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Licensed Practical Nurse II

Company: Commonwealth of Massachusetts: Executive Office of
Location: Taunton
Posted on: January 18, 2023

Job Description:


The Department of Developmental Services (DDS), Southeastern Residential Services (SRS) is seeking a motivated and experienced Licensed Practical Nurse II (LPN 2) to work in their residential homes full-time in the Taunton, MA area. If you are a person who seeks to make a difference in the lives of others, please apply for the LPN II position. This assignment will be open to all LPN I's within SRS. Interested candidates are subject to an interview process. The position will be based at the Medical Respite Home in Taunton and support Individuals 18 years of age and older throughout Massachusetts who meet the eligibility requirements.

Job Description: (The duties and responsibilities stated are general summary and not all inclusive.)

  • Provide direct nursing and personal care supports to individuals with developmental disabilities in a home like setting.

  • Dispenses medications, communicates with PCP and specialty Physicians for the Individuals.

  • Provide community opportunities for the Individuals during their visit.

  • Complete all required paperwork such as Physician's orders, medication sheets, transcription, progress notes and all other relevant summary notes.

  • Prepare meals according to the individual's nutritional guidelines, perform light housekeeping as assigned.

  • Communicate daily with involved families.

  • Work collaboratively with peer group and upper management.

    Position Requirements:

    • Must possess a current, active license to practice as an LPN in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

      Agency Requirements:

      • Must possess current and valid Class D Motor Vehicle Operator's License.

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

        Preferred Qualifications:

        • Ability to develop and maintain respectful, caring, tolerant, ethical, and empowering relationships with DDS individuals and co-workers.

        • Capacity to assist/lift individuals with physical disabilities and/or limited mobility.

        • 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.

        • Ability to work with individuals who are medially complex and require tracheotomy care, ostomy care, wound care, respiratory treatments, etc.

          Aptitude to transcribe, read and comprehend the English language.

          Please Note:

          • This position is in a program that operates 24-hours/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.

          • 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.

            Work Location:

            Taunton, MA

            Schedule Information:

            Full-time - 40-hour weekly position

            Schedule - 3rd Shift from 11:00 p.m. - 7:00 a.m.

            Days off - Varies

            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

            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.


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


                Applicants must have at least one year of paraprofessional experience in the field of nursing as a licensed practical nurse.

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

                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.

                Official Title: Licensed Practical Nurse IIPrimary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Taunton - Res 5414Job: Medical ServicesAgency: Department of Developmental ServicesSchedule: Full-timeShift: NightJob Posting: Dec 30, 2022, 4:45:45 PMNumber of Openings: 1Salary: 56,466.94 - 76,575.50 YearlyIf you have Diversity, Affirmative Action or Equal Employment Opportunity questions or need a Reasonable Accommodation, please contact Diversity Officer / ADA Coordinator: Ferdousi Faruque, Ferdousi.Faruque@mass.gov - 8573012416Bargaining Unit: 02-AFSCME - Service/InstitutionalConfidential: NoHybrid Work Eligible: No

Keywords: Commonwealth of Massachusetts: Executive Office of, Taunton , Licensed Practical Nurse II, Healthcare , Taunton, Massachusetts

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