State of Massachusetts Nursing Supervisor in Chelsea, Massachusetts

The Registered Nurse III (RN III) functioning as a Nursing Supervisor coordinates and provides nursing care to Veteran adult and geriatric patients by assessing their health status, recording related health data, evaluating their unique physical, psychosocial and age specific needs; evaluating outcomes of care, and adjusting care in collaboration with other healthcare providers.

The RN III adapts interventions to address the biophysical, psychosocial, and spiritual needs of the patient, especially the terminally ill and cognitively impaired. They demonstrate effective problem solving by utilizing nursing judgment and interpersonal skills to promote a professional, safe, and productive environment. As a supervisor, the RN III counsel’s unit staff, addresses and resolves conflicts and issues so that patient care and staff moral are not jeopardized. They investigate, address, and resolve complaints by patients or refer to and assist Compliance Officer. The RN III investigates safety hazards, damaged equipment and reports to appropriate personnel for follow-up.

The RN III demonstrates thorough knowledge of all unit activities by observing staff competence and reviewing nursing documentation to ensure compliance with regulatory standards. They delegates patient care assignments appropriately while providing support to staff in decision-making and problem solving.

As part of the team, the RN III communicates with nursing and other departments and disseminates information through memos, inter-shift reports, etc. They identify unit staffing needs for each shift utilizing staffing criteria and acuity levels, and takes appropriate action to ensure safe quality patient care.

The RN III evaluates employee performance semi-annually, reviews competencies, and sets goals for improvement. They maintain the clinical and administrative activities of all the units by utilizing available resources. The RN III participates in educational and professional activities to maintain current in nursing trends, administrative and leadership skills, and to maintain licensure. In addition, the RN III maintains CPR certification.

The RN III intervenes and directs staff during crisis and emergency situations, is knowledgeable of MDS/PPS/Medicare/Medicaid process, has knowledge of the Survey Process: DPH/Joint Commission/VA and reports all necessary information to ADON and/or DON.

/ Schedule: / This is a 24 hour position 2:45pm – 11:15pm; works every other weekend and holidays rotating with other nursing supervisors.

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/* About the Agency: */

The Soldiers Home in Chelsea is a multidimensional health care and housing facility first established in 1882. Our mission is to serve eligible Massachusetts veterans with dignity, honor and respect by providing long term and skilled nursing care in our long term care facility and delivering comprehensive housing services in our domiciliary facility. Chelsea proudly serves veterans from all eras; from World War II though the Global War on Terror.

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/ 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 http://www.mass.gov/hhs/cori

Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division's Hiring Guidelines.

Education and license/certification information provided the selected candidate(s) is subject to the Massachusetts Public Records law and may be published on the

Commonwealth's website.

For questions regarding this requisition, please contact DCS Central Office Human Resources at 1 (800) 393-9324.


  • Applicants should submit acover letterandresumefor the Nursing Supervisor Req #18000240. *

  • First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. *

MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Applicants must have at least (A) one year of full-time or equivalent part-time, experience as a registered nurse in a recognized hospital, clinic or medical facility, and (B) six months of which must have been in a supervisory, administrative or managerial capacity.

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.

  • An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. *

Job: *Medical Services

Organization: *Soldiers` Home Massachusetts

Title: Nursing Supervisor

Location: Massachusetts-Chelsea-91 Crest Street

Requisition ID: 18000240