State of Massachusetts Registered Nurse II in Dorchester, Massachusetts

The Registered Nurse II acts as medical advocate and medical oversight person for residents in assigned work area. Primary nursing care is provided by assessing, recording health care, administering/supervising treatments and monitoring MAP program. The RN II develops and implements health care plans according with PCP orders and Metro Residential Services (MRS) policies. Will act as medical advocate at appointments or through other communication with PCP. Facilitates the communication of medical information to all aspects of the medical team. Acts as liaison for hospitalized residents for family and/or group home. Direct clinical supervision on LPN staff. Provides various trainings to staff within the assigned work area and to be available for trainings in other group homes when deemed necessary. Other related duties as required. Will be required to enter data in specific data basis, email, HCSISI and Meditech. May be required to drive between work sites on a daily basis.

Position schedule will be in multiple residences, Dorchester and Canton, MA,**subject to change - working 40hrs. weekly (flexible schedule to meet the needs of the individuals served), with Saturday and Sunday. Applicants are required to possess a valid driver’s license as there will be travel between work sites. Applicants must be flexible in schedule. Ability to physically assist and lift individuals.

This position is designated as an 'EMERGENCY' position in the Department of Developmental Services Emergency Plan. This means that whenever the Governor declares that the Commonwealth is in a state of emergency, you will be required to report to work.

This is a 24hour/7 days a week staff position. The Department of Developmental Services requires employees in this position to be able to perform "MANDATORY OVERTIME" when circumstances dictate the need.

A criminal background check (CORI) 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. In addition, Chapter 234 of the Acts of 2014, An Act Requiring National Background Checks, requires the Department of Developmental Services to conduct fingerprint-based check of the state and national criminal history databases on the recommended candidate. For more information, please visit:

For questions regarding this requisition, please contact Human Resources at 781 788-5202.

Schedule 1st shift with Saturday and Sunday off

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(s) is subject to the Massachusetts Public Records Law and may be published on the Commonwealth’s website.

This requisition will remain open until filled; however, first consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.


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.


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.

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-Dorchester - Res 5530

Requisition ID: 17000498