Company: Benefis Health System
Location: Great Falls
Posted on: September 8, 2019
Responsible for direction of patient care in the acute care
setting. Manages all staff members on the nursing unit. Consults
with staff, physicians and Director of Women's and children's
Services on nursing care and interpretation of hospital policies to
ensure patient needs and safety are met. Maintains performance
improvement activities within the department and participates in
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responsible for the direction of the nursing staff.
Oversees all aspects of patient care in an environment that
optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of errors.
Coordinates and directs patient care to ensure patients' needs are
met and hospital policy is followed.
Ability to revise plan of care as indicated by the patient's
response to treatment and evaluate the overall plan daily for
Communicates appropriately and clearly to physicians, staff, Nurse
Executive and administrative team.
Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity.
Functions as liaison between administration, patients, physicians
and other healthcare providers.
Interacts professionally with patient/family.
Maintains a good working relationship both within the department
and with other departments and encourage teamwork.
Consults other departments as appropriate to provide and
collaborate in patient care and performance improvement
Demonstrates the ability to be flexible, organized and function
well under stressful situations.
Maintains performance improvement activities for the
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
Performs management activities including interviewing, hiring,
evaluating, termination and departmental staffing scheduling.
Maintains records pertinent to personnel and operation of the unit.
Prepares reports, i.e., utilization, performance improvement,
Participates in patient care conferences.
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 job specific competencies (refer to
Represents the organization in a positive and professional
Actively participates in performance improvement, continuous
quality improvement (CQI) activities, and strategic planning.
Coordinates efforts in meeting regulatory compliance, federal,
state and local regulations and standards
Communicates and complies with the Benefis Health System Mission,
Vision and Values as well as the focus statement of the
Complies with Benefis Health System Organization Policies and
Complies with Health and Safety Standards and Guidelines.
Baccalaureate degree in nursing preferred
Current state Registered Nurse Licensure.
Minimum of two to three years' experience in staff role.
Minimum of 1-3 years of Management Experience preferred
Current American Heart Association BLS certification.
Ability to communicate in English, both verbally and in
Basic computer knowledge, data entry and/or word processing.
Community Information: Great Falls has a city population of 60,000,
with a draw of over 275,000 people in north central Montana. We
experience mild winters and enjoy blue skies over 300 days per
year. Great Falls is a wonderful and safe place to raise a family,
with nationally ranked public schools and an average commute of
under 12 minutes, making the quality of life in Great Falls
unsurpassed in the Rocky Mountain West. Additionally, the Missouri
River, a blue-ribbon fly-fishing destination, runs through the
middle of town. Outdoor activities include camping, hiking,
horseback riding, water and snow skiing, rock and ice climbing,
boating, whitewater kayaking, off-road motorsports, upland bird and
waterfowl hunting, and big-game hunting.
Benefis Health System: This is your opportunity to be part of an
exceptional health system in a state that is well known for its
beautiful four seasons and outdoor lifestyle. While enjoying the
last best place, you'll have the added benefit of having access to
Benefis Health System, one of the state's most modern and
progressive healthcare facilities with 500+ beds and over 270
employed medical staff members representing more than 40
specialties. Our state-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge
technologies make Benefis an exceptional working environment and
one of the "150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare" five years in a
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