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State of Massachusetts Nursing Assistant in Westfield, Massachusetts

Western Massachusetts Hospital operated by the Department of Public Health (DPH) is seeking attentive and caring Nursing Assistants (NA) 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: These positions are full-time, 40 hours per week. The schedule is3:00PM to 11:30PM with rotating days off and every other weekend required. /_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. / /_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, please contact Health 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 Executive Order #595: As a condition of employment, successful applicants will be required to have received COVID-19 vaccination or an approved exemption as of their start date. Details relating to demonstrating compliance with this requirement will be provided to applicants selected for employment. Applicants who receive an offer of employment who can provide documentation that the vaccine is medically contraindicated or who object to vaccination due to a sincerely held religious belief may make a request for exemption. An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. *Job: Direct Care *Organization: Department of Public Health *Title: *Nursing Assistant Location: Massachusetts-Westfield-91 East Mountain Rd Requisition ID: 210009SF