State of Massachusetts Licensed Practical Nurse - Seasonal Position- 2nd shift in Taunton State Hospital, Massachusetts
Taunton State Hospital is seeking a LPN II to provide total nursing care and serves as the primary teacher for medication issues & groups, administers medication following policy & procedures. Serves as a role model & provides leadership to staff in lower classifications.
Please Note: “This is a seasonal position for an anticipated duration of 90 days”:
The selected candidate will work 40 hours per week from 2:45pm - 11:15pm with rotating weekends. The days off will be Week 1 Sunday and Thursday and Week 2 Tuesday and Saturday.
Duties and Responsibilities (these duties and responsibilities are not all inclusive):
Administration of medication, transcribing orders, obtains medication from pharmacy, records accurately on medication administration record.
Provides nursing care to patients, carrying out physician’s orders, nursing care plans & individual treatment plans.
Documents medical record pertinent information and behavioral & medical observations in client's charts & reports all relevant information to charge nurse in a timely manner.
Applies principles of psychiatric nursing care when interacting therapeutically with clients while assessing needs, discussing care, allaying fears & anxieties to help provide a total therapeutic environment.
Is a responder to crisis situations & is able to initiate emergency care while working closely with other team members.
Oversees the maintenance of a safe, secure and therapeutic ward environment.
Participates in daily care of clients while assisting, teaching & providing leadership to staff in lower classification.
Participates in medication teaching groups and provides clients with all necessary information related to health care issues.
Demonstrates the ability to use effective crisis intervention tools to include prevention, de- escalation, and debriefing.
Receives the 24 hour ward report with the off-going medication nurse and the oncoming charge nurse
_Preferred Qualifications: _
Experience in psychiatric nursing
Given the population served, bilingual or multilingual fluency
Taunton State Hospital (TSH) is a 45-bed inpatient facility that provides continuing care inpatient 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. The hospital is a part of the Southeast Area of the Department of Mental Health which works closely with the inpatient treatment teams to facilitate patients’ discharge back to the community. There is also a robust commitment to evidence-based practices. The hospital is a Joint Commission accredited facility. We offer an excellent salary and benefit package, including tuition remission, shift and weekend differential, educational/certification incentives (As per Union Contract), health insurance and alternative work schedules.
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 http://www.mass.gov/hhs/cori
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.
Direct questions to the EOHHS Human Resources Office at 508-977-3383.
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 - Seasonal Position- 2nd shift
Location: Massachusetts-Taunton State Hospital
Requisition ID: 2100037I