Wound Care Registered Nurse
Company: Benefis Health System
Location: Great Falls
Posted on: September 13, 2019
Provides direct and indirect patient care. Communicates with
physicians/Clinical Manager/co-workers, as appropriate about
changes in patient's clinical condition including results of
diagnostic studies and symptomatology. Is able to respond quickly
and accurately to changes in condition or response to treatment.
Additionally, is able to perform general nursing duties in all
departments with adequate supervision.
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
Ability to perform , interpret, and take appropriate action on
waived testing (point-of-care testing) per Clinical Laboratory's
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
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
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
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
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)
Current state Registered Nurse Licensure, within state of
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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