The West Campus Nursing Specialist is a professional RN who is responsible for: 1) Providing Respiratory care for West Campus Units 2) Acting as a resource for staff to assist with problem solving patient care issues. 3) Acting as the Rapid Response Team coordinator and coordinating with Patient Flow Specialist on East Campus in transferring patients as needed to the East Campus. 4) Providing BLS/ACLS care as needed on the units 5) Mediating any conflicts/issues between staff, patients, and patients' families. 6) Assisting with the continuing education of staff as needed or required by Benefis Health System 7)Assisting with the movement of supplies, equipment, and medications, etc 8) Resource to the units regarding problem-solving patient care issues.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Performs nursing assessments as needed.
Responds and leads all codes on West Campus
Evaluates and documents patient responses to nursing intervention
Provides Respiratory Care to patients to include: Oxygen therapy, Respiratory treatments as prescribes by physician, cough enhancements, deep breathing enhancements, nebulizer treatments, chest physical therapy, metered dose inhaler treatments, incentive spirometry, flutter valve, positive expiratory pressure, continuous positive airway pressure, bi-level positive airway pressure, aerosol therapy both cook and heated.
Respiratory diagnostics to include: peak flow measurements, obtains blood gas sample, analyzes blood gas sample, pulse oximetry, overnight oximetry, initiate bedside EKG monitoring, recognizes 12 Lead EKG placement, and cares for patients requiring non-invasive blood pressure (NIBP)
Demonstrates Leadership skills and takes responsibility for self-development.
Demonstrates the ability to adapt to unexpected events.
Provides staff education as needed.
Works with Staffing office to ensure appropriate unit staffing.
Is a resource for media calls and concerns.
Rounds on West Campus Units and provides support.
Assists with problems with employees, patients, and visitors.
Demonstrates fiscal responsibility.
Maintains records pertinent to personnel and operation of the unit. Prepares reports, i.e., utilization, performance improvement, outcome data.
Participates in patient care.
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.
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 Joint Commission, 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.
Valid Nursing licensure in the State of Montana
Current acute care experience-five years with at least two years in the critical care areas preferred.
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.
We believe that good health is the cornerstone of progress. We are firm in our resolve to make exemplary health care accessible and affordable to all, dedicated to lowering the high rate of cardiovascular disease, including stroke, in minority populations and committed to advocacy and diversity. We are guided by ethical principles in all transactions and strive for excellence in our training and skills.