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.
How To Apply
Please email Tim Hovey at email@example.com for the full job description and more information on how to apply