Registered Nurse II

State of Massachusetts

Spencer, MA 01562

Posted 1 month ago

Job Description

The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) is seeking a qualified nursing professional with strong leadership skills for our Registered Nurse II (RN II) position. The Registered Nurse II acts as healthcare advocate and oversight person for individuals with developmental disabilities living in residential group homes. The RN II also acts as the healthcare consultant to the residential program. Responsibilities include health care education, medical assessment and support, advocacy and liaison with health care providers, and oversight of medical records and medication administration. The RN II serves as an advocate to individuals to ensure compliance with human rights. * * *DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive):* * Provides primary nursing care by assessing the health status of individuals, administering/supervising treatments, recording health care, and evaluating and adjusting care in conjunction with other providers. * Identifies and participates in the provision of preventative, diagnostic, therapeutic, and rehabilitative care for individuals under his/her care. * Develops and implements health care plans in accordance with Primary Care Provider orders and established policies while integrating the behavioral and health care needs of individuals to maintain optimum health and function. * Functions as a member of the interdisciplinary Individual Service Plan (ISP) Team by providing required assessments, plans, and documentation to ensure integration of health care and rehabilitative needs. * Develops relationships with staff, health care providers, and families/guardians and facilitates communication of medical information. * Evaluates the residential environment and makes recommendations to ensure health and safety are maintained and psycho-social and physical development are promoted. * Schedules and/or attends medical appointments to ensure coordination of medical and nursing needs and will act as liaison for hospitalized residents and their family members and/or residential service provider team members. * Provides direct clinical supervision and evaluation of LPN staff. Develops nursing caseload assignments in conjunction with Health Care Coordinator. * Maintains Medication Administration Program (MAP) trainer certification and provides training to staff to ensure regulatory compliance. * Oversees the proper use and maintenance of nursing supplies and equipment to maintain appropriate level of care. * Identify and refer clinical and administrative issues, which impact the individuals’ health care, to the appropriate supervisor. * Participates in the RN/LPN interview process as requested, and will provide health-related training to individuals, staff, and families to enhance the early resolution of health problems, maintain health, and avert complications. * Participates in Survey & Certification compliance and will be an active member of various teams, eg. Clinical Team. * Utilizes the Commonwealth of Massachusetts' information systems “Home and Community Services Information System” (HCSIS). * Basic familiarity with PC-based systems and software is required. *_PLEASE NOTE:_** * * *This position is located in the South Valley West** **Program in Spencer and North Brookfield, MA.* ** Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00am – 4:00pm Days Off: Sunday/Saturday /Flexibility required to meet the daily needs of the homes./ * As part of daily assignments, the incumbent may be required to drive between work sites and to perform other related duties as required. This may include participation in professional meetings, workshops, or seminars to keep abreast of changes in professional practice. * * *_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 * 12 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 *_About the Agency:_* The Department of Developmental Services is dedicated to creating, in partnership with others, innovative and genuine opportunities for individuals with intellectual disabilities to participate fully and meaningfully in, and contribute to, their communities as valued members. *_Pre-Hire Process:_* Education and license/certification information provided by the selected candidate(s) is subject to the Massachusetts Public Record Law and may be published on the Commonwealth's website. * Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division's Hiring Guidelines. Recommended candidates must successfully complete pre-employment screening which includes: * Disabled Persons Protection Commission (DPPC) Abuse Registry Search: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/dppc-abuser-registry * Criminal background check (CORI) by regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services. http://www.mass.gov/hhs/cori * National Background Checks, Chapter 234 of the Acts of 2014, conduct fingerprint-based check. * https://www.mass.gov/lists/dds-fingerprint-background-checks If you require assistance with the application/interview process and would like to request an ADA accommodation, please click on the link and complete the Reasonable Accommodation Online Request Form. For technical help with Mass/Careers/, including logging into your profile and/or resetting your password, please call the Employee Service Center at *_617-979-8500_* for assistance. For questions concerning the information in this requisition, please contact Human Resources at**857-260-5243. *This requisition will remain open until filled; however, 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, or (B) 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 the required 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. *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:** **Department of Developmental Services* **Title:** *Registered Nurse II* **Location:** *Massachusetts-Spencer - Res 5292* **Requisition ID:** *220006I5*



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