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

We are seeking Nurses to care for the adult mentally ill patients on the locked units at Taunton State Hospital. The Registered Nurse (RN II) assesses the health care needs of the patients and assures their needs are met. All interactions will be person centered utilizing a person first approach with safety of all being the number one priority while acknowledging the diginity of risk. _Please Note: This is a Temporary Sick Leave position to cover an individual on a leave of absence_. This recommended candidate will work 40 hours per week from 6:45 am - 3:15 pm. The days off will be Week 1 Sunday and Thursday and Week 2 Wednesday and Saturday. /_Duties and Responsibilities (these are a general summary and not all inclusive):_/ * Provides direct professional nursing care to assigned patients on the locked units utilizing a patient centered approach to assist the patient in meeting their goals and needs. * Leads/co leads patient education group(s) on health-related topics. * 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. * Provides professional expertise and knowledge in carrying out emergency functions, all codes, and unexpected emergencies. /_Required Qualifications:_/ * Current and valid licensure under the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing * Ability to read, write speak, and comprehend English to communicate effectively with a diverse group of patients, employees, and supervisors. * Ability to follow written and oral instructions and communicate effectively in oral expression /_Preferred Qualifications:_/ * Trained on de-escalation and nonviolent crisis intervention procedures * Given the population served, bilingual or multilingual fluency _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. For questions regarding this requisition, please contact Executive Office of Health and Human Services Human Resources at (508) 977-3383. 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. *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 - Temporary * Location: *Massachusetts-Taunton State Hospital Requisition ID: 2100056C