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Registered Nurse – Unity Place South

Behavorial Health Network, Inc

This is a Full-time position in Springfield, MA posted June 9, 2021.

Use your nursing experience to provide individualized care to those in substance use recovery in the Western Massachusetts community!

Join our team of competent and compassionate professionals as a Registered Nurse in the Unity Place South program at Behavioral Health Network!

Your experience, knowledge and great skills will support the Unity Place South program with the following:
Providing direct care within the scope of practice to implement patients’ plans of care properly.

Monitoring physical and psychiatric medication self-administration and residents’ health and milieu staff who oversee medication self-administration.

Administering all detoxification medications in accordance with established protocols and orders.

Providing individuals served with education regarding their illness, problems, treatment and prognosis.

Collecting data related to individual served status and needs.

Maintaining strict confidentiality of individuals served information at all times in accordance with 42 CFR.

Who are we?

Unity Place South at BHN, a 16-bed co-ed program in Springfield, MA, provides residential rehabilitation services to individuals suffering from addiction and mental illness.

At Unity Place South, staff empower those we serve to be in the ‘driver’s seat’ of their lives and clearly define their needs, wants, hopes and dreams.

We deeply support and encourage the pursuit of our individuals’ development of autonomy, self-esteem, and involvement in their own care.

Behavioral Health Network is a growing non-profit community behavioral health agency that has been providing services to children, adults, families and communities in Western Massachusetts since 1938.

BHN provides comprehensive, outcome-driven behavioral health care.

We are dedicated to offering high quality, affordable and culturally appropriate care to people of all ages and income levels in our constituent communities.

Reasons to work with BHN:
Work with an agency who does amazing things for others You will be able to change a person’s life You will expand your experience in the fields of mental & behavioral health You will have the opportunity to grow within the agency You will not be bored with our fast-paced environment You will have excellent benefits package & time off benefits available
This position includes a sign-on bonus up to $5000 This position includes a referral bonus up to $3000 What are we looking for in a Registered Nurse?

Bachelor’s Degree or Diploma in Nursing (required).

Current Nursing License by the Massachusetts Board of Registration as a Registered Nurse (required).

At least one year of nursing experience (preferred).

Bilingual in Spanish & English (preferred).

Proficiency in applying the nursing process to individuals served and their families.

Ability to collaborate with other caregivers.

Ability to delegate to peers and other caregivers consistent with their level of expertise.

Knowledge of utilization and review standards and implementation.

Ability to advocate for individuals served.

Ability to understand, empathize and work with an addicted population, including those with co-occurring disorders.

Working knowledge of ethics and legal parameters of working with substance abuse individuals.

Knowledge of quality assurance standards and CARF standards.

How can I apply to be a Registered Nurse?

If you are interested in this opportunity, please visit our website at www.bhnworks.org and click on “Browse All Jobs” to apply!

BHN maintains its commitment to social justice and diversity and strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply.