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State of Massachusetts Nursing Assistant I Full and Part Time (Benefited) Multiple Shifts - Continuous Posting in Westfield, Massachusetts

This is an open and continuous posting for full-time and part-time positions on multiple shifts. Western Massachusetts Hospital operated by the Department of Public Health (DPH) is seeking attentive and caring Nursing Assistants (NA) for full and part time positions who are passionate about building meaningful relationships and have the ability to provide outstanding care and service to our patient population. The ideal candidates will assist in the daily living routine of our residents, assess and communicate changes in condition and recommend solutions in care and service, under the direction of a professional nurse. Please Note: There are full time (40 hours per week) and part time (24 or 32 hours per week) positions available with rotating days off and every other weekend required. The shifts are: 1st Shift (7:00AM to 3:30PM), working every other weekend with days off as assigned. 2nd Shift (3:00PM to 11:30PM), working every other weekend with days off as assigned. 3rd Shift (11:15PM to 7:15AM), working every other weekend with days off as assigned. Employees in this position will be required to perform mandatory overtime /_Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive):_/ * Provide direct care to residents and assist with activities of daily living, including but not limited to bathing, grooming, mobility, incontinence care, dressing, feeding and other services of support. * Record resident vital signs, weights and measurements, intake and output, food consumption, and other information as assigned. * Accompany patients to appointments and recreational activities. * Assist nurses and physicians with exams or treatments, including turning and positioning of patients, draping, and use of safety measures as necessary. * Review resident chart and participate in collecting data needed for the accurate completion of the Nursing Care Plan; provide input to the assigned nurse for continued plan development. * Recognize urgent or emergency patient care situations; seek assistance of the nursing staff and/or physician on duty. * Establish supportive relationships with patients and their families to promote positive interactions; incorporate the mission and philosophy of the hospital. * Develop and promote a safe environment for quality client care through adherence of established policies, procedures, and standards. * Participate in in-services and daily/weekly staff meetings as required. /_Required Qualifications:_/ * Ability to follow written/oral instructions and gather information through observation and questioning individuals. * Talent for working in a team setting or group situation. * Skilled in interacting with people who are under physical and/or emotional stress. /_Preferred Qualifications_//:/ * Current, active certification as a Nurse Aide in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. * Ability to establish effective relationships with individuals, families, and team members. * Demonstrated attention to detail with readiness to respond appropriately when needed. * Capacity to maintain accurate records and exercise discretion in handling confidential information. * Skilled in the use of utilizing a computer for completion of work assignments. /_About Western Massachusetts Hospital:_/ The Western Massachusetts Hospital is the only public hospital operating in the western region of Massachusetts with a mission to serve as a medical safety net for many uninsured and under-insured citizens residing in the region. Western Massachusetts Hospital provides both acute and chronic hospital care to patients with a variety of chronic diseases and complicated medical conditions, such as: * Cardiac and pulmonary disease * Chronic neurological disorders * Complications of strokes * Dementia with major behavioral issues * End stage terminal illnesses of various diagnoses /Consider joining our dynamic team of health care professionals in a work environment that provides high staff to patient ratio and delivers high quality care to all patients on all units. Enjoy the opportunity to provide quality services in a long-term care setting where familiar faces are the norm rather than the exception. / /More information:/ /_About the Department of Public Health:_/ The mission of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) is to prevent illness, injury, and premature death, to assure access to high quality public health and health care services, and to promote wellness and health equity for all people in the Commonwealth. We envision a Commonwealth in which all people enjoy optimal health. Massachusetts ranks among the healthiest of states according to comparative analyses, but we face numerous challenges, including chronic and infectious disease, substance abuse, violence, preventable hospitalizations, and health disparities. DPH coordinates programs and policies to address specific diseases and conditions and offer services to address the needs of vulnerable populations. We also develop, implement, promote, and enforce regulations and policies to assure that the conditions under which people live are most conducive to health and enable people to make healthy choices for themselves and their families. We license health professionals, healthcare facilities and a variety of businesses that impact public health. We operate the state laboratory and four public health hospitals. We monitor health status and manage vital records including births, marriages and deaths. We educate people about public health issues and work closely with local boards of health and community partners to identify and solve public health problems. 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’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, please contact Human Resources at 413-784-9339. 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! _ _ 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: Direct Care* *Organization: Department of Public Health *Title: *Nursing Assistant I Full and Part Time (Benefited) Multiple Shifts - Continuous Posting Location: Massachusetts-Westfield-91 East Mountain Rd Requisition ID: 240000XL