Company Description: Berkshire Health Systems offers individuals the opportunity to work in an environment where they will be challenged, supported, and respected. As the region’s leading provider of comprehensive healthcare services, our employees are affiliated with an award winning teaching hospital, dedicated colleagues, and world class technology. The BHS family is proud to deliver the kind of advanced healthcare most commonly found in large metropolitan centers.
Community Health Nurse
To Commensurate With Experience
Up to One Year
RN License - Preference: Required
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.
-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:
-Current registration by the Board of Nurse Registration under the law of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
-Active and valid driver’s license.
-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.
-CPR required every two years.
If you are interested in this position, please apply online at www.berkshirehealthsystems.org