Next Step Health Care Registered Nurse, RN/Licensed Practical Nurse, LPN Charge Nurse in Agawam, Massachusetts

Agawam Healthcare is seeking a Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Charge Nurse

Agawam HealthCare, is a comprehensive, transitional, acute and long term care facility with an emphasis on caring for those with Cardio/Pulmonary needs. Agawam Healthcare is seeking compassionate, forward-thinking Registered Nurse, RN and Licensed Practical Nurses, LPN who excel at assessing patients? strengths and weaknesses and devising creative but effective treatment plans. Many of our patients are geriatric, have multiple chronic co-morbidities and need physical therapy, occupational therapy and or speech therapy support after a hospitalization to support their return to home.

Registered Nurse (RN)/Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Responsibilities: Initiates appropriate nursing procedures. Administers medications and treatments as prescribed by the physician Completes an initial assessment of patient and family to determine care needs. Collaborates with the interdisciplinary team which provides a complete physical assessment and history of current and previous illness(es) Initiates the plan of care and makes necessary revisions as patient status and needs change Collaborate with physicians, nurse practitioners and interdisciplinary team to create a strong Plan of Care for each patient Respond to inquiries and concerns from patients, their caregivers and their medical team Counsel patients and caregivers before, during and after treatment Supervise Certified Nursing Assistants as needed Identifies discharge planning needs as part of the care plan development and implements prior to discharge of the patient

Registered Nurse (RN)/ Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Skills: 2+ years? nursing experience, preferably in geriatrics Nursing License from the state of Massachusetts Proficient with electronic medical records Excellent bedside manner and communication skills Working knowledge of health care laws and regulations

Salary: Competitive Salary Health and Dental Benefits for eligible employees Paid Time Off, Paid Sick Time and Paid Holidays