The Director of Nursing (DON) for Senior Services is part of the leadership team and oversees clinical operations of the Benefis Ssenior Care Center, the Transitional Care Cottages and Westview on the West Campus. This person is responsible for the implementing of the organizational and the departmental mission, vision and goals. The DON is responsible for all aspects of nursing, i.e. staff management, departmental management and creating a professional practice environment that focuses on the customer and also provides Nursing Practice oversight in Assisted Living. . Administrative responsibilities include: annual work plan development, budget preparation, performance reviews, quality improvement programs, professional development programs for the staff and preparation/maintenance of regulatory requirements such as CMS/OSHA. The DON is responsible for communicating to the staff and other members of the healthcare and administrative team. The DON is responsible for the day-to-day operation of Staff, Petients/Residents and family within Senior Services.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Organizes programs, policies and procedures developed to assess, evaluate and meet the needs of the resident.
Implements standards of nursing practice reviewing and revising as necessary to reflect changes in nursing practice and resident population.
Addresses and supports cultural practices as long as such practices do not harm others or interfere with the planned course of medical therapy.
Provides clear, concise and current written policies and procedures are available to assist the staff and minimize risk factors.
Recommends modifications, additions or deletions to nursing staffing plans to ensure reasonable hours and acceptable working conditions to provide optimal patient care coverage.
Initiates and participates in problem solving, policy forming conferences for patient care services. Maintains close coordination with all departments to insure continuity and collaboration of services.
Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes resident safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
Participates with the Governing Body, management, medical staff and clinical leaders in decision-making process.
Plans and recommends to Executive Director new facilities or equipment or modifications thereto needed to provide resident care.
Serves as a member of professional staff committees in matters pertaining to resident care.
Participates in the Executive, Finance, Governing Body and medical staff departmental meetings.
Plans and coordinates with the Executive Director , utilizing the respective service managers for planning the budgeting requirements for personnel, performance of work, supplies and equipment.
Responsible for cost controls to insure maximum effectiveness of funds expended from approved departmental budgets
Implements an effective, ongoing program to measure, assess and improve the quality of nursing care delivered to patients.
Ensurs each nursing department's performance improvement goals interfaces with and supports the nursing department performance improvement program.
The results of each department's performance improvement activities are reported to the respective medical staff committees and to the hospital wide performance improvement committee.
Assures that nursing leaders review monthly performance improvement compliance with established indicators and sees that corrective actions are taken when negative outcomes are identified.
Collaborates with system leaders in developing, implementing, reviewing, revising and monitoring hospital wide performance improvement activities.
Exercises final authority over those associated with providing nursing care, treatment and services.
Develops and implements nursing staffing plans for the organization.
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.
Graduate of an accredited college of nursing.
Current license by this state as a registered nurse.
A minimum of a Baccalaureate degree in nursing.
Master’s degree in nursing or related field preferred.
Minimum one (1) to three (3) years prior experience in geriatric nursing staff role.
Minimum of three (5) years experience in acute or long term care management preferred.
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.
Benefis has been named one of the 150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare by Becker’s Hospital Review six years in a row, as well as one of America’s Best Midsize Employers in 2018 by Forbes and America’s Best-in-State Employers 2019. Thank you for applying to join the Benefis team!
As a not-for-profit community health system, Benefis is driven to provide the highest level of care. We serve nearly 230,000 residents across a 15-county region that is bigger than Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont combined. Benefis is the largest non-governmental employer in the Great Falls area, with more than 3,000 employees.Benefis has 530 licensed beds (that includes 146 beds in long-term care, 71 in assisted living and 20 beds at Peace Hospice of Montana) and partners with over 250 area physicians.Our hospital has been recognized for its exceptional work in quality care by providing a wide range of programs and services to help you live the best life possible. We’re here to help you “Live well.”Benefis Health System came about when two Christian-based hospitals became one. Our founders believed in providing good care to all in need, and trusted that this would be accomplished. The Benefis name was derived using Latin root words: "Bene-" meaning good, and "fis-" for faith and trust. It’s these same root words that make up such terms as ‘beneficial’ and ‘confidence’.Benefis has been a trusted provider of care for more than 125 years. And our name speaks to o...ur commitment: good care one can put faith in.Benefis is consistently ranked among America’s top hospitals by the nation’s leading healthcare ratings organizations for a range of services, including cancer care, joint replacement, stroke treatment, wound care and home health.To learn more about our services, continue looking through our website at WWW.BENEFIS.ORG or call 406.455.5000.