CLINICAL RESOURCE NURSE - FLEX

North Oaks Health System   Hammond, LA   Full-time     Nursing
Posted on January 20, 2023
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Status:  Full Time

Shift:     7P 12 hour shifts including rotating weekends

Exempt: No 

Summary:
Position’s primary function and its relationship to the Medical Center as a whole:The Clinical Resource Nurse (CRN) is responsible to provide clinical expertise and support to the clinical units at NOMC during times of high acuity, increased census and during codes and alerts. This person is responsible for promoting and maintaining quality patient care through assessment and effective communication with other members of the care team. Clinical activities will involve direct care to patients and/or coordination of care within the health care team. The CRN role requires advanced communication skills so they can ensure appropriate and timely clinical care can be provided in a cohesive manner from a range of services across the continuum of care. 

Other information:
Minimum License requirementLicense to practice as a Registered Nurse in the state of LouisianaEducation and Experience:1. Completion of an accredited RN program. Bachelor’s Degree preferred.2. 2 years of full-time post licensure clinical nursing as an RN. Must be current with CPR, ACLS,PALS, and NIH Stroke Certification. At least 1 year must be critical care/emergency care nursing experience within the immediate past 5 years.3. Demonstrated leadership, organizational and problem solving skills and the ability to work in stressful situations.4. Excellence in oral and written communication skills.PHYSICAL EFFORT REQUIRED:Strength: ModeratePush: OccasionallyPull: OccasionallyCarry: OccasionallyLift: OccasionallySit: FrequentlyStand: FrequentlyWalk: Frequently

Responsibilities:
1. Adheres to all regulatory requirements and professional standards as applicable to the specific area of nursing practice.2. Possess excellent critical thinking skills to be able to recognize priority patient situations that need immediate attention and excellent customer service skills and practice these on a consistent basis.3. Rounds in all patient care units as often as necessary to ascertain condition of patients, monitor PDI scores/alerts and provide on-site support to caregivers.4. Serves as a resource to nursing and medical staff on hospital policies, procedures and standards.5. Keeps the Administrative Operations Supervisor abreast of potential situations or circumstances that may potentially affect patient care or outcomes.6. Assists with admission/discharge or transfer of patients as needed.7. Responds to all emergencies and/or alerts on site.8. Assists with difficult IV starts.Clinical:1. Maintains clinical knowledge and expertise and uses established patient care standards when collaborating with staff on clinical issues.2. Collaborates with Administrative Nursing Supervisor to help identify patients requiring more frequent intervention and assists staff with patient evaluation and modification of interventions as necessary.3. Promptly responds to codes/alerts and assesses impact on clinical status. Provides on-site corrective action through communication with other members of the team.4. Initiates and participates in Performance Improvement Initiatives. Serves on Process Improvement Teams as requested.5. Promotes adherence to facility policies, procedures, protocols, and guidelines.6. Recognizes and reports situations, occurrences, problems or concerns in a timely fashion following appropriate communication channels.7. Reinforces staff awareness of roles and responsibilities during codes/alerts.Communication:1. Demonstrates knowledge of Medical Center and Departmental organizational structure and utilizes appropriate channels of communication. Communicates in an appropriate manner with those members of the health team necessary for seamless operations of Medical Center and care of patients.2. Implements and communicates current policies, procedures, and guidelines.3. Is knowledgeable about HIPAA rules and regulations. Complies with these regulations and is able to define own level of access for minimum necessary requirements.4. Communicates effectively at all levels, role modeling a professional approach with all situations and individuals, even faced with disagreement or conflict.5. Promotes a positive work environment by building trust and strengthening relationships with staff within and between units.6. Provides constructive feedback to members of the health care team in a timely manner.7. Assists the patient care team in timely communication of changes affecting care delivery and unit operations.8. Maintains effective communication with other services to support quality care and service delivery.Self-Development and Professional ' 1. Identifies own strengths and limitations.2. Establishes own goals and develops objectives.3. Sets priorities and target dates for accomplishment.Education:1. Keeps abreast of latest developments in health related areas.2. Attendance in professional programs and/or seminars, workshops, or conferences.3. Shares professional knowledge.4. Reads current literature.5. Completes continuing education programs that provides at least 5 CEU credits per calendar year.6. Is able to demonstrate competency in age specific criteria as applicable to job scope.7. Specialty certification preferred.