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State of Massachusetts Registered Nurse II - PIPELINE in Holyoke, Massachusetts

This is an open and continuous posting for Full, Part-Time and Per Diem positions on our Evening and Night Shifts

The Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke 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 geropsychology; 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 Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke 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 Qualification:*

  • 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*:

  • Second/Evening Shift: 3:00 pm – 11:30 pm

  • Third/Night Shift: 11:15 pm – 7:15 am

  • 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 Soldiers' Home in Holyoke requires employees in this position to be able to perform mandatory overtime when circumstances dictate the need

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*About the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke:*

The Soldiers' Home in Holyoke is a state-funded, fully accredited health care facility that offers Veterans quality health care, including full-time residential accommodations, an on-site dental clinic, a multi-service outpatient department and provides educational and social services for Veterans in the Commonwealth. The Soldiers’ Home is staffed by approximately 350 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 Honor and Dignity” to our Veterans.**

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*Total Compensation and Rewards:***

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As an employee of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are offered a great career opportunity influencing a wide-spectrum of services to the diverse populations we serve - but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits which you should consider towards your overall compensation, including:

  • 75% state paid medical insurance premium

  • Reasonable Dental and Vision Plans

  • Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Assistance programs

  • Low cost basic and optional life insurance

  • Retirement Savings: State Employees' Pension and a Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan

  • 11 paid holidays per year and competitive Sick, Vacation and Personal Time

  • Tuition Benefit for employee and spouse at state colleges and universities

  • Short-Term Disability and Extended Illness program participation options

  • Professional Development and Continuing Education opportunities

  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

*Pre-Hire 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 http://www.mass.gov/hhs/cori

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 regarding this requisition, please contact Executive Office of Health and Human Services Human Resources at 1-800- 510-4122 Ext. #2.

*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.

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job: *Medical Services

Organization: *Soldiers` Home, Holyoke

Title: Registered Nurse II - PIPELINE

Location: Massachusetts-Holyoke-110 Cherry Street

Requisition ID: 200006ZW

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