State of Massachusetts Registered Nurse II in Danvers, Massachusetts
The 8A cluster consists of homes located in Beverly, Ipswich, and Newburyport
Registered Nurse II (RN II) acts as medical advocate and medical oversight person for residents in assigned work area. Incumbents within this title provide primary nursing care by assessing, recording health care, administering/supervising treatments, and monitoring Medication Administration Program (MAP) certified service providers in the delivery of health care supports to individuals in a group home. He or she will develop and implement health care plans according with Primary Care Provider (PCP) orders and Dept. of Developmental Services (DDS) and Northeast Residential Services (NRS) policies. The RN II acts as medical advocate at appointments and through other communication with PCP. Incumbents facilitate communication of medical information to all aspects of the medical team. He or she will act as liaison for hospitalized residents for family members and/or residential service provider team members. RN IIs provide direct clinical supervision to LPN staff. Incumbents provide various trainings to staff within the assigned work area and must be available for trainings in other group homes when deemed necessary. Basic familiarity with PC-based systems and software is required including use of e-mail. Additionally, NRS RN IIs utilize the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ information systems “Home and Community Services Information System” (HCSIS) and Meditech. As part of daily assignments, incumbents may be required to drive between work sites on a daily basis and to perform other related duties as required.
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. 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 http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/departments/dds/fingerprint-background-checks.html
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.
For Concerns or questions about this position you may call Employment and Staffing at 978-774-5000 ext 161
Schedule is full time (40 hours)
Homes are located in Beverly, Ipswich, Newburyport
Sunday 8am-4:30pm, Monday-Thursday 10am-6:30pm
Friday Saturday off
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.
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: 190000ZY