Inpatient Direct Care Nurses - Baystate Health

Req#: R30408
Category(s): Nursing, Inpatient Direct Care Nurses
Full Time / Part Time: Per Diem
Shift: First

Baystate Health, a nationally recognized leader in healthcare quality and safety, and home to the only Level 1 trauma center for complex spine and spinal cord injuries and conditions and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)!

At Baystate Health, RN means more. It stands for our deep respect for nursing professional practice that is essential to our mission. It also stands for Baystate’s many opportunities for growth and learning in the region’s only academic medical center and within our community hospitals, and it stands for our commitment to taking care of all those in the community who need us.

Our Neurosciences Unit is part of our Magnet Hospital for Nursing Excellence and is looking for a Weekend Days Clinical Resource Nurse to join our team.

The Clinical Resource Nurse is a Registered Nurse with 15 or more years of experience who demonstrates the ability to coordinate patient care to meet the complex needs of the patient population on the unit. This nurse will support and promote all education, quality, patient safety initiatives, and a solid commitment to the patient experience. In addition, this nurse will role model and mentor problem-solving and critical thinking.  Communication with all healthcare team members will be respectful and professional.  A commitment to one's professional development is essential in the nursing leadership role.


  • D5A and NIU Neurosciences are a 37-bed neuro-acute and 9 bed neuro-intercare department within a 4-time Magnet designated organization.
  • We provide comprehensive care for complex neurological and neurosurgical conditions such as stroke, epilepsy, brain injury, brain tumors, spinal injury, and spine tumors.
  • Work with dedicated professionals committed to patient centered excellence. Act as an advocate for patients, families, and significant others.
  • Come join a team dedicated to the culture of safety, shared governance, and nursing autonomy.
  • Team- oriented environment. This unit operates as a true team and there is always somebody to assist you when necessary!
  • The Neurosciences Department is composed of a collaborative team of dedicated professionals geared towards achieving excellence in patient-centered care.
  • Teamwork, achieving a culture of safety, and continued shared governance models are just a few of the many components that make D5A/NIU Neurosciences great!
  • Come join a team passionate in the neuroscience specialty! 

Job Requirements:

  • Competent in Medical-Surgical -Telemetry Nursing and Neurosciences.
  • Acts as a clinical resource for the staff.
  • Proficient in all clinical skills that are appropriate to those units.
  • Knowledge in accessing clinical resources.
  • Acts as a role model and mentor to staff who do not possess the skill set of any such procedure or initiative.
  • Positively supports all patient care initiatives and communicates the connection to evidence-based practice, contributing to positive patient outcomes.
  • Efficiently facilitates the flow of the patient care unit, reports, admissions, transfers, and discharges.
  • Promotes high-quality patient care by consistently meeting the patient's and family's expectations of excellent care and proactively engaging patients and families to identify expectations and goals of this admission.
  • Role models problem solving when a practice challenge arises. It takes time to coach staff on new or low-frequency procedures. 
  • Communication- Uses the operating principles of Baystate Health. Provides feedback to supervisors/managers on any nurse practice concerns. Listens respectfully. Is aware of one's own body language during interactions with team members, patients, and families.
  • Flexible to unit changes, can prioritize needs, assigns staff appropriately, and regroup when acuity increases, admissions, and discharges co-occur.
  • This nurse will be aware and committed to the efficient flow of patients on and off the unit.
  • Self-motivated and committed to lifelong learning by attending professional development opportunities and services.
  • Demonstrates competency for on-to-one observation of patients based on departmental and unit-specific needs.


  • Successfully passed Board of Registration in Nursing Examination and is licensed in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Current American Heart Association Health Care Provider CPR certification required.
  • Experience: 15 or more years of experience in an acute care hospital setting.
  • Education: AND required; BSN preferred.


  • Membership on key unit-specific practice committees as appropriate or hospital-wide practice councils.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Consistent attendance at unit-based and hospital-wide shared-governance meetings.
  • Responsible for information missed at meetings and unable to attend.
  • Committed to one's own professional growth and development.


  • Weekend Days
  • Location: Baystate Medical Center, Springfield


  • Experienced RN (1+ years of RN Licensure) $42.66-$65.00.
  • Competitive shift differentials and allowance plans.

We strive to be the place where we can help you build the career you deserve – apply today – YOU belong at Baystate!

Our compensation philosophy

We offer competitive total compensation that includes pay, benefits, and other recognition programs for our employees. The base pay range shown above considers the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including knowledge/skills; relevant experience and training; education/certifications/licensure; and other business and organizational factors. This base pay range does not include our comprehensive benefits package and any incentive payments that may be applicable to this role.

All correspondence can be directed to:

Kimberly Jeznach, BS, RACR

Talent Acquisition Consultant 

You Belong At Baystate

At Baystate Health we know that treating one another with dignity and equity is what elevates respect for our patients and staff. It makes us not just an organization, but also a community where you belong. It is how we advance the care and enhance the lives of all people.



Bachelor of Nursing Degree, Diploma in Nursing (Required)


Basic Cardiac Life Support – American Heart Association, Registered Nurse – State of Massachusetts

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Baystate Health is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

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