Professional Nurse
North Carolina Office of State Personnel - Durham County, NC

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Murdoch Developmental Center is a state residential facility for individuals with intellectual disabilities/developmental disabilities, located in Butner, North Carolina, near the Research Triangle area. Murdoch is a caring community where professionals work with people of various ages, cognitive, and functional abilities. To be considered for employment, applicants must be in good standing with the North Carolina Health Care Personnel Registry .

This Professional Nurse position is located in Ridgeway Cottage. Ridgeway serves approximately 45 individuals with profound I/D Disabilities who are medically fragile and require 24 hour nursing care. Programming includes sensory stimulation, improving eating/drinking skills, increasing communication skills, and object manipulation.

The primary purpose of this position is to provide professional nursing care to assigned individuals. This RN provides evaluation, assessment and assures coordination and implementation of care delivery to assigned caseload. RN acts as charge nurse when assigned with responsibility for daily operational routine on assigned shift, and provides clinical services and consultation as necessary or assigned which includes medication treatment administration, physician or professional contacts, and identification and care planning for health needs. RN may provide professional nursing supervision for residential divisions across campus for all health care needs. Scheduled work hours: 2nd Shift, 2:30 pm – 11:00 pm, rotating weekends and schedule adjustments as needed/requested.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies:

Applicants should have knowledge of the principles of health care and the techniques and applications of professional nursing. The ability to successfully complete DHHS Medication Administration Exam. The ability to be certified in CPR, First Aid and North Carolina Interventions. The applicant should have skill in preparing and maintaining records, charts, and reports. The ability to lead a team of license and unlicensed staff and conduct charge nurse responsibilities. The applicant should have skill in assessing clients for signs or symptoms of illness or injury and the ability to participate in the clients PCP plan and coordination by providing appropriate intervention and implementation of care plans. The applicant should show aptitude in providing feedback and advice to nursing staff on care rendered to patients. The applicant should possess skill in conducting assessments of individuals treatment and development of nursing care plans. The ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships to support communication and teamwork relating to health issues is needed. The ability to communicate verbally and provide written instructions to cottage staff, families, and patients as appropriate regarding health related issues. Aptitude is needed in writing comprehensive nursing evaluations and preparation for various team meetings. The ability to orient nurses and provide staff training instructions is needed. The applicant must possess a valid driver's license.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Licensed to practice as a registered nurse in the state of North Carolina.

If there are no applicants who have the required journey level competencies, management will consider contributing level.

Supplemental and Contact Information:

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) selects applicants for employment based on job-related knowledge, skills and abilities without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, political affiliation or political influence. All positions in the Division of State Operated Healthcare Facilities (DSOHF) shall be subject to pre-employment drug testing and criminal record background checks. DHHS uses the Merit-Based Recruitment and Selection Plan to fill positions Subject to the State Personnel Act (SPA). To be considered for employment, an applicant must be in good standing with the North Carolina Health Care Personnel Registry.

To apply for this position, please click the APPLY link above. To receive qualifying credit for all of your work history and credentials, applicants must complete their entire work history and education (including High School) on the online State of North Carolina application. “See Resume” is not acceptable and information omitted from the application cannot be considered for qualifying credit. It is important that you answer all questions associated with the application to receive proper credit. Resumes may be uploaded with your application, but will not be accepted in lieu of a fully completed application and will not be considered for qualifying credit.

Transcripts, degree evaluations and cover letters may be uploaded with your application. Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions. Applicants who obtained their education outside of the United States and its territories are expected to assume responsibility for having their academic degrees validated as equivalent to a degree conferred by a regionally accredited college or university in the United States. Here are two, of several organizations, that perform this service:

International Education Research Foundation -

World Education Services, Incorporated -

Applicants seeking Veteran's preference must scan and attach either form DD-214 or discharge orders.

If multiple applications are submitted to an individual position, only the most recent application received prior to the posting closing date will be accepted. Applications must be submitted by 5:00 PM on the closing date.

Processing applications will take an average of 6 – 8 weeks due to the high volume of applications received. It is not necessary to contact the Human Resources Office to check the status of an application. During the application review process, please refer to your “Application Status Tab” in your internet account to determine the status of your application. Upon the closing date, applications are “Under Review” and will be screened by Human Resources for the most qualified applicants. Applications determined to be “Not among pool of most qualified applicants” will not go any further. Although you may meet the minimal qualifications, there were other applicants that were considered more qualified for the position. If you are in the most qualified group of applicants your status will change to “Application forwarded to Hiring Manager”. Please note that this does not guarantee you an interview. Hiring Managers will contact you by phone if you are selected for an interview. All applicants that are sent to a Hiring Manager will receive an email or letter after a final decision has been made.

Terri Boyd, HR Recruiter
Murdoch Developmental Center
1600 East C Street

Butner NC 27509