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State of Montana Aggregate Registered Nurse in Columbia Falls, Montana

Job Overview: *The Montana Veterans’ Home is a Medicare/Medicaid and Veterans’ Administration certified facility that has been providing services to Veterans since 1896. Admission is for honorably discharged veterans who qualify for skilled/intermediate nursing care or domiciliary self-care living. Spouses of veterans may be admitted on a space-available basis. This position provides nursing care to ensure veterans are safe and healthy. Other responsibilities include: 1) Assessing, planning, implementing, and documenting nursing care for residents; 2) Administering prescribed medications and treatments; and 3) Providing guidance and assistance to LPNs and CNAs as necessary. *Essential Functions (Major Duties or Responsibilities): 1. Resident Care (80%) * Assesses, plans, implements, and documents nursing care for residents following accepted nursing standard practices. * Completes residents' assessments as needed. * Collaborates with healthcare providers to assess, initate, implement, or evaluate resident care plans. * Monitors, documents, and reports symptoms or changes in residents' health and well-being. * Administers prescribed medications and treatments following professional standards and controlled substance regulations. * Reponds to emergencies by contacting appropriate staff and initiates proper intervention. * Providesindividual counseling, and educates residents and family members about healthcare needs. 1. Interdisciplinary Team (15%) * Establishes compassion environment by providing emotional, psychological, and spiritual support to residents, families, and friends. * Assures quality of care by adhering to professional standards and participating with the quality assurance program. * Protects residents and employees by adhering to infection control and safety standards. * Provides guidance and assistance to LPNs and CNAs as necessary. 1. Other Duties as Assigned (5%) * Orients new residents and nursing staff. * Submits requests for supplies or equipment. * Coordinates staffing coverage to ensure residents needs are met. * Provides immediate intervention with inadequate staff performance and refers information to supervisor. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (Behaviors): Required for the first day of work: * General knowledge of current professional standards and Montana nursing statues and rules. * Knowledge of nursing, treatment planning, and medications. * General knowledge of geriatric resident care. * Effective time management and problem solving skills. * Skills with diagnostic instruments such as glucometer, oxygen equipment, electrocardiography. * Effective written and oral communication skills. * Ability to maintain resident confidentiality and comply with protected health information. * Ability to demonstrate compassion and patience. Minimum Qualifications (Education and Experience): * Bachelor’s degree from an accredited school of nursing. * Current Montana RN License. * Two years experience as an RN. * At least one year geriatric nursing experience preferred. * Other equivalent combinations of directly related education and experience may be considered on a case-by-case basis. Physical and Environmental Demands: Lift 50# rarely; Lift 15-20# frequently;Reach forward and below frequently;Push/Pull 60# occasionally; 10-20# occasionally. Dexterity for handling instruments and equipment. May be exposed to bloodborne pathogens. Job: Healthcare* *Title: *Aggregate Registered Nurse * Location: *Columbia Falls Requisition ID: 21141469