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Foot Clinic Registered Nurse or LPN (Registry)

Great Falls, MT 59404

Benefis Health System

Posted 1 weeks ago
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Job Description

The role of the foot clinic nurse requires individuals who have a high level of clinical competence and compassion. In addition to, a willingness to assume responsibility and accountability for autonomous practice. Qualities and characteristics that address these role expectations include; team oriented professionals who enjoy interactions with seniors, effective communication skills, sound judgment, flexibility and creative problem solving techniques, ability to adapt to diversity and change, and self direction and motivation.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Assess for foot issues and refer to podiatrist if indicated.

Soak foot and toes in warm water for approximately 10 minutes.

Dry foot and toes thoroughly.

Clip toenails straight across.

File edges of toenails.

Apply lotion to entire foot with the exception of toes. Do not apply lotion between toes.

Document s services and assessments performed in clinical record.

One nurse per clinic will be designated by the scheduler to return supplies and financial transactions of the foot clinic to the home health office. Supplies include but may not be limited to; prepared suitcases, clippers, clean linens.

Reconciliation of inventory used at foot clinics including clippers, towels, and other miscellaneous supplies.

Adheres to all Agency, payroll, billing and documentation policies and procedures.

Functions as a team member demonstrating collaboration with, and responsibility to patient, physician if indicated, and foot clinic scheduler.

Performs patient care responsibilities considering needs to the standard of care for patient's age.

Demonstrates effective time management and organizational skills; provides patient toenail trimmings and foot assessments as scheduled, completes patient care within designated time.

Addresses and supports cultural practices, as long as such practices do not harm others or interfere with the planned course of medical therapy.

Promotes patient/family/caregiver education using various verbal and written communication techniques that take into account the patient's/family's cultural, ethnic and/or personal needs or preferences.

Completes and submits necessary documentation in accordance with Agency policy and applicable regulations.

Submits verification of completed visits in accordance with Agency policy.

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 nursing program.

Current state licensure as a RN or LPN/LVN.

Experience as an LPN/LVN commensurate with one of the following:

One year experience in an acute care setting within the last 24 months;

Six months home care experience within the last 12 months.

Valid state driver's license and reliable automobile.

Proof of current automobile insurance.

Current CPR card.

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.
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