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State of Massachusetts Nursing Assistant I - PIPELINE (32 hours per week, benefitted) in Tewksbury, Massachusetts

The Department of Public Health - Tewksbury Hospital is seeking experienced Nursing Assistants to work 32 hours per week for all three shifts. 1st shift: 6:45 am - 3:15 pm; 2nd shift: 2:45 pm - 11:15 pm; 3rd shift: 11:00 pm - 7:00 am Please Note: The orientation period for all positions is 6 weeks. The schedule for orientation is as outlined below: Weeks 1 - 4 - Selected candidates will work Monday - Friday from 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (40 hours) Weeks 5 - 6 - Selected candidates will work a 40 hour schedule on their scheduled shift. After orientation, this position works 32 hours per week on the assigned shift and is required to work every other weekend and rotating days off. Base rate salary range does not include shift differentials. The Nursing Assistant plays a vital role by being patient-centered and building trust with our patient population. Under the supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), the selected candidates 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. _Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive):_ * Provide direct care to patients twenty (20) years of age or older with chronic medical problems, acute exacerbation at times, and with diminished capabilities in ADLs needing consistent nursing care. * Provides exceptional nursing care under the direction and supervision of an RN or LPN by observing and monitoring changes in patients' condition(s). * Records vital signs, such as temperature, blood pressure, pulse, or respiration rate, as part of nursing care plan and enters data into Meditech. * Communicates with patients to ascertain feelings or need for assistance or social and emotional support. * Maintains a safe and hygienic environment as part of the patient care plan and according to Infection Control policies/procedures. * Provides physical support to assist patients to perform daily living activities, including but not limited to, getting out of bed, bathing, dressing, toileting, standing, or walking. * Gathers and documents information from caregivers, nurses, or physicians about patient condition, treatment plans, or appropriate activities in accordance with Nursing department policies/procedures. * Assists nurses or physicians in the operation of medical equipment or provision of patient care. * Contributes to effective interpersonal and community relations by promoting a therapeutic milieu as a patient advocate/resource to staff, patients, families, visitors and other departments/agencies. * Assumes continuity of care among all caregivers by following both the hospital-wide and Department of Nursing hand off communication policies. * Responds and assists in emergency codes to ensure the safe care and management of patients. _Required Qualifications:_ * Demonstrated ability to understand written/oral instructions and work as a team member. * Skilled in empathizing with patients and communicating effectively. * Knowledge of laws and regulations concerning patient rights. * Ability to deal tactfully with others and interact with individuals who are under physical and/or emotional stress. * Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships. * Ability to meet the physical demands of the position. * Focus on patient care excellence and safety. * Capacity to exercise discretion in handling confidential information (HIPPA). * Ability to establish effective relationships with individuals, families, and team members. * Capacity to maintain accurate records and exercise discretion in handling confidential information. _Preferred Qualifications:_ * Current, active certification as a Nurse Aide in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. * Demonstrated attention to detail with readiness to respond appropriately when needed. * Skilled in the use of utilizing a computer for completion of work assignments. * Ability to perform basic web-based navigation and searches using a keyboard * Proficient usage of Microsoft Office products including Word and PowerPoint. Ability to open media type files (movies, music) and basic email capability. _About Tewksbury Hospital:_ 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 Nursing Assistant on multiple shifts. 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. Tewksbury Hospital offers a broad range of services including a physician on site at all times, around-the-clock nursing care, rehabilitation services including physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy, psychology services, social services, nutritional services, and an on-site dialysis clinic. Tewksbury Hospital also offers its employees free on-site parking, access to in-house training and CEU programs, on-site gym, cafeteria and vendor operated day care. _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 Human Resources at 978-851-7321 x2347 For issues concerning MassCareers access and navigation, please contact Mass HR at 617-979-8500 First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: None. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: None. *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! Executive Order #595:As a condition of employment, successful applicants will be required to have received COVID-19 vaccination or an approved exemption as of their start date. Details relating to demonstrating compliance with this requirement will be provided to applicants selected for employment. Applicants who receive an offer of employment who can provide documentation that the vaccine is medically contraindicated or who object to vaccination due to a sincerely held religious belief may make a request for exemption. 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: Direct Care* *Organization: Department of Public Health *Title: *Nursing Assistant I - PIPELINE (32 hours per week, benefitted) Location: Massachusetts-Tewksbury-365 East Street Requisition ID: 22000935