Oct 14, 2021

Clinical Resource Education Nurse - General Patient Care

  • Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
  • Atlanta, GA, USA

Job Description

Work Schedule/Days: Night / Variable
Employment Type: Part-Time
Location: Scottish Rite
Requisition #: 82922

JOB SUMMARY

The Clinical Resource and Education Nurse is a highly experienced registered nurse, who works with newly hired nurses through their first year in order to facilitate and evaluate learning immediately following the completion of a successful clinical orientation. They will partner to foster safe, competent practice as well as strengthen confidence in the clinical arena while building and facilitating a trusting relationship with teammates, physicians, and families.

EDUCATION

• Graduate from accredited school of nursing
• Bachelor of Science in nursing or higher

CERTIFICATION SUMMARY

• Licensure as a Registered Nurse in the single State of Georgia or Multi-State through the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact
• BLS certification required
• PEARS or PALS Certification required
• Professional Nursing certification required

EXPERIENCE*

• Minimum 3 years of pediatric experience

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS*

• Master degree in nursing or related field
• Formal mentor
• Formal Peer Supporter

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS & ABILITIES*

• Demonstrated competence in critical thinking, interpersonal, and technical skills
• Strong communication and organizational skills
• Self-motivated and directed
• Enthusiastic customer service skills
• Proficiency in using and navigating technology tools such as electronic medical record, Microsoft Office Suite and Learning Management System (LMS)

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES*

1. Technical Skills
• Acts as a resource for accessing policies and procedures.
• Acts as a resource for accessing resources available on the night shift (i.e. Vascular Access)
• Facilitates completion of the initial competencies checklist.
• Responds to phone calls within 15 minutes.
• Acts as a resource and assists with the technical training of new equipment, supplies, and instruments
• Serve as a super user for various processes or new equipment
• Maintains competence to provide and/or assist with clinical care

2. Critical Thinking
• Reviews patient assignment with new nurse to verify appropriateness and determine the plan for prioritizing patient care
• Facilitates open communication between the new nurse and charge nurse
• Serves as a resource in recognizing and responding to a deteriorating patient.
• Debriefs with the new nurse and appropriate staff following challenging events (rapid response, codes)
• Facilitates provider communication by utilizing SBAR and Call Decision Tree.

3. Interpersonal Relations
• Personally interacts with each new nurse at least two times per shift.
• Provides side by side education to individuals or groups.
• Promotes cohesive behavior among team members; actively promotes relationships with self, staff, and family.
• Models Children’s Service Excellence behaviors
• Serves as a mentor
• Collaborates with new nurses, unit management and/or department educators to monitor employee’s progress throughout their first year

4. Development (Fostering Clinical Knowledge)
• Participates in the educational process related to the delivery of healthcare.
• Provide applicable educational opportunities to all night shift employees.
• Maintains own professional growth and development. (not be required to participate in the My Nursing Career Path Program, unless required by another job code)
• Fosters professional development of new nurses by providing constructive performance feedback through the designated documentation tool accessible to the new nurse’s unit leaders

• Partners with unit leadership and new nurse to develop individualized developmental plan if needed
• Serves as an educational resource, specific to established clinical protocols and guidelines, for new nurses
• Responsible for designing, implementing, evaluating and revising continuing education programs for new nurses as needed
• Must be able to apply for continuing education credits for educational programs delivered
• Must serve as a role model and provide the leadership needed to implement evidence-based practice
• Supports and facilitates system/campus/unit based process improvement initiatives

5. Engagement
• Fosters collegial relationships between team members, other departments, and medical staff members.
• Supports and maintains a therapeutic and professional environment

SYSTEM RESPONSIBILITIES*

Safety: Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for the reporting of employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to the supervisor and in the occurrence notification system.

Compliance: Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process. Maintains records of compliance activities and reports compliance activities to the Compliance Office.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS*

Ability to lift up to 40 lbs independently and greater than 40 lbs with assistance
Bending/Stooping - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Climbing - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Hearing/Speaking - Effective communication with employees, supervisors/managers and staff. Effective communications with patients and visitors, as required.
Lifting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Pushing/Pulling - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Sitting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Standing - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)
Walking - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)

WORKING CONDITIONS*

Definite potential for exposure to blood and body fluids

Address: 1001 Johnson Ferry Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30342
Function: Nursing - Nursing-Bedside