Supervises and coordinates activities of clinical and non-clinical department staff. Prepares work schedules and expedites work flow. Responsible for assisting with the development and implementation of policies and procedures for the department. Keeps the physician(s) informed of both progress and potential problems. Responsible for the direction and evaluation of patient care delivery. Responsible for the daily operations of one or more departments as assigned.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responsible for assisting in interviewing, hiring and firing of staff for the department/clinic.
Provides leadership and direction in accordance with organizational goals and objectives.
Provides for professional growth and development of patient care staff through identification of needs, sponsoring training programs, encouraging education (formal and continuing) efforts and evaluation of same.
Assists in completion of regular performance evaluations for each staff member; conducts evaluations for new staff prior to completion of probationary period.
Counsels employees, develops staff and, as appropriate, utilizes the disciplinary process.
Monitors patient and provider scheduling. Ensure adequate and appropriate staff mix within the department.
Responsible for safety and comfort of patients, and the health and safety of staff.
Maintains an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
Collaborates with ancillary support services to provide a safe, clean and secure environment for patients, staff and visitors.
Responsible for resolving patient complaints.
Works with the Business Department to coordinate and direct the patient accounting functions in order to consistently produce accurate bills which are paid in a timely manner.
Assists to develop, justify and maintain a fiscal plan (budget) for the department. Assists the business office to monitor patient revenues, expenses and operating expenses (salaries and capital expense items) and provide appropriate reports to Administration.
Monitors utilization of equipment and supplies; orders supplies as needed.
Effectively maintains all required records for the department; demonstrates good organizational skills.
Plans and conducts staff meetings.
Works with the medical staff to coordinate medical and nursing management of patient care.
Participates in performance improvement, including utilization and promotion of familiarization with performance improvement standards and programs.
Assumes the role of patient advocate respecting guidelines found in the Patient Bill of Rights.
Assumes responsibility for own personal continuing education and developmental needs; attends meetings, workshops to enrich personal knowledge, growth and management skills.
Serves as a resource to others.
Demonstrates the ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations.
Fosters good public relations for the department/clinic.
Ability to perform a head-to-toe assessment on all patients and reassessments.
Ability to adequately assess and reassess pain. Utilizes appropriate pain management techniques. Educates the patient and family regarding pain management.
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 medical/health care errors.
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 needs of patients and family.
Manages and operates equipment safely and correctly.
Interacts professionally with patient/family and involves patient/family in the formation of the plan of care.
Communicates appropriately and clearly to physicians, staff, and administrative team.
Demonstrates an ability to assist physicians with procedure.
Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations.
Ability to perform waived testing (point of care testing) per Clinical Laboratory's and the department's policies and procedures.
Ability to interpret the results of waived tests; takes appropriate action on waived test results
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.
Documentation meets current standards and policies.
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 program.
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 required; Bachelors Degree in Nursing, business, or healthcare related field preferred.
Minimum of three years management/supervisory experience preferred, preferably in a medical setting.
Ability to work with physicians and staff in a collaborative manner.
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.
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