Registered Nurse (Center for Change)

Dorchester, Massachusetts
Nov 09, 2017
Dec 09, 2017
Contract Type


  • Provides skilled nursing care to patients in the Center for Change, an adult day health program for individuals currently experiencing homelessness or those who have recently been housed, under the direction and supervision of the Program Manager according to the Plan of Care established by a physician.
  • Provides and supervises all nursing services in Adult Day Health.
  • Evaluates patient care needs upon admission to the adult day health program and regularly re-evaluates the patient’s nursing needs.
  • Supervises LPNs and program assistants regarding any and all nursing services provided.
  • Coordinates the completion of, and ensures the accuracy of, each participant’s assessment.
  • Initiates, reviews and implements the nursing care plan for each patient based on the nursing assessment and prescribed plan of treatment and revises when indicated Ensures that nursing notes are written at least one time per month or more often as necessary to reflect each participant’s health care status.
  • Responds appropriately to any acute changes in a participant’s health status or functioning.
  • Provides appropriate health-care education for each participant and legally authorized representative.
  • Assists as necessary in the delivery of other Adult Day Health services.
  • Ensures ongoing education, training, and professional development of all program staff that is relevant to the care of the participants.
  • Obtains, reviews and implements primary care provider orders.
  • Coordinates the participant’s care with the primary care provider and, if applicable, community service provider.
  • Assists the patient and family with the use of community resources.
  • Initiates appropriate preventive and rehabilitative nursing procedures.
  • Supervise medication management services.
  • Develop medication policies and procedures, as applicable.
  • Assist with other duties assigned by the Program Manager or Director of Adult Day Health Services.


  • A licensed Registered Nurse currently registered in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
  • Shall have at least two years of recent experience in the direct care of adults or chronically physically or mentally disabled persons who have or currently are experiencing homelessness.
  • Computer proficiency required.
  • Must have had a physical within the past 12 months, including TB screening.
  • Physical exam required every two years.
  • TB screening required every year.
  • Must pass drug screen prior to employment and random screenings thereafter.
  • Must pass Nurse Aide Registry Check per DPH requirements.
  • Able to communicate effectively in English – both verbally and in writing.
  • Certified in CPR and First Aid.