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State of Massachusetts Registered Nurse IV Staff Education/ Central Nursing Office in Tewksbury, Massachusetts

_General Summary_ The Department of Mental Health (DMH), Tewksbury Hospital is seeking a highly motivated and experienced Registered Nurse Supervisor to work with resilient patients navigating their journey on the road to recovery. The incumbent will assume charge nurse responsibility to provide continuity of care. Please note: this position is 40 hours per week. The incumbent will work 2nd shift schedule 3:00pm-11:30pm Days off, week I: MON/SAT, week II: SUN/FRI Employees in this position will be required to perform mandatory overtime _Duties and Responsibilities (these are a general summary and not all inclusive):_ · 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. · 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. · Receives and delivers hospital wide report on patient status and administrative concerns to provide continuity of care. · Oversees professional and para-professional staffing coverage based on staffing resources and patient needs and maintains records of the same to ensure optimal level of care delivery. · Provides ongoing supervision of nursing staff to provide a positive role model. · Makes frequent rounds of hospital units to assess patient status, staff performance of duties and physical environment to ensure compliance with federal and state laws and regulations. · Participates in and responds to emergency situations according to established policies and procedures to maintain a safe environment. · Exercises independent judgment and makes decisions based on knowledge of general principles of psychiatric nursing. · Investigates and completes patient and/or staff accident/injury reports, complaints and incident reports, incorporating all appropriate actions. · Provides psychosocial support to patients through individual counseling and group work to maintain the therapeutic milieu. · 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. · 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. · Ensures compliance with established standards for and quality of documentation systems, which include patient records, patient care plans and restraint forms, ensuring that all nursing policies and procedures are carried out in a consistent manner. · Maintains and communicates to nursing staff through knowledge of DMH, CMS, and JCAHO and HIPAA standards in order to maintain standards of care. · Practices Principals of CARE, including controlled takedown, Restraint/Seclusion when necessary to provide a safe environment. · Actively participates in the Improved Organizational Performance process at the unit and hospital wide level to improve the quality of care. · Performs other related duties as required. _Required Qualifications:_ · Demonstrates expertise in patient care and assignment · Knowledge of interviewing techniques · Experience with The Joint Commission, DMH, DPH, CMS requirements for healthcare and administration · The ability to evaluate nursing practices · Experience with the principles and practices of supervision · Knowledge of the of healthcare administration _Preferred Qualifications_ · Given the population we serve, bilingual or multilingual fluency _ _ /_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. 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- bed dialysis unit, clinical laboratory, radiology, respiratory care, nutrition, speech/language, pathology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, therapeutic recreation and arts, and pharmacy. _ _ Learn more:/_ _/ _ _ _DMH Mission Statement:_ The Department of Mental Health assures and provides access to services and supports to meet the mental health needs of individuals of all ages, enabling them to live, work and participate in their communities. The Department establishes standards to ensure effective and culturally competent care to promote recovery. The Department sets policy, promotes self-determination, protects human rights and supports mental health training and research. _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 and click on "Information for Job Applicants." 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 regarding this requisition, please contact the Executive Office of Health and Human Services Human Resources at 1-800- 510-4122 Ext. #4. 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 Mental Health *Title: *Registered Nurse IV Staff Education/ Central Nursing Office Location: Massachusetts-Tewksbury-365 East Street Requisition ID: 240004P6