Provides direct patient care to pediatric through geriatric patient populations. Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates the care of patients undergoing endoscopic procedures. Communicates with gastroenterologist and/or anesthesiologist continuously and as needed about patient condition. Assists with procedures. Assists with maintaining equipment and inventory. Participates in performance improvement activities. Maintains regulatory agency requirements, nursing and Hospital policies, procedures and standards.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Coordinates and supervises patient care.
Demonstrates ability to perform head-to-toe prep procedure assessment on all patients and reassesses interprocedure and post procedure as needed. This includes pediatric, geriatric and the general patient population.
Ability to adequately assess and reassess pain. Utilizes appropriate pain management techniques. Educates the patient and family regarding pain management.
Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
Ability to perform waived testing (point-of-care testing) per Clinical Laboratory's and the patient care unit's policies and procedures.
Ability to interpret results of waived tests; take appropriate action on waived tests results.
Demonstrates ability to formulate an individualized plan of care as indicated and evaluates for effectiveness.
Demonstrates an ability to assist physicians in performing procedures in the GI Laboratory.
Demonstrates knowledge of medications and IV fluids and their correct administration based on age of the patient and patient's clinical condition.
Follows the five (5) medication rights and reduces the potential for medication errors.
Formulates a teaching plan based on identified patient learning needs and evaluates effectiveness of learning; family is included in teaching as appropriate, from pre-op to discharge.
Provides patient with explanation and verbal reassurance consistently.
Identifies physical symptoms and changes and takes appropriate action in a timely manner.
Demonstrates knowledge in all areas of care specific to the GI Laboratory, including moderate sedation.
Demonstrates knowledge of cardiac monitoring and can identify dysrhythmias.
Makes decisions reflecting knowledge of facts, knowledge of diseases/conditions, care required and good judgment.
Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity. Practices good guest relations.
Identifies and addresses psychosocial needs of patient and family.
Communicates appropriately with nurse manager, coworkers and physicians.
Consults other departments, as needed and as appropriate, to provide for an interdisciplinary approach to the patient's needs.
Demonstrates 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.
Utilizes initiative, strives to maintain a steady level of productivity; self starter, compatible and supportive; a team player.
Manages and operates equipment safely and correctly.
Meets current documentation standards and policies and completes within the shift.
Carries out medical and surgical asepsis during treatments and special procedures.
Maintains an environment that provides the patient and family with feelings of safety and security.
Assists with orienting new staff members to the department.
Maintains a good working relationship and effective communication both within the department and with other departments for the benefit of the patient.
Adheres to dress code.
Completes annual educational requirements.
Maintains regulatory requirements.
Wears identification while on duty.
Maintains confidentiality at all times.
Attends department staff meetings as required within the department.
Reports to work on time and as scheduled; completes work in designated time.
Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner.
Actively participates in performance improvement and continuous quality improvement (CQI) activities.
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.
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 AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Current Registered Nurse licensure in the State of Montana.
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’ a...nd ‘confidence'. Benefis has been a trusted provider of care for more than 125 years. And our name speaks to our commitment: good care one can put faith in.
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