Resource Clinician
Munson Healthcare - Traverse City, MI

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  • Bachelors Degree is required
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Graduate of an accredited school of nursing and registered in good standing with the State of Michigan.

Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing required.

A minimum of 5 years of experience with focus of expertise and demonstrated competency in medical and surgical nursing.

Previous leadership and teaching preferred.

Self directed professional who is able to function autonomously in a leadership role to assist and support staff nurses in decision-making and problem-solving clinical issues related to the delivery of nursing care.

Able to function in a calm and effective manner in crisis situations.

Assess skill levels of new employees and determines extend and duration of orientation and training required.

Assists the Educational Resource and other patient care units in developing and presenting educational programs.

ORGANIZATION

Works under the direction of the Unit Manager.

Works collaboratively with all nursing units and Staff Development.

Serves to supervise and evaluate the skills and activities of new employees in training, and/or those employees who are new.

Responsible for assisting with educational development of new and existing staff.

AGE OF PATIENTS SERVED

Cares for patients in the age category(s) checked below:
Neonatal (birth-1 mo)

X

Young adult (18 yr-25 yrs)

Infant (1 mo-1 yr)

X

Adult (26 yrs-54 yrs)

Early childhood (1 yr-5 yrs)

X

Sr. Adult (55 yrs-64 yrs)

Late childhood (6 yrs-12 yrs)

X

Geriatric (65 yrs & above)

X

Adolescence (13 yrs-17 yrs)

All ages (birth & above)

No direct clinical contact with patients

SPECIFIC DUTIES

1.

Supports the mission statement of Munson Medical Center (MMC):

Munson Medical Center is the core of a regional health system.

In partnership with physicians, we provide quality, compassionate, comprehensive and cost-effective services for improvement of the health of our patients and the communities we serve.

2.

Embraces and supports the Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) philosophy of Munson Medical Center:

We are committed to the name "Munson" meaning excellence.

We will provide services that meet our customers' requirements every time.

3.

Adheres to Exceptional Skills with People (ESP) House Rules at all times.

4.

Acknowledges that safety is a self-responsibility.

Knows the physical requirements of the job and work within those guidelines.

Performs job duties safely at all times, utilizing learned body mechanics and transferring/lifting techniques.

Plans actions to promote safety.

Reports any unsafe situation/equipment according to Hospital procedure.

5.

Must possess excellent communication skills, verbal and written.

6.

Ability to teach current nursing techniques and concepts to staff nurses with non-threatening demeanor, creating an environment where nurses are comfortable with asking questions and receiving guidance.

7.

Establishes a high level of rapport with persons having diverse backgrounds, skill levels and attitudes.

8.

Is called upon to motivate others to develop skills and techniques and to develop good work habits and sound patient care and interpersonal attitudes.

Establishes an educational climate that is conducive to individual professional growth and development.

9.

Acts as a resource person by supporting and reinforcing the clinical skills and judgment of the staff nurse.

10.

Acts as a clinical consultation/educator by teaching and guiding staff nurses in assessing, diagnosing, intervening and evaluating the delivery of nursing care.

11.

Acts as a role model by collaborating with physicians and other health care professionals and creating positive relations to plan and deliver quality nursing care.

12.

Acts as a clinical consultant in the use and standardization of equipment used in the general nursing unit.

13.

Demonstrates advanced knowledge and clinical competence in:
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Head to toe physical system assessment of patients.

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Planned care for patients and families.

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Identifying learning needs of patients and families.

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Implementing advanced nursing interventions for hemodynamically or critically unstable patients.

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Evaluating patient and/or family responses to medical and/or nursing interventions.

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New or existing equipment.

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Policies and procedures.

14.

Assists staff members in planning and evaluating care for complex patients using nursing theory and standards.

15.

Consults with unit manager and staff nurses to identify staff development needs and assists in planning and presenting inservices to the staff.

16.

Assists in evaluating staff members for their educational and clinical needs.

17.

Actively participates in unit and hospital shared governance activities.

18.

Serves on various nursing and/or interdisciplinary committees to foster quality services throughout the organization.

19.

Assists unit manager in evaluating the quality of patient care and formulating solutions to identified problems.

20.

Attends appropriate staff meetings and other unit specific committees.

21.

Maintains knowledge of current research and progress in intensive care nursing and patient care through educational and organizational activities.

22.

Communicates and fosters nursing research directed toward improved patient care.

23.

Participates in local, state and national nursing activities.

24.

Participates in the development of nursing standards and procedures.

25.

Assists in the development and implementation of unit goals and objectives through collaboration with nursing staff and unit manager.

26.

Recommends the need for materials, supplies, and equipment.

27. Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

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