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Tewksbury State Hospital Registered Nurse II with DMH in Tewksbury, Massachusetts

eneral Summary The Department of Mental Health, Tewksbury Hospital is seeking a highly motivated and experienced RN to work with resilient patients navigating their journey on the road to recovery. Schedule & Salary Full time 40 hours per week, days off are every other weekend with varied days off during the week. This is an open and continuous posting for full-time and part-time positions on multiple shifts: ? 1st shift 7:00am-3:30pm ? 2nd shift 3:00pm-11:30pm ? 3rd shift 11:15pm-7:15am Employees in this position will be required to perform \"mandatory? overtime. Salary: 69,928.56 - 116,688.26 Yearly - Base salary does not include shift differential Duties and Responsibilities ? Provides nursing care for patients by following professional, hospital, departmental and certification standards to maintain quality care. ? Identifies and addresses patient needs by performing nursing assessments, developing nursing interventions and participating in interdisciplinary team meetings to facilitate discharge. ? Performs duties of medication and treatment nurse following pertinent policies and procedures to carry out physician\'s orders in a safe and therapeutic manner. ? Works with patients by providing instruction to facilitate the independent management of their personal, hygiene and health 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. ? Provides instruction to other nursing staff by example and explanation to ensure quality services to patients and to maintain professional standards of nursing. ? Facilitates the implementation of treatment plans by interdisciplinary team by conferring with appropriate health care professionals to meet the stated goal for each patient. ? 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 the appropriate person to ensure prompt response to patient needs. ? Maintains an awareness of the D.M.H. 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. ? Assumes charge nurse responsibility for a single shift in the absence of a nurse of a higher grade to provide continuity of care. ? Provdes 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. ? Provides for the supervision of staff through individual counseling and/or regular staff meetings; through appropriate role modeling and overseeing the orientation process. Participates in the progressive disciplinary process as required. ? Actively involved in the improved operational process at both unit and hospital wide level to improve quality of care. ? Practices Principals of COLLABORATION, ASSESSMENT, RECOVERY and ENVIRONMENT (CARE), to provide a safe environment. ? Maintains and communicates to nursing staff through knowledge of DMH, CMS, and The Joint Commission and HIPAA standards in order to maintain standards of care.