Senior Services Unit Based Educator (Full Time, 32 hrs/wk)
Benefis Health System
Location: Great Falls, Montana
Type: Full Time
Internal Number: 31748
Serves as a resource person to assigned unit employees. Plans and implements continuous education to employees. Maintains education records for staff. Coordinates orientation of new employees in the assigned unit. Participates in Organizational Development classes and programs. Conducts mock code and rapid response simulations on the unit. Maintains policies and procedures.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Demonstrates the ability to provide education to staff relating to policies, procedures and equipment.
Demonstrates clinical knowledge in nursing standards according to specific nursing area.
Coordinates education for unit in consultation with Organizational Development leader.
Assesses physiological, educational, psychological, sociocultural and spiritual needs of the infant, child, adolescent, adult and geriatric patient.
Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to provide nursing care appropriate to infant, child, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients.
Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/healthcare errors.
Teaches safety behaviors.
Obtains patient health information from the medical record, medical staff, nursing staff and patient/family.
Develops implements and evaluates staff education programs, presentations, materials.
Ability to develop instructional material.
Available as a resource to staff.
Participates in the annual planning/review of the unit and organization needs.
Consistently demonstrates clinical competence in nursing procedures and patient care based on established theory and standards.
Maintains adherence to unit specific standards, CMS standards, and State Board of Nursing.
Possesses an ongoing commitment to productivity by identification of new ideas to enhance efficiency of the organization.
Builds and establishes positive working relationships with staff.
Treats patients and families with respect and dignity.
Documentation meets current standards and policies.
Demonstrates the ability to be flexible and organized.
Collaborates with Organizational Development to orient new nurses/ CNAs/ EMTs/ Paramedics.
Collaborates with Organizational Development to plan unit education.
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.
Demonstrates positive customer relation skills.
Possesses quality leadership skills.
Studies current trends, new technology/developments, and teaching methodologies through professional journals, professional societies, continuing education, etc.
Completes other duties as assigned..
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 frame.
Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner.
Actively participates in performance improvement and continuous quality improvement (CQI) activities.
Coordinates efforts in meeting CMS, 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.
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing, BSN preferred.
Current state Registered Nurse licensure.
Current BLS; other unit specific certifications may apply.
Minimum five years experience as a Nurse involved in direct care.
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’ a...nd ‘confidence'. Benefis has been a trusted provider of care for more than 125 years. And our name speaks to our 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.