State of Massachusetts Registered Nurse II Temporary in Taunton State Hospital, Massachusetts

Temporary Sick Leave Position

Work Schedule:

2nd Shift 2:45 pm - 11:15 pm

Days Off:

Week 1: Sun & Thur;

Week 2: Mon & Sat

The RN II directs, supervises and participates in the nursing care of patients on an inpatient unit. Assigns daily nursing care utilizing the patient acuity assessment sheet, assures that all clients are assessed on a daily basis. Provides supervision and direction to unit staff. Transcribes, administers and/or supervises administration of medication in accordance with standard practices and protocols. Leads/co leads patient education group(s) on health-related topics. Is a member of the multidisciplinary treatment team serving as a resource person regarding patient health issues and may serve as an interdisciplinary team leader. Participates in the admission process, documents and completes all nursing assessments and other necessary components/data within the medical chart, oversees discharge planning and transfers for clients by coordinating through the nursing supervisor. Maintains accurate records related to activities, meetings, groups, treatment plan schedules and all nursing assignments. Establishes and maintains a current nursing care plan utilizing a Person Centered Approach within the Recovery Model of healthcare delivery and completes written assessment of nursing needs. Monitors and reviews patient’s records on an ongoing basis for completeness and accuracy. Conducts, in conjunction with RN 3, monthly unit meetings and disseminates all necessary information to staff. Participates in change of shift reports. Provides professional expertise and knowledge in carrying out emergency functions, all codes, and unexpected emergencies.

Preferred Qualifications: 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

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 please contact Dina Robinson @ 508-977-3383.

First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.


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.


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.

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: Registered Nurse II Temporary

Location: Massachusetts-Taunton State Hospital

Requisition ID: 190000RK