Responsible for the leadership and management of the nursing services activities on a clinical unit in collaboration with the unit manager. The Emerging Leader in collaboration with the manager is responsible for all aspects of staff management, departmental management and for creating a professional practice environment that focuses on the customer. Responsibilities include patient safety, quality improvement, and maintenance of regulatory requirements. As well as plans, supervises implements and evaluates the nursing care of each patient through the use of the nursing process. Maintains performance improvement activities within the department and assists the Manager with daily operations of the department. Learning and experiencing operational functions.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Coordinates and directs patient care to ensure patients' needs are met and hospital policy is followed.
Assists in the recruitment, interviewing and selection of staff.
Provides leadership and direction in accordance with organizational and departmental goals and objectives.
Assists with the professional growth and development of staff through identification of needs.
Assists with performance evaluations for each staff member; conducts evaluations for new staff prior to completion of probationary period.
Responsible for the safety and comfort of patients and the health and safety of department staff.
Monitors utilization of equipment and supplies.
Provides input and standards in formulating patient care policies and procedures for patient care services and the organization; works with the medical staff to coordinate medical and nursing management of patient care.
Serves as a clinical resource person to staff and other departments.
Knowledge of medications and their correct administration based on age of the patient and their clinical condition.
Follows the five (5) medication rights and reduces the potential for medication errors.
Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of errors.
Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity.
Interacts professionally with patient/family
Communicates appropriately and clearly to physicians, staff, nurse manager, and administrative team.
Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations.
Maintains a good working relationship both within the department and with other departments.
Consults other departments as appropriate to collaborate in patient care and performance improvement activities.
Maintains performance improvement activities for department.
Provides education to staff on performance improvement. Ability to plan and organize orientation and inservice training for unit staff members, participates in guidance and educational program.
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.
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.
Current state Registered Nurse Licensure, BSN 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.