Licensed Nurse RN / LPN
- 169 Valentine Rd, Pittsfield, MA 01201, USA
Hillcrest Commons is a service and living center of excellence, providing long and short-term care that fosters dignity, compassion and choice for residents. We offer a supportive team-centered environment.
Hillcrest Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is a 255 bed Skilled Nursing Facility located in West Pittsfield, approximately 15 minutes away from the New York State Line. We serve all of Berkshire County and Eastern New York State communities. Hillcrest Commons proudly supports the following clinical units - Long Term Care; Short term rehabilitation; Behavioral health; Dementia, and Respiratory Care.
Our staff are well diversified to meet the specific needs of our residents based on compassion, integrity, teamwork and excellence which provide our residents with outstanding customer satisfaction.
Hillcrest serves as a clinical site for three nursing schools. Hillcrest is committed to education and growth. We provide a 10 week Licensed Nurse orientation, IV, BLS, and physical assessment classes. Employees can take the opportunity to continue their education through our Stepping Stone Program.
- Participate in the orientation of new residents/family members to the facility.
- Make rounds with physicians as necessary.
- Consult with the resident's physician in providing the resident's care, treatment, rehabilitation, etc., as necessary.
- Carry out restorative and rehabilitative programs, to include self-help and care.
- Administer services such as catheterization, tube feedings, applying and changing dressings/bandages, packs, colostomy, etc.
- Obtain specimens for lab tests as ordered.
- Direct nursing assistants in accordance with current rules, regulations, & guidelines governing long-term care.
- Ensure that all nursing personnel assigned to you comply with the written policies and procedures established by this facility.
- Meet with your assigned nursing staff, as well as support personnel, in planning the shifts' services, programs, and activities.
- Participate in the facility's performance improvement program for the nursing service department.
- Participate in facility surveys (inspections) made by authorized government agencies as may be requested.
- Admit, transfer, and discharge residents as required.
- Complete medical forms, reports, evaluations, studies, charting, etc., as necessary.
Prepare and administer medications as ordered by the physician.
Ensure adequate medications, supplies, and equipment is on hand to meet nursing needs.
Order prescribed medications, supplies, and equipment as necessary, and in accordance with established policies.
Dispose of drugs and narcotics as required, and in accordance with established procedures.
Participate in evaluations, staffing requirements, and recommendations concerning employee dismissals, transfers, etc.
Maintain an atmosphere of warmth, personal interest & positive emphasis, and a calm environment.
Maintain the confidentiality of all resident care information.
Admit, transfer and discharge residents as necessary.
Inform family members of the death of the resident.
- Call funeral homes when requested by the family. Ensure that established post-mortem procedures are followed.
- Must possess, as a minimum, a Nursing Degree from an accredited college or university, or be a graduate of an approved LPN/LVN program.
Requirements (With or Without the Aid of Mechanical Devices)
- Must possess a current, unencumbered, active license to practice as an RN/LPN in this state.
- Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.
- Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.
- Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel, and the general public.
- Must be knowledgeable of nursing and medical practices and procedures, as well as laws, regulations, and guidelines that pertain to long-term care.
- Must possess leadership and supervisory ability and the willingness to work harmoniously with and supervise other personnel.
- Must possess the ability to plan, organize, develop, implement, and interpret programs, goals, objectives, policies and procedures, etc.
- Must have patience, tact, a cheerful disposition and enthusiasm, as well as the willingness to handle difficult residents.
- Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position.
- Must be able to relate to and work with the ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset, and, at times, hostile people within the facility.
- Must be able to push, pull, move, and/or lift a minimum of 50 pounds to a minimum height of 3 feet and be able to push, pull, move, and/or carry such weight.
Berkshire Healthcare is a midsize healthcare, senior care, and senior living company. We are proud to be a leader among non-profit, post-acute care providers in Massachusetts. Large enough to have all of the senior services you need, yet small enough to care with that personal touch that makes all the difference.
We own or operate 14 rehabilitation and skilled nursing facilities in Massachusetts; Linda Manor Assisted Living, a traditional assisted living and specialized memory care community in Leeds, Massachusetts; Kimball Farms, a life care, continuing care retirement community in Lenox, Mass.; and two hospice providers, HospiceCare in The Berkshires and Hospice of Franklin County, for those with life-limiting illnesses.
*Berkshire Healthcare is an equal opportunity employer