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.
Education and Training:
Associates Degree in Nursing. BSN preferred.
License, Certification & Registration:
RN License - Currently licensed as an RN in Massachusetts
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:
Minimum one year medical/surgical experience required with expectation of floating to med/surg unit.
At least 1 year pediatric experience strongly preferred.
Neonatal resuscitation program certification and/or PALS certification preferred.
Demonstrated exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to prioritize multiple tasks and responsibilities.
Demonstrated ability to organize workload and delegate non-nursing tasks.
Demonstrated ability to effectively educate/instruct individuals and small groups.
Demonstrated positive and professional demeanor at all times.
Demonstrated ability to provide family focused patient care.
Must be willing to acquire and maintain competency in routine mother/baby nursing with expectation of floating to Mother Baby Unit to care for stable antepartum, postpartum mothers and well newborns.
Additional standard RN physical requirements