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State of Massachusetts Licensed Practical Nurse II in South Boston, Massachusetts

The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) seeks a caring and compassionate applicant for the role of Licensed Practical Nurse II *(LPN II) who is committed to building meaningful relationships in order to provide outstanding care and service. The LPN II participates in the delivery of health care services and other support services to individuals with developmental disabilities in homes in the community. This candidate works to promote good health, prevention of illness, and support individuals to maximize their independence and become active members of their communities. LPN II works closely with direct support staff and are considered a part of coverage. The candidate also monitors Medication Administration and completes necessary documentation as requested. */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; /Agency Requirements:/ * 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 /Preferred Qualifications:/ * Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain a respectful, caring, tolerant, ethical, and empowering relationship with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities; * Capacity to assist/lift individuals with physical disabilities and/or limited mobility; * Knowledge of standard nursing policies, procedures, methods and techniques; * Capacity to maintain accurate records and exercise discretion in handling confidential information; * Familiarity with safety practices and medical terminology/abbreviations; * Aptitude to transcribe, read and comprehend the English language /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. Schedule Information: Full-time – 40-hour weekly position - 1st shift Tuesday-Saturday from 7:00AM-3:30PM Days off –Sunday & Monday /__/ /_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: www.mass.gov/dds Pre-Offer Process: Recommended candidates must successfully complete pre-employment screening which includes: * Disabled Persons Protection Commission (DPPC) Abuse Registry Search: o https://www.mass.gov/info-details/dppc-abuser-registry * Criminal background check (CORI) by regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services. o http://www.mass.gov/hhs/cori * National Background Checks, Chapter 234 of the Acts of 2014, conduct fingerprint-based check. o https://www.mass.gov/lists/dds-fingerprint-background-checks 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 Records Law and may be published on the Commonwealth’s website. * For technical help with MassCareers, including logging into your profile and/or resetting your password, please call the Employee Service Center at 617-979-8500 for assistance. For questions regarding this requisition, please contact the Executive Office of Health and Human Services Human Resources at 1-800- 510-4122 Ext. #4. *First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have at least one year of paraprofessional experience in the field of nursing as a licensed practical nurse. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Possession of a current and valid license as a practical nurse under the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing. *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! Title 101 CMR 23.00 (“Regulation”) requires certain agency staff to have received the COVID-19 vaccination and Influenza vaccination, or have taken required mitigation measures, to prevent viral infection and transmission in State Hospitals and State Congregate Care Facilities. The Regulation applies to this position. Successful candidates will be required to acknowledge and attest to your vaccination status for both COVID-19 and Influenza. 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: *Licensed Practical Nurse II Location: Massachusetts-South Boston - Res 5549 Requisition ID: 2400067J

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