Licensed Practical Nurse I

Commonwealth of Massachusetts - Hathorne, MA3.9

30+ days ago
This is a Float cluster LPN position covering homes in the Merrimack Area-

The Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services (DDS) in the Northeast Region announces the availability of a Full Time Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) position working in a cluster of homes for the Northeast Residential Services. They participate in the delivery of health care services to the group home residents needs of the residents within their cluster. The LPN is supervised by the Registered Nurse (RN) for clinical duties. The incumbent delivers direct nursing service to the residents. Evaluates episodic health needs through nursing assessment and continuous observation. They respond effectively to resident emergencies. Relates information as appropriate and participates in the intervention process until resolution is achieved.They will dispense medications as requested using MAP (Medication Administration Program) policies and procedures.The LPN participates in the ISP process and implementation, attends team meetings and advocates for the residents and promotes dignity and respect. They participate in medical appointments and hospital ED ( Emergency Department) visits as indicated/ necessary.They maintain proper and timely documentation as assigned by supervisor (s). They conduct his/ herself in a professional demeanor and accepts supervision in a positive manner. They provide physical activity outlined in ISP and individual physical therapy programs as recommended and trained by Physical and Occupational Therapists. They will provide relevant health related training as assigned. They Accept other appropriate assignments by Nursing and Residential Supervisor.They will maintain all required certifications and LPN License.

A criminal background check (CORI) 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. In addition, Chapter 234 of the Acts of 2014, An Act Requiring National Background Checks, requires the Department of Developmental Services to conduct fingerprint-based check of the state and national criminal history databases on the recommended candidate. For more information, please visit:

http://www.mass.gov/hhs/cori
http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/departments/dds/fingerprint-background-checks.html

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 any concerns or questions you may call Employment and Staffing at 978-774-5000.

Full time
Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 7am-3:30 pm
Tuesday and Wednesday off

Qualifications

This requisition will remain open until filled; however, first consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.

MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: None. (See Section XIII, Special Requirements.)

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Possession of a current and valid license as a practical nurse under the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing.

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