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. Areas of responsibility: Newborn Nursery, Obstetrics, Labor and Delivery
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.
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.
Baccalaureate degree in nursing or related field preferred
Minimum of three to five years management experience preferred
Obstetrics/Labor and delivery experience required
Current state Registered Nurse Licensure.
Minimum of one to three years experience in staff role.
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.