Facility Registered Nurse II

State Of Massachusetts Wrentham , MA 02093

Posted 1 week ago

The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) is seeking a compassionate nursing professional to fill a Facility Registered Nurse II (RN 2) position for the Wrentham Developmental Center. The RN 2 will confer with health care professionals, assess outcomes of care provided, provide training to staff related to health care procedures, participate in the orientation of new nursing personnel, and perform related.

Wrentham Developmental Center RN's are assigned to a unit as a clinical nurse, they participate in the delivery of health care services to individuals with Intellectual and developmental disabilities as well as participate in direct and indirect nursing care, health maintenance and collaborative planning in order to meet the health care needs of all residents. The RN 2 will be required to provide supervision to the LPN 1, LPN II, and RN 1 staff assigned to their unit and will work in collaboration with Nursing Supervisory staff to provide safe and effective nursing care.

Duties and Responsibilities:(these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive):

  • Function as a first responder in an emergency or crisis situations.

  • Provide exceptional nursing care and episodic health needs through assessment, continuous observation, evaluation of interventions and changes within the health care plan.

  • Administer medications and treatments in accordance with medical provider orders, policies, and procedures.

  • Stay abreast of resident's health and functional status by interview, examination and review of records and reports.

  • Perform all clinical tasks in adherence to acceptable standards of nursing practice to ensure that all delivery of care provided is safe and effective.

Required Qualifications:

  • Applicant must possess a current and active Massachusetts Registered Nursing (RN) license to practice as an RN in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

  • Incumbents must obtain and maintain Health Care Provider Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Composure to work in stressful situations, maintain a calm manner, utilize sound judgment, make decisions and act quickly in emergency situations.

  • Ability to maintain accurate records and use discretion in handling confidential information.

  • Excellent written and verbal skills communicate clearly and concisely in and ability to give oral instructions in a precise and understandable manner.

  • Familiarity with safety practices and medical terminology/abbreviations.

  • Knowledge of standard nursing policies, procedures, methods and techniques.

Agency Requirements:

  • Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age.

  • Possess a current and valid Massachusetts Class D Motor Vehicle Operator's license or equivalent license from the state in which you reside.

Please note:

  • 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, selected candidate be required to report to work.

  • This RNII position is in a program that operates 24-hour/7 days a week. Candidates must be flexible in their work schedule. The Department requires employees in this position to be able to perform Mandatory Overtime when circumstances dictate the need.

Schedule Information:

Full-time

  • 40 hour weekly position

First shift

  • 6:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Days off: Every other weekend with days off in the alternating weeks to meet the needs of the department.

Flexibility with work schedule will be required for this position.

About the Department of Developmental Services:

The Department of Developmental Services is dedicated to creating, in partnership with others, innovative and genuine opportunities for individuals with intellectual disabilities to participate fully and meaningfully in, and contribute to, their communities as valued members.

For more information about our agency and programs visit: www.mass.gov/dds

Total Compensation:

As an employee of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are offered a great career opportunity influencing a wide-spectrum of services to the diverse populations we serve - but it is more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits which you should consider towards your overall compensation, including:

  • 75% state paid medical insurance premium

  • Reasonable Dental and Vision Plans

  • Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Assistance programs

  • Low cost basic and optional life insurance

  • Retirement Savings: State Employees' Pension and a Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan

  • 12 paid holidays per year and competitive Sick, Vacation and Personal Time

  • Tuition Benefit for employee and spouse at state colleges and universities

  • Short-Term Disability and Extended Illness program participation options

  • Incentive-based Wellness Programs

  • Professional Development and Continuing Education opportunities

  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Pre-Hire Process:

Recommended candidates must successfully complete pre-employment screening which includes:

  • Disabled Persons Protection Commission (DPPC) Abuse Registry Search: 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. http://www.mass.gov/hhs/cori

  • National Background Checks, Chapter 234 of the Acts of 2014, conduct fingerprint-based check.

  • https://www.mass.gov/lists/dds-fingerprint-background-checks

As part of the hiring process, the Office of Human Resources will be verifying any college-level degrees conferred to the selected candidate. Additionally, any licensure required for the position will be verified. Information provided as part of the hiring process is subject to the Massachusetts Public Record Law and may be published on the Commonwealth's website.

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 help logging into/resetting your MassCareers profile, call the Employment Service Center at 617-979-8500 for assistance.

For questions concerning the information in this requisition please contact the Human Resources' Field Office at 508-866-8803.

ALL EMPLOYEES ARE PAID ON A BI-WEEKLY BASIS AND MUST HAVE DIRECT DEPOSIT.

First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.

MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Applicants must have at least (A) one year of full-time, or equivalent part-time, experience as a registered nurse in a recognized hospital, clinic or medical facility, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.

Substitutions:

I. A Graduate degree with a major in Nursing may be substituted for the required experience .*

  • Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL LEVELS IN SERIES: Current and valid registration as a professional nurse under the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing.

  • Recent graduates from an approved school of nursing must have applied for the first available registered nurse examination.

Based on assignment, possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Motor Vehicle Operator's license may be required.

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.

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.

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An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Facility Registered Nurse II

State Of Massachusetts