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The Home for Little Wanderers Part-Time Registered Nurse/MAP Nurse Monitor - Bonus Eligible in Roxbury Crossing, Massachusetts


This position is 36 hours a week and is split between two programs with flexibility.

When you join The Home for Little Wanderers, you join a team of professionals dedicated to creating better, brighter futures for kids. To learn more about the incredible impact our employees have on the lives of children and families, click here:

Under the direction of the Director of Nursing and Program Director, the Registered Nurse will provide nursing care and manage the ongoing health care of clients. The Registered Nurse will also provide additional duties and will function in the role of “Nurse Monitor” as part of the Medication Administration Program (MAP).

How You'll Be Making a Difference

  • In collaboration with the Administrative Team, develop and ensure implementation of a comprehensive health/wellness component to program planning, including environmental, nutritional, exercise and fitness

  • Provide ongoing Quality Assurance by monitoring a MAP site’s medication administration system to ensure compliance with DPH, DMH and DCF regulations, licensing requirements and MAP policies.

  • Oversee all aspects of the administration of medications, training and supervision of MAP certified staff to administer medications, and the preparation of leave of absence medications. Assure compliance with all regulatory guidelines. May be asked to serve as a MAP Certified Trainer.

  • Observes, no less than once every 12 months, all Certified staff employed at the site prepare and administer medication in a manner consistent with all MAP policies, procedures and protocols.

  • Oversee the nursing assessment and ongoing evaluation of clients including vital signs and anthropometric measurements, as prescribed. Monitors the effectiveness, side effects, adverse reactions, and drug interactions of all medications.

  • Oversee the coordination of medical, diagnostic and laboratory appointments. Conduct annual health screening procedures and assure that all immunizations are current.

  • Coordinate the delivery of health care with ancillary staff, family members, guardians, psychiatrists, primary and specialty health care providers, and other professionals within the Home and with external organizations. Maintain on-going communications with primary health care provider.

  • May be required to administer medication outside of role of Nurse Monitor, including insulin and/or other injectable medications, under nursing license.

  • Complete reports and documentation needed for client records, the Home and collateral and regulatory agencies.

  • Provide and coordinate health education for clients and families and training for staff

  • Assure that all medication and medical supplies are ordered, received and checked for accuracy, monitor supply budget.


  • Minimum of three years of nursing experience, pediatric and/or psychiatric nursing preferred. Ideal RN candidate will hold a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing; MAP trainer preferred.

  • Certified in CPR and Standard First Aid; MAP Trainer

  • Computer literate including Microsoft Office and Internet Explorer with the ability to learn new software applications

Valuing Diversity

We are committed to excellence in diversity, equity, and inclusion, while simultaneously creating a culture that supports those values. We believe the differences we bring enhance our ability to provide exceptional service and care to diverse children, families, and communities. Moreover, diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging align with our values and our mission to help vulnerable children and their families build permanent, positive change.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)