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The Home for Little Wanderers Registered Nurse/MAP Nurse Monitor-Bonus Eligible in Walpole, Massachusetts

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This position is eligible for a sign-on bonus!

The Home for Little Wanderers seeks a Registered Nurse/Medication Administration Program Nurse Monitor for The Home at Walpole. The Home at Walpole is a residential treatment placement for adolescent youth who need specialized treatment as they heal from the traumatic events that have shaped their young lives. Youth who live on the campus are part of a greater community which includes Clifford Academy, a Massachusetts Chapter 766 Special Education School.

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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXedSArtYbg

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 residential clients in assigned program(s). The Registered Nurse will also provide additional duties identified in the state contracts and will function in the role of “Nurse Monitor” as part of the Medication Administrative 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 Medication Administration Program's site 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 Medication Administration Program 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

  • Will have the opportunity to provide input during monthly nursing team meetings

  • On call response to Medication Administration Program related questions

  • May be required to carry a mobile device

Qualifications

  • Minimum of three years 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; Medication Administration Program Trainer preferred

  • Experience within Residential programs desired

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

What The Home Can Offer You

In addition to the chance to make a lasting impact on the lives of the youth we serve, The Home for Little Wanderers offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Generous time off including up to 20 days per year for new full-time employees, plus 11 holidays, 5 sick days, and 2 personal days

  • Health and Dental Insurance that is effective immediately upon hire

  • Extensive training to new staff

  • Tuition reimbursement of up to $2,400 per fiscal year

  • 403(b) Retirement Plan with employer match

  • Employer paid Long-term and Short-term Disability Insurance, plus Basic Life and AD&D Insurance

  • And more!

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)

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