Clinical Resource Nurse
Department: 501306018 CRH-Med/Surg-NSG
Location: Custer, SD
Facility: Custer Regional Hospital
Requisition ID: 8357
The Clinical Resource Nurse must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to function as a nursing resource to physicians, staff, patients, and families for the age and type of patient cared for. This person will demonstrate strong communication skills to function as a conduit for communication between the medical staff, nursing staff, patients, families and ancillary departments. This person will be a strong advocate and promoter of Patient and Family-Centered Care. This person will also possess excellent critical-thinking skills to be able to recognize priority patient situations that need immediate attention. This person will possess excellent customer service skills and practice these on a consistent basis.Eb nctions
Consistently sets an example of excellence in clinical practice. Acts as a resource to clinical staff, patients, families and other customers regarding patient care. Mentors employees in the development and enhancement of clinical skills.
Takes a leadership role in the promotion of Patient and Family-Centered Care.
Collaborates directly with Physicians regarding admissions, transfers and discharges.
Establishes nursing care for patients based on nursing process, to include: assessment data and other relevant information; identified nursing diagnosis, needs and problems; appropriate interventions as per standards of nursing practice, policies, established protocol, or as determined by the professional judgment of the RN; patients response to interventions; modification of care plan following evaluation of response as needed.
Collaborates with physician and healthcare team in the coordination of post-hospital care needs.
Handles unanticipated events and crisis situations in a professional manner. Is alert to potential problems and notifies appropriate individual as necessary.
Manages the delivery of nursing care utilizing the nursing process to provide high quality patient care. Directs and assists others on the health care team to provide positive outcomes.
Performs quality control audits, monitors and documents problems as they relate to nursing issues related to accuracy, quality of care and the MDS Assures continuity of information including assessment and care plans.
Provides appropriate staffing levels while being fiscally responsible with productivity standards. Adjusts patient assignments to ensure safe patient care according to patient acuity. Delegates responsibilities with a professional, objective approach.
Utilizes critical thinking in implementing the coordination of medical and nursing interventions. Interventions demonstrate care planning that will promote good clinical outcomes.
Functions as a liaison between patient, family, unit staff, physician, and ancillary personnel.
Facilitates collaboration between patients, family physicians and members of the health care team. Rounds on patients and families; responds promptly and professionally to customers addressing requests, problems and concerns.
Ability to adapt and respond to change and learn quickly.
Displays a positive attitude and flexibility in changing situations.
Must be able to adapt to frequent interruptions while concentrating on critical tasks.
Ability to problem solve and make independent decisions based on sound judgement.
Ability to work flexible hours/days and may include on-call hours or rotation to all shifts.
Must have strong organizational skills and be able to work efficiently under stress.
Ability to establish priorities and manage time effectively.
Must be able to perform CPR.
Must have demonstrated leadership potential.
Bachelors Nursing Preferred;
3 years Healthcare/Medical - Acute Care experience required
Physical Demands: Medium Work
Lifting no more than 50 pounds at a time, with frequent lifting or carrying of objects weighing up to 25 pounds.
Work Hours: full time
Regional Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.
Regional Health offers a highly competitive and comprehensive benefits package that looks out for you and your family. We recognize there are many types of families, with many different needs. That's why our plans are flexible, allowing you to select the individual benefits which fit your personal needs.
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