pos#00264595 - Days Off: Week 1 Tuesday/Saturday Week 2 Sunday/Thursday

  2. Pos#00264597 - Days Off: Week 1 Sunday/Thursday Week 2 Tuesday/Saturday

The Dr. John C. Corrigan Community Mental Health Center Inpatient Unit is a 16-bed 24/7 staffed locked unit whose mission and purpose is to provide person-centered quality care to adult patient s who are admitted from the community in need of acute psychiatric assessment and services. The unit is staffed with psychiatrists, Registered nurses (RN), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) and Mental Health Workers (MHW)., as well as Social Work and Rehabilitative/Occupational services. This staff work collaboratively and closely together with the patient and their significant others and community supports to determine the care of the patient regarding their emotional, behavioral or mental health issues, taking into account the risks, strengths, resources and housing needs of the individual. The LPN I , supervised by the RN, provides direct nursing care to patients with severe and persistent mental illness. The LPN I interfaces with the pharmacy to obtain correct medications, administers medications and treatments, monitors patient’s responses to current medications and treatments and reports to the RN and or authorized prescriber as indicated. Other duties include patient and family education regarding medications an health and wellness, assisting the MD/RN with admissions and discharges and documentation of all care delivered in both electronic and paper format. The LPN works closely with other unit staff, responding to medical and psychiatric emergencies, especially promoting safety by participating in early recognition, early intervention and de-escalation of patients who are displaying inadequate or dangerous coping skills or an acute exacerbation of their psychiatric symptomology. Given the populations served, bi-lingual and multi-lingual candidates are preferred.

Corrigan MHC/ Fall River Site provides comprehensive services to adults and children*. *Programs include a 16-bed acute in-patient unit, Case Management, Day Treatment Program, Community Based Flexible Support. We offer an excellent salary and benefit package including, tuition remission, health insurance, alternative work schedules, educational/certification incentives (As per Union Contract), shift and w/e differentials.

_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 Cathy Nolette at (508) 977-3120.

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: *Department of Mental Health

Title: Licensed Practical Nurse I - Seasonal Position

Location: Massachusetts-Fall River-49 Hillside Street

Requisition ID: 18000205