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Bozeman Deaconess Hospital Bozeman, MT
  • Expired: December 27, 2018. Applications are no longer accepted.

      • Must possess the skills and abilities to engage in the nursing process including but not limited to the assessment, nursing analysis, planning, nursing intervention and evaluation in the promotion and maintenance of the patient's health across the continuum of life. Must have the skills needed to supervise and delegate appropriate functions to subordinate personnel. Must have the skills/abilities to evaluate and ensure that the medical plan of care is carried out. Must have the educational, physical and mental capabilities to perform procedures common to their nursing unit.
      • Must complete department specific competency validation checklists within four (4) month probationary period or as designated per topic.
      • If Lactation Consultant:

        •  Prenatal appointment opportunities to offer prenatal breastfeeding counseling, and to introduce and promote the OB services offered (lactation program, hearing screening, Lamaze Classes, follow-up, etc.)
        • Teach the prenatal breastfeeding class.
        • Daily rounds to evaluate and educate if needed each breastfeeding mother in the hospital after delivery, before discharge.
        • Follow-up phone calls to each mother after discharge.
        • Out-patient visits for lactation evaluation. Home visits optional.
        • Make and accept lactation referrals from physicians and/or hospital.
        • Breast pump dispensing and education for all mothers needing a pump.
        • Lactation support for staff.
        • Staff and physician education yearly or as needed.
      • Required:
          • Current Montana Registered Nurse License


      • Preferred:

      • Required:
          • NRP Certification required within 6 months of hire
          • Recertification of NRP required every 2 years during employment as per ANA guidelines
          • FHM competency course (APS on-line course) or equivalent AWHONN approved course completed within 6 months of hire (not required if a Lactation RN)
          • Recertification of FHM required every 2 years thereafter (not required if a Lactation RN)
          • ACLS required with 1 year of hire (not required for Lactation RN)
          • ACLS recertification is required every 2 years thereafter (not required for Lactation RN) 
          • BLS Certification through the American Heart Assocation as Health Care Provider

          If Lactation Consultant:

          • Current certification in lactation consulting/counseling (CLC, IBCLC)
          • Certification must be maintained and continuing education as required
      • Preferred:

      • Required:
          • 1 year Labor and Delivery


      • Preferred:
    • Collects Comprehensive data pertinent to the patient's health or the situation (Assessment)
      • Collects data in a systematic and ongoing process.
      • Involves the patient, family and other healthcare providers in data collection
      • Prioritizes data collection activities based on the patient's immediate condition, or anticipated needs of the patient or situation
      • Uses evidence-based assessment techniques in collecting pertinent data
      • Uses problem solving thinking
      • Synthesizes available data, information and knowledge relevant to the situation to identify patterns and variances
    • Analyzes the assessment data to determine diagnoses or issues (Diagnosis)
      • Derives the patient nursing diagnoses or issues based on assessment data
      • Validates the nursing diagnoses or issues with the patient, family and other healthcare providers when possible and appropriate
      • Documents nursing diagnoses or issues in a manner that facilitates the determination of the expected Outcome or plan
    • Identifies expected outcomes for a plan individualized to the patient or the situation
      • Involves the patient, family and other healthcare providers in formulating expected outcomes
      • Develops culturally appropriate expected outcomes for the diagnoses
      • Develops expected outcomes that provide direction for the continuity of care
      • Modifies expected outcomes based on changes in the status of the patient or evaluation of the situation
    • Develops a plan that prescribes strategies and alternatives to attain expected outcomes (Plan of Care)
      • Develops an individualized plan of care considering patient characteristics or the situation
      • Develops the plan in conjunction with the patient, family and others as appropriate
      • Includes strategies within the plan that address each of the identified diagnoses or issues
      • Provides for continuity within the plan
      • Establishes plan priorities with the patient, family and others as appropriate
      • Utilizes the plan to provide direction to other members of the healthcare team
    • Implements the identified plan of care
      • Implements the plan of care in a safe and timely manner
      • Documents implementation and any modifications to the plan of care
      • Utilizes evidence-based interventions and treatments specific to the diagnoses or problem
      • Collaborates with nursing colleagues and others to implement the plan of care
      • Coordinates the implementation of the plan of care
      • Documents the coordination of care

Bozeman Deaconess Hospital


Bozeman, MT