State of Massachusetts Registered Nurse II in Tewksbury, Massachusetts

The Department of Public Health's Tewksbury Hospital operates a 370 bed Joint Commission accredited hospital. Approximately 220 complex chronic and acute medically ill adults often with co-morbid mental illness/behavioral challenges cared for on 7 inpatient units. A full range of ancillary services is available at the site, including 24/7 nursing, medicine, and psychiatry as well as clinical laboratory, psychology, radiology, respiratory care, speech pathology, OT, PT, clinical dieticians, clinical social workers, and pharmacy, and on-site dialysis. Specific offerings at Tewksbury Hospital include the following:

  • Neurologic Rehab Unit which assists patients to relearn essential daily functions; an active skilled rehab program; and special adaptive equipment to support the functional challenges of brain injury

  • Provision of Medical Services to adults with Developmental disabilities

  • Medically Ill, Mentally Ill (MIMI); a multidisciplinary staff provides psychiatric, psychological, and neurobehavioral care to patients with both significant mental health issues and complex medical needs

  • Behavioral Challenges

  • Department of Corrections backgrounds

  • Huntington's Disease (HD) Program - short term and long term inpatient services are provided to patients who present at various stages.

  • Alzheimer's and other causes of dementia

  • Substance Abuse and High Risk Services to high risk populations which include IV therapy, behavioral management, substance abuse counseling and palliative care

  • Wound care, Dysphasia management and pain management

General Summary of RN II/Staff Nurse Duties:

The RN II/Staff Nurse provides direct care to patients between 20 - 100 years of age with chronic and acute medical illness often with co-morbid mental illness/behavioral challenges. Must assess, plan, implement and evaluate the direct and indirect care needs of patients. Collaborates and cooperates with all disciplines in development of an inclusive plan of care for patients. Provides direction and supervision to other staff. Provides meaningful documentation including Patient Assessment, Plan of Care, Progress Notes, Discharge referrals and other required “charting” to maintain complete and accurate medical records. Accurately communicates information about patients to appropriate health care professionals (M.D., Social Service, Dietary; other nursing staff, etc). Participates in patient care and unit conferences, quality improvement activities, and change of shift patient reports. Prepares appropriate assignments for nursing personnel based on patient needs and staff skills; assists in the orientation of new personnel. Accepts clinical assignments, hours of work, charge and staff responsibilities.

Understands and initiates rules and regulations which govern fire, bomb threat and disaster. Serves on Nursing and Hospital committees as requested, and attends required educational seminars to maintain licensure, and other workshops and seminars to enhance own professional development.

Biweekly Base Rate Salary Range reflects 32 hours/week.

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 website.

HR Customer Service: 978-851-7321 x 1992155

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 Public Health

Title: Registered Nurse II

Location: Massachusetts-Tewksbury-365 East Street

Requisition ID: 18000333