The role of the training center CNA/HHA instructor requires individuals who have a high level of both clinical and technical competence and a willingness to assume responsibility and accountability or autonomous practices. Qualities and characteristics that address these role expectations include; advanced assessment skills, effective communication skills, sound judgment, flexibility and creative problem solving techniques, ability to adapt to diversity and change, and self direction and motivation. Awareness of personal care attendant, certified nurse aide and home health aide rules and regulations are required.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The clinical instructor will train PCA, CNA, and HHA students.
Promote Spectrum Medical Inc and the training program as evidenced by developing contacts with potential clientele.
Coordinate the state approved sixteen hours of clinical care within the community.
Demonstrate an understanding of sound financial practices by managing resources including revenue and expenses.
Responsible for ensuring compliance with training standards of the programs as established in the Montana Code Regulation 483.75.
Responsible for completion of the student file. File includes but may not be limited to; Competency checklist for each client as directed by Federal and State Regulation, Test scores, Attendance Roster, Initial Application and Consent, Method of Payment, Copy of authorized certificate of completion, and Entering the candidate into the State system for testing
Responsible for promoting both internal and external customer service in addition to, exhibiting an attitude that is conducive and becoming of a licensed professional nurse.
Adheres to all Agency, payroll, billing and documentation policies and procedures.
Participates in Agency's other mandated activities, as requested by Director of Clinical Services including in-services and UR/PI committee.
Addresses and supports cultural practices, as long as such practices do not harm others or interfere with the planned course of medical therapy.
Maintains current knowledge of community resources. Identifies and assesses appropriate external and internal resources to meet patient and/or family needs and to facilitate optimal patient outcomes while home care services are being procedures, and for transfer and discharge processes.
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.
Adheres to dress code.
Completes annual educational requirements.
Maintains regulatory requirements.
Wears identification while on duty.
Maintains confidentiality at all times.
Attends department staff meetings as required within the department.
Reports to work on time and as scheduled; completes work in designated time.
Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner.
Actively participates in performance improvement and continuous quality improvement (CQI) activities.
Coordinates efforts in meeting regulatory compliance, federal, state and local regulations and standards
Communicates and complies with the Benefis Health System Mission, Vision and Values as well as the focus statement of the department.
Complies with Benefis Health System Organization Policies and Procedures.
Complies with Health and Safety Standards and Guidelines.
Current state licensure as a 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
Proof of Approval for Clinical Instructor by State of Montana
Valid state driver's license and reliable automobile.
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.