Benefis Health Systems Operations Specialist in Great Falls, Montana
Plans, supervises, implements and evaluates the nursing care of each patient through the use of the nursing process. Acts as the patients advocate. Consults with staff, physicians and Manager on nursing problems and interpretation of hospital policies to ensure patient needs are met. Leads the unit’s admission and discharge processes. Takes call for Senior Care nursing needs on a rotating basis. Maintains performance improvement activities within the department and assists the Manager with daily operations of the department.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Knowledge of medications and their correct administration based on age of the patient and their clinical condition.
Follows the five medication rights and reduces the potential for medication errors.
Ability to perform a head-to-toe assessment on all patients and reassessments as per policy. This includes neonatal to the geriatric patient population.
Ability to adequately assess and reassess pain. Utilizes appropriate pain management techniques. Educates the patient and family regarding pain management.
Develops a comprehensive and patient specific plan of care compliant with all regulations and rules and supportive of the Minimum Data Set process.
Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity. Identifies and addresses psychosocial needs of patients and family.
Formulates a teaching plan based upon identified learning needs and evaluates effectiveness of learning, family is included in teaching as appropriate.
Communicates appropriately and clearly to physicians, staff, Nurse Executive and administrative team.
Demonstrates an ability to assist physicians with procedures.
Manages and operates equipment safely and correctly.
Coordinates and directs patient care to ensure patients’ needs are met and hospital policy is followed.
Maintains a good working relationship both within the department and with other departments.
Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized, and function well under stressful situations.
Consults other departments as appropriate to provide and collaborate in patient care and performance improvement activities.
Interacts and communicates professionally with physicians, patient/family, staff, and other departments and involves interdisciplinary team in the formulation of the plan of care.
Maintains performance improvement activities for department.
Documentation meets current standards and policies.
Provides education to staff on performance improvement. Ability to plan and organize orientation and in-service training for unit staff members, participates in guidance and educational program.
Performs management activities including interviewing, coaching, and providing feedback.
Participates in patient care conferences.
Demonstrates the ability to deal with pressure to meet deadliness, 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 job specific competencies (refer to skills check list).
Current State of Montana Registered Nurse Licensure.
3 – 5 years nursing experience preferred with at least one year in present department.
Current ACLS and BLS
Benefis Health System
The medical and professional staff at Benefis is wholly committed to delivering award-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, 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 2 month(s) ago
Job Family: PROF
Location: Great Falls, Montana