Registered Nurse - MAP
Behavior Health Network
 Northampton, MA

Job Description

Help provide individualized care to those in residential services in the Western Massachusetts community!

Become a part of our team of competent and compassionate professionals as a Registered Nurse in the Developmental Services Residential program at Behavioral Health Network! The MAP Registered Nurse ensures agency policies and procedures are in compliance with Medication Administration Program (MAP) requirements by conducting regular and unannounced audits in all residential/office/independent living sites and completing all documentation required to ensure re-certification of staff that have successfully completed re-certification testing. The MAP RN provides training for the staff in all aspects of the MAP, related BHN policies, and the DDS Health Care Initiative as well as training for individuals and families served.

Additionally, the Registered Nurse provides consultation to supervisory staff and ensures that self-medication training programs comply with MAP requirements. Completing self-medication assessments of individuals served by the Program and conducts MAP re-certification training and testing will be among the Registered Nurse's tasks. The MAP RN serves as a liaison to the Regional MAP Coordinator and DPH staff. Finally, the MAP RN provides on-call support to Residential programs.

The Developmental Services programs at BHN include 24-hour staffed Residential services, Community Day Support, individual and family Support Services, a Social Club, and an Advocacy Program. BHN values the individuals we serve in shared living and small group homes. Each person we serve is part of a team that includes family, BHN staff, and other providers who work together to assess the individual's needs and goals and then create and maintain a plan reflecting strengths, capabilities and desires.

Behavioral Health Network is a growing non-profit community behavioral health agency that has been providing services to children, adults, families and communities in Western Massachusetts since 1938. BHN provides comprehensive, outcome-driven behavioral health care in addition to residential support services. We are dedicated to offering high quality, affordable and culturally appropriate care to people of all ages and income levels in our constituent communities.

Job Requirements

MAP Registered Nurses at Behavioral Health Network have the following qualities:

  • Commitment to consumer empowerment, growth, human rights, and community integration (required).
  • Good organization and interpersonal skills.
  • Working knowledge of DDS regulations.
  • Familiarity with internet, word processing and email systems.
  • At least five (5) years experience in the human services field, with a minimum of two (2) years supervisory experience.
  • Maintain current licensure and certifications.
  • Have been an R.N. for at least two (2) years.
  • Valid driver's license and a reliable car available for working hours (required).

If you are interested in this opportunity, please visit our website at www.bhnworks.org and click on “Browse All Jobs“ to apply!