This is a seasonal position for an anticipated duration of 90 days.
The Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital is seeking highly motivated and experienced Registered Nurses to fill numerous vacancies over multiple shifts. The days off will vary. Below is a breakdown of available shifts.
1st Shift 6:45 AM- 3:15 PM
2nd Shift 2:45 PM- 11:15 PM
3rd Shift 11:00 PM- 7:00 AM
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.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Given the population served, bilingual or multilingual fluency
American Sign Language (ASL)
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 260 inpatient adults, inclusive of a Deaf Inpatient Mental Health Service; 30 inpatient adolescents and 30 residential adolescents, in either an Intensive Residential Treatment Program (IRTP) or a Behavioral Intensive Residential Treatment Program (BIRT).
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 Shannon Biron, Human Resources, at 508-368-3408.
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, 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.
State Of Massachusetts