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State of Massachusetts Licensed Practical Nurse in Taunton, Massachusetts

The Department of Mental Health (DMH) is seeking an exceptional Licensed Practical Nurse for this full-time position at the Southeast Area On Grounds Program to work as a direct service provider while maintaining a person centered, trauma informed atmosphere and professional performance. This position requires transportation of clients to appointments and other community activities. Please Note: The position is 40 hours per week. The selected candidate will work on Overnight shift (11:00pm – 7:00am). The days off are Sunday and Saturday. _Duties and Responsibilities (These duties and responsibilities are not all inclusive):_* * * Ensure care and rehabilitation is provided as prescribed by the Community Service Plans (CSP). Ensure safe staffing is in place and coordinate with the Administrator on Call (AOC), when necessary. Communicate client and program information amongst houses and staff to ensure a safe working environment. * Coordinates medication services which include following through with physicians orders, prescriptions, filling out Residential Information Sheets and checking to ensure that each coincides, ensuring that medications are sufficient to last until the next appointment, writing self-medication check off sheets, and posting medication changes to ensure clients receive the appropriate medication regimen. * Monitors, reports and records client’s response to current medication and treatment regimens and reports findings to the supervisor for follow up with appropriate medical practitioner. * Educates clients and staff about medications and their effects by utilizing in-service trainings, their own professional knowledge and resources located at the program to ensure that they have a basic knowledge and understanding of such. * Administers medications and treatment orders as prescribed by an appropriate medical practitioner. * Accompanies clients and ensures that clients receive emergency care, as needed. * Maintains and monitors a medication closet, first aid and infection control supplies to ensure that everything is labeled, kept in order, and that adequate supplies are on hand, and have not expired. _Required Qualifications:_ * Possession of a current and valid license as a practical nurse under the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing. * Possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Class D Driver's License or equivalent required for this position. _Preferred Qualifications:__ _ * Experience working in a Community Mental Health Setting. _DMH Mission Statement:_ On Grounds Program is part of the Taunton/Attleboro Site that transitions clients from an inpatient setting to a more independent community living setting. The Program is staffed 24 hours a day/ 7 day a week. We aspire to create an environment which promotes growth and independence for patients, families, and employees alike. _Pre-Hire Process:_ 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. For more information, please visit http://www.mass.gov/hhs/cori and click on "Information for Job Applicants." 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. 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 For questions, please contact Human Resources at (508) 977-3383. 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! Executive Order #595:As a condition of employment, successful applicants will be required to have received COVID-19 vaccination or an approved exemption as of their start date. Details relating to demonstrating compliance with this requirement will be provided to applicants selected for employment. Applicants who receive an offer of employment who can provide documentation that the vaccine is medically contraindicated or who object to vaccination due to a sincerely held religious belief may make a request for exemption. 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 Mental Health *Title: *Licensed Practical Nurse * Location: *Massachusetts-Taunton-60 Hodges Avenue Requisition ID: 220007K0

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