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Department of Developmental Services Licensed Practical Nurse I in Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Licensed Practical Nurse I - Central and Western Region - Full-Time and Part-Time Positions - Continuous Posting - (23000374) For the full position listing and description, click here{target="blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"}. The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) seeks compassionate nursing professionals to apply for our LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE I (LPN I) positions. This is an excellent entry level nursing opportunity for potential candidates who are interested in furthering their career and broadening their nursing experience to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The LPN I is the first level in the series and candidates will deliver care to our individuals living in a community residential home setting Please Note: Based on assignment, candidates may be eligible for various pay differentials. Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive): - Provide exceptional nursing care and oversight by implementing the individuals\' health care plan including charting vital signs, application of medical/surgical dressings, and administering medications as prescribed and directed by the primary/specialty physician - Assist with daily maintenance, personal care and other services of support as outlined in the Individual Service Plan (ISP); Maintain individual records and files - Initiate referrals for needed medical services including scheduling, hospital safeguarding, advocacy and other follow-up care; Engage in referral for supportive and health-related protections - Communicate health issues to staff and update the individuals\' families/guardians in matters including hospitalizations, rehabilitation support such as physical/occupational therapy - Inform staff of any medical concerns related to activity level that may hinder and individual\'s progress - Order medications and maintain medical supplies, materials and equipment - Initiate emergency medical procedures by applying basic first aid techniques and/or CPR and tracheotomy care, and catheterizations; - Provide training for direct support staff on use of equipment and treatments - Transport individuals to work, medical appointments, recreational activities and other community engagements as needed Position Requirements: - Must possess a current, active license to practice as an LPN in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. - Must possess a current and valid Class D Motor Vehicle Operator\'s License - Incumbents must obtain and maintain Health Care Provider Basic Life Support (BLS) certification Please Note: Depending on assignment, some LPN positions may be assigned to locations that require 24/7 nursing staff. The Department of Developmental Services requires employees in these positions to be able to perform mandatory overtime when circumstances dictate the need. This position is designated as an \"EMERGENCY\" position in the Department of Developmental Services 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. All employees are paid on a bi-weekly basis and must have direct deposit. About the Department of Developmental Services: For more information about our agency and programs visit: 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{target="blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"}. AA/EOE