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State of Massachusetts Day Supervisor - Registered Nurse IV in Tewksbury, Massachusetts

The Department of Public Health's (DPH) Tewksbury Hospital is seeking dynamic and qualified candidates to apply for the Day Supervisor - Registered Nurse IV opening currently available. The Day Supervisor – RN IV provides, directs, coordinates, supervises and evaluates nursing care to patients ages 20-100 years on several units on the 1st / day shift within the established philosophy, objectives and standards of the hospital and Nursing Department. Provides guidance and leadership to nursing staff as needed. Performs related work as required. Employees in this position will be required to work mandatory overtime. Day shift is 6 :45am to 3:15pm, every other weekend. Commonly performed duties include but are not exclusive of the following: * Duties require direct patient care responsibilities which include Codes, Dr. Stats and Help Calls on the psychiatric and medical units, IV insertion and assisting in providing care for more critically ill patients as well as generally assisting in the provision of care to all patients as needed. * Provides leadership, guidance, support and assistance to staff on assigned units. * Performs administrative functions of the nursing department and addresses administrative issues promptly, calling the D.O.N./designee and the Duty Officer as necessary and/or required by policy. * Assists in the distribution of resources to meet unit staffing needs. * Meets with the nurse in charge on assigned units, to determine patient status and unit concerns; acts as a resource on all patient care matters and unit operations on assigned shift. * Makes rounds on each assigned unit on a regular basis, talking with patients and their families and provides leadership, guidance and support as needed. * Approves the use of overtime, as delegated by the D.O.N., maintaining a fiscally responsible approach. * Regularly confers with peers to enhance continuity and the flow of information in the management of the department. * Provides in-service education to staff. * Represents the department in a manner which will enhance the professional image of the nursing department to employees, patients, visitors and volunteers, as well as in community contracts. * Takes a leadership role in the guidance of personnel regarding problems of an immediate nature and implements the disciplinary process when appropriate. * Through active communication and documentation review, assures that all policies of the department are carries out. * Assumes responsibility for one’s own professional growth and maintains competence regarding new knowledge and best practice through reading, conferences and other professional activities. * Participates as a leader in the nursing department through involvement in department and hospital committees as assigned or as appropriate. * Participates in programs, meetings and committee work related to the care of patients and/or the concerns of the nursing department. * Stays informed about Administrative and Nursing Department policies in order to guide staff, interpret and/or perform these duties and participate in planning and implementing the objectives of the Nursing Department. * Assists with special projects such as data collection related to attendance, incident reports, etc. * Maintains a current and working knowledge of the requirements of the relevant regulatory agencies. * Procures (or assures their procurement) of supplies, equipment and medications for immediate patient care as needed. Required Qualifications: * Demonstrates a high level of professionalism. * Is an effective communicator. * Demonstrates a working knowledge of critical thinking through offering personal examples. * Practices with a consumer or customer service orientation. * Possesses strong leadership skills, especially in the area of team building. * Shows creativity, enthusiasm, and high energy through examples of past or current projects and/or future goals. * Demonstrates the ability to analyze data, draw accurate conclusions, define and carry out appropriate follow up. Learn more about nursing opportunities at DPH About Tewksbury Hospital: Tewksbury Hospital operates a 370-bed facility and a campus of over 700 acres of land. Its patient care services are provided under the auspices of the Department of Public Health and Mental Health. The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is responsible for the administration of a Joint Commission accredited LTAC hospital that provides high quality, comprehensive treatment, care, and comfort to adults with chronic medical and mental illness. A full range of services are provided including 24/7 Nursing, Nurse Practitioners, Medicine as well as psychiatric and psychological services, a 6-chair dialysis suite, clinical laboratory, radiology, respiratory care, nutrition, speech/language, pathology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, therapeutic recreation and arts, and pharmacy. The high-quality clinical environment is strictly governed by regulatory standards that mandate day to day interventions and services. 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 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 about this requisition, please contact Employment and Staffing Customer Service at 1-800-510-4122, option 4. Questions or issues regarding access/login credentials to MassCareers, please contact the Mass HR ESC at 617-979-8500. First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have at least (A) two 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 one year 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. 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 Public Health *Title: *Day Supervisor - Registered Nurse IV Location: Massachusetts-Tewksbury-365 East Street Requisition ID: 2400044J