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Logan Health RN Resident - Critical Access Hospital - Chester in Chester, Montana

Job Description Summary:

Qualities of a Critical Access Hospital Nurse: Independent but team-oriented, calm, adaptable.

Common Diagnoses & Skill Sets / Procedures:

We commonly treat chest pain, stroke, sports/fall/agricultural injuries, common illnesses. Assessment skills, IV, EKG, medication administration.

A Day in the Life of Our Hospital:

Our days are variable. As in any hospital, some days are busier than others. There are always things to do. Interaction with medical providers occurs throughout the day. Our unit is known for providing high quality care while treating patients with dignity and compassion.

Chester - Critical Access Hospital:

• 25 beds. 21 beds dedicated to LTC, 4 acute care beds, 2 bay ER. We also have observation and outpatient treatment rooms.

We also have the reputation of being "the cleanest facility some have ever seen!"

This position, in collaboration with physicians and multidisciplinary team members, provides primary care to patients, including assessment, treatment, care planning, and medical care evaluation. Provides physical and psychological support to patients, families and friends, while overseeing assigned team members, as applicable.


  • Graduate of RN program from an accredited school of nursing required.

  • Current Montana RN license or a multi-state compact license with authorization to practice nursing within the state of Montana; required.

  • BSN degree preferred.

  • Minimum of one (1) year experience in similar position within a medical setting (eg, acute care, clinic, or other hospital experience) preferred. Experience in assigned area(s) preferred.

  • Possess knowledge of professional nursing theory, medical terminology and principles of professional nursing practice to administer and evaluate patient care.

  • Healthcare Provider (HCP) CPR and/or BLS certification required as dictated by each service area.

  • Certifications as applicable to assignment:

  • Status employees: NRP, PALS, ACLS within twelve (12) months of hire required. TNCC or ENPC and Stable within eighteen (18) months of hire required.

  • Additional certifications may be required as applicable to assigned area(s).

  • Understanding of the confidentiality laws that govern the provider-patient relationship, including but not limited to, HIPAA guidelines.

  • Knowledge of equipment, supplies, and instruments used in an acute care area; simple routine clinical laboratory methods, universal blood and body fluid precautions preferred.

  • Knowledge of OSHA rules and regulations, established protocol for storing poisons, narcotics, acids, caustics, and flammable items; restriction imposed by various managed care carriers, various forms inherent to profession preferred.

  • Excellent organizational skills, detail-oriented, a self-starter, possess critical thinking skills and be able to set priorities and function as part of a team as well as independently. Commitment to working in a team environment and maintaining confidentiality.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including the ability to communicate effectively with various audiences

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to manage sensitive and confidential situations with tact, professionalism, and diplomacy. Possess considerable knowledge of the behavior and needs of patients.

  • Possess and maintain computer skills to include working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and ability to learn other software as needed.

Job Specific Duties:

  • This position is required to cross-train in other nursing areas, to include, but may not be limited to; Acute Care, Emergency Department, Operating Room, Outpatient, etc.

  • Develops, implements, and coordinates individualized, goal-directed nursing care to patients through the use of the nursing process as appropriate for RN’s and as applicable to the assigned area(s).

  • Competently provides direct patient care, utilizing established procedures, policies, and RN standards of care. Performs unit-specific competencies to include the performance of nursing treatments and provision of clinical services, within the scope of practice.

  • Maintains nursing standards of care and responds to changing workloads and patient conditions by: remaining calm, making objective assessments, prioritizing, and asking for assistance as appropriate.

  • Completes patient assessments and reassessments according to the unit specifications and standards of practice.

  • Transcribes and implements provider verbal and written orders and treatments. Accurately and efficiently notes chart reviews and observation. Timely documents all patient care in the electronic health record according to unit and organizational requirements.

  • Complies with all infection control and safety policies and procedures and disposes of bio hazardous materials per department protocol. Performs environmental cleaning and equipment quality control and maintenance per department procedures.

  • Identifies, verbally evaluates, and reports identified reaction changes in the stated physical and mental conditions of patients per department protocol.

  • Adheres to the code of professional nursing. Maintains current and thorough knowledge of nursing practices and procedures. Participates in and obtains continuing education classes and programs consistent with the level and area of practice including but not limited to:

  • Chest tube competency

  • Monitor/Defibrillator competency

  • Hemodynamic Education

  • Central-Line Education

  • Wound-Vac Education

  • Provides individual instruction and education to patients and families concerning health and medical needs per department protocol and as applicable to assigned area(s).

  • Assesses and anticipates the needs of the patient, problem solves issues, and coordinates the necessary interventions as defined by policy, procedure and the written/verbal orders of the provider as applicable to assigned area(s).

  • Precepts and/or assists with the orientation of new personnel.

The above essential functions are representative of major duties of positions in this job classification. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs. Other duties may be assigned similar to the above consistent with knowledge, skills and abilities required for the job. Not all of the duties may be assigned to a position.

Maintains regular and consistent attendance as scheduled by department leadership.


Variable (United States of America)

Schedule Details:

Please know schedules and shifts are subject to change based on patient care and department/organizational needs.


Logan Health operates 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Schedules are set to accommodate the requirements of the position and the needs of the organization and may be adjusted as needed.

Notice of Pre-Employment Screening Requirements

If you receive a job offer, please note all offers are contingent upon passing a pre-employment screening, which includes:

  • Criminal background check

  • Reference checks

  • Drug Screening

  • Health and Immunizations Screening

  • Physical Demand Review/Screening

Equal Opportunity Employer

Logan Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE/AA/M-F/Vet/Disability). We encourage all qualified individuals to apply for employment. We do not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on protected veteran status, race, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability or any other basis protected by applicable law. If you require accommodation to complete the application, testing or interview process, please notify Human Resources.

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The amazing providers, employees, and volunteers at Logan Health gift this organization with their innovation, knowledge, and compassion. Together, we're connecting our community to trusted, quality care and helping to improve lives every day.

Do you dream of living and working in a beautiful area surrounded by stunning scenery and endless recreation?

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