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Registered Nurse - Infirmary

Berkshire Farm Center & Services For Youth
Job Description


Join Our Team, Join Our Family!

We offer a wide-range of rewarding positions which strive to assist and develop youth and families throughout New York State.

Be A Part of Our Mission

As a Registered Nurse at the Infirmary at Berkshire, you are responsible for providing and  delivering quality nursing care including 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.  The goal of the position is to provide nursing services, treatment, and continuity of care for all residents in conjunction with other practitioners to ensure health needs are addressed in a timely manner.


How Can You Help

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the principles of professional nursing, health promotion, disease prevention and nutrition, including federal and state rules and regulations, safety principles and infections control
  • Provides medical services to youth throughout the day and provides incident report when needed.  Treats clients at other scheduled times and delivers emergency care, arranges for follow up care as needed.
  • Follows physician’s specific medical orders from client chart; charts medication/treatments on MAR sheet; charts all client assessments and incident reports in report book; communicates with cottage staff concerning client medical needs.
  • Performs monthly vital signs on all youths on psychotropic meds and on any youth with specific MD orders.
  • Sterilizes supplies, cleans medication room and lists needed supplies and medications

Essential Job Requirements

  • Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing
  • Minimum 2-3 years of experience
  • Must possess New York State Nursing license
  • Must be CPR certified  
  • A current, valid driver’s license is required per Agency guidelines
  • Flexible schedule with weekends and holidays required with weekend and evening differential

Berkshire Farm Center & Services for Youth (BFCSY) is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to excellence through diversity. BFCSY takes affirmative actions as an equal opportunity employer to attract, promote, and retain the most fully qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions) sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgendered status, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, physical and mental disability, criminal record, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, status with respect to receiving public assistance, domestic violence victim status, a disabled, special, recently separated, active duty wartime, campaign badge, Armed Forces service medal veteran, or any other characteristics protected under applicable law.
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