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State of Massachusetts Registered Nurse V (Unit Manager) in Taunton, Massachusetts

The Recovery from Addictions Program (RAP), operated by the Department of Mental Health (DMH) is seeking an experienced and dynamic registered nurse to provide direction and supervision in the delivery of nursing care. The selected candidate coordinates and oversees the activities of nursing personnel providing care to patients or all shifts on assigned units/beds, at the RAP program and will comply with all federal regulations, 42 CFR Part 2 and Part 8, Confidentiality of Alcohol and Drug Abuse clients and HIPAA Regulations assuring clients care meets best practice standards. This position also provides direct and/or indirect nursing care as necessary. Please note: The selected candidate will work 40 hours, Monday through Friday, 8:30AM - 5:00PM with rotation to second and third shift as required, days off will be Sunday and Saturday. Employees in this position will be required to work mandatory overtime. /_Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive):_/ * Integrates the client perspective into all facets of care; advocates for clients to facilitate timely resolution of client concerns and assists clients in the exercise of their rights. * Educates staff and clients on confidentiality and privacy issues according to regulations. * Collaborates with the Director of Nursing (DON) to oversee and supervise nursing department staff on assigned units. * Collaborates with Unit Manager peers to promote consistency of care management among all units. Receives report on client status daily to ensure proper follow-up of treatment and care on assigned units. * Identifies and sets priorities for the management of client treatment through data collection, observation and communication with nursing staff and other disciplines. * Directs and delegates overall supervision of licensed and non-licensed personnel within the nursing department on assigned units and oversees the monitoring and treatment of clients who have a concomitant substance use/medical/psychiatric illness, under the direction of the DON. * Participates in assessment and evaluation of all emergency response activities of nursing personnel and provides required documentation or oversight of its completion. * Participates in analyzing and evaluating nursing and related services rendered in the program to review, maintain, and improve nursing services. * Participates in Nursing Management meetings to identify and resolve problems and make recommendations to administration regarding client care delivery systems through monitoring, assessment, and adjustment of staff in consultation with the DON. * Facilitates monthly unit meetings for staff on each assigned unit, all shifts. * Participates in necessary investigations arising from incident reports or complaints and completes required reports within the department. * Monitors competency, educates, supervises and supports nursing staff on assigned units, ie. RN III, RN II, RN I, LPN II, RTW II, RTW I. * Collaborates with the Departments of Performance Improvement and Risk Management to ensure compliance with regulatory agencies. * Participates in Joint Commission readiness activities specifically as it pertains to nursing care. * Reports clinical/administrative/ethical issues at daily clinical meeting and collaborates with charge nurses, nursing supervisors, and interdisciplinary team members for follow up. * Ensures Nursing staff compliance of Nursing Assessments, Notes and Multi-disciplinary Treatment Plans. /_Required Qualifications:_/ * Familiarity in formulating and revising individual treatment plans in collaboration with multidisciplinary treatment team. * Understanding of harm reduction and medication–assisted therapies. * Knowledge of principles & practices of supervision, performance evaluation, training needs and corrective action. * Ability to relate well with others; demonstrated professional interpersonal skills. * Understanding of Section 35 process and procedures. * Knowledge of HIPAA Regulations as well as Federal Regulation 42 CFR Part 2 and Part 8. /_Preferred Qualifications:_/ * Ability to participate in a multi-disciplinary health care team. * Knowledge of TJC, SAMHSA, CMS Conditions of Participation and regulatory agencies requirements for quality improvement and patient safety. * Solid workload management and problem-solving skills; capacity to balance workload. * Strong communications and interpersonal skills; problem solving, sound judgment and ability to prioritize and delegate multiple responsibilities. * Working knowledge of all Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams and PowerPoint. * Given the population served, bilingual or multilingual fluency. /_About the Recovery from Addictions Program (RAP):_/ The Department of Mental Health (DMH) in collaboration with the Department of Public Health (DPH) Bureau of Substance Addiction Services operates a statewide Recovery from Addictions Program (RAP) for individuals civilly committed by the courts for substance use treatment for up to 90 days (“Section 35 commitment”). The program model will provide acute detoxification and early clinical stabilization services as we help clients develop community-based linkages to outpatient supports and substance use disorder treatment providers. The individuals treated within this program will be linked upon discharge to a range of services within the DPH continuum of care for substance use conditions. RAP provides administrative, medical, clinical, and non-clinical services. Its mission to provide quality client-centered care and recovery-oriented treatment. /_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. /Learn more: / _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 contact Employment & Staffing at 1 (800) 510-4122, Option 4. First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have at least (A) three years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, experience as a registered nurse in a recognized hospital, clinic or medical facility and (B) of which at least two years must have been in a supervisory, administrative, or managerial capacity, or (C) 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 a maximum of one year of the required (A) experience.* No substitutions will be allowed for the required (B) 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. Special Requirements: 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 V (Unit Manager) Location: Massachusetts-Taunton-60 Hodges Avenue Requisition ID: 2400036J