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State of Massachusetts Registered Nurse in Canton, Massachusetts

The Department of Public Health (DPH) is seeking a dynamic human services professional to serve as a Registered Nurse. The selected candidate directs and participates in the nursing care of children and young adults (ages 7 – 22 ). This pediatric chronic care hospital provides medical, rehabilitative, educational, recreational, habilitative, transitional, and complementary alternative medical services to children and young adults with multiple disabilities, assisting them to achieve their optimal level of independence in all aspects of life.

The ideal candidate will have one (1) year of experience as a registered nurse and will combine the knowledge, clinical skills, and judgment necessary to perform all nursing procedures as outlined in the scope of practice.

_Schedule:_ 40 hours/week, 2nd shift 3:00pm - 11:30pm - Days off are Saturday and Sunday with weekend rotation. Selected candidate must attend orientation the first week Monday-Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM/./

_Duties and Responsibilities (these are a general summary and not all inclusive):_

  • Provides primary nursing care to patients by administering medications, injections and treatments by charting vital signs; and by evaluating patients’ conditions and notifying physicians of specific abnormalities.

  • Functions as charge nurse on assigned unit, directs nursing care of patients on assigned unit by developing an individual care plan for each patient, making nursing assignments, and holding conferences with staff regarding patients’ needs to insure continuity of care and compliance with facility standards and regulations, provides nursing assessments for Evaluation Team Meetings.

  • Responds to emergency situations and initiates emergency medical procedures. Information/work (patient, care provided, results of care, organizational performance) is coordinated and integrated through daily paperwork, shift report and documentation.

  • Exchange of appropriate patient care and clinical information when patients are admitted, referred, transferred or discharged through Interdisciplinary Team and Discharge Process.

  • Provides on-going supervision to subordinates regarding performance and need for training.

  • Provides a safe and supportive environment for patients, family, visitors, and staff by knowledge of safety protocols, disaster drill, fire procedure.

  • Acts as a preceptor for new employees; instructs personnel in nursing techniques, policies and procedures and equipment.

  • Ability to lift and carry heavy objects or persons with or without accommodation.

_Required Qualifications:_

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of nursing as well as the services to special client groups such as the mentally, physically, and/or emotionally handicapped.

  • Demonstrated practice of the types and application of emergency medical procedures used such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and tourniquets.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and maintain accurate records.

  • Skilled in giving and following oral instructions in a precise, understandable manner.

  • Talent for reading and interpreting documents such as physician’s orders and treatment plans.

  • Capacity to interact with individuals who are under physical and/or emotional stress and stressful situations.

/About Pappas Rehabilitation Hospital for Children (PRHC):/

Pappas Rehabilitation Hospital for Children (PRHC) located in Canton, MA is a Joint Commission Accredited, 90 bed pediatric hospital predominately serving children and young adults (ages 8–22) operated by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. The mission of PRHC is to provide medical, rehabilitative, educational, recreational, habilitative, transitional, and complementary alternative medical services to children and young adults with multiple disabilities, assisting them to achieve their optimal level of independence in all aspects of life. PRHC offers coordinated medical care and therapies in a hospital-based environment, as well as, K-12 schooling, located on the grounds. Educational Services are provided by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. In addition, PRHC offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities such as swimming, horseback riding, adaptive sports and many opportunities for socialization for disabled children and young adults.

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/_Total Compensation:_/

As an employee of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are offered a great career opportunity influencing a wide-spectrum of services to the diverse populations we serve - but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits which you should consider towards your overall compensation, including:

  • 75% state paid medical insurance premium

  • Reasonable Dental and Vision Plans

  • Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Assistance programs

  • Low cost basic and optional life insurance

  • Retirement Savings: State Employees' Pension and a Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan

  • 11 paid holidays per year and competitive Sick, Vacation and Personal Time

  • Tuition benefit for employee and spouse at state colleges and universities

  • Short-Term Disability and Extended Illness program participation options

  • Incentive-based Wellness Programs

  • Professional Development and Continuing Education opportunities

  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

/_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.

For questions regarding this requisition, please contact Executive Office of Health and Human Services Human Resources at 1-800- 510-4122 Ext. #2.

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


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 .*

*Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.

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.

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job: *Medical Services

Organization: *Department of Public Health

Title: Registered Nurse

Location: Massachusetts-Canton-3 Randolph Street

Requisition ID: 2000075Q