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Berkshire Health Systems Unit Assistant in Pittsfield, Massachusetts


  • The Unit Assistant functions in a complimentary or assistive role to all members of the healthcare team under the direct supervision of the Registered Professional Nurse and Licensed Practical Nurse. The Unit Assistant is responsible for maintaining smooth operations on the unit, assisting with preserving compliance with outside regulators and assisting physicians to obtain all necessary information in order to treat patients effectively. The Unit Assistant also provides direct patient care and carries out individual duties on select patients in accordance with policies and procedures of Berkshire Medical Center.

  • POSITION QUALIFICATIONS (Minimum qualifications are required unless stated otherwise.)

  • Experience:

  • Patient care experience preferred. Minimum of one-year secretarial experience or clinical experience in a healthcare facility preferred.

  • Education and Training:

  • High school diploma or equivalent with completion of a Nursing Assistant course and/or current status as a student in a Registered Nurse or LPN preparation program. Certified Nursing Assistant preferred.

  • License, Certification & Registration:

  • CPR certification is required.

  • Other Requirements:

  • Must prove consistency of working in both unit coordinator/nursing assistant roles throughout the calendar year to maintain eligibility for this position.

  • Strong computer skills required. Familiarity with Meditech preferred.

  • Medical terminology is preferred or willingness to pursue as necessary.

  • Ability to consistently interact in a professional manner with patients, families, physicians, other members of the healthcare team, community offices and agencies. Adheres to BMC Service Standards in performance of work role.

  • Must possess and demonstrate excellent organizational skills necessary to complete complicated and multiple tasks accurately and concurrently.

  • Must have ability to accept and facilitate changes within systems, work methods, policies, procedures, etc

  • Must possess interpersonal skills necessary to maintain congenial and calm composure in stressful environment.

  • Must have ability to maintain confidentiality in accordance with hospital policy and various regulations.

  • Must possess ability to communicate clearly with patients and staff, both in writing and speech, with or without use of prosthesis.

  • Bilingual skills consistent with patient population are preferred.

  • Must possess the ability to promote patient safety with detail to accuracy.

  • Assures compliance with unit-specific scope of practice in accordance with job description.

  • Demonstrated dependability in maintaining a work schedule.

  • Demonstrated assertive skills when dealing with varying levels of personnel.

  • Other Addendum(s) Requirements: