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State of Massachusetts Registered Nurse I in Danvers, Massachusetts

*This position is located at Hogan Regional Center - 4 Hathorne Cir.* The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) seeks compassionate, enthusiastic and dedicated nursing professionals to apply for our REGISTERED NURSE I (RN I) position. The RN I is the first level in the series and candidates will provide nursing care to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities that are living at the Hogan Regional Center in Danvers, Mass. In consultation with other health care professionals, the RN I will assess outcomes of care provided and use the nursing process to make continuing assessments of individuals’ total health care needs. Duties and Responsibilities: (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive) : * Provide exceptional nursing care and oversight by assessing health care needs to ensure the prevention of illness and the promotion of health maintenance * Dispense medications and perform treatments in compliance with policy and procedures * Collect health and status data for individuals; * Ensure information is documented, communicated, and made readily accessible * Identify acute problems and initiate intervention or referrals for needed medical services, confirming that follow-up care is pursued * Support nursing leadership and training for staff; serve as an advocate to ensure individuals receive appropriate health care treatment, health education, and other health related services * Serve as a first responder for behavioral or medical crisis situations * Support and respond to emergency situations involving serve and violent behavior * Maintain individual records and files; Performs data entry of medical information Preferred Qualifications: * * Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain a respectful, caring, tolerant, ethical, and empowering relationship with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities; * 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: 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. This position is in a program that operates 24 hours a day 7 days a week. The Department of Developmental Services requires employees in this position to be able to perform mandatory overtime when circumstances dictate the need. Applicants must be flexible in work schedule. _Schedule:_ Full-time (40 hours per week). 2:45 p.m. – 11:15 p.m. Days off during the week to be determined. Alternating weekends off. _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: _Pre-Hire Process:_ Recommended candidates must successfully complete pre-employment screening which includes: * Disabled Persons Protection Commission (DPPC) Abuse Registry Search: * Criminal background check (CORI) by regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services. * National Background Checks, Chapter 234 of the Acts of 2014, conduct fingerprint-based check. * 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 Record Law and may be published on the Commonwealth's website. If you have any questions you may call Employment and Staffing at 978-774-5000. ALL EMPLOYEES ARE PAID ON A BI-WEEKLY BASIS AND MUST HAVE DIRECT DEPOSIT. Listed salary ranges are for one full year at current contracted rates. First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: None. 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. _*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 Developmental Services *Title: *Registered Nurse I Location: Massachusetts-Danvers-450 Maple Street Requisition ID: 230003XL