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State of Massachusetts Part-Time Licensed Practical Nurse I in Danvers, Massachusetts

Description - External *This position is located at the Hogan Regional Center in Danvers* The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) seeks compassionate, enthusiastic and dedicated nursing professionals to apply for our LPN I positions. The LPN I is the first level in the series and candidates will provide nursing care to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities that are living at the Hogan Regional Center in Danvers, Mass. In consultation with other health care professionals, the LPN I will assess outcomes of care provided and use the nursing process to make continuing assessments of individuals’ total health care needs. *Duties and Responsibilities*: (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive) * Provide exceptional nursing care and oversight by assessing health care needs to ensure the prevention of illness and the promotion of health maintenance * Dispense medications and perform treatments in compliance with policy and procedures * Collect health and status data for individuals; * Ensure information is documented, communicated, and made readily accessible * Identify acute problems and initiate intervention or referrals for needed medical services, confirming that follow-up care is pursued * Support nursing leadership and training for staff; serve as an advocate to ensure individuals receive appropriate health care treatment, health education, and other health related services * Serve as a first responder for behavioral or medical crisis situations * Maintain individual records and files; Performs data entry of medical information Preferred Qualifications: * Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain a respectful, caring, tolerant, ethical, and empowering relationship with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities; * Knowledge of standard nursing policies, procedures, methods and techniques; * Capacity to maintain accurate records and exercise discretion in handling confidential information; * Familiarity with safety practices and medical terminology/abbreviations; * Aptitude to transcribe, read and comprehend the English language _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. _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 (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: http://www.mass.gov/hhs/cori and https://www.mass.gov/lists/dds-fingerprint-background-checks 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 Record Law and may be published on the Commonwealth's website. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Human Resources at 978-774-5000. This position is designated as an “EMERGENCY” Position in the Department of Developmental Service’s 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. Part-Time-20 hours: Saturday and Sunday 3:00PM-11:00PM Tuesdays 3:00PM-7:00PM Days Off: Monday/Wednesday/Thursday/Friday Qualifications - External First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: None. (See Section XIII, Special Requirements.) SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Possession of a current and valid license as a practical nurse under the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing. An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: None. (See Section XIII, Special Requirements.) SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Possession of a current and valid license as a practical nurse under the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing. 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: *Part-Time Licensed Practical Nurse I Location: Massachusetts-Danvers-450 Maple Street Requisition ID: 210005VU

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