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State of Massachusetts Registered Nurse VI ADON in Tewksbury, Massachusetts

_General Summary_ The Department of Mental Health, Tewksbury Hospital is seeking a highly motivated and experienced Registered Nurse VI, ADON to work with resilient patients navigating their journey on the road to recovery. Please note: this position is 40 hours per week, 1stshift, days off are Saturday and Sunday _Duties and Responsibilities (these are a general summary and not all inclusive):_ * Provides 24 hour clinical and administrative supervisory responsibilities for the psychiatric inpatient units and ensures the excellence of nursing services provided through the application of the nursing process to patient care management and patient advocacy for units. * Oversees and provides clinical supervision to Nursing Supervisors, as well as unit nursing personnel, through consultations, assessments, evaluation and outcome management. * Acts as cost center manager, in coordination with the Unit Nurse Managers, to develop and implement staffing plans, which provide quality, cost-effective patient care while carefully monitoring the use of unit overtime and its conformance to the DMH overtime budget. * Ensures that the orientation of new employees is done in an efficient and timely manner. Collaborates with the Staff Development Department to schedule and present programs to educate and train staff regarding issues related to mental illness. * Ensures quality nursing care is provided based on hospital, departmental and certification standards. * Contributes to the overall policy development and management of the Department of Nursing. * Assumes responsibilities of Director of Nursing in his/her absence. * Contributions to effective interpersonal and community relations to ensure the quality of patient care and to promote a positive image of the Hathorne Mental Health Units. * Performs other nursing duties as needed. _Preferred Qualifications_ * 3-5 years Psychiatric Nursing experience * Given the population we serve, bilingual or multilingual fluency _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. _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 * 12 paid holidays per year and competitive Sick, Vacation and Personal Time * Tuition benefit for employee and spouse at state colleges and universities * 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 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 questions regarding this position please contactcarol.duggan@mass.govor call Human Resources at 978-851-7321. First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have at least (A) four 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 two years must have been in a supervisory, administrative, or managerial capacity, or (C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below. Substitutions: 1. 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. 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 VI ADON Location: Massachusetts-Tewksbury-365 East Street Requisition ID: 210004Z5