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State of Massachusetts Licensed Practical Nurse II (LPN) - PIPELINE in Holyoke, Massachusetts

This is an open and continuous posting for Full-time, Part-time and Per Diem positions on our Evening and Night Shifts. The Soldiers' Home in Holyoke is seeking several enthusiastic, compassionate and experienced nursing professionals to assume supervision of an assigned unit staff, while fostering teamwork across multiple disciplines. Here at the Soldiers' Home, LPNs are responsible for providing patient-driven care and support to our Veteran population. They are expected to follow and contribute to a plan of care for individual patients in accordance with nursing standards, policies and procedures. The incumbents will work both as a team member and independently, communicating in a clear and constructive manner to members of the team, patients and their families. /_DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (These duties are a general summary and not all inclusive):_/ * Provide exceptional nursing care to veterans by assessing health status, responding to call lights or veterans' requests for assistance, and making observations on rounds; * Administer nursing treatments, procedures, doctor orders, and care plans; observe, identify and respond to the needs for care, including medication, equipment-assisted care and patient/family education; * Identify, evaluate and assess veteran health status; confer with supervising Registered Nurse (RN) and assigned doctor for treatment modalities; * Recognize urgent or emergency patient care situations; seek assistance of the RN and/or Medical Doctor and initiate appropriate emergency interventions as directed or needed; * Collaborate with other resident services personnel to ensure that residents' individual care plans are being followed; * Establish constructive relationships with veterans and their families to promote positive relationships and learning as established by the "treatment/teaching plan"; * Documents incidents with or without adverse effect to the veteran and refer to RN for follow-up and/or investigation; * Foster the Soldiers' Home in Holyoke mission, vision and operational policies while maintaining regulatory and department compliance with Joint Commission, and state/federal regulations; * Participate and/or facilitate in orientation and instruction for other nursing personnel, including techniques, procedures and equipment; * Maintain personal professional growth by attending in-services, keeping current with healthcare trends and nursing practices, and other Soldiers Home committees; * Participate in daily or weekly staff meetings to discuss patient status and other concerns or issues; * Provide ongoing feedback/appraisal to assigned staff; update supervising RN of staff performance matters via consultation and documentation. /_SCHEDULE:_/ * We have openings on the Evening Shift (3:00pm-11:30pm) and the Night Shifts (11:15pm-7:15am) * For both shifts: Days off will vary, but these positions will include an alternating weekend/holiday schedule. * Note: This is a 24 hour/7 days a week facility. The Soldiers' Home in Holyoke requires employees in this position to be able to perform mandatory overtime when circumstances dictate the need. /_PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:_/ * At least one (1) year of experience in the care of geriatric patients in a healthcare setting such as long-term care; * Certifications in dementia, hospice or other relevant discipline; * CPR certification through the American Heart Association; * Ability to establish effective relationships with individuals, families, and team members; * Demonstrated attention to detail with readiness to respond appropriately when needed; * Capacity to maintain accurate records and exercise discretion in handling confidential information; * Skilled in the use of using a computer for completion of work assignments; /_ABOUT THE SOLDIERS' HOME IN HOLYOKE:_/ /_ _/ The Soldiers' Home in Holyoke is a state-funded, fully accredited health care facility that offers veterans quality healthcare, including full-time residential accommodations, an on-site dental clinic, a multi-service outpatient department and provides education and social services for approximately 5000 veterans. The Soldiers' Home has a total of 248 long term care beds, 30 residential beds, and is staffed by approximately 350 administrators, clinicians, nurses, certified nursing assistants, skilled trade, dietary staff, housekeeping staff, contractors, consultants and general administrative personnel. The tradition of service to the veterans of Massachusetts is surpassed only by a continued commitment to excellence in care for those who are in need now and in the future. Our mission is to provide "Care with Honor and Dignity" to our Veterans. /_TOTAL COMPENSATION AND REWARDS:_/ /_ _/ 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 paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits which you should consider towards your overall compensation, including: * Shift and Area Differential * 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 * Sick, Vacation and Personal Time * Tuition Benefit for employee and spouse at state college and universities * Short-Term Disability and Extended Illness program participation options * Incentive-based Wellness Programs * Professional Development and Continuing Education opportunities /_PRE-HIRE PROCESS:_/ /_ _/ Job offers for these positions are conditional based upon references, CORI results and Pre-Employment Physical. If you are called for an interview please bring the following: * current and active state issued ID or driver’s license * current and active Mass State LPN License * professional references including names, email addresses and telephone numbers * letters of reference, if applicable 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 is subject to the Massachusetts Public Record Law and may be published on the Commonwealth's Website. 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 If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Human Resources Customer Service line at 800-627-7730 MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS Applicants must have at least one year of paraprofessional experience in the field of nursing as a licensed practical nurse. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Possession of a current and valid license as a practical nurse under the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing. 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. Job: Medical Services* *Organization: Soldiers` Home, Holyoke *Title: *Licensed Practical Nurse II (LPN) - PIPELINE Location: Massachusetts-Holyoke-110 Cherry Street Requisition ID: 20000130

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