Benefis Health Systems Grandview Cottages Registered Nurse in Great Falls, Montana

Job Description

Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates the nursing care of patients/residents (patients) within the skilled nursing setting. Responsible for ensuring continuity and coordination of care of the patients between shifts by providing direct care as well as supervision of the care given by CNAs, LPNs and supportive staff members. Participates in patient and family teaching. Maintains role as patient advocate with a focus on the facility’s mission. Provides direct patient care as needed and communicates with Providers and Team Members about changes in the clinical condition and care plan.


Assesses patient’s physical status and nursing needs on admission and as needed when conditions change. Prescribes and updates the Plan of Care and completes the Minimum Data Set (if trained to to MDS) in collaboration with the MDS Coordinator.

Assesses and reassesses pain. Utilizes appropriate pain management techniques. Educates the patient, family and team members regarding pain management.

Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and religious/spiritual needs of resident and their families.

Performs all aspects of resident care in accordance with the Plan of Care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.

Notifies Provider of changes in patient’s condition and follows through until appropriate action is taken.

Notes and carries out physician’s/provider’s orders in a timely manner.

Performs waived testing (point-of-care testing) per Clinical laboratory’s and the unit’s policies and procedures.

Interprets results of waived tests and takes appropriate action on waived test results.

Knows and communicates high risk medications for older adults and the appropriate monitoring related to indication and clinical condition including the need for Gradual Dose Reduction (GDR) of Antipsychotic Medications

Documents changes in patient’s condition and nursing care provided in the resident’s medical record.

Completes documentation in a timely, clear, concise and pertinent manner.

Functions as a patient advocate by protecting the patient’s rights.

Teaches and consistently involves patient and family in planning for care, treatment, teaching needs and discharge plans.

Ensures safety by making daily Safety Rounds and coordinates daily Safety Report with follow-up as needed for any Care Plan changes that need to be made.

Treats patients, their families, visitors and co-workers with respect and dignity.

Gives a thorough report to oncoming shift by participating in walking rounds and documenting appropriately on calendar for upcoming needs.

Follows through, as needed, on information given by shift report, resident or family regarding resident concerns.

Functions as a liaison between the patient/family and the provider or management.

Maintains good working relationships between other units and departments

Functions as a leader for the CNAs, RCA, LPNs and support staff by delegating in a manner that contributes to the excellence of the nursing unit to which RN is assigned.

Works collaboratively with IDT, including Social Worker/Discharge Nurse to secure optimal patient placement.

Motivates others and organizes workload so that all functions are completed appropriately.

Demonstrates creativity in solving problems and looking at situations in new and innovative ways.

Participates in orientation of new personnel and performance evaluations of nursing staff.

Demonstrates ability to remain calm in emergency and/or stressful situations and gives everyone a feeling of confidence that the situation is under control.

Consistently follows policies and procedures of the facility.

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.

Education/Experience Requirements:

Graduate of an accredited college of nursing.

Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Montana.

Current BCLS certification for healthcare providers and maintains certification as required by Benefis policy.

About Us

Community Information: Great Falls has a city population of 60,000, with a draw of over 275,000 people in north central Montana. We experience mild winters and enjoy blue skies over 300 days per year. Great Falls is a wonderful and safe place to raise a family, with nationally ranked public schools and an average commute of under 12 minutes, making the quality of life in Great Falls unsurpassed in the Rocky Mountain West. Additionally, the Missouri River, a blue-ribbon fly-fishing destination, runs through the middle of town. Outdoor activities include camping, hiking, horseback riding, water and snow skiing, rock and ice climbing, boating, whitewater kayaking, off-road motorsports, upland bird and waterfowl hunting, and big-game hunting.

Benefis Health System: This is your opportunity to be part of an exceptional health system in a state that is well known for its beautiful four seasons and outdoor lifestyle. While enjoying the last best place, you’ll have the added benefit of having access to Benefis Health System, one of the state’s most modern and progressive healthcare facilities with 500+ beds and over 270 employed medical staff members representing more than 40 specialties. Our state-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge technologies make Benefis an exceptional working environment and one of the “150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare” five years in a row.

Date Posted: Posted 6 month(s) ago

Job Family: PROF

Location: Great Falls, Montana