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State of Massachusetts Licensed Practical Nurse II, D2, 1st Shift in Tewksbury, Massachusetts

Tewksbury Hospital operated by the Department of Public Health (DPH), a 370 bed Joint Commission accredited hospital, is currently seeking caring and attentive individuals to serve as a Licensed Practical Nurse 24 hours per week. Openings are on the DPH Medical Units at Tewksbury Hospital. The hospital provides comprehensive treatment, care, and comfort to adults with medical and/or mental illnesses.

The Licensed Practical Nurse plays a vital role by being patient-centered and building trust with our patient population. Under the supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN), the selected candidate will assist patients with illnesses and conditions that are often underserved or difficult to manage in other health care settings, by assisting the patient with activities of daily living.

  1. Provides direct care to individual patients including medication administration, simple procedures and procedures defined in the Nursing Practice Manual.

  2. As a team member, assists other nursing staff in caring for groups of patients and in carrying out complex procedures.

  3. Implements nursing care based on sound clinical knowledge; is guided by the nursing care plan as developed by the Registered Nurse and by policies and procedures in Nursing.

  4. Provides for the daily care & personal/hygienic needs of patients by giving baths, back rubs, feeding, grooming, skin care, etc.

  5. In accordance with Nursing policy, documents appropriately including Progress Notes and “charting” to maintain complete and accurate medical records.

  6. Appropriately, and within required policies, carries out physician orders for the patients.

  7. Recognizes symptoms and reports to the appropriate person.

  8. Assigns and supervises the work of Nursing Assistants, using knowledge of patients needs and knowledge of staff skills. Provides on-the-job training to personnel.

  9. Reports information regarding all matters of concern to the appropriate person for corrective action.

  10. May assume charge responsibilities as appropriate to level of care.

  11. May assume charge in the absence of RN with availability from the Nursing Supervisor.

  12. Participates on committees and in unit conferences.

  13. Attends required educational programs and other workshops and seminars to maintain licensure and enhance own professional development. Attends required In-service Programs annually.

  14. Accepts clinical assignments, hours of work, and understands and initiates rules and regulations which govern medical emergencies, fire, bomb threat and disaster.

  15. Uses hospital supplies in a cost conscious manner.

  16. Compliance with all applicable state and federal laws including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations which govern the privacy and confidentiality of information about patients.

  17. Attend community meetings, team meetings, periodic reviews, and other consultative sessions.

  18. Performs related duties as required.

_Total Compensation:_

As an employee of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are offered a great career opportunity influencing a wide-spectrum of services to the diverse populations we serve - but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits which you should consider towards your overall compensation, including:

  • 75% state paid medical insurance premium

  • Reasonable Dental and Vision Plans

  • Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Assistance programs

  • Low cost basic and optional life insurance

  • Retirement Savings: State Employees' Pension and a Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan

  • 11 paid holidays per year and competitive Sick, Vacation and Personal Time

  • Short-Term Disability and Extended Illness program participation options

  • Incentive-based Wellness Programs

  • Professional Development and Continuing Education opportunities

  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program


_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 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.

For information regarding this requisition please call 978-851-7321 ext. 2347

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

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 Public Health

Title: Licensed Practical Nurse II, D2, 1st Shift

Location: Massachusetts-Tewksbury-365 East Street

Requisition ID: 200005KA

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