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State of Massachusetts Staff Development Instructor - RN IV in Chelsea, Massachusetts

The Soldiers' Home in Chelsea is seeking an experienced and dynamic Registered Nurse IV to function in the role of Staff Development Instructor. The Staff Development Instructor ensures that employees are trained to provide optimal care to the veterans of the Soldiers' Home through instruction and demonstration of patient care.

/_Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive):_/

  • Provide 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 and adjusting care in collaboration with other health care providers.

  • Demonstrate effective problem solving utilizing nursing judgment and interpersonal skills to promote a professional, safe and productive environment.

  • Instruct staff, addresses and resolves conflicts and issues so that patient care and staff morale are not jeopardized.

  • Address and report patient complaints of safety hazards, damaged equipment and reports to appropriate personnel with follow up.

  • Demonstrate thorough knowledge of all unit activities by observing staff competence to ensure compliance with regulatory standards.

  • Communicate with nursing and other departments and disseminates information through staff meetings, memos, inter-shift reports, etc., to ensure continuity of safe, quality patient care.

  • Serve on committees such as Infection Control, Continuous Quality Improvement, Staff Development, patient education, etc.

  • Provide structured orientation for new employees; ongoing inservice education programs to maintain staff current in nursing trends, policies, procedures and equipment; and evaluate job competencies for all level of staff.

  • Coordinate CPR classes for all agency staff.

  • Participate in educational and professional activities to maintain current in nursing trends, administrative and leadership skills, and to maintain licensure.

  • Participate in outside committees to enhance knowledge and shares information with administration, i.e, HRD and CSD educational development committees, MassPro projects, etc.

  • Actively participates in recruitment of new employees by attending workshops and recruitment programs ongoing.

/*Schedule:*/

  • Monday through Friday Day Shift with availability to train across all three shifts as needed; including occasional weekend work.

/_Required Qualifications:_/

  • Must be currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

_/Preferred Qualifications:/_

  • Knowledge of standard nursing policies, procedures, methods and techniques.

  • Ability to understand and apply the laws, rules and regulations governing agency operations and assigned unit activities.

  • Ability to problem solve; to counsel staff and initiate

/*About the Soldiers’ Home in Chelsea:*/

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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.

*/Total Compensation:/*

As an employee of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you are offered a great career opportunity influencing a wide-spectrum of services to the diverse populations we serve - but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits which you should consider towards your overall compensation, including:

  • 75% state paid medical insurance premium

  • Reasonable Dental and Vision Plans

  • Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Assistance programs

  • Low cost basic and optional life insurance

  • Retirement Savings: State Employees' Pension and a Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan

  • 11 paid holidays per year and competitive Sick, Vacation and Personal Time

  • Tuition Benefit for employee and spouse at state colleges and universities

  • Short-Term Disability and Extended Illness program participation options

  • Incentive-based Wellness Programs

  • Professional Development and Continuing Education opportunities

  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

*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 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 The Executive Office of Health and Human Services Human Resources at 1 (800) 510-4122 Ext. #2.

Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume for the Staff Development Instructor requisition.

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.

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: Staff Development Instructor - RN IV

Location: Massachusetts-Chelsea-91 Crest Street

Requisition ID: 200003ZQ

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