Care Site Description Platte Valley Medical Center (PVMC) is an excellent place to work with a proven success of hiring and retaining quality employees. In fact, the turnover rate among our associates is approximately half that of Denver metro area healthcare facilities. A Culture of Excellence and Care Platte Valley Medical Center is proud of our Planetree Designation which represents the highest level of evidence-based achievement in patient/person-centered care. All associates at Platte Valley commit to the Platte Valley Behavior Standards that help to sustain our culture of excellence. We recognize and value that one of our greatest strengths continues to derive from the friendships and alliances found throughout the Hospital. AS A SMOKE-FREE CAMPUS, WE HIRE ONLY NON-TOBACCO AND NON-MARIJUANA USERS. Platte Valley Medical Center promotes the science that tobacco use is harmful to health and does so by leading by example, encouraging abstinence, and sponsoring stop-smoking education for the community. Tobacco and marijuana use by employees diminishes the hospitalï¿½s capacity to advocate for healthy living and sends a message counterproductive to the hospitalï¿½s mission and values. Applicants who have been made an offer of employment will be tested for cotinine at their initial employment screen. If the test is positive an applicant may request a waiver; HOWEVER, the waiver process may include a urine test for anabasine, which is not present in non-smokers. If you have been tobacco-free and marijuana-free for the past 90 days, please continue to fill out your application. If you have not been tobacco-free and marijuana-free for the past 90 days, we are unable to accept your application at this time. We will be happy to accept your application in the future, once you have been tobacco-free and marijuana-free for 90 days. We reserve the right to do a cotinine and/or a marijuana test randomly or for cause. Description
In this position, the Registered Nurse, through care, counseling and curative measures, is responsible for ensuring that the patient has adequate information to make health decisions, coordination of total care and assisting the patient in reaching the ultimate goal of self-care in order to support health, life, and the quality of life.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Spiritual and Healing Environment
Develops a holistic approach to health and wellness by integrating the physical, psychosocial, cultural and spiritual needs of each individual throughout the continuum of care and in all settings
Develops a therapeutic relationship with the patient/family and creates an environment for healing and learning to occur.
Responds to comfort needs of the patient and patient/family requests for health information
Clinical Knowledge and Decision-Making Ability
Integrates and internalizes theoretical knowledge into clinical expertise
Develops focused assessment and critical thinking skills and utilizes evidence-based research to guide practice and enhance positive patient outcomes.
Develops and modifies individualized plans of care; communicates changes in the plan of care to the patient and healthcare team.
Collaboration and Professional Responsibility
Systematically evaluates the quality and effectiveness of nursing care and participates in individual and collective activities to improve patient care and the healthcare environment.
Participates in the advancement of the nursing profession through contributions to practice, education, administration, and research.
Education, Experience and Licensure/Certification Requirements Requirements are representative of the minimum level of knowledge, skills and/or abilities necessary to perform the essential functions of the position
Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing
Current Montana Registered Nurse licensure
Certification in Basic Life Support
Ability to communicate effectively and diplomatically within a multi-functional team
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
Ability to successfully function in a fast paced, service oriented environment
Experience in understanding and usage of computers and ability to learn new programs
SCL Health is a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that operates eight hospitals, four safety net clinics, one children’s mental health center and more than 190 ambulatory service centers in three states – Colorado, Kansas and Montana. The health system includes 15,000 full-time associates and more than 500 employed providers.