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State of Massachusetts Nursing Assistant - Part-time - 32 hours in Tewksbury, Massachusetts

Tewksbury Hospital operated by the Department of Public Health (DPH), a 370 bed Joint Commission accredited hospital, has multiple openings for caring and attentive individuals to serve as Nursing Assistants for 32 hours per week on both the 2nd/Evening and 3rd/Night Shift. Openings are on the DPH Medical Units at Tewksbury Hospital. The hospital provides comprehensive treatment, care, and comfort to adults with medical and/or mental illnesses. 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 candidates 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. Please Note: The orientation period for all positions is 6 weeks. The schedule for orientation is as outlined below: Weeks 1 - 4 - Selected candidates will work Monday - Friday from 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (40 hours) Weeks 5 - 6 - Selected candidates will work a 40 hour schedule on their scheduled shift. After orientation, the work schedule will be 32 hours per week with the following schedule depending on shift: 2nd shift: 2:45 p.m. - 11:15 pm, every other weekend and rotating days off 3rd shift:11:00 p.m. - 7 a.m., every other weekend and rotating days off The Salary Range reflects 32 hours/week and does not include shift differentials. _Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive):_ * Provide direct care to patients twenty (20) years of age or older with chronic medical problems, acute exacerbation at times, and with diminished capabilities in ADL’s needing consistent nursing care. * 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 management 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. * Knowledge of laws and regulations concerning patient rights. * Ability to deal tactfully with others and interact with individuals who are under physical and/or emotional stress. * Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships. * Ability to meet the physical demands of the position. * Focus on patient care excellence and safety. * Capacity to exercise discretion in handling confidential information (HIPPA). * Capacity to maintain accurate records and exercise discretion in handling confidential information. * Ability to establish effective relationships with individuals, families, and team members. * Demonstrated attention to detail with readiness to respond appropriately when needed. _Preferred Qualifications:_ * Current, active certification as a Nurse Aide in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts * Skilled in the use of utilizing a computer for completion of work assignments. * Proficient usage of Microsoft Office products including Word and PowerPoint. * Ability to perform basic web-based navigation and searches using a keyboard _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 * 12 paid holidays per year and competitive Sick, Vacation and Personal Time * 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 _About Tewksbury Hospital:_ Tewksbury Hospital offers a broad range of services including a physician on site at all times, around-the-clock nursing care, rehabilitation services including physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy, psychology services, social services, nutritional services, and an on-site dialysis clinic. Tewksbury Hospital also offers its employees free on-site parking, access to in-house training and CEU programs, on-site gym, cafeteria and vendor operated day care. _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, please contact Human Resources at 978-851-7321 x2347 First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. Minimum Entrance Requirements: None Special Requirements: None An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Job: Direct Care* *Organization: Department of Public Health *Title: *Nursing Assistant - Part-time - 32 hours Location: Massachusetts-Tewksbury-365 East Street Requisition ID: 2100044F