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Williamstown Commons Registered Nurse (RN) in Williamstown, Massachusetts

Essential Job Functions: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. - Use the nursing process by demonstrating appropriate assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of the patient?s care, as evidenced by client/staff observation - Assess the patient: collect and document the patient?s current health status and medical history. Complete and/or review Admission Data Record, as defined by policy. Make accurate and ongoing assessment of patient?s status and respond appropriately - Plan/implement: set priorities for nursing action in a logical sequence according to patient?s needs and formulate a plan of care by the appropriate selection of Nurse Practice Standards - Evaluate: perform ongoing assessment and revise plan of care based on new data and patient?s condition - Document accurate and ongoing assessment of patient status: Document patient care, including nursing intervention, patient response to care provided, patient needs, problems, capabilities, limitations, and progress toward goals - Communicate with the physician regarding patients? needs, nursing assessments, and recommendations on a daily basis and as needed - Collaborate with other nurses and health team members to ensure the patient?s wellbeing, as evidenced by staff/client feedback. 2 - Teach patient/significant other appropriate health information in a timely manner and share written informational material, as applicable. - Perform direct patient care, using established procedures, policies, and standards - Prepare and administer medications and IVs according to policy and procedure. - Observe and document patients? responses to pertinent medications. - Demonstrate ability to handle emergency situations in a prompt, precise, and professional manner. - Admit, transfer, and discharge residents as required. - Perform administrative duties such as completing medical forms, reports, evaluations, charting, etc., as necessary. - Complete and file required record keeping forms/charts upon the resident?s admission, transfer, and or discharge. - Receive phone orders from physicians and record on the Physician?s Order Form. - Chart all reports of accidents/incidents involving residents. Follow established procedures. - Verify the identity of each resident before administering medication/treatment. - Ensure adequate medications, supplies, and equipment are available. Report needs to DON. - Ensure narcotic records are accurate for your shift. - Notify DON of all drug and narcotic discrepancies. - Give a thorough, concise report at change of shift. Communicate pertinent information to the appropriate person in a timely manner. - Performs all job responsibilities in accordance with safety and infection control policies and procedures, including thorough hand washing, use of disposable gloves where indicated and proper disposal of soiled materials. - Follow established policies concerning exposure to blood/body fluids. - Demonstrate correct and safe technique in the use of equipment, according to specific product information/instructions. - Attend and participate in mandatory, and scheduled training and educational classes to maintain current certification as a licensed nurse. - All responsibilities will be conducted in a manner that exhibits the BHCS mission, vision, and core values. Qualifications: - Graduate of accredited nursing program - Current Massachusetts nursing license as an RN - CPR/BLS/AED and IV certification required Salary Range- \$35.00- \$47.50 per hour Qualifications Education Required Associates or better. Licenses & Certifications Required REGISTERED NURSE

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