Posted 3 months ago
Listing Type: Nursing
Employment Type: Nursing
Education Level: BSN Preferred
Experience Level: All|Experienced
CLINICAL RESOURCE NURSE
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Day Shift; occasional Evening & Weekends
The Clinical Resource Nurse will serve as a clinical resource for the patient care units, collaborate with nurse leaders, medical staff and nursing staff and provides expert clinical support to improve patient care and patient outcomes. The Clinical Resource Nurse plans, directs, and coordinates new employee orientation, initial and ongoing competency skills assessment, development, and clinical knowledge growth for staff involved in clinical practice. Facilitates learning and development of critical thinking skills utilizing a variety of teaching methods. Ensures adherence to established clinical policies, protocols, regulations, and standards.
RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
*Commits to the mission, vision, beliefs and consistently demonstrates our core values.
*Takes on a leadership role in role modeling the mission, beliefs, and behaviors of the Medical Center; promotes and role models highly effective interpersonal relationships.
*Assists in concurrent and retrospective resolution of patient, family, and/or physician concerns and complaints; collaborates with the Nurse Manager to ensure daily leader/patient rounding is completed for each patient.
*Participates with the Nurse Manager in the process of interviewing and hiring of staff for the unit/area assigned; promotes the recognition and retention of staff.
*Assures that existing policies and procedures are adhered to during daily interactions with staff.
*Assists and supports the Nurse Manager with communicating and implementing unit/area changes.
*Timely, objectively, and constructively coaches staff as appropriate when practice and/or safety issues are observed or reported; communicates with the Nurse Manager if a colleague fails to respond to proper guidance or adhere to standards expected for quality care; documents corrective actions and reviews with staff as appropriate.
*Demonstrates clinical proficiency in assigned area of nursing care by:
Maintaining a high level of competency in direct patient care
Applying evidence-based practice in the clinical setting
Appropriately using, explaining, and evaluating clinical equipment
Utilizing and explaining the EMR and downtime documentation system.
*Facilitates learning, development of critical thinking skills and all facets of practice by:
Assessing learning and developmental needs of nursing staff, preceptors and departmental personnel
Demonstrating, teaching and evaluating critical thinking skills in all aspects of clinical practice
Developing education and appropriate competencies based on evidence based practice for age-specific, condition-specific populations and treatment protocols including medication and equipment
Modeling appropriate learning methodologies to promote mastery of competencies in assigned area of nursing care
Developing and evaluating the effectiveness of learning strategies
Facilitating the orientation schedule and training methods with the orientee, preceptor and manager
Administering online orientation
Monitoring progress of orientee during formal orientation and through the completion of initial classes
Tracking completion of mandatory requirements for all staff
Maintains or assists with competency files and records maintenance
*Participates in performance and improvement projects in collaboration with other clinical staff and interdisciplinary teams including:
Conducting performance audits related to work responsibilities
Providing input into performance improvement opportunities and communicating performance/process outcomes to staff
Evaluating safety practices
Supporting the evaluation of new products and equipment
Monitors new research for best practice; promotes new practices and technology with staff and physicians
Developing and implementing strategies to improve patient care.
Current Registered Nurse licensure from the State of Nebraska or approved compact state of residence as defined by the Nebraska Nurse Practice Act required. Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing required. Certification in specialty based on department requirements required within 12 months of hire. Minimum of three (3) years of clinical experience managing patient populations consistent with the area of assignment. Charge/supervisory experience preferred. Basic Life Support (CPR) required. Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) required for Critical Care Areas.
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