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HospiceCare in the Berkshires RN Admission Nurse in Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. - Maintains resident census consistent with the admission strategy with Admission Coordinator - Develops good rapport and working relationships with BHCS Liaison; area discharge planners; and appropriate social agencies to promote the facility?s reputation and encourage referrals. - Facilitate and/or direct admission process - Be an advocate and spokesperson for resident concerns - Complete nursing assessment, care plan, and document. - Provide report to nursing staff. - Gather, document and obtain MD order for admission medication list. - Complete medication reconciliation. - Order medications from pharmacy. - Responsible for initiating Medicare forms on admission. - Responsible for consents. - Identify potential room-review for any infection i.e. MRSA, VRE, MDRV ect. - Identify equipment needs - Identify clinical issues - Notify Admissions of decision - Greet resident to appropriate room - Do all assessments for admission process and write nurses note - Develop care plans based on assessments, physician orders - Create C.N.A Care Card - Report on resident to Nurses and C.N.A\'s - Complete/facilitate discharge planning and discharge process. - Write referral to transferring agencies - Assure patient has a 7 day supply of medications - Observe discharge order obtained and written - Review discharge paper work in place and discharge note Qualifications: - Must possess, a Massachusetts RN - Minimum of 2 years clinical nursing experience. - 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, visitors and the general public. - Must possess the ability to work harmoniously with other personnel. - Must possess the ability to minimize waste of supplies, misuse of equipment, etc. - Must possess the ability to seek out new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into existing practices. - Be able to follow written and oral instructions. - Must have patience, tact, cheerful disposition and enthusiasm, as well as to be willing to handle residents, staff and visitors based on whatever maturity level they are currently functioning. Salary Range- \$35.00- \$47.50 per hour