+ POSITION SUMMARY 40 Hours, Days and Evenings, 1:00pm-9:30pm
+ The Resource Nurse directly oversees and serves as an immediate, first line clinical resource to staff on a designated unit and shift. The Resource Nurse demonstrates well developed clinical competencies appropriate to specialty area when providing direct patient care or guiding other staff. Functions as an integral member of the unit’s management team and works to ensure smooth real time operations of unit on assigned shift, and adheres to values under the EHS Professional Practice Model which guide all dimensions of practice.
+ REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS
+ Innovation & Inspiration
+ Models skilled communication, true collaboration, effective decision-making, meaningful recognition, and authentic leadership, as described in Establishing and Sustaining Healthy Work Environments (AACN, 2005).
+ Participates in professional enhancement activities. Examples include: membership in hospital-wide committees, health system initiatives, development of education materials, professional association activities.
+ Provides leadership to the health care team in developing integrated approaches to care.
+ Collaboration & Continuity in Caring
+ Collaborates with and serves as a resource to medical staff for relevant clinical and other issues.
+ Consults with and/or communicates questions and concerns to the Clinical Nurse Manager and/or Administrative Supervisor as appropriate in a timely manner.
+ Assists staff with the provision of care to assigned patients; assumes a partial patient assignment.
+ Provides oversight and ensures smooth shift-based operations including but not limited to completion of unit specific tasks, patient flow, interdisciplinary collaboration, patient satisfaction, issue resolution and occurrence reporting.
+ Collaborates with the Clinical Nurse Manager to effectively control costs through innovative and economical utilization of personnel, materials and equipment and assists in the mentor-ship of staff as stewards of resources.
+ Respect & Role Modeling
+ Applies well developed critical thinking skills in guiding and assisting staff to identify and address clinical concerns in order to promote optimal patient outcomes.
+ Serves as a role model; coaches and mentors other staff, promotes teamwork, and assesses performance, behavior and attendance of staff on assigned shift and communicates information to Clinical Nurse Manager to facilitate effective and timely completion of performance reviews.
+ Serves as the designated shift resource for assigned new graduate nurses during their first year of employment, beyond their precepted orientation period.
+ Ethics & Integrity
+ In the absence of the Clinical Nurse Manager, collaborates with Administrative Supervisor to address/stabilize management and operational issues requiring immediate attention; i.e., staffing and scheduling, disciplinary actions.
+ Supports the department’s Shared Governance structure and is accountable for quality improvement outcomes.
+ Education: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. BSN required, or must be actively enrolled in a program. Termination of a program without degree completion, will remove eligibility for the role.
+ Experience: Minimum of two (2) years of current experience in an acute care setting required. Must be at a clinical level that reflects proficiency and in-depth knowledge of nursing practice.
+ Licensure: License to practice as a Registered Nurse in the state of New Hampshire required.
+ Technical Certification: Life support authorization (BLS, ACLS, etc.) appropriate to patient population required.
+ Professional Certification: Specialty certification required within six (6) months of eligibility.
+ Software/ Hardware: Ability to advance basic computer skills as the health system adds new systems or performs upgrades to existing systems.
+ OTHER REQUIREMENTS