Licensed Practical Nurse I - Temporary Position

This is a temporary position to cover an individual on a leave of absence.
Work Schedule: 3:00pm - 11:30pm(40 hours)
Days Off: Week I Sunday/Thursday and Week 2 Monday/Saturday
The Department of Mental Health's Pocasset Community Mental Health Center is seeking a dynamic individual to fill a temporary Licensed Practicing Nurse I position. The incumbent administers medication following proper policy and procedures, provides total nursing care and serves as the primary teacher for medication issues and groups. Acts as a role model and provides leadership to staff in lower classifications. Follows the operational protocols and procedures to ensure timely administration of medication, transcribing orders, obtains medication from pharmacy and records accurately on medication and treatment sheet. Follows hospital policy and procedures while providing nursing care to patients, carrying out physicians' orders, nursing care plants and individual treatment plants. Documents behavioral and medical observations in client's charts and reports all relevant information to charge nurse. Applies principles of psychiatric nursing care when interacting therapeutically with clients while assessing needs, discussing care, allaying fears and anxieties to provide a total therapeutic environment. Respond to crisis situations and is able to initiate emergency care while working closely with other team members. Ensures the optimum quality care is provided by serving as client advocates, ensuring patient confidentiality and maintaining the human rights of all patients. Performs related work as required.
Preferred Qualifications:
Experience working in a mental health setting.
Experience working with individuals with severe mental illness.
Cape & Islands Site / Pocasset Mental Health Centerprovides comprehensive services to adults and children. Programs include a 16-bedacute in-patient unit, Case Management, Day Treatment Program and Adult CommunityClinical Services. The Pocasset MentalHealth Center is a Joint Commission certified facility. In all we always aspire to create an environment which promotes growthand independence for patients, families, and employee alike.
We offer an excellentsalary and benefit package including, tuition remission, health insurance,alternative work schedules, educational/certification incentives (As per UnionContract), shift and w/e differentials.
A criminal background check will becompleted on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forthby the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidatebeing hired. For more information, please visit http://www.mass.gov/hhs/cori
Education, licensure and certifications will beverified in accordance with the Human Resources Division's Hiring Guidelines
Educationand license/certification information provided by the selected candidate(s) issubject to the Massachusetts Public Records Law and may be published on theCommonwealth's website.
Forquestions, please contact Cathy Nolette at (508) 977-3120.
First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.
MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: None. (See Section XIII, Special Requirements.)
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Possession of a current and valid license as a practical nurse under the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing.
An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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