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State of Massachusetts Registered Nurse IV in Westfield, Massachusetts

Western Massachusetts Hospital operated by the Department ofPublic Health (DPH)is seekingan experienced Registered Nurse to serveasthe NursingHouseSupervisor.Weare aspecialtycare hospital providingin-patientservices toindividualsinneedof ventilator/respiratory,endoflifecare,neuromuscular, Alzheimer’s, and chronic care.The selected candidate supervises and coordinates patient care staff and nursing care activities throughout the facility during an assigned shift for adult and/geriatricpatientsbygenerating nursingassignmentsand timeschedules. The NursingHouseSupervisor willassess compliance withJCAHOand facilitystandards,physicianordersand treatmentplansas wellasensuring continuity of care andcompletion ofNursingCare Plan (NCP). Theidealcandidate will havetwo(2) years’experienceas aregistered nursesupervisorand willcombine theknowledge,clinicalskills,andjudgment necessary to perform all nursing procedures asoutlined in the scope of practice. As a member of the nursing staff, the incumbent will assume expanded functions in the provision of services including compliance with JCAHO/facility standards, physician orders and individual care plans. _PleaseNote:_This position is 40 hours per week, 3:00 PM – 11:30 PM shift and will share weekend/holiday coverage and other shifts as operationally needed. /_Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive):_/ * Providesdirectionin thedeliveryofquality nursingcare toculturallydiverseadult/geriatricpatient populations; supervises nursing staffand patient care activities on assigned units for all shifts. * Ensures the developmentof an individual care plan for each patient. * Assigns and prepares time schedules for staff to ensure adequate 24/7 nursingcoverage as defined by the hospital staffing system. * Provides staff, patientand family membersinstruction and educational case conferences to confirm continuity of care andcompliance with facility standardsand regulations. * Evaluatesnursing activities by reviewing patientcharts,observing care, visiting patients/families to safeguard nursing care and treatment inaccordance with physicians’ instructions. * Fosters highstandardsofcarethrough theprovisionofdiligentorientationandcontinuing educationeffortsofstaffincluding best practices, teamwork and professional development. * Investigatescomplaintsbypatientsandothers,andattempts toresolvesuchcomplaints. * Perform clinical tasks in adherence to acceptable standards of nursing practice to ensure that the care providedis safeand effective; performthe duties as a chargenurse as necessary * Orchestrates the transfer of patients toother health care facilities for emergency and routine services as needed. * Coordinates supplies and equipment to ensure established inventory levels; recommend to nursing administration purchase of new equipment toimproveand/ormaintainthequalityofpatientcare * Provides feedbackand performance appraisals to assigned staff; documentsstaff performance matters through progressive discipline when appropriate. * Participatesin aschedule to workas theHouse Supervisor on weekends, holidays, on other shifts and asadministratively required. /_Required Qualifications:_/ * Knowledge of the principles and practices ofsupervision,includingplanningandassigningwork accordingto the natureofthejob tobeaccomplished, thecapabilitiesofsubordinatesand available resources; controlling work through periodic reviews and/or evaluations; determining staff training needsand providing or arranging forsuchtraining; and either recommending orinitiatingdisciplinaryaction. * Ability to prepare statistical reports and maintain accurate records. * Talent forproviding writtenandoralinstructionsin aprecise, understandablemanner. * Capacity to participate in inter-disciplinary health care teams. * Skilledinestablishingrapportanddeal tactfully withpersons from variedethnic,cultural,economicbackgrounds, and/or under physical, emotionalstress,orin stressful settings. * Willingness to work varied shifts and/orirregular hours/weekends, holidays, nights. /_Preferred Qualifications_//:/ * Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. * Two(2) years’ experience as a Registered Nurse Supervisor. * Meditech & Meta experience, CPR and IV certification. * Sound knowledge ofphilosophy,principles, practices, and theories of public healthandpublichealthnursing. * Demonstrated knowledge of standard nursing policies, procedures,methods, techniques, safety practices and medical terminology/abbreviations. * Ability toestablishrelationships withindividuals, families,providers,physiciansandstaffmembers. * Proficient usage of Microsoft Office productsincludingWord,Excel,andOutlook. /_About Western MA Hospital:_/ The Western Massachusetts Hospital is the only public hospital operating in the western region of Massachusetts with a mission to serve as a medical safety net for many uninsured and under-insured citizens residing in the region. Western Massachusetts Hospital provides both acute and chronic hospital care to patients with a variety of chronic diseases and complicated medical conditions, such as: * Cardiac and pulmonary disease, ventilator dependent patients * Chronic neurological disorders * Dementia with major behavioral issues * End stage terminal illnesses of various diagnoses /Consider joining our dynamic team of health care professionals in a work environment that provides high staff to patient ratio and delivers high quality care to all patients on all units. Enjoy the opportunity to provide quality services in a long-term care setting where familiar faces are the norm rather than the exception./ /More information:/ /_About the Department of Public Health:_/ The mission of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) is to prevent illness, injury, and premature death, to assure access to high quality public health and health care services, and to promote wellness and health equity for all people in the Commonwealth. We envision a Commonwealth in which all people enjoy optimal health. Massachusetts ranks among the healthiest of states according to comparative analyses, but we face numerous challenges, including chronic and infectious disease, substance abuse, violence, preventable hospitalizations, and health disparities. DPH coordinates programs and policies to address specific diseases and conditions and offer services to address the needs of vulnerable populations. We also develop, implement, promote, and enforce regulations and policies to assure that the conditions under which people live are most conducive to health and enable people to make healthy choices for themselves and their families. We license health professionals, healthcare facilities and a variety of businesses that impact public health. We operate the state laboratory and four public health hospitals. We monitor health status and manage vital records including births, marriages and deaths. We educate people about public health issues and work closely with local boards of health and community partners to identify and solve public health problems. Pre-Offer 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, please contact Human Resources at 413-784-9339. First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have at least (A) two years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, experience as a registered nurse in a recognized hospital, clinic or medical facility and (B) of which at least one year must have been in a supervisory, administrative or managerial capacity or (C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below. Substitutions: I. A Graduate degree with a major in Nursing may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required (A) experience.* No substitutions will be allowed for the required (B) 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. _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! *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. 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: Medical Services *Organization: Department of Public Health *Title: *Registered Nurse IV Location: Massachusetts-Westfield-91 East Mountain Rd Requisition ID: 22000DZN