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State of Massachusetts Registered Nurse II (Pocasset Mental Health Center) - Continuous Posting in Pocasset, Massachusetts

This is an open and continuous posting for full time (40 hour) positions. Actively looking to fill positions on Evening and Night Shift. The Department of Mental Health (DMH) is seeking dedicated, compassionate, and exceptional Registered Nurses who desire a rewarding career making a difference in the lives of individuals. The Registered Nurse II assesses the health care needs of the patients and assures their needs are met. All interactions will be person centered utilizing a person first approach with safety of all being the number one priority while acknowledging the dignity of risk. Prepares, administers and documents patient medications and treatment. Functions as a member of multidisciplinary treatment team, assume responsibility for nursing care on the inpatient unit. Maintain patient and nursing records. Follow all the standards and practices of nursing including all DMH facility and nursing policies. Accepts responsibilities and assures patient safety and supervises staff. _Please Note_: These positions are 40 hours per week with alternating weekends off. The shift and days off are to be determined. Actively seeking candidates for Evening and Night shift. * *Shift Schedules: * Day Shift: 7:00am to 3:30pm * Evening Shift: 3:00pm to 11:30pm * Night Shift: 11:15pm to 7:15am Employees in this position will be required to perform mandatory overtime. Duties and Responsibilities (these are a general summary and not all inclusive): * Transcribes all physicians’ orders and administers medications and treatments to help in the rehabilitation of the patients. * Completes admission assessment and initial nursing care plan based on health and safety issues by the end of the shift. * Provides primary nursing care to an assigned group of patients utilizing nursing process and following current standards of care. * Functions as a member of the multidisciplinary treatment team serving as a resource person regarding patient’s health issues. * Manages and supervises the nursing staff in the absence of a registered nurse of a higher grade. * Meets patient nursing care needs as charge nurse or primary nurse by communicating key patient information to appropriate nursing staff in order to insure integration coordination and continuity of patient care. * Participates in the admission, discharge and transfer of patients to facilitate a smooth transition. * Acts as leader or co-leader of patient treatment groups. Required Qualifications: * Knowledge of the principles and practices of nursing. * Knowledge of the terminology and standard abbreviations used in nursing. * Knowledge of the problems in providing nursing services to special client groups such as the mentally, physically, and/or emotionally handicapped. * Knowledge of standard nursing policies, procedures, methods and techniques. Preferred Qualifications: * Certification as Psychiatric Nurse by American Nurse Association. _DMH Vision and Mission:_ The Department of Mental Health, as the State Mental Health Authority, 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. This critical mission is accomplished by working in partnership with other state agencies, individuals, families, providers, and communities. _About the Cape Cod and the Islands Community Mental Health Center:_ The CC&I CMHC 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 (ACCS). The CC&I CMHC 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. Learn more about our important work:** 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. * * 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. _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! Title 101 CMR 23.00 (“Regulation”) requires certain agency staff to have received the COVID-19 vaccination and Influenza vaccination, or have taken required mitigation measures, to prevent viral infection and transmission in State Hospitals and State Congregate Care Facilities. The Regulation applies to this position. Successful candidates will be required to acknowledge and attest to your vaccination status for both COVID-19 and Influenza. *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: *Registered Nurse II (Pocasset Mental Health Center) - Continuous Posting Location: Massachusetts-Pocasset-830 County Road Requisition ID: 240001FE