Provides direct and indirect patient care to invasive and / or non-invasive cardiology patients.. Communicates with physicians and co-workers, as appropriate, about changes in patient's clinical condition including results of diagnostic studies and symptomatology, and is able to respond quickly and accurately to changes in condition or response to treatment. Assists in maintenance of laboratory equipment and inventory. Additionally, is able to perform general nursing duties in all departments with adequate supervision.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Perform a head-to-toe assessment on all patients and reassessments. This includes the, geriatric and general patient population. Identifies physical symptoms and changes and takes appropriate actions in a timely manner.
Assess and reassess pain. Utilizes appropriate pain management techniques. Educates the patient and family regarding pain management.
Revise plan of care as indicated by the patient's response to treatment and evaluate overall plan daily for effectiveness.
Prepare and clean laboratories before and between cases and after terminal case, based on patient's infection class.
Prepare, position and/or drape patients correctly ensuring medical and surgical asepsis for all procedures.
Provide hemodynamic monitoring and / or medication administration.
Assist the physician during catheterization procedures functioning as a circulating or a scrub personnel.
Perform, interpret and take appropriate action on waived tests; take appropriate action on waived testing (point of care testing) per Clinical Laboratory's standards.
Accurately completes procedure room counts.
Knowledge of medications and their correct administration based on age of the patient and their clinical condition.
Follows the five (5) medication rights.
Formulates a teaching plan based upon identified learning needs and evaluates effectiveness of learning. Family is included in teaching as appropriate.
Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity. Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and religious/spiritual needs of patients and their families. Functions as liaison between administration, patients, physicians and other healthcare providers.
Interacts professionally with patient/family and involves patient/family in the formation of the plan of care.
Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and the skills necessary to provide age appropriate care to the patient population served. Able to interpret data about the patient's status in order to identify each patient's age specific needs and provide care needed by the patient group.
Identifies and addresses psychosocial needs of patients and family; communicates with Social Service/Discharge Planner regarding both in hospital and post discharge needs.
Documentation meets current standards and policies.
Manages and operates equipment safely.
Coordinates and supervises patient care as necessary.
Demonstrates the ability to deal with pressure to meet deadlines, to be accurate, and to handle constantly changing situations, and to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations.
Demonstrates the ability to deal with a variety of people, deal with stressful situations, and handle conflict.
Current state Registered Nurse Licensure, within state of practice.
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.