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State of Massachusetts Temporary Backfill Registered Nurse V in Northampton, Massachusetts

The Department of Developmental Services is seeking candidates to temporarily backfill a Registered Nurse V position within Commonwealth Community Services (CCS). This position functions as the Health Care Coordinator and is responsible for direct and indirect supervision of Nursing personnel; oversees the quality of health care provided to individuals and effectively utilizes the available resources. Incumbents of this position provide consultation and clinical supervision to nursing staff; direct service providers and managers regarding complex clinical cases and treatment strategies. Manages resources by providing direct clinical supervision to MAP RNIII’s, caseload RN II's and indirect supervision of RN I's and LPN's. Maintaining direct involvement with and knowledge of the needs and health issues of the individuals supported by two residential programs consisting of 16 homes and the Medication Administration Program. Reviews and screens referrals to residential vacancies to ensure that appropriate supports can be provided. Confers with management staff on a wide range of procedure and planning matters, including but not limited to; budgetary, administrative, clinical and professional, other impediments, constraints or supports needed to ensure adequate and appropriate health supports for individuals. Arranges for training on health-related topics. Perform related duties such as compiling statistics, preparing reports, reviewing and analyzing trends on health, safety or related topics within Commonwealth Community Services; review ISP, Healthcare records and other health related documents. Participate on DDS committees or task forces, receives information regarding health initiatives from Central Office/Regional Office and ensures distribution and implementation. Implements and revises MAP procedures in Commonwealth Community Services; reviews all MAP audits to ensure compliance with MAP; makes recommendations for program improvement as needed, conducts individual and group supervisory meetings with MAP Audit/Training staff. Review Medication Occurrence Reports for licensed nursing staff, track license and CPR requirements for Commonwealth Community Services nurses, consult and work collaboratively with other Health Care Coordinators (RN V's) in the Central/West Region, consults with other key Central/West management and administrative staff as needed. _Please Note:_ This position is located in theCommonwealth Community Services Program, based out of Northampton, MA, with travel throughout the Central/West region. Schedule:9:00am - 5:00pm Days Off: Sunday/Saturday /Flexibility required to meet the needs of the program/area office./ _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:_ 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. · Education, licensure, and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division's Hiring Guidelines. 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. For technical help with Mass/Careers/, including logging into your profile and/or resetting your password, please call the Employee Service Center at _617-979-8500_ for assistance. For questions concerning the information in this requisition, please contact Human Resources at _857-268-2337_. First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have at least (A) three years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, experience as a registered nurse in a recognized hospital, clinic or medical facility and (B) of which at least two years must have been in a supervisory, administrative, or managerial capacity, or (C) 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 a maximum of one year of the required (A) experience.* No substitutions will be allowed for the required (B) 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. Special Requirements: 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! *COVID Vaccine: 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: *Temporary Backfill Registered Nurse V Location: Massachusetts-Northampton - 15 Atwood Drive Requisition ID: 23000AAD