Berkshire Health Systems Staff Nurse in Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Registered Nurse is the designation given to an individual who is licensed to practice professional nursing, holds ultimate responsibility for direct and indirect nursing care, is a graduate of an approved school for professional nursing, and is currently licensed as a Registered Nurse pursuant to M.G.L. c.112. Included in such responsibility is providing nursing care, health maintenance, teaching, counseling, planning and restoration for optimal functioning and comfort, of those they serve. The Registered Professional Nurse functions as a health care team leader responsible for the safe delivery of patient-centered, goal oriented care through the nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation. The Registered Professional Nurse also directs and guides patient teaching and activities of ancillary personnel while maintaining standards of professional nursing.
POSITION QUALIFICATIONS (Minimum qualifications are required unless stated otherwise.)
Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing. Has a thorough knowledge of nursing principles and procedures.
Wound Care Certification preferred, required within 1 year of hire.
3 years of Med-Surg experience multi-tasking in an acute setting.
Must possess excellent time management skills.
Current or recent intensive and comprehensive wound care experience, including total contact cast removal, cast application, advanced dressing application, NPWT and integration with hyperbaric oxygen.
Must possess good verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to carry out detailed written or verbal instructions independently.
Ability to coordinate the delivery of nursing care to 2 or more patients at a time
Experience working with physicians, and para-professionals to prioritize patient care needs in order to assure timely clinic flow/operations for optimal patient satisfaction.
Service rendered to patients to include adolescents, adults and geriatrics.
Demonstrated interpersonal and customer service skills.
Education and Training:
Associates Degree in Nursing. BSN preferred.
Bachelors degree in nursing or other Health related field a pre-requisite for Wound Care Certification.
License, Certification & Registration:
RN License - Currently licensed as an RN in Massachusetts
Wound Care Certification required within 1 year of hire.
Demonstrates continuing education in accordance with State regulations. Assures compliance with unit-specific scope of practice. Must be able to speak the English language in an understandable manner. Must possess sight/hearing senses or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately so the requirements of the position can be fully met.
Other Addendum(s) Requirements:
Able to treat between 7 and 10 patients in an 8 hour period
Must demonstrate likelihood of being able to complete orientation within 160 hours.