The Department of Mental Health (DMH) is seeking for this Seasonal position an exceptional Registered Nurse to provide person centered, trauma informed care. the successful candidate will provide primary nursing care to residential clients who have major mental illness and co-occurring disorders; consultation and support to LPN's and direct care staff regarding psychiatric and medical issues; consultation on crises that may occur; Communicates with all shifts observations made on regarding client's needs and functioning, as well as any problems associated with meeting individual's needs and suggestions for resolution. Communicate with management and clinical team. Communicate with Health Care Providers, any pertinent issues that need follow up.
Please Note: "This is a Seasonal position for an anticipated duration of 90 days". - The position is 40 hours per week on second shift. The selected candidate will work 2:45pm to 11:15pm. The days off are Sunday and Saturday.
Duties and Responsibilities (These duties and responsibilities are not all inclusive):
Provides primary nursing care by assessing health status; recording related health data, administering standard nursing treatment, evaluating patients condition & outcome and adjusting care in conjunction with other providers. Monitors and provides nursing consultation and care when major medical issues arise.
Conducts annual nursing assessments/updates as assigned. Ensures that issues from assessments are addressed on CSP with follow through.
Provides direction to MHW's by role modeling and provision of appropriate learning experiences including vital sign training, CPR, First Aid, MAP training and ancillary MAP related competencies.
Functions as part of an interdisciplinary team adhering to the code of conduct and recognition of professional boundaries.
Functions as a client advocate/liaison in interactions with individual's primary health care provider and other health care providers, conferring as necessary regarding medical and medication issues and adjustments.
Makes routine visits to SEA On Grounds GLEs to oversee medical, psychiatric and medication issues.
Knowledge and ability to plan, organize, and participate in general and specialized nursing care of DMH clients in a community adult residential setting.
Ability to direct para-professional workers and maintain effective working relationships with other workers.
Knowledge of the principles and techniques of psychopharmacology, including administration of medication, observation of effects of medication, reporting and recording.
Ability to carry out treatment plans accurately and effectively.
Experience working with clients who have serious mental illness and co-occurring disorders in a community residential setting.
Experience working with staff who are MAP trained.
Experience training and consulting with direct care staff.
While performing the duties of this position, incumbents work under stressful situations and under time pressures.
Applicants may be exposed to verbal and/or physical confrontations and potentially dangerous environments.
Incumbents will work nights, weekend days and holidays, and may work extended hours.
DMH Mission Statement:
The Southeast Area On Grounds Program is part of the Taunton/Attleboro Site that transitions clients from an inpatient setting to a more independent community living setting. The Program is staffed 24 hours a day/ 7 day a week. We aspire to create an environment which promotes growth and independence for patients, families, and employees alike.
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.
For questions, please contact Human Resources at (508) 977-3120.
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.
I. A Graduate degree with a major in Nursing may be substituted for the required experience .*
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL LEVELS IN SERIES: Current and valid registration as a professional nurse under the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing.
Based on assignment, possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Motor Vehicle Operator's license may be required.
An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
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