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 CQI activities.
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 effectiveness.
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 activities.
Demonstrates the ability to be flexible, organized and function well under stressful situations.
Maintains performance improvement activities for the department.
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 programs.
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, outcome data.
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 skills checklist).
Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner.
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 department.
Complies with Benefis Health System Organization Policies and Procedures.
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 writing.
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 row.
As a not-for-profit community health system, Benefis is driven to provide the highest level of care. We serve nearly 230,000 residents across a 15-county region that is bigger than Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont combined. Benefis is the largest non-governmental employer in the Great Falls area, with more than 3,000 employees.Benefis has 530 licensed beds (that includes 146 beds in long-term care, 71 in assisted living and 20 beds at Peace Hospice of Montana) and partners with over 250 area physicians.Our hospital has been recognized for its exceptional work in quality care by providing a wide range of programs and services to help you live the best life possible. We’re here to help you “Live well.”Benefis Health System came about when two Christian-based hospitals became one. Our founders believed in providing good care to all in need, and trusted that this would be accomplished. The Benefis name was derived using Latin root words: "Bene-" meaning good, and "fis-" for faith and trust. It’s these same root words that make up such terms as ‘beneficial’ and ‘confidence’.Benefis has been a trusted provider of care for more than 125 years. And our name speaks to o...ur commitment: good care one can put faith in.Benefis is consistently ranked among America’s top hospitals by the nation’s leading healthcare ratings organizations for a range of services, including cancer care, joint replacement, stroke treatment, wound care and home health.To learn more about our services, continue looking through our website at WWW.BENEFIS.ORG or call 406.455.5000.