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State of Massachusetts Licensed Practical Nurse II in Pocasset, Massachusetts

The Department of Mental Health (DMH) is seeking an exceptional Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN II) to fill a position on second shift. Oversees the maintenance of a safe, secure, and therapeutic ward environment by participating in the coordination of staff assignments with the charge nurse; provides total nursing care and serves as the primary teacher for medication issues and groups. Serves as a role model and provides leadership to staff in lower classifications. Maintain a person centered, trauma informed atmosphere and professional performance. Please Note: *This position is 40 hours per week. The selected candidate will work from 3:00pm to 11:30pm. Days off will be on Week 1: Sunday and Thursday and on Week 2: Monday and Saturday. Employees in this position will be required to work mandatory overtime. *_Duties and Responsibilities (These duties and responsibilities are not all inclusive):_ * Serves as role model and provides leadership to staff in lower classification. * Follows hospital policy and procedures while providing nursing care to patients, administering medication, carrying out physicians' orders and individual treatment plans as well as coordinating with pharmacy and laboratory services. * Documents observations in patient’s carts and reports all relevant information to charge nurse. * Applies principles of psychiatric nursing care when interacting therapeutically with patients while assessing needs, discussing care, allaying fears and anxieties to provide a total therapeutic environment. * Respond to crisis situations and is able to initiate emergency care while working closely with other team members. * Ensure the optimum quality care is provided by serving as patient advocates, ensuring patient confidentiality and maintaining the human rights of all patients. _Preferred Qualifications:__ _ * Experience working in a mental health setting. * Experience working in a mental health setting with individuals with severe mental illness. _Required Qualifications:_ * Knowledge of the principles and practices of practical nursing. * Ability to effectively communicate, orally and in a written format, in English. * Ability to work as a member of a team and individually. * Knowledge of care of special client groups, such as psychiatrically impaired individuals. __ _About Cape & Islands Site / Pocasset Mental Health Center:_ Cape & Islands Site / Pocasset Mental Health Center provides comprehensive services to adults and children. Programs include a 16-bed acute in-patient unit, Case Management, Day Treatment Program, and Adult Community Clinical Services. The Pocasset Mental Health Center is a Joint Commission certified facility. In all we always aspire to create an environment which promotes growth and independence for those we serve, families, and employee alike. _DMH Mission Statement:_ The Department of Mental Health assures and provides access to services and supports to meet the mental health needs of individuals of all ages, enabling them to live, work and participate in their communities. The Department establishes standards to ensure effective and culturally competent care to promote recovery. The Department sets policy, promotes self-determination, protects human rights and supports mental health training and research. _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 and click on "Information for Job Applicants." 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. If you require assistance with the application/interview process and would like to request an ADA accommodation, please click on the link and complete the Reasonable Accommodation Online Request Form. For questions, please the contact the Office of Human Resources at 1-800-510-4122 and select option #4. First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS Applicants must have at least one year of paraprofessional experience in the field of nursing as a licensed practical nurse. 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: Department of Mental Health *Title: *Licensed Practical Nurse II Location: Massachusetts-Pocasset-830 County Road Requisition ID: 240000MJ