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State of Massachusetts Licensed Practical Nurse in Worcester, Massachusetts

The Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital operated by The Department of Mental Health (DMH) is seeking a Licensed Practical Nurse II who will provide direct care services to individuals by participating and instructing activities of daily living including, but not limited to personal care, community integration and recreation/leisure to ensure daily needs, rehabilitation needs, and human rights are met. _Please Note:_ Below are the two available schedules: * 1st Shift, Sun/Wed & Tue/Sat days off * 2nd Shift, Mon/Tue days off *Detailed Statement of Duties and Responsibilities:* * Treats all patients with dignity and respect through interactions which affirm the individual’s needs and preferences and by optimally integrating the patient perspective into all facets of care; will advocate for patients, facilitate timely resolution of patient concerns and assist patients in the exercise of their rights. * Provides direct care to patients in assigned area including activities of daily living, meal supervision, escorts, responsibility for group activities as assigned, and orientation of patients to the ward. * Develops therapeutic relationships with individual patients, groups, and family members to facilitate continuity of care. * Participates in the development and maintenance of a therapeutic milieu. * Supervises mental health workers in the performance of job responsibilities. * Attends rounds and treatment team meetings. Actively participates as an interdisciplinary team member. Collaborates in collecting data related to the assessment, planning, and evaluation process. * Provides input into the development of the nursing care plan and multidisciplinary treatment plan. * Responds to and participates in medical and psychiatric emergencies. Assures emergency equipment is checked and reviewed as assigned. * Provides related health care education to patients and family according to nursing care plan and multi- disciplinary treatment plan. * Administers treatments and medications as ordered and according to hospital policy. * Documents pertinent patient care information in the medical record. Transcribes M.D. orders as assigned. * Completes all mandatory trainings annually. Participates in continuing education programs according to Board of Registration requirements. * Provides instructions to unit personnel in nursing techniques and procedures in accordance with hospital policy. Orients new staff to the unit, provides instruction in techniques and procedures of care outlined within their job description. _Required Qualifications:_ * Ability to follow written and oral instructions. * Capacity to perform basic mathematics. * Proven ability to gather information through observing and questioning individuals. * Talent for communicating effectively in oral expression, writing clearly and concisely, and developing ideas in logical sequence. * Skilled in interacting with people who are under emotional stress with the ability to maintain a calm manner in stressful or emergency situations. _Preferred Qualifications:_ * Experience working with individuals with serious, persistent mental illness, substance abuse and/or who have experienced homelessness. * Given the population served, bilingual or multilingual fluency. * American Sign Language (ASL) _About Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital (WRCH):_ Located on over 100 acres in Worcester, Massachusetts, Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital (WRCH) is part of an integrated network of effective, efficient and culturally competent mental health services. It provides intermediate and long-term inpatient care for individuals with serious and persistent mental illness who live in Massachusetts, as well as individuals requiring specialized court ordered evaluations. WRCH provides inpatient services to 290 adults, inclusive of a Deaf Inpatient Mental Health Service, and 30 adolescents on the ACCU. _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 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 Kimberly Lanier, Human Resources, at (774) 670-2120 First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS Applicants must have at least one year of paraprofessional experience in the field of nursing as a licensed practical nurse. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Possession of a current and valid license as a practical nurse under the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing. _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! 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: *Licensed Practical Nurse * Location: *Massachusetts-Worcester - 309 Belmont Street Requisition ID: 23000677