RN - Patient Flow/Clinical Support (Full Time)
Company: Benefis Health System
Location: Great Falls
Posted on: November 28, 2019
Provides direct and indirect patient care. Communicates with
physicians/Nurse 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 & 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
patients response to treatment and evaluate overall plan daily for
Ability to perform , interpret, and take appropriate action on
waived testing (pointofcare testing) per
Clinical Laboratories 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
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 patients status in order to
identify each patients 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 patients needs.
Communicates appropriately and clearly to Nurse Manager, coworkers
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
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, 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.
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