Berkshire Healthcare Licensed Nurse RN/LPN FT/PT in Great Barrington, Massachusetts
Participate in the orientation of new residents/family members to the facility.
Make rounds with physicians as necessary.
Consult with the resident's physician in providing the resident's care, treatment, rehabilitation, etc., as necessary.
Carry out restorative and rehabilitative programs, to include self-help and care.
Administer services such as catheterization, tube feedings, applying and changing dressings/bandages, packs, colostomy, etc.
Obtain specimens for lab tests as ordered.
Direct nursing assistants in accordance with current rules, regulations, & guidelines governing long-term care.
Ensure that all nursing personnel assigned to you comply with the written policies and procedures established by this facility.
Meet with your assigned nursing staff, as well as support personnel, in planning the shifts' services, programs, and activities.
Participate in the facility's performance improvement program for the nursing service department.
Participate in facility surveys (inspections) made by authorized government agencies as may be requested.
Admit, transfer, and discharge residents as required.
Complete medical forms, reports, evaluations, studies, charting, etc., as necessary.
Prepare and administer medications as ordered by the physician.
Ensure adequate medications, supplies, and equipment is on hand to meet nursing needs.
Order prescribed medications, supplies, and equipment as necessary, and in accordance with established policies.
Dispose of drugs and narcotics as required, and in accordance with established procedures.
Participate in evaluations, staffing requirements, and recommendations concerning employee dismissals, transfers, etc.
Maintain an atmosphere of warmth, personal interest & positive emphasis, and a calm environment.
Maintain the confidentiality of all resident care information.
Admit, transfer and discharge residents as necessary.
Inform family members of the death of the resident.
- Call funeral homes when requested by the family. Ensure that established post-mortem procedures are followed.
- Must possess, as a minimum, a Nursing Degree from an accredited college or university, or be a graduate of an approved RN, LPN/LVN program.
/Requirements/ (With or Without the Aid of Mechanical Devices)
Must possess a current, unencumbered, active license to practice as an RN/LPN in this state.
Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.
Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.
Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel, and the general public.
Must be knowledgeable of nursing and medical practices and procedures, as well as laws, regulations, and guidelines that pertain to long-term care.
Must possess leadership and supervisory ability and the willingness to work harmoniously with and supervise other personnel.
Must possess the ability to plan, organize, develop, implement, and interpret programs, goals, objectives, policies and procedures, etc.,
Must have patience, tact, a cheerful disposition and enthusiasm, as well as the willingness to handle difficult residents.
Must not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the workplace.
Must be able to move intermittently throughout the work day.
Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position.
Must meet the general health requirements set forth by the policies of this facility which include a medical and physical examination.
Must be able to relate to and work with the ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset, and, at times, hostile people within the facility.
Must be able to push, pull, move, and/or lift a minimum of 50 pounds to a minimum height of 3 feet and be able to push, pull, move, and/or carry such weight
Berkshire Healthcare is an Equal Opportunity Employer