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State of Massachusetts Clinical Practices Reviewer in Boston, Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is seeking a qualified Registered Nurse to participate in the review and development of policies and procedures and conduct clinical oversight activities for the Medication Administration Program (MAP). Through training and rigorous standards, MAP makes it possible for direct care staff to safely store and administer medications to individuals living in MAP registered community programs that are their primary residences and/or participating in day programs and short-term respite programs. /_Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive):_/ * Provide clinical perspective for policy development and overall program oversight; * Review the clinical and administrative practices of registered DMH, DDS,MRC,and DCF community programs; * Review service provider policies and procedures related to medication storage and medication administration by MAP Certified direct care staff; * Plan and conduct field inspections and investigations to determine the level of compliance with applicable state and federal laws, regulations and standards; * Review and analyze deficiency records and reporting systems, including Hotline medication occurrence reporting; * Document findings and identify areas requiring corrective action; * Review and monitor corrective action plans; * Assist with site registration of community programs; * Perform related duties such as attending meetings and conferences; conducting research; compiling statistics; and preparing technical reports on assigned programs and activities. /_Location:_/ This is a Boston-based position reporting to 250 Washington Street. This position requires frequent in-state travel of at least one day per week. /_Required Qualifications:_/ * Knowledge of the principles and practices of nursing including terminology. * Knowledge of the principles and practices of public health/community health nursing including terminology. * Knowledge of the standard nursing methods and techniques followed in the administration of medication, injections, and preparations, and the application of medical and/or surgical dressings. * Knowledge of the types and characteristics of drugs used in providing nursing care. /_Preferred Qualifications_:/ * Knowledge of the Massachusetts Medication Administration Program (MAP) allowing unlicensed persons to administer medication in applicable settings and MAP associated regulations and policies. * Knowledge of the laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, specifications, standards, and guidelines governing the possession, storage, distribution, dispensing, prescribing and administration of medications, including controlled substances. * Knowledge of the principles, practices, methods, and handling techniques used in the possession, storage, distribution, dispensing, prescribing and administration of medication, including controlled substances. * Knowledge of the problems in providing public health nursing services to distinctive groups of individuals such as individuals with intellectual disabilities, individuals diagnosed with mental health illnesses, etc. * Ability to prepare general reports. _About the Department of Public Health (DPH) _ The mission of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) is to prevent illness, injury, and premature death, to assure access to high quality public health and health care services, and to promote wellness and health equity for all people in the Commonwealth. We envision a Commonwealth in which all people enjoy optimal health. Massachusetts ranks among the healthiest of states according to comparative analyses, but we face numerous challenges, including chronic and infectious disease, substance abuse, violence, preventable hospitalizations, and health disparities. DPH coordinates programs and policies to address specific diseases and conditions and offer services to address the needs of vulnerable populations. We also develop, implement, promote, and enforce regulations and policies to assure that the conditions under which people live are most conducive to health and enable people to make healthy choices for themselves and their families. We license health professionals, healthcare facilities and a variety of businesses that impact public health. We operate the state laboratory and four public health hospitals. We monitor health status and manage vital records including births, marriages and deaths. We educate people about public health issues and work closely with local boards of health and community partners to identify and solve public health problems. More information can be found at: MA Department of Public Health * 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 _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 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. For questions regarding this requisition, please contact the Executive Office of Health and Human Services Human Resources at 1-800- 510-4122 Ext. #2 First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. Minimum Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have at least (A) four years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, experience as a registered nurse in public health nursing or community health nursing work, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below. Substitutions: A Graduate degree with a major in public health nursing, community health nursing or public health may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required experience. Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed. Special Requirements: Current and valid registration as a professional 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: Department of Public Health *Title: *Clinical Practices Reviewer Location: Massachusetts-Boston-250 Washington Street Requisition ID: 210009QD