Benefis Health Systems Cardio Pulmonary Registered Nurse (Registry) in Great Falls, Montana

Job Description

Job Summary: Provides direct patient care in the Cardiopulmonary Rehab Department. Monitors patients during procedures/exercises for the detection of cardiac and pulmonary abnormalities. Maintains the preventative and restorative health needs for the patients. Provides patient education on disease entities. Communicates with the physicians about changes in the patient's clinical condition including laboratory tests, results of diagnostic studies and symptomatology. Is able to respond quickly and accurately to changes in condition and response to treatment. Participates in performance improvement and CQI activities.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Ability to perform a head-to-toe assessment on all patients and reassessments as per unit care area statement. Ability to adequately assess and reassess pain. Utilizes appropriate pain management techniques. Educates the patient and family regarding pain management. Ability to implement and revise plan of care as indicated by the patient’s response to treatment and evaluate overall plan daily for effectiveness. Ability to perform , interpret, and take appropriate action on waived testing (point-of-care testing) per Clinical Laboratory’s standards Knowledge of medications and their correct administration based on age of the patient and their clinical condition. Follows the five (5) medication rights. Formulates a teaching plan based upon identified learning needs and evaluates effectiveness of learning. Family is included in teaching as appropriate. Demonstrates an ability to assist physicians with procedures and performs services requiring technical and manual skills. Answers patients' call lights, anticipates patients' needs and makes safety rounds of patients. Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity. Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and religious/spiritual needs of patients and their families. Functions as liaison between administration, patients, physicians and other healthcare providers. Interacts professionally with patient/family and involves patient/family in the formation of the plan of care. Participates in patient care conferences. Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and the skills necessary to provide age appropriate care to the patient population served. Able to interpret data about the patient’s status in order to identify each patient’s age specific needs and provide care needed by the patient group. Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors. Consults other departments as appropriate to provide for an interdisciplinary approach to the patient’s needs. Communicates appropriately and clearly to Nurse Manager, co-workers and physicians. Maintains a good working relationship both within the department and with other departments. Identifies and addresses psychosocial needs of patients and family; communicates with Social Service/Discharge Planner regarding both in hospital and post discharge needs. Documentation meets current standards and policies. Manages and operates equipment safely Coordinates and supervises patient care as necessary. Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations. Demonstrates the ability to deal with pressure to meet deadlines, to be accurate, and to handle constantly changing situations. Demonstrates the ability to deal with a variety of people, deal with stressful situations, and handle conflict. Demonstrates ability to perform unit specific competencies to include the performance of nursing treatments and provision of clinical services. (See skills checklist)


Education/Experience Requirements: Current state Registered Nurse Licensure, within state of practice. BLS certification.

About Us

Benefis Health System

The medical and professional staff at Benefis is wholly committed to delivering aware-winning, comprehensive patient care. With a patient community of nearly 230,000 and a vast service area, we are the major referral hospital for the northcentral Montana region. But if you take a closer look, you'll see that we're much more than a hospital. Benefis is an entire health system, including a cancer institute, bariatric institute, heart and vascular institute, orthopedic center, senior care center, home health, health and wellness facility and much more.

Great Falls

Great Falls, Montana, rest on the high plains along the Rocky Mountain Front and is centrally located between Glacier National Park to the north and Yellowstone Park to the south. Residents thrive on our wide-open spaces, small town feel and big city services. A warm welcome awaits you in Great Falls.

Date Posted: Posted 1 month(s) ago

Job Family: PROF

Location: Great Falls, Montana