LPN - Gastroenterology (Full Time)
Company: Benefis Health System
Location: Great Falls
Posted on: February 5, 2020
Provides direct and indirect patient care in the office/clinic
setting. Provides care that meets the psychosocial, physical and
general aspects of care; meets the communication needs of patient
and family; provides care that reflects initiative and
responsibility indicative of professional expectations, under the
supervision of a registered nurse and/or physician. Maintains
regulatory requirements, nursing and office/clinic policies,
procedures and standards. Communicates with physicians and team
members about patient's clinical condition, including results of
diagnostic studies and symptomatology.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provides direct patient care under the supervision of a RN when
appropriate and physician/provider, evaluates outcomes, consults
with other health team members as required and adjusts nursing care
processes as indicated to ensure optimal patient care.
Age specific data collection This includes neonate, pediatric,
adolescent and geriatric patients and the general patient
Performing observations of patients' physical, psychological and
Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that
optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of
medical/health care errors.
Performs patient care responsibilities considering needs specific
to the standard of care for patient's age.
Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development
over the life span and the skills necessary to provide age
appropriate care to the patients 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.
Maintains current knowledge of medications and their correct
administration based on age of the patient and his/her clinical
Follows the five medication rights and reduces the potential for
Medical and surgical asepsis is carried out during treatments and
Communicates appropriately and clearly to coworkers, physicians and
Demonstrates the ability to assist physicians with procedures and
perform services requiring technical and manual skills. As directed
by a physician/provider.
Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity.
Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and
religious/spiritual needs of patients and family.
Interacts professionally with patient and family and involves
patient and family in patient education.
Formulates a teaching plan based on identified learning needs and
evaluates effectiveness of learning; includes family in teaching,
Demonstrates ability to revise plan of care as indicated by the
patient's response to treatment.
Demonstrates the ability to perform treatments and provide services
to level of licensure.
Meets current documentation standards and policies.
Demonstrates knowledge of lab requirements, requisitions.
Maintains established office/clinic policies and procedures,
objectives, performance improvement program, safety, environmental
and infection control standards.
Maintains a safe, comfortable and therapeutic environment for
patients and families in accordance with office/clinic
Answers telephone calls in a professional manner; refers patient
problems to office/clinic physician; schedules patient
Ensures an adequate stock of supplies.
Assists in cost containment through appropriate ordering and
conserving of supplies and equipment.
Maintains a good working relationship with all staff members of the
Manages and operates equipment safely and correctly. Performs
Demonstrates the ability to be flexible, organized and function
under stressful situations.
Response is appropriate to the patient in emergency or physically
Performs other duties as assigned within the LPN/LVN scope of
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.
Current LPN/LVN licensure in State of Montana.
Current BLS certification.
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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