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State of Massachusetts Registered Nurse (RN III) - Per Diem in Pocasset, Massachusetts

The Department of Mental Health (DMH), Pocasset Community Mental Health Center is seeking a highly motivated and experienced Registered Nurse to work with resilient patients navigating their journey on the road to recovery.The Nurse assists in assuring that all patient care is consistent with the Center’s mission, with the philosophy of nursing; objectives for patient care, and standards of care/practice as identified by Nursing Administration. The Nurse develops implements and maintains a therapeutic milieu which is demonstrated through nursing leadership of clinical practice, supervision of patients and staff and education. Please note:There are 2 per diem vacancies availableand shifts vary. The candidate must be availablefor (4) shifts per month, of which two (2) are weekend shifts, and two (2) major holidays per year, one (1) summer (Memorial Day, Independence Day, or Labor Day) and one (1) winter holiday (Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day). Day Shift - 7:00AM - 3:30PM Evening Shift - 3:00PM - 11:30PM Night Shift - 11:15PM - 7:15AM _Duties and Responsibilities:_ * Provides nursing care for patients by following professional, hospital, departmental and certification standards in order 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 Department of Mental Health, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, and the Joint Commission and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) standards in order to maintain standards of care. _Preferred Qualifications: _ * Given the population served, bilingual or multilingual fluency. * 3 to 5 years of experience as a Registered Nurse in psychiatric mental health nursing in a locked psychiatric unit. _About Cape & Islands Site / Pocasset Mental Health Center:_ Cape & Islands Site / Pocasset Mental Health Center provides comprehensive services to adults and children. Programs include a 16-bed acute in-patient unit, Case Management, Day Treatment Program, and Adult Community Clinical Services. The Pocasset Mental Health Center is a Joint Commission certified facility. In all we always aspire to create an environment which promotes growth and independence for those we serve, families, and employee alike. _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. _Additional Information:_ Per Diem positions are not eligible for benefits with the exception of earned sick leave in accordance with the MGL Chapter 149 Section 148 C . Some provisions of the Massachusetts Nurses Assocation (MNA) contract do apply. _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 and click on "Information for Job Applicants." 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 Human Resources at (508) 977-3538. 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. *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* *Job: Medical Services *Organization: Department of Mental Health *Title: *Registered Nurse (RN III) - Per Diem Location: Massachusetts-Pocasset-830 County Road Requisition ID: 220005TN