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Berkshire Health Systems Community Health Nurse in Pittsfield, Massachusetts

  • DEFINITION/PRIMARY FUNCTION

  • The Community Health Nurse (CHN) provides, teaches, supervises and documents nursing care of the sick and injured at home. The CHN intervenes to promote, maintain or restore health to prevent illness and to effect rehabilitation. The CHN collaborates with other healthcare providers, professionals and community representatives to coordinate care at home. The CHN evaluates the individual’s and families’ response to interventions. In order to effectively provide home care, they must have a working knowledge of home care reimbursement and regulatory guidelines.

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

  • Experience:

  • One year acute nursing care required, hospital based preferred. Experience in home care setting strongly preferred.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the principles and practices of nursing.

  • Knowledge of and ability to apply community health principles and practice.

  • Demonstrated ability to perform independently as a clinician with minimal supervision or assistance. Experience with self-scheduling of caseload preferred.

  • History of flexibility in assuming varied assignments.

  • Education and Training:

  • Registered Nurse required.

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing recommended.

  • Graduate of a N.L.N. accredited nursing program.

  • License, Certification & Registration:

  • RN License - Current license as a professional nurse within MA

  • Active and valid driver’s license.

  • CPR required every two years.

  • Other Requirements:

  • Ability to exercise independent judgement.

  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to supervise others

  • Ability to maintain confidential information

  • Ability to develop and maintain records and communicate clinical data in verbal and written form

  • Willing to be flexible regarding work hours.

  • Ability to drive an automobile in inclement weather.

  • Must be willing to accept “on call” responsibilities.

  • Conforms with BHS Customer Service and Performance Standards.

  • Conforms with Patient’s Rights Policy.

  • History of dependability in meeting demands of committed work schedule.

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