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State of Massachusetts Registered Nurse II in Danvers, Massachusetts

The Registered Nurse II (RN II) is an excellent opportunity for potential candidates who are interested in furthering their career and broadening their nursing experience within the Department of Developmental Services (DDS). The RN II will provide nursing care and oversight to individuals located at the Hogan Regional Center in Danvers, MA. _Duties and Responsibilities:_ (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive.) * Implements the acute and long-range nursing care plan by providing direct and indirect nursing services to minimize residents’ actual or potential health care problems. * Collects, communicates, and records data about health and functional status of individuals by interview, examination, and review of record and reports in order to identify actual or potential health problems * Evaluates the residents’ response to nursing interventions by using current data to determine if expected outcomes are achieved. Initiates and completes documentation that reflects high quality nursing assessment, planning, and evaluation. * Provides training for peers, interdisciplinary team members, and direct care staff by demonstration, formal and informal teaching, and by conducting case conferences in order to ensure that safe effective health care is provided.Trains direct care staff in Risk Management protocol to ensure that residents are provided with a safe environment. * Articulates the health care needs of residents to the members of the interdisciplinary team by participating in team meetings in order to ensure holistic active treatment programs are developed for residents * Assignstasks, or delegates care, based on the needs of the individual and knowledge and skill of the LPN I, LPN II, or RN I. * Interacts with residents by demonstrating acceptance of them as unique, worthwhile, and important individuals in order to develop a trusting relationship. This is a 24 hour/ 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. Schedule: Night Shift _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 any concerns or questions you may call Employment and Staffing at 978-774-5000. Schedule: Full Time, Night Shift 11:00pm - 7:00am. Days off: Week 1: Tuesday & Saturday Week 2: Sunday & Friday. 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. 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-Danvers-450 Maple Street Requisition ID: 2100038F

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