State of Massachusetts LPN I - Seasonal Vacancy 3rd Shift in Pocasset, Massachusetts

This is a seasonal position for an anticipated duration of 90 days.

Work Schedule: (40 hours) 11:15pm to 7:15am

  1. Pos#00274340 – Days Off: Week 1: Wednesday/Saturday; Week 2: Sunday/Thursday

  2. Pos#00274341 – Days Off: Week 1: Sunday/Thursday; Week 2: Tuesday/Saturday

The Department of Mental Health's Pocasset Community Mental Health Center is seeking a dynamic individual to fill a Licensed Practicing Nurse I position. The incumbent administers medication following proper policy and procedures, provides total nursing care and serves as the primary teacher for medication issues and groups. Searches as a role model and provides leadership to staff in lower classifications. Follows the operational protocols and procedures to ensure timely administration of medication, transcribing orders, obtains medication from pharmacy and records accurately on medication and treatment sheet. Follows hospital policy and procedures while providing nursing care to patients, carrying out physicians’ orders, nursing care plants and individual treatment plants. Documents behavioral and medical observations in client's charts and reports all relevant information to charge nurse. Applies principles of psychiatric nursing care when interacting therapeutically with clients 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. Ensures the optimum quality care is provided by serving as client advocates, ensuring patient confidentiality and maintaining the human rights of all patients. Performs related work as required.

Preferred Qualifications: Psychiatric and acute care setting experience preferred.

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 patients, families, and employee alike.

We offer an excellent salary and benefit package including, tuition remission, health insurance, alternative work schedules, educational/certification incentives (As per Union Contract), shift and w/e differentials.

_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.

For questions, please contact Cathy Nolette at (508) 977-3120.

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.

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: LPN I - Seasonal Vacancy 3rd Shift

Location: Massachusetts-Pocasset-830 County Road

Requisition ID: 180006LS