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State of Massachusetts Registered Nurse II - 2nd and 3rd Shift - CONTINUOUS POSTING in Worcester, Massachusetts

The Department of Mental Health (DMH) Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital is seeking experienced Registered Nurses who will direct and participate in the nursing care of adult and geriatric patients on an inpatient unit following standards of care. The selected candidates transcribes, administers and/or supervises administration of medication in accordance with standard practices and protocols. Maintains accurate records related to activities, meetings, groups, treatment plan schedules and all nursing assignments. Establishes and maintains a current nursing care plan and completes written assessment of nursing needs. Provides professional expertise and knowledge in carrying out emergency functions, all codes, and unexpected emergencies. Our ideal applicants will have one (1) year of experience as a registered nurse and will combine the knowledge, clinical skills, and judgment necessary to perform all nursing procedures as outlined in the scope of practice. _Please Note:_ The available schedules vary. Full-Time and Part-Time options are available. Below is a breakdown of shifts: * 2ndShift 2:45 PM - 11:15 PM * 3rdShift 11:00 PM - 7:00 AM Employees in this position will be required to perform mandatory overtime. _Duties and Responsibilities (these are a general summary and not all inclusive):_ * 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. * Performs duties of charge nurse on a ward for a single shift on a regular basis. * Directs, supervises and provides nursing care in assigned area through shift reports, review of documentation in patients’ medical records, attending staff meetings and participating in treatment planning. * Provides nursing care to patients by assessing health status, recording related health data, administering standard nursing treatment, evaluating patients’ conditions and adjusting care in conjunction with other providers. * Establishes a plan of patient care through consultations with other staff and supervisors and through an analysis of data and symptoms. * Admits, discharges and transfers patients; provides and coordinates health teaching to maintain optimum level of health and function. * Responds to health and safety issues by initiating appropriate action; prepares and maintains pertinent documentation in accordance with regulatory and departmental standards. * Assesses, identifies and evaluates changes in patient’s condition; documents and reports findings to appropriate health care personnel. * Performs initial investigations of complaints of patients and others and reports findings in writing to immediate supervisor. * Instructs ward or unit personnel in nursing techniques, procedures and equipment. * Assesses overall functioning of nursing staff by insuring that job performance evaluations are done in accordance with both the hospital and nursing standards. * Administer treatment and medications as prescribed by a physician according to established hospital procedures; maintain accurate medication records. /_Required Qualifications_/ * Knowledge of the principles and practices of nursing * Understanding of the problems in providing nursing services to special client groups such as mentally, physically and or emotionally handicapped. * Demonstrated knowledge of the types and application of emergency medical procedures such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation and tourniquets. /_Preferred Qualifications_:/ * Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. * Meditech & Meta experience, CPR and IV certification. * Sound knowledge of philosophy, principles, practices, and theories of public health and public health nursing. * Demonstrated knowledge of standard nursing policies, procedures, methods, techniques, safety practices and medical terminology/abbreviations. * Ability to establish effective relationships with individuals, families, providers, physicians and staff members. * Proficient usage of Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, and Outlook. * Experience working with individuals with serious, persistent mental illness and/or substance abuse. * American Sign Language (ASL) * Given the population served, bilingual or multilingual fluency. _About Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital (WRCH):_/_ _/ Located on over 20 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 and 30 adolescents, inclusive of a Deaf Inpatient Mental Health Service program for 10 patients. Learn more about WRCH: Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital (WRCH) | _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-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 Employment & Staffing at 1 (800) 510-4122, Option 4. MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have at least (A) one year of full-time, or equivalent part-time, experience as a registered nurse in a recognized hospital, clinic or medical facility, or (B) 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 the required 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 II - 2nd and 3rd Shift - CONTINUOUS POSTING Location: Massachusetts-Worcester - 309 Belmont Street Requisition ID: 2400017T