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Staff Nurse

The role of nursing in the Austen Riggs Center treatment model.

32 hours per week Evening and Night Shift
Rotating Schedule includes weekends, holidays and all shifts

The nursing staff play a vital role in helping patients take charge of their lives through the establishment of a thoughtful and respectful therapeutic relationship that maximizes the dignity of the individual patient through support of their healthy, adaptive functioning.

In addition, the registered nurse provides medical care, according to physician’s orders, and directs and guides other personnel in the delivery of nursing care.

Required qualifications include:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.  BSN or in progress required.
  • Current license as a Registered Nurse in Massachusetts.
  • Current CPR and CPI training/certification.
  • Previous nursing experience required; 2+ years psychiatric nursing experience required.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to work independently, as well as part of a team.
  • Ability to work with a wide variety of people and maintain patients’ rights at all times.
  • Flexibility to work evening, day and occasional night shift.
  • Physical stamina needed for evening, night extended shifts, and weekend work.
  • Ability to concentrate despite interruptions, to tolerate anxiety and remain reflective under stress.  Must demonstrate ability to make use of one’s own affects to use them in the service of responding in role.
  • Ability to use computer, telephone, fax and other office equipment.

Apply for the 2018 Fall Conference poster session and/or scholarship opportunity.

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