Inpatient Direct Care Nurses - Baystate Health

Req#: R20332
Category(s): Nursing, Inpatient Direct Care Nurses
Full Time / Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: Second

Baystate Health, western Massachusetts’s premier healthcare provider, and home to Baystate Wing Hospital (BWH).  BWH is a 74-bed community hospital with a wide range of inpatient, outpatient and behavioral health services located in Palmer, MA.  We are looking for a Registered Nurse in the Emergency Department to join our team!  SIGN ON BONUS of $12,000 for RN’s with 1+ year’s of experience and $8,000 for licensed New Nurse Residents.

The Nurse Residency Program is designed to facilitate successful transition into professional practice for the new graduate RN from a baccalaureate program.

The Nurse Resident will participate in a unit orientation to the specific specialty/service line to which they are hired. The Nurse Resident will be supported by the Nurse Residency Program Manager and Facilitator and unit-based educator, manager and preceptors to professionally develop into the role of RN, apply theoretical concepts at the bedside, and develop critical thinking abilities.

The Nurse Resident under the supervision of the unit educator and manager and in collaboration with the Nurse Residency Program will be responsible for the provision of nursing care to assigned patients in accordance with current BH Standards of Care. The Nurse Resident demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide expected standards of care based on physical, psychosocial, cultural, educational, spiritual, safety, and age appropriate considerations of patients. The Nurse Resident assumes responsibility for the patient's plan of care and is held accountable for decisions specific to assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of the plan of care.

The Nurse Resident provides direct patient care in collaboration with the interprofessional health care team. The Nurse Resident complies with all regulations and standards of regulatory and accrediting bodies and is currently licensed in the state of Massachusetts and a registered nurse.

Job Responsibilities: 

Demonstrates organizational skills that maintain safe delivery of the standard of care for assigned patients/families; manages own assignment; delegates effectively based on patient needs and skills of team members;

Conducts accurate age appropriate clinical assessments; identifies and prioritizes patient/family strengths, needs and priorities; develops, implements and evaluates the patient's individualized plan of care. Documents all assessments according to policy.

Recognizes acute changes in patient status and intervenes appropriately

Develops a comprehensive educational plan for the patient/family, utilizing appropriate resources and documents accordingly.

5) Adheres to practice guidelines specific to the care setting: a.) utilizes standards, policies and procedures to support clinical decision-making b.) seeks guidance from appropriate resources c.) demonstrates knowledge of performance improvement initiatives

6) Demonstrates caring practices that create a compassionate, supportive, and therapeutic environment for patients and staff, with the aim of promoting comfort and healing and preventing unnecessary suffering

7) Active participant in hospital wide and unit/service-based orientation. Completes competency-based orientation and mandatory education requirements
Is aware of shared governance structure at Baystate Health.

8) The registered nurse meets all clinical practice/safety and quality standards.

9) Attend and actively participate in all monthly seminars

10) Commit to hired hours; adhere to institutional policies and guidelines

11) Complete all required assessment tools and surveys

12) Complete an evidence-based practice project

13) Complete a professional portfolio

14) Successfully complete Cardiac Dysrhythmia and advanced rescue course

15) Actively participates in unit specific interprofessional patient care rounds

16) Successfully completes

17) Demonstrates progress in meeting personal and professional goals

Required Work Experience: 

Graduated with a Baccalaureate Degree from an accredited nursing program within one year of hire date

CPR BLS – American Heart Association

MA RN License

Preferred Work Experience: 

Clinical/Internship experience in service line

Skills and Competencies: 

Baystate Health required competencies per department


Full-time 36 hours – 2nd shift (11:00am-11:00pm)

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 (Required)


Basic 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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