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State of Massachusetts Licensed Practical Nurse I - CONTINUOUS in Holyoke, Massachusetts

/About theVeterans Home at Holyoke:/ TheVeterans Home at Holyokeis 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. TheVeterans Home at Holyokeis staffed by approximately 330 administrators, clinicians, nurses, certified nursing assistants, skilled trade, dietary staff, housekeeping staff, contractors, consultants and general administrative personnel. 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. This is an open and continuous posting for Full and Part-Time positions on our Evening and Night Shifts. TheVeterans Home at Holyokeis seeking several compassionate, professional, and enthusiastic Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) to assume supervision within an assigned unit of the facility while fostering teamwork across multiple disciplines. Here at the Veterans Home, LPNs are responsible for providing patient-driven care and support to our Veteran population. They are expected to follow and contribute to a plan of care for individual patients in accordance with nursing standards, policies and procedures. The incumbents will work both as a team member and independently, communicating in a clear and constructive manner to members of the team, patients and their families. Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive): * Provide exceptional nursing care to veteran residents by assessing health status, responding to call lights or veterans' requests for assistance, and making observations on rounds. * Administer nursing treatments, procedures, doctor orders, and care plans; observe, identify and respond to the needs for care, including medication, equipment-assisted care and patient/family education. * Identify, evaluate, and assess veteran health status; confer with supervising Registered Nurses (RNs) and assigned medical staff for treatment modalities. * Recognize urgent or emergency patient care situations; seek assistance of the RN and/or medical staff and initiate appropriate emergency interventions as directed or needed. * Collaborate with other resident services personnel to ensure that residents’ individual care plans are being followed. * Establish constructive relationships with veterans and their families to promote positive relationships and learning as established by the “treatment/teaching plan”. * Document incidents with or without adverse effect to the veteran and refer to RN for follow-up and/or investigation. * Foster theVeterans Home's mission, vision and operational policies while maintaining regulatory and department compliance with Joint Commission, and state/federal regulations. * Maintain personal and professional growth by attending in-services, keeping current with healthcare trends and nursing practices, and other Veterans Home committees. * Skilled in the use of computers as needed for the completion of work assignments. /Schedule:/ * We have part-time and full-time benefited opportunities available on our Evening (3:00 pm – 11:30 pm) and our Night (11:15 pm – 7:15 am) shifts. * Alternating weekend and holiday schedule. * Note: This is 24 hour/7 days a week long-term care facility and as a result, the Holyoke Veterans Home may require this individual to be present during nontraditional hours when circumstances dictate the operational need. Required Qualifications * Must possess a current, active license as a practical nurse under the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing. * CPR certification through the American Heart Association. * Ability to follow oral and written instructions. * Ability to deal tactfully with others. Preferred Qualifications * Certification in dementia, hospice, or other relevant discipline. * Ability to establish effective relationships with individuals, families, and team members. * Demonstrated attention to detail with readiness to respond appropriately when needed. * Capacity to maintain accurate records and exercise discretion in handling confidential information. * Skilled in the use of using a computer for completion of work assignments. 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: 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. 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: Holyoke Veterans Home *Title: *Licensed Practical Nurse I - CONTINUOUS Location: Massachusetts-Holyoke-110 Cherry Street Requisition ID: 24000188