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State of Massachusetts Registered Nurse II in Danvers, Massachusetts

This position is located at the Hogan Regional Center (2 HC) 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 * Assigns tasks, 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:_ Full-time (40 hours per week). 11:00 p.m. - 7:00 a.m. Days off during the week to be determined. Alternating weekends off. _About the Department of Developmental Services:_ The mission of the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) is to create innovative and genuine opportunities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities including Autism Spectrum Disorder to participate fully and contribute meaningfully to their communities as valued members. DDS serves over 43,000 vulnerable individuals throughout their lifetimes, providing a spectrum of day, employment, and residential supports. The agency directly oversees and manages $3 billion in public funds ($2.7B operating budget) and approximately 5,500 staff, the largest state employee workforce of any agency in the Massachusetts executive branch of government. For more information about our agency and programs visit: _Pre-Hire Process:_ Recommended candidates must successfully complete pre-employment screening which includes: * Disabled Persons Protection Commission (DPPC) Abuse Registry Search: * Criminal background check (CORI) by regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services. * National Background Checks, Chapter 234 of the Acts of 2014, conduct fingerprint-based check. * 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 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 you may call Employment and Staffing at 978-774-5000. ALL EMPLOYEES ARE PAID ON A BI-WEEKLY BASIS AND MUST HAVE DIRECT DEPOSIT. Listed salary ranges are for one full year at current contracted rates. 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. _*Comprehensive Benefits* When you embark on a career with the Commonwealth, you are offered an outstanding suite of employee benefits that add to the overall value of your compensation package. We take pride in providing a work experience that supports you, your loved ones, and your future. Want the specifics? Explore our Employee Benefits and Rewards! 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. The Commonwealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. Research suggests that qualified women, Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color (BIPOC) may self-select out of opportunities if they don't meet 100% of the job requirements. We encourage individuals who believe they have the skills necessary to thrive to apply for this role. Job: Medical Services* *Organization: Department of Developmental Services *Title: *Registered Nurse II Location: Massachusetts-Danvers-450 Maple Street Requisition ID: 230003X9