Pioneer Medical Center is always interested in talking with new grad and experienced RN's, locals and those looking to relo to Montana's Big Sky Country. We are, essentially, the county hospital for Sweet Grass County, Montana. We're a 25-bed, rural, Critical Access Hospital. Our RN's have a daily mix of overseeing/training/occasionally assisting the CNA's with our long term care residents, monitoring and caring for our post-acute/med-surg patients and jumping over to our ER when our daily average of 2-4 ER patients present. Nursing is a responsive & friendly group, serving a calm & friendly community. We are in a beautiful valley along the Yellowstone River, between three mountain ranges, just north of Yellowstone National Park. We serve our neighbors (ranchers, miners, tradespeople and retirees) and the many tourists who come here on their way to Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks, to fish the Yellowstone or to hike, bike, hunt or just get away from overcrowded other places. Our schools are good, with a lot of community & parent support, our housing prices are very attractive. Look through our website, the FB groups "Big Timber Community" and "Big Timber Buzz", or call our HR Director at 4O6.93two.46O3 for more information about the area and this role.
The formal job description:
Under general supervision, utilizes the nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation, and theoretical/clinical skills in the promotion/maintenance of health. Incorporates evidence-based nursing practices consistent with national standards and which support quality outcomes. Assumes responsibility and accountability for the quality of nursing care. Directs the plan of care while maintaining professionalism.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Supports and models behaviors consistent with Pioneer Medical Center’s mission, vision, values, code of business conduct and service expectations. Meets all mandatory organizational and departmental requirements. Maintains competency in all organizational, departmental and outside agency standards as it relates to the environment, employee, patient safety, or job performance.
Utilizing a holistic approach and evidence-based nursing practices, incorporates the nursing process into the goal-directed plan of care for the patient. Collaborates with the interdisciplinary care team to execute a plan of care appropriate to the needs of the patients.
Ensures complete, accurate and timely entry into patient medical record as indicated by patient condition and documentation guidelines, consistent with departmental policies and procedures.
Adheres to facility’s safety standards, policies and practices. Anticipates and identifies problems and safety issues, then initiates appropriate action.
Maintains appropriate skill/knowledge and application of relevant and commonly used equipment specific to area, pharmacology and laboratory values based on disease process or physiological status.
Utilizes evidence-based practice, supported by nursing research, within specialty area.
Utilizes performance improvement principles to assess and improve the quality of patient care.
Takes responsibility for own professional growth and development needs; meets all system/departmental educational requirements.
Demonstrates collaborative, supportive, and caring behaviors in communication with patient’s families, visitors, and the interdisciplinary care team.
Consideration is given to the appropriateness of care based on the population specific needs of the patient.
Performs other duties as assigned or needed to meet the needs of the department/organization.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
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