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State of Massachusetts Registered Nurse II - Evening Shift in Taunton, Massachusetts

Taunton State Hospital (TSH) is seeking an experienced Registered Nurse. The successful candidate will provide direct nursing care, custody and instruction to the adult psychiatric patients within locked units within DMH at TSH. Establish nursing plan of care utilizing a Person-Centered Approach within the Recovery Model of healthcare delivery. Assess the health care needs of the patients and assure the needs of the patients are met. Please Note/: /The incumbent will work 40 hours per week on the evening shift from 2:45 to 11:15 p.m. Days off are: Week 1 - Wednesdayand Saturday; Week 2 - Sunday and Thursday. /_Duties and Responsibilities (these are a general summary and not all inclusive):_/ * Provides direct professional nursing care, to assigned patients on the locked units of TSH utilizing a Patient Centered approach to assist the patient in meeting their goals and needs. * Establishes a therapeutic rapport with assigned patients to facilitate open communication to assist staff in providing care effective in meeting the patients' established goals. * Oversees the maintenance of a safe, secure and therapeutic environment utilizing acuity and appropriate staff assignments. * Assures that all patients are assessed on a daily basis for quality care related to physical, medical, psychiatric, spiritual and cultural needs. * Gains knowledge required to provide Patient Centered Care to all patients within the Recovery Model by attending all assigned educational trainings offered by DMH. /_Required Qualifications:_/ * One year of full-time, or equivalent part-time, experience as a registered nurse in a recognized hospital, clinic or medical facility. * Current and valid registration as a professional nurse under the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing. _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. _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. 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 regarding this requisition, please contact Executive Office of Health and Human Services Human Resources at (508) 977-XXXX. First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. 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! * 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: *Registered Nurse II - Evening Shift Location: Massachusetts-Taunton-60 Hodges Avenue Requisition ID: 230009TD