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Intermountain Health Registered Nurse Ortho Med Trauma in Billings, Montana

Job Description:

The Registered Nurse (RN) is a professional caregiver who assumes responsibility and accountability for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating care of patients. The staff RN utilizes the nursing process by use of technology, therapeutic intervention, evidence-based practice and coordination of care with other health team members.

Registered Nurse Scope Of Practice:

As a Registered Nurse you know that every day is different, which is why you need to know how to:

Assess, recognize, and address patients psychological and physical needs.

Foster quality of care with the best interests of patients and their families in mind.

Communicate compassionately and effectively.

Assist in developing individualized treatment plans.

Comply with evaluation, treatment and documentation guidelines.

Oversee care delivered by LPNs and/or CNAs- Participate in clinical team conferences.

Follow hospital, regulatory and professional guidelines, policies and procedures.

Hospital Information:

St. Vincent Regional Hospital delivers compassionate, quality care to the people of Montana and Northern Wyoming, as it has for more than 115 years. In addition to 11 primary care clinics in and around the Billings area, we offer a number of progressive specialty services. St. Vincent even has a special “hospital within a hospital” just for children, St. Vincent Children’s Healthcare. St. Vincent is part of Intermountain Health, a nonprofit faith-based health system that includes hospitals, physician clinics, home health, hospice, mental health and safety-net services.

Living In Billings, MT:

Montana's largest city, with a metro population of 110,000, Billings is growing quickly and strong economically. Plus, adventure and fun are everywhere you look. Magnificent Yellowstone National Park and historic Little Bighorn Battlefield are a short drive away. Billings TrailNet offers 45 miles of multi-use trails and 25 miles of street bike lanes. Arts and culture also abound with the Billings Symphony, Montana Blues Festival, Alberta Bair Theatre, Montana Fair, and more. Enjoy great local restaurants, farmer's markets and many award-winning microbreweries. Catch a minor league Billings Mustangs baseball or Billings Bulls hockey game. Golfers, boaters, rock climbers, campers, hunters, skiers, trout fishermen and snowmobile enthusiasts will also love living here. Billings boasts a four-seasons climate with year-round sunshine and stunning mountain vistas. Add in affordable homes and good schools, and Billings has a one-of-a-kind lifestyle with work balance that appeals to many.

Ortho Unit Info and Fun Facts:

  • The Ortho floor of Med Surg is a 45 bed unit(the biggest in the care site) that specializes in caring for a variety of both medical and surgical patients. We provide inpatient care to patients with multiple diagnoses including sepsis, diabetes, electrolyte imbalances, gastrointestinal, respiratory, cardiac-tele monitored, infectious, kidney, and liver diseases.  We also offer surgical care for pre/ post orthopedic surgeries, general surgeries such as bowel resections/ ostomies, pre/post laparoscopic procedure, bladder surgeries, and plastics.  Caregivers utilize the nursing process by use of technology, therapeutic intervention, evidence-based practice and coordination of care with other health team members.

  • Fast paced atmosphere, great learning environment, Team Nursing Model , and a very involved Unit Council

  • The Team nursing Model isbased on philosophy in which groups of professional and non- professional nursing personnel work together to identify, plan, implement and evaluate comprehensive client-centered care.

  • A list of new Innovative changes or devices for patient care used on your unit : A variety of lifts are used to assist our patients with mobility—including 10 rooms with ceiling lifts and one with a bariatric lift​, sit to stand lifts, and more.

  • Unit touring is encouraged and available via appointment.

Check out these videos to hear from some of our great caregivers;

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Posting Specifics:

Benefits Eligible: Yes

Shift Details: Full Time, Variable Shifts

Additional Details: Shift differentials available for evenings, nights and weekends

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing is required.

  • A Registered Nurse with an ASN/ADN degree must complete a BSN degree within four (4) years from the Registered Nurse’s date of hire unless the Registered Nurse has a minimum of fifteen (15) years of proven continuous Registered Nurse experience in an acute care setting. Failure to obtain a BSN degree within that time frame may result in suspension or termination of employment. Any Registered Nurse who takes legally protected leave during the Four (4) year completion period may have the period extended by a comparable amount of time.

  • Registered Nurses employed by St Vincent, Good Samaritan, St. Joseph, or Lutheran Medical Centers as of September 1, 2014 with only an ASN/ADN will be exempt from this requirement. Registered Nurses employed by Holy Rosary, Platte Valley, St. Mary’s, Home Health, and TSFP as of December 31, 2017 with only an ASN/ADN will be exempt from this requirement.

Required Certification and/or Licensure:

  • Current license as a Registered Nurse in the state of practice is required.

  • Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS-HCP) certification upon hire or obtained within 60 days of hire with prior approval. (ACLS/NRP/PALS as appropriate for unit or service.)

  • Additional Job DescriptionOngoing need for employee to see and read information, labels, assess patient needs, operate monitors, identify equipment and supplies.- and -Frequent interactions with patient care providers, patients, and visitors that require employee to verbally communicate as well as hear and understand spoken information, alarms, needs, and issues quickly and accurately, particularly during emergency situations.- and -Manual dexterity of hands and fingers to manipulate complex and delicate equipment with precision and accuracy. This includes frequent computer use and typing for documenting patient care, accessing needed information, medication preparation, etc.- and -Expected to lift and utilize full range of movement to transfer patients. Will also bend to retrieve, lift, and carry supplies and equipment. Typically includes items of varying weights, up to and including heavy items.- and -Need to walk and assist with transporting/ambulating patients and obtaining and distributing supplies and equipment. This includes pushing/pulling gurneys and portable equipment, including heavy items. Often required to navigate crowded and busy rooms (full of equipment, power cords on the floor, etc).- and -May be expected to stand in a stationary position for an extended period of time.

Physical Requirements:

Interact with others by effectively communicating, both orally and in writing.- and -Operate computers and other office equipment requiring the ability to move fingers and hands.- and -See and read computer monitors and documents.- and -Remain sitting or standing for long periods of time to perform work on a computer, telephone, or other equipment.- and -May require lifting and transporting objects and office supplies, bending, kneeling and reaching.

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Intermountain Health St Vincent Regional Hospital

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The hourly range for this position is listed below. Actual hourly rate dependent upon experience.

$35.70 - $50.50

We care about your well-being – mind, body, and spirit – which is why we provide our caregivers a generous benefits package that covers a wide range of programs to foster a sustainable culture of wellness that encompasses living healthy, happy, secure, connected, and engaged.

Learn more about our comprehensive benefits packages for our Idaho, Nevada, and Utah based caregivers ( , and for our Colorado, Montana, and Kansas based caregivers ( ; and our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion ( .

Intermountain Health is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.