State of Massachusetts Registered Nurse III D4 in Tewksbury, Massachusetts

The Department of Mental Health, Tewksbury Hospital is seeking a highly motivated and experienced Charge RN to work with resilient patients navigating their journey on the road to recovery.

SUMMARY OF DUTIES:

Provides nursing care for patients by following professional, hospital, departmental and certification standards in order to maintain quality care.

Identifies and addresses patient needs by performing nursing assessments, developing nursing interventions and participating in team meetings to facilitate discharge.

Assumes charge nurse responsibility on a daily basis to provide continuity of care.

Provides for the supervision of staff through individual counseling and/or regular staff meetings; through appropriate role modeling and overseeing the orientation process. Participates in the progressive disciplinary process as required.

Performs duties of medication nurse by administering medication, communicating with physicians, transcribing orders maintaining controlled count and documenting to maintain accurate records.

Works with patients by providing instruction to facilitate the independent management of their personal, hygiene and health needs.

Supervises employees of a lesser grade by assigning tasks, based on individual competencies, evaluating performance and making recommendations concerning performance to maintain a high level of quality care.

Provides instruction to other nursing staff by example and explanation to ensure quality services to patients and to maintain professional standards of nursing.

Facilitates the implementation of treatment plans by interdisciplinary team by conferring with appropriate health care professionals in order to meet the stated goal for each patient.

Admits, transfers and discharges patients, coordinating health care services to ensure continuity of care following standards established by hospital policy and certification guidelines.

Identifies, evaluates and responds to changes in patient conditions, documenting and reporting such changes to appropriate person to ensure prompt response to patient needs.

Maintains an awareness of the D.M.H. regulations and hospital policy and procedure regarding the use of seclusion and restraint, through supervision and instruction, to maintain patient dignity and human rights.

Maintains professional proficiencies by attending and participating in inservice trainings and educational programs to foster growth and development.

Provides psychosocial support to patients through individual counseling and group work to maintain the therapeutic milieu.

Performs tasks of assigned staff in their absence to ensure continuity of care.

Actively involved in the improved operational process at both unit and hospital wide level to improve quality of care.

Practices Principals of COLLABORATION, ASSESSMENT, RECOVERY and ENVIRONMENT (CARE), to provide a safe environment.

Maintains and communicates to nursing staff through knowledge of DMH, CMS, and JCAHO and HIPAA standards in order to maintain standards of care.

*WORK SCHEDULE: *F/T, 40 Hours, 3rd Shift, 11:15PM-7:15AM

DAYS OFF: Week I- Monday and Saturday,Week II- Sunday and Friday

*Preferred: *Given the population we serve bilingual or multilingual fluency is encouraged

CORI

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

HR/Customer Service: 978-851-7321 X2155

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.

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

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, and (B) six months of which must have been in a supervisory, administrative or managerial capacity.

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 III D4

Location: Massachusetts-Tewksbury-365 East Street

Requisition ID: 180001R9