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Cape Abilities, Inc. Residential RN/LPN Full Time - Sandwich in Hyannis, Massachusetts

Cape Abilities is looking for the best RNs and LPNs to join our outstanding nursing team! Bring your kindness, compassion, and exceptional care to support individuals in our residential programs across Cape Cod.

In conjunction with residential management, our next Residential Nurse will provide a comprehensive system of residential services, creating a safe and therapeutic environment that fosters the development of human dignity and focuses on personal well-being.



In conjunction with residential management, provides a comprehensive system of residential services creating a safe and therapeutic environment that fosters the development of human dignity and focuses on personal wellbeing.


  • Completes comprehensive individual nursing log, on an ongoing basis, for all individuals residing in the Agency’s supervised living homes; compiles quarterly reporting.

  • Completes master physician orders and integrates with individual identification sheets; may assist with securing health care provider signatures.

  • Completes monthly medication and treatment sheets for all individuals assigned to caseload.

  • Completes quality assurance reviews to ensure Agency compliance with Department of Public Health (DPH) Medication Administration Program (MAP) requirements.

  • Completes quality assurance reviews specific to each individual’s medical care and corresponding medical record documentation.

  • Provides training to Program Managers, Residential Supervisors and Direct Support Professionals specific to the medical and therapeutic needs of the individuals assigned to caseload.

  • Provides consultative support to Residential Supervisors regarding the changing needs of individuals.

  • Participates in hospital admission and discharge planning.

  • Assists Residential Supervisors in securing community based services on behalf of individuals, as needed, such as Visiting Nurses Association (VNA) and hospice.

  • May provide specific treatments as ordered by primary care physicians including, but not limited to, g-tube feeding and medication administration MAP Certified staff are not authorized or trained to do.

  • Provides initial MAP training to Agency staff utilizing the DPH approved curriculum.

  • Provides recertification training and testing for Agency staff on an ongoing basis to ensure staff maintain appropriate certifications.

  • Provides rotational emergency on-call nursing support, as approved, responding to individual medical crises off hours as deemed necessary by the manager on-call.

  • Participates on the Agency’s clinical review team assessing medication occurrences, as well as, psychotropic medication assessment and treatment plans.

  • Assists with clarification of orders for staff adherence according to MAP.

  • Promotes compliance with Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services (DDS) health screening recommendations.

  • Promotes understanding and compliance with medical/clinical instructions.

  • Communicates with and facilitates communication between health care practitioners, staff, and family.

  • Advocates for the optimal medical care of all individuals served.

  • Serves as mandated reporter for suspected cases of abuse and/or neglect to the Disabled Persons Protection Commission (DPPC).


  • Performs additional duties, as assigned.


  • Total Quality Management: Is dedicated to providing the highest quality services which meet the needs and requirements of internal and external customers; is committed to continuous improvement through empowerment and performance management; creates a learning environment leading to the most efficient and effective work processes.

  • Adaptability: Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events; manages competing demands; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; inspires others to be adaptable to change.

  • Ethics, Values and Diversity: Promotes an appropriate and effective work environment and strives to ensure that the agency’s core values and beliefs are applied during all circumstances; genuinely cares about people; deals effectively with all races, nationalities, cultures, disabilities, ages, lifestyle choices and genders; supports equal and fair treatment and opportunity for all; adheres to and promotes the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); advocates for the rights and interests of individuals with disabilities to maximize their potential in the programs and communities of their choice.

  • Integrity and Trust: Is respectful, truthful, and transparent; keeps confidences; takes ownership and responsibility for decisions and outcomes.

  • Problem Solving and Judgment: Probes all useful and constructive sources to find pertinent answers; can analyze issues, identify problems and work toward appropriate solutions; collaborates with others or as part of a team; displays willingness to make decisions; makes timely decisions; exhibits sound and accurate judgment.

  • Oral and Written Communications: Speaks clearly, appropriately and effectively with a diverse group of individuals; is an active listener and gets clarification when necessary; participates constructively in meetings; is able to write clearly and succinctly; is able to communicate clearly in a variety of settings and situations.


  • Valid Registered Nursing License in the state of Massachusetts.

  • Minimum 2 years prior experience working in a medical setting as a registered nurse.

  • Valid driver’s license in the state of Massachusetts.

  • Demonstrated experience in community health nursing, visiting nursing and/or nursing specific to individuals with unique developmental or traumatic brain injury challenges.

  • Successful completion of all state and Agency mandated trainings.

  • Ability to complete state mandated certification program to teach coursework developed by the Department of Public Health (DPH) Medication Administration Program.

  • Ability to travel to residential homes throughout Cape Cod to provide medical clinical assessments.

  • Ability to provide hands-on personal care.


  • None.


  • Frequent standing, walking and bending.

  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds to transfer individuals using hydraulic equipment.

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to do this job. The above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.

    *External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case by case basis.