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State of Massachusetts Licensed Practical Nurse in Taunton, Massachusetts

Taunton State Hospital is seeking an experienced Licensed Practical Nurse who can provide nursing care to patients in an assigned area; administer treatment and medications; perform related work as required. Please Note/: /This position is 40 hours per week. The incumbent will work on the evening shift 2:45 p.m. - 11:15 p.m. Days off are: Week 1 Wednesday/Saturday; Week 2 Sunday/Thursday /_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, escortsresponsibility for group activities as assigned, and orientation of patients to the ward. * Treats all patients with dignity and respect through interactions which affirm the individual's needs and preferences and by optimally integrating the patient perspective into all facets of care; will advocate for patients, facilitate timely resolution of patient concerns and assist patientsin the exercise of their rights. * Develops therapeutic relationships with individual patients, groups, and family members tofacilitate continuity of care. * Participates in the development and maintenance of a therapeutic milieu. * Supervises mental health workers in the performance of job responsibilities. * Attends rounds and treatment tearn meetings. Actively participates as an interdisciplinary team member. Collaborates in collecting data related to the assessment, planning, and evaluation process. /_Required Qualifications:_/ * Ability to work effectively with physically, mentally or emotionally disturbed patients. _About Taunton State Hospital_ Taunton State Hospital (TSH) operated by the Department of Mental Health (DMH) is a 45-bed inpatient facility that provides continuing care inpatient services to adults with major mental illnesses. The hospital is a leader in the successful integration of the Principles of Recovery and a rehabilitation philosophy into the treatment model and a part of the Southeast Area which works closely with the inpatient treatment teams to facilitate patients’ discharge back to the community. _Total Compensation:_ 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 * 12 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 * Incentive-based Wellness Programs * 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 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 (508) 977-3383 * 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. 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 * Location: *Massachusetts-Taunton-60 Hodges Avenue Requisition ID: 21000534