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Berkshire Health Systems
742 North Street
PITTSFIELD, MA 01201

Phone:(413) 447-2784
Fax:413-447-2091
Website:berkshirehealthsystems.org

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.

Job Title:
Patient Safety Specialist
Salary Range:Location:
$15.08 Per Hour Pittsfield
Job Type:Category:
Part TimeCNA/RN/Medical
Education Level:Work Experience:
Some High School Coursework
Up to One Year
Preferred
Description:
DEFINITION/PRIMARY FUNCTIONS

The Patient Safety Specialist (PSS) functions as an integral member of the care team. The PSS
provides direct patient care and is responsible for patient safety in accordance with the policies and procedures of Berkshire Medical Center. The major role of the PSS is to conduct floor watch and ensure patients physical and emotional wellbeing. The PSS is responsible to attempt de escalation and assumes the lead role in safety situations that occur on the Unit.



?POSITION QUALIFICATIONS (Minimum qualifications are required unless specifically stated otherwise.)

A.Experience:

•Patient care experience preferred.



B.Education and Training:

•High school diploma or equivalent is required.


•Completion of a nursing assistant course preferred.


•Be Smart/ Be Safe Safety Training.



C.License, Certification & Registration:

•C.N.A.-Certified Nursing Assistant preferred.


•CPR certification is required within 3 months of hire.



D.Other Requirements:

•Ability to speak, read and write the English language in an understandable manner.


•Ability to follow oral and written instructions.


•Strong verbal communication, computer and documentation skills.


•Demonstrated ability to assess potentially violent situations and safely restrain patient and/or visitors when needed.


•Must be able to react calmly and quickly to diffuse unpredictable situations that may involve physical confrontation.


please go to our website to apply at www.berkshirehealthsystems.org and click on employment


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