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Berkshire Farm Center Registered Nurse in Canaan, New York


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The Registered Professional Nurse position is responsible for delivering quality nursing care to all clients. The Registered Nurse provides an initial health assessment of youth entering the facility including but not limited to health history, physical exams, and laboratory tests and provides treatment of emergency and/or serious acute health conditions.

Job Responsibilities

  • Conduct assessments, including HIV risk assessments, intake assessments, general first aid and triage activities.

  • Routine screening for substance abuse, developmental health, mental health, and physical body checks for abuse.

  • Routine management and training regarding health education.

  • Provide training to staff about youth medical issues

  • Medication administration and management including reconciliation.

  • Maintaining medical supplies and equipment

  • Practicing proper infection control.

  • Follow up after medical appointments, community provider visits, urgent/emergency care or hospitalization.

  • Ensures compliance with state and agency law and regulations.

  • Provide telephone and tele-health on-call support to the facility

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

  • Minimum Associates Degree in Nursing; required.

  • Current New York State Registered Nurse license and CPR/First Aid certification.

  • Minimum 1 – 3 years of experience. Experience with at-risk youth preferred.

  • Flexible schedule and ability to provide weekend, holiday and on call coverage.

  • Case Management experience is a plus.

  • Must have current, valid driver’s license per Agency guidelines. Travel required.

  • Ability to work with a culturally and economically diverse population.

  • Skills: ability to exercise sound judgment and follow detailed oral or written instructions; demonstrated oral and written communication skills; demonstrated knowledge of nursing techniques, procedures, practices, and theory, of medical terminology, infection control measures and safety principles.

Benefits we offer:

  • Affordable Medical and Prescription Drug Coverage

  • Low-Cost Dental & Vision Coverage

  • Employer Funded Health Reimbursement

  • Life Insurance & Long-Term Disability Insurance

  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) Dependent Care Spending Accounts (DCA

  • Supplemental, Voluntary Insurance Options. Including Disability, Life, Accident & Wellness

  • Pet Insurance

  • Flexible Work Options, Generous Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays

  • Staff Recognition Programs

  • Company Seasonal Events

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • Workplace Wellness Initiatives

  • Weekly Pay

  • 403(b) Retirement Program with Employer Contribution & Match

  • Tuition Assistance

  • Employee Discounts and Memberships

Schedule & Requirements

  • Monday thru Friday 8:00a – 4:00p

  • On-Call requirements

  • Transport to and from physicals, and appointments

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Berkshire Farm Center & Services for Youth is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability, marital status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law.

    We are committed to fostering an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment where diversity is valued and recognized as a source of strength and enrichment. We seek to attract talented people from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures.

    As a federal contractor, Berkshire Farm Center & Services for Youth will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)