Registered Nurse III - Full Time - Night Shift

Registered Nurse III - Full Time - Night Shift

State of Massachusetts | Boston, MA, 02298, US

Posted 15 days ago

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Description

The Department of Mental Health at the Dr. Solomon Carter Fuller Mental Health Center is seeking highly motivated and experienced Registered Nurse to work with resilient patients navigating their journey on the road to recovery.

The Dr. Solomon Carter Fuller Mental health Center is a 60-bed inpatient psychiatric facility provides comprehensive, information and timely forensic evaluations for individuals to determine pre-trial competency and or criminal responsibility. We also provide quality, integrated care to support an individual's recovery process through ongoing psychiatric treatment and care

Schedule:

This is a full time 40 hours position on the third shift (11:00 pm to 7:00 am).

The days off Week 1 will be Tuesday and Saturday. The days off Week 2 will be Sunday and Thursday.

Duties and Responsibilities: (these duties are a general Summary and not all inclusive):

* Provides nursing care for patients by following professional, hospital, departmental and certification standards to maintain quality care.
* Identifies and addresses patient needs by performing nursing assessments and developing nursing interventions.
* Assumes charge nurse responsibility on an as needed basis to provide critical thinking, prioritization and delegation of patient care needs.
* Supervises employees of a lesser grade by assigning tasks, based on individual competencies, evaluating performance, and making recommendations concerning performance to maintain a high level of quality care.
* Performs duties of medication nurse by administering medication, communicating with physicians, transcribing orders maintaining controlled count and documenting to maintain accurate records.
* Works with patients by providing instruction to facilitate the independent management of their personal, hygiene and health needs.
* Admits, transfers and discharges patients, coordinating health care services to ensure continuity of care following standards established by hospital policy and certification guidelines.
* Identifies, evaluates, and responds to changes in patient conditions, documenting and reporting such changes to appropriate person to ensure prompt response to patient needs.
* Provides psychosocial support to patients through individual counseling and group work to maintain the therapeutic milieu.
* Performs tasks of assigned staff in their absence to ensure continuity of care.
* Maintains an awareness of the DMH regulations and hospital policy and procedure regarding the use of seclusion and restraint, through supervision and instruction, to maintain patient dignity and human rights.
* Maintains professional proficiencies by attending and participating in in-service trainings and educational programs to foster growth and development.
* Practices Principals of COLLABORATION, ASSESSMENT, RECOVERY and ENVIRONMENT (CARE) to provide a safe environment.
* Maintains and communicates to nursing staff through knowledge of DMH, CMS, and JC and HIPAA standards to maintain standards of care.

Required Qualifications:

* Knowledge of the problems in providing nursing services in a general/psychiatric setting.
* Knowledge of the principles and practices of supervision including planning and assigning work according to the nature of the job to be accomplished.
* Ability to participate in a multidisciplinary team.

Preferred Qualifications:

* Ability to interact with people who are under physical and/or emotional stress and in stressful settings.
* Given the population served, bilingual or multilingual fluency.

Agency Mission:

The Dr. Solomon Carter Fuller Mental health Center, (Fuller) 60 bed inpatient psychiatric facility provides comprehensive, information and timely forensic evaluations for individuals to determine pre-trial competency and or criminal responsibility. We also provide quality, integrated care to support an individual's recovery process through ongoing psychiatric treatment and care.

We envision an environment that is committed to preventing restraint and seclusion in which leadership and staff model compassion, caring, and hope.

An environment where individual's strengths are recognized and these strengths are utilized to foster hope, facilitate self-determination, and promote physical health and well-being so the individual can become more resilient, forge lasting community alliances and supports to live a fulfilling life.

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 http://www.mass.gov/hhs/cori

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 the contact the Office of Human Resources at 1-800-510-4122 and select option #2.

First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.

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, and (B) six months of which must have been in a supervisory, administrative or managerial capacity.

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.

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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.

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.