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State of Massachusetts Registered Nurse I - Full and Part Time (Benefited) Multiple Shifts - Continuous Posting- CONTINUOUS in Holyoke, Massachusetts

The Veterans Home at Holyoke is seeking nursing professionals for our Registered Nurse I (RN) position. The RN I is the first level in the series and is responsible for providing overall exceptional patient driven care and support to veterans in order to effectively evaluate medications and/or treatment regimens. The role 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 exceptional nursing care and oversight by assessing health care needs to ensure the prevention of illness and the promotion of health maintenance * Dispense medications and perform treatments in compliance with policy and procedures * Collect health and status data for individuals * Ensure information is documented, communicated, and made readily accessible * Identify acute problems and initiate intervention or referrals for needed medical services, confirming that follow-up care is pursued * Support nursing leadership and training for staff; serve as an advocate to ensure individuals receive appropriate health care treatment, health education, and other health related services * Serve as a first responder for behavioral or medical crisis situations * Support and respond to emergency situations involving serve and violent behavior * Maintain individual records and files; performs data entry of medical information *Required Qualifications:* * Knowledge of standard nursing policies, procedures, methods and techniques * Ability to maintain accurate records and exercise discretion in handling confidential information Preferred Qualifications: * Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain respectful, caring, tolerant, ethical, and empowering professional relationships with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities * Familiarity with safety practices and medical terminology/abbreviations * Aptitude to transcribe, read and comprehend the English language *Schedule*: There are full time (40 hours per week) and part time (24 or 32 hours per week) positions available, alternating holidays and weekends. The shifts are: * 1st Shift (7:00AM to 3:30PM) * 2nd Shift (3:00PM to 11:30PM) (Priority Hiring) * 3rd Shift (11:15PM to 7:15AM) * Base Salary does not include shift differentials * 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 Veterans Home at Holyoke requires employees in this position to be able to perform mandatory overtime when circumstances dictate the need // *Agency**Mission:* The Veterans Home at Holyoke 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 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: /_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. MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: None. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: * Current and valid registration as a professional nurse under the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing.* * Must possess a current and valid CPR/BLS certification through the American Heart Association. 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: Holyoke Veterans Home *Title: *Registered Nurse I - Full and Part Time (Benefited) Multiple Shifts - Continuous Posting- CONTINUOUS Location: Massachusetts-Holyoke-110 Cherry Street Requisition ID: 240002OH