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
$34.32 Per Hour
North Berkshire, Central Berkshire, South Berkshire
Up to One Year
RN License - Current license as a professional nurse within MA - Preference: Required
Active and valid driver’s license - Preference: Required
Berkshire Health Systems is currently hiring Community Health Nurses at the Berkshire VNA.
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.
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.
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.