Inpatient Direct Care Nurses - Baystate Health

Req#: R30696
Category(s): Nursing, Inpatient Direct Care Nurses
Full Time / Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: First

Baystate Health, western Massachusetts’s premier healthcare provider, and home to Baystate Medical Center (BMC), a Magnet Hospital for Nursing Excellence is looking for full time Nurse Clinician for our Wound Care Team.

What you will do:

  • You will work collaboratively with the staff and the providers to deliver care and education to the Wound Care patients and their families and assist with clinical decision making/problem solving and to provide hands on treatment of the patient with chronic wounds in the ambulatory setting.
  • You will be responsible for program compliance, outcomes, and functional status: strategize with patients for reaching wellness goals and overcoming obstacles; following unit specific protocols/guidelines; follows WOCN guidelines related to the care and treatment of various types/stages of wounds; monitors for signs of healing/infection; develops a comprehensive assessment plan and monitors the patient's compliance related to the treatment plan.
  • Nursing Practice Assessment: Assesses the health status, physical, social, and emotional needs of the patient and documents the assessment according to established protocol; collaborates with the health care team in the implementation of the care plan.
  • Patient Education: Ability to perform patient teaching appropriate to the developmental stage and the diagnosis for which the patient is being treated; assesses the educational requirements of the patient and provides education on (i.e., diet, control of Hgb A1C, smoking cessation, exercise, compliance with treatment plan); communicates knowledge of diagnosis, wound type, wound management, and treatment modalities.

POSITION HIGHLIGHTS

  • SHARED GOVERNANCE. Baystate Health believes in your voice to facilitate teamwork, problem-solving, and accountability, with the goals of improved staff satisfaction, productivity, and patient outcomes. In this role you are collaborating with nursing leadership in the participation and interview selection of new unit staff. Once staff is hired, you are collaborating with nursing leadership and the manager to ensure excellence for patient outcomes by developing staff and creating continued education based on needs.
  • PATIENT EXPERIENCE. 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.
  • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND SUPPORT. Baystate Health is committed to your professional development and safety. PPE coaches, day, and evening educators on site. Baystate Health is accredited to provide continuing education programs for all members of the healthcare team, including nurses. Our ICU provides a multimodal orientation program utilizing latest evidence-based online education programs, interactive classroom lectures, and high-fidelity simulation. Learning and mentoring is at the core of our professional practice model. Baystate sponsors nurses obtaining certification and supports nurse empowerment through attendance at national conferences

SCHEDULE:

  • Full Time Days 40 hours Monday- Friday
  • Schedule 4 (10)’s 7a-5:30pm
  • Location: Baystate Medical Center Springfield

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Successfully passed Board of Registration in Nursing Examination and licensed in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
  • Current American Heart Association Health Care Provider CPR certification required.
  • 3-5 years of experience in the following preferred: dressing indication/application; ointment application; debridement; vascular assessment (manual, doppler, ABI); compression therapy; negative pressure wound therapy; wound culture; ostomy care; patient educations; assist with procedures (bx's, application bio-engineered skin substitute)
  • Education: BSN required
  • WOCM wound and Ostomy certification required

For more information, please visit us online at: baystatehealthjobs.com or interact with us socially at facebook.com/BaystateCareers or on Twitter @BaystateCareers.

All correspondence can be directed to:

Jessica Klein

Healthcare Recruiter

Jessica.Klein@baystatehealth.org

DIVERSE PROVIDERS. DIVERSE PATIENTS. DIVERSE PRACTICE LOCATIONS.

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.

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.

DIVERSE TEAMS. DIVERSE PATIENTS. DIVERSE LOCATIONS.

Education:

Bachelor of Nursing Degree: Nursing (Required), Master of Nursing: Nursing

Certifications:

Basic Life Support – American Heart Association, Certified Wound Ostomy Nurse – Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Certification Board, 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.

Apply Now