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Executive Office of Veterans Services Registered Nurse I in Holyoke, Massachusetts

HOLYOKE Registered Nurse I The Veterans Home at Holyoke is seeking nursing professionals for our Registered Nurse I (RN) position. The RN I is the first level in the series and is responsible for providing overall exceptional patient driven care and support to veterans in order to effectively evaluate medications and/or treatment regimens. The role will support, educate, direct and guide the performance of LPN, CNA and administrative staff, while communicating information in a clear and constructive manner to patients and their families. Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive): Provide exceptional nursing care and oversight by assessing health care needs to ensure the prevention of illness and the promotion of health maintenance Dispense medications and perform treatments in compliance with policy and procedures Collect health and status data for individuals Ensure information is documented, communicated, and made readily accessible Identify acute problems and initiate intervention or referrals for needed medical services, confirming that follow-up care is pursued Support nursing leadership and training for staff; serve as an advocate to ensure individuals receive appropriate health care treatment, health education, and other health related services Serve as a first responder for behavioral or medical crisis situations Support and respond to emergency situations involving serve and violent behavior Maintain individual records and files; performs data entry of medical information Required Qualifications: Knowledge of standard nursing policies, procedures, methods and techniques Ability to maintain accurate records and exercise discretion in handling confidential information Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain respectful, caring, tolerant, ethical, and empowering professional relationships with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities Familiarity with safety practices and medical terminology/abbreviations Aptitude to transcribe, read and comprehend the English language Schedule: Flex days off and every other weekend Schedule and days off are based on the operational needs of the facility This is a 24 hour/7 days a week facility - the Veterans Home at Holyoke requires employees in this position to be able to perform mandatory overtime when circumstances dictate the need