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State of Massachusetts Licensed Practical Nurse - Seasonal 1st Shift in Pocasset, Massachusetts

The Department of Mental Health (DMH) is seeking an exceptional Licensed Practical Nurse to fill two positions on first shift. Oversees the maintenance of a safe, secure, and therapeutic unit 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 is a Seasonal position for an anticipated duration of 90 days and is 40 hours per week._* *

The selected candidate will work 7:00 am to 3:30 pm with Rotating Weekends.

Position#00284353 - Days off: Week 1 - Wednesday/Saturday Week 2- Sunday/Thursday

Position#00284352 - Days off: Week 1 - Sunday/Thursday Week 2 -Tuesday/Saturday

_Duties and Responsibilities (these are a general summary and not all inclusive):_

  • Provides direct care to patients in assigned area including activities of daily living, meal supervision, escorts responsibility for group activities as assigned, and orientation of patients to the ward.

  • Administers treatments and medications as ordered and according to hospital policy.

  • Develops therapeutic relationships with individual patients, groups, and family members to facilitate continuity of care.

  • Documents pertinent patient care information in the medical record.

  • Provides related health care education to patients and family according to nursing care plan and multidisciplinary treatment plan.

_Required Qualifications:_

  • Working knowledge of the established nursing procedures for the administraton of medications.

  • Current licensure in Commonwealth of Massachusetts as Licensed Practical Nurse

  • Ability to read, write speak, and comprehend English to communicate effectively with a diverse group of patients, employees, and supervisors.

  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions and communicate effectively in oral expression.

_Preferred Qualifications:_

  • Trained on de-escalation and nonviolent crisis intervention procedures

  • Given the population served, bilingual or multilingual fluency

_DMH Mission Statement:_

Cape & Islands Site / Pocasset Mental Health Center provide 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.

_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, please contact Human Resources at (508) 977-3677.

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.

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 - Seasonal 1st Shift

Location: Massachusetts-Pocasset-830 County Road

Requisition ID: 200006T7

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