The Bridge of Central Massachusetts

Registered Nurse Part-Time

Job Locations US-MA-Southbridge
ID
2018-2768
# of Openings
1
Category
Nursing
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

The Bridge is a human services agency providing evidence-based treatment and services for those with mental health challenges, developmental disabilities, acquired brain injury and complex family problems.  Building on more than 40 years of experience, we advocate for individuals to become full partners in the experience of lifelong learning, meaningful relationships, productive work, and community living. 

 

The Bridge provides excellent supervision (both individual and group), as well as various trainings in which to obtain CEU’s, and opportunities for advancement. The Bridge is an eligible employer for the Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program and provides some tuition reimbursement for continuing education.

Responsibilities

Responsible for physical assessments, maintenance of health records and planning and implementing educational groups with individuals served and staff related to each individual’s health and disease processes. Assist staff with the implementation of the Medication Administration Program (MAP) and provide training to staff to meet the regulations. Support and actively participate in agency-wide wellness initiatives. Assist staff with appointment scheduling, follow-up with physicians, and hospital discharge planning. Complete required documentation in a professional and timely manner. Eligible candidates must have a solid medical-surgical background due to many of our individuals having co-occurring diagnoses. This nurse will also coordinate care, attend medical appointments with the individuals, review medications, and work directly with the individual's served. 

 

This position will cover our South County programs including:

 

Bridge House

This program provides a community residence and rehabilitative services for five men and women with mental health challenges.  The goal is to assist adults in developing the skills needed for independent living.  

 

Flexible Support Program/ Community Support

This program provides supported housing services to persons with mental health challenges who opt to live in their own apartments in the community of their choice.  It is flexible in both the types and the intensity of services offered.

 

Litchfield Avenue Residence

This program provides two four-bed residential programs for men and women with serious mental health challenges who need intensive rehabilitative support and comprehensive day programming.

 

Transition-Age Support to Independence (TASI)

This program is designed to assist young adults to gain greater independence in the community.  Services range from intensive supported housing to community support.

 

Next Step/Transitions

Next Step is a 4-bed high intensity group living environment.  This program is designed to treat individuals with psychotic disorders and behavioral challenges.  Transitions is a program residence designed to assist individuals with previous attempts at community living to learn new skills that will help them to be successful in the community and prepare them for transitions to less restrictive environments.

 

 

Qualifications

Eligible candidate must be a registered nurse (RN). Candidates must have one to two years of acute care/long term care experience, and BSN are preferred. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to collaborate with multi-disciplinary team members required. Valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle for travel between programs and providing transportation is required. Position requires the ability to work flexible hours. No weekends are required.

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