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Baystate Health Nurse Resident in Springfield, Massachusetts

Summary :

The Nurse Residency Program is designed to facilitate the successful transition into professional practice for the new graduate RN from a baccalaureate program.

The Nurse Resident will participate in a unit orientation to the specific specialty/service line to which they are hired. The Nurse Resident will be supported by the Nurse Residency Program Manager and Facilitator and unit-based educator, manager and preceptors to professionally develop into the role of RN, apply theoretical concepts at the bedside, and develop critical thinking abilities.

The Nurse Resident under the supervision of the unit educator and manager and in collaboration with the Nurse Residency Program will be responsible for the provision of nursing care to assigned patients in accordance with current BH Standards of Care. The Nurse Resident demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide expected standards of care based on physical, psychosocial, cultural, educational, spiritual, safety, and age appropriate considerations of patients. The Nurse Resident assumes responsibility for the patient's plan of care and is held accountable for decisions specific to assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of the plan of care.

The Nurse Resident provides direct patient care in collaboration with the interprofessional health care team.The Nurse Resident complies with all regulations and standards of regulatory and accrediting bodies and is currently licensed in the state of Massachusetts and a registered nurse.

Job Responsibilities:

1) Demonstrates organizational skills that maintain safe delivery of the standard of care for assigned patients/families; manages own assignment; delegates effectively based on patient needs and skills of team members;

2) Conducts accurate age appropriate clinical assessments; identifies and prioritizes patient/family strengths, needs and priorities; develops, implements and evaluates the patient's individualized plan of care. Documents all assessments according to policy.

3) Recognizes acute changes in patient status and intervenes appropriately

4) Develops a comprehensive educational plan for the patient/family, utilizing appropriate resources and documents accordingly.

5) Adheres to practice guidelines specific to the care setting: a.) utilizes standards, policies and procedures to support clinical decision making b.) seeks guidence from appropriate resources c.) demonstrates knowledge of performance improvement initiatives

6) Demonstrates caring practices that create a compassionate, supportive, and therapeutic environment for patients and staff, with the aim of promoting comfort and healing and preventing unnecessary suffering

7) Active participant in hospital wide and unit/service based orientation. Completes competancy based orientation and mandetory education requirements

Is aware of shared governance structure at Baystate Health.

8) The registered nurse meets all clinical practice/safety and quality standards.

9) Attend and actively participate in all monthly seminars

10) Commit to hired hours; adhere to institutional policies and guidelines

11) Complete all required assessment tools and surveys

12) Complete an evidence based practice project

13) Complete a professional portfolio

14) Successfully complete Cardiac Dysrhythmia and advanced rescue course

15) Actively participates in unit specific interprofessional patient care rounds

16) Succcessfully completes

17) Demonstrates progress in meeting personal and professional goals

Required Work Experience:

1) oGraduated with a Baccalaureate Degree from an accredited nursing program within one year of hire date

Preferred Work Experience:

1) Clinical/Internship experience in service line

Skills and Competencies:

1) Baystate Health required competencies per department

You Belong At Baystate

At Baystate Health we know that treating one another with dignity and equity is what elevates respect for our patients and staff. It makes us not just an organization, but also a community where you belong. It is how we advance the care and enhance the lives of all people.



Bachelor of Nursing Degree (Required)


Basic Life Support - American Heart Association, Registered Nurse - State of Massachusetts

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Baystate Health is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

Ab out Baystate Health

Baystate Health (BH) is one of New England’s leading and largest integrated health care organizations, serving a population of nearly one million people throughout western New England. With roots dating back to the founding of Springfield City Hospital in 1873, Baystate Health has been providing high-quality and compassionate health care in western Massachusetts for more than 145 years. With more than 12,000 employees, a medical staff of nearly 3,100 physicians, and a net patient service revenue of more than $1.4 billion, the ever-growing health system includes five Massachusetts hospitals and the Baystate Mary Lane Outpatient Center in Ware:

  • Baystate Medical Center in Springfield

  • Baystate Children’s Hospital (located at Baystate Medical Center)

  • Baystate Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield

  • Baystate Wing Hospital in Palmer

  • Baystate Noble Hospital in Westfield