Our facility employs approximately 220 individuals providing services in a wide variety of disciplines, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This includes health care professionals in the following disciplines:
Nursing Services: Registered Nurses, Registered Nurse Clinical Specialists, Licensed Practical Nurses, Certified Nursing Assistants, Restorative Nursing Assistants.
Medical Services: We have a facility-employed Medical Director (not a contractor) who oversees all clinical services including approximately 30 Attending Physicians, Geriatric and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, a Psychiatrist and our own Registered Pharmacist.
Rehabilitation Services: Registered Physical Therapists, Licensed Physical Therapist Assistants, Registered Occupational Therapists, Certified Occupational Therapist Assistants, and Certified Speech Pathologists.
Social Services: Licensed/Certified Social Workers.
Activity Services: Resident Activity Director, Activity Assistants, Volunteers.
Dietary Services: Registered Dietician, Certified Food Service Supervisor, Chefs, Dietary Assistants.
Administration: Admissions Director, Business Office Manager, Director of Personnel, Receptionists.
Environmental Services: Maintenance, Housekeeping, Laundry Personnel.
Staffing a large medical facility in today's healthcare labor market is a challenge, especially when it comes to competing for sometimes-scarce professional nursing personnel.
We are proud to be one of the only healthcare facilities of our size and complexity to have not used any nursing agency/pool (temp workers) in over 26 years. In our view, the introduction of temporary employees fractures the cohesiveness and effective skill level of the team providing health care services. Our staff benefits from our commitment to retention and team building—and we know that’s one critical aspect of providing consistent quality care.
We are also fortunate to be affiliated with the Shawsheen Valley Technical High School’s LPN training program. Bear Hill Rehabilitation and Nursing Center has served as one of the program's Geriatric/Subacute clinical rotation sites for students for 18 years. Shawsheen Valley Technical High School—”Shawsheen Tech”—is located at 100 Cook Street, Billerica, MA 01821 and may be found online at http://www.shawsheentech.org/.