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State of Massachusetts Nursing Assistant II in Boston, Massachusetts

The Lemuel Shattuck Hospital under the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) is seeking caring, dynamic, and attentive applicants to provide an exceptional patient care experience that promotes healing and recovery in a compassionate public health hospital environment. The Nursing Assistant plays a vital role by being patient-centered and building trust with our patient population. Under the supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), the selected candidate will assist patients with illnesses and conditions that are often underserved or difficult to manage in other health care settings, by assisting the patient with activities of daily living. /_Hours:_/Monday-Friday 8:00-4:30PM, Weekends Off /_Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive):_/// * Provides exceptional nursing care under the direction and supervision of an RN or LPN by observing and monitoring changes in patients' condition(s). * Records vital signs, such as temperature, blood pressure, pulse, or respiration rate, as part of nursing care plan and enters data into Meditech. * Communicates with patients to ascertain feelings or need for assistance or social and emotional support. * Maintains a safe and hygienic environment as part of the patient care plan and according to Infection Control policies/procedures. * Provides physical support to assist patients to perform daily living activities, including but not limited to, getting out of bed, bathing, dressing, toileting, standing, or walking. * Gathers and documents information from caregivers, nurses, or physicians about patient condition, treatment plans, or appropriate activities in accordance with Nursing department policies/procedures. * Assists nurses or physicians in the operation of medical equipment or provision of patient care. * Contributes to effective interpersonal and community relations by promoting a therapeutic milieu as a patient advocate/resource to staff, patients, families, visitors, and other departments/agencies. * Assumes continuity of care among all caregivers by following both the hospital-wide and Department of Nursing hand off communication policies. * Responds and assists in emergency codes to ensure the safe care and oversight of patients.// /_Required Qualifications:_/// * Demonstrated ability to understand written/oral instructions and work as a team member. * Skilled in empathizing with patients and communicating effectively.// /_Preferred Qualifications:_/ * Certification as a Nurse Aide under the Massachusetts Nurse Aide Registry. * Ability to display sensitivity and respect regarding a patient’s cultural and religious preferences/needs. * Demonstrated competency appropriate to the age of patients served. * Capacity to establish effective relationships with individuals, families, visitors, and medical staff. * Skilled in demonstrating situational awareness, compassion, and attention to detail with readiness to respond appropriately when needed. /_About the Lemuel Shattuck Hospital:_/ Lemuel Shattuck Hospital is a fully Joint Commission accredited teaching facility that provides acute, subacute, and ambulatory care to patients referred by public agencies and private sector providers. Shattuck Hospital’s services help economically and socially disadvantaged patients to get high quality, cost-effective care from a staff that respects their dignity. Located in the heart of Boston’s Jamaica Plain neighborhood, the Shattuck Hospital includes 248 inpatient beds including 95 Psychiatric beds and 29 Correctional Health beds. In addition, the Shattuck has a full outpatient clinic with many specialties that offers treatment to patients of the Department of Mental Health as well as Department of Correction and House of Correction inmates and community patients. The Shattuck hospital is on the forefront of substance use disorder treatment including a Suboxone clinic serving 200 patients. In addition to direct medical services LSH hosts and supports an array of services located on the campus, serving patients struggling with addictions and homelessness. /_Learn more about:_/// what it’s like to work as a DPH nurse /_Learn more about Shattuck Hospital:_/ /_Relocation information_//:/ /_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 regarding this requisition, please contact Executive Office of Health and Human Services, Human Resources at 1-800- 510-4122 Ext. #4 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, professional, paraprofessional or technical experience in a hospital, clinic or medical facility, the major duties of which included providing nursing care, medical and/or paramedical services to clients/patients, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below. Substitutions: I. An Associate's degree or higher with a major in medical technology, medical assistant, nursing, nurse education or medicine may be substituted for the required experience.* II. Registration as a Certified Medical Assistant by the American Association of Medical assistants 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: None _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: Direct Care *Organization: Department of Public Health *Title: *Nursing Assistant II Location: Massachusetts-Boston-170 Morton Street Requisition ID: 240006BT