The Women's & Infant Services Clinical Resource Specialist Full Time
Erlanger Health System - Chattanooga, TN

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Job Summary:
The Women?s & Infant Services Clinical Resource Specialist provides expert nursing care in Labor & Delivery and Women?s & Infants? Services. The major role functions of the Clinical Resource Specialist include staff education, consultation, clinical practice, and research. The CRS will maintain credentialing of staff in CPR, NRP, STABLE, ACLS and Fetal Monitoring. They will ensure HLC completion of all staff annually. They will hold annual staff education classes. They will provide Levels 1, 2 and 3 courses for the Southeast Tennessee Nurses for a total of at least two courses per year. They will develop and coordinate orientation of all new hires as well as assisting the preceptors in the orientation process. They will attend OB section, Newborn care and Service line meetings. They will have knowledge of and access to OBIX, MAK, Net Access and the infant security system. Mock codes will be coordinated for L and D, OBGYN and the newborn Nursery at least biannually. They will work with OB and pediatric liaisons as needed to promote regional referrals and maintain data base of referral information for the state in accordance with the Tennessee Perinatal Advisory Committee. The CRS will maintain the perinatal grant and manages the budget for the grant. Additionally they will be responsible for clinical knowledge and ability to work as a staff nurse as needed. Further they will be responsible to fill in for the manager in her absence as needed.

Education:
Required: Master?s Degree, or Advanced Practice Nurse

Preferred:
Experience:
Required: Demonstrated clinical competence & in-depth knowledge in Obstetrics,
Gynecology, & Newborn Nursery

Preferred:
Position Requirement(s): License/Certification/Registration
Required: Current license to practice Nursing in the state of Tennessee.
Preferred: Certification in OB/GYN and/or Newborn Nursing high desirable.
RNC, Inpatient Obstetrics & AWHONN
FHMPP Instructor status highly desirable.

The primary responsibility of the Clinical Resource specialist is the direct application of clinical expertise to provide staff development and outreach programs to ensure the highest quality patient care standards are achieved and maintained. The Clinical Resource Specialist evidences self-direction and accountability in the development of this role within the medical center. She is clinically competent and can function in the role of staff nurse as needed. Additionally she is able to fill in for the manager when conditions warrant.
SECTION 1: CORE COMPTENCIES (Essential Job Functions)
List specific core competencies required for the position and score according to instructions.
Score*
A. PROCESSES 0, 1, 2
1. Orientation program for new and existing employees for L&D and OB/GYN
2. JCAHO credentialing
3. OB/GYN and nursery education classes
4. Staff, tech and UC education days held annually
5. Annual high risk obstetrics course
6. Scrub class
7. Maintains credentialing of staff CPR, NRP, Stable, ACLS, FM. Credentialed to teach CPR, NRP and fetal monitoring classes
8. Perinatal medication testing
9. Competency verification of postpartum assessment
10. Unit clerk credentialing classes
11. Tech credentialing classes
12. Coordinates educational program with East Campus for consistency, cost effectiveness, & avoidance of duplication of services
13. Develops & coordinates the Women?s & Infant?s Services Preceptor Program. Meets with all new employees at onset of orientation, throughout and end of orientation to assess further needs. Resource to current employees as the clinical expert.
14. Provides individual & small group instruction in nursing care techniques & professional behaviors
15. Maintains staff education records & communication with nurse manager and/or administrator to identify & achieve staff education needs
16. Demonstrates leadership as a role model in promoting change & professional behaviors. Available to cover units as management representative in the absence of the nurse manager.
17. Establishes contact with, and volunteers assistance to, at least one community based organization in promoting womens? health issues.
18. Participates in CQI program.
19. Check HLC completion for all staff
20. Surveys referral region for area education needs and resources annually. Works with OB and pediatric physician liaisons as needed.
21. Collaborates with the Perinatal Nursing educational Program to develop and provide Levels 1, 2 and 3 courses for Southeast Tennessee Nurses for a total of at least two courses per year.
22. Provides the patient and her family with information, as needed, pertinent to her situation with regard to the nursing assessment.
23. Maintains data base of referral information for the state in accordance with the guidelines of the Tennessee Perinatal Advisory Committee on a quarterly basis.
24. Attends and participates in Womens? and Infants services and nursing education meetings at least 75% of the time
25. Assists in nursing research within Womens and Infants services and collaborates with ongoing research when appropriate
26. Holds membership in at least one professional organization per year
27. Maintains access to net access, OBIX, MAK and security system at all times.
28. Stage quarterly mock codes for L and D, OBGYN and newborn nursery
29. Stage quarterly mock OB emergency drills for L and D
30. Present on unit to follow staff to check for proper process and procedures.
31. Promotes EMC as Perinatal Regional Center for Southest Tennessee as designated by the State of Tennessee
32. Available to work unit in clinical capacity as needed. Able to function as charge nurse as needed.
33. Surveys referral region for area education needs and resources annually
34. Participates in professional organizations
35. Teaches area specific preceptor class
36. Maintains the perinatal grant and manages the budget for the grant
37. Organizes perinatal boards with perinatologists and neonatologists
38. Enter monthly education into Finstats. Maintains all codes and passwords to enter information into system as needed.
39. Attend ORCAT meeting 3rd Wed of every month
40. Perinatal ed report counties/professional types for grant
41. TIPQH/THA weekly and monthly stats
42. High Risk OB Referral patients
43. Attend quarterly OB section meeting
44. Attend quarterly newborn care committee meeting
45. Review current literature in Women?s & Infants? Services & disseminates the current trends to staff.
46. Evaluate & disseminates research findings
47. Participates in nursing research
Sum of Scores ?number of elements scored = PROCESSES
Section Score
  • Specific documentation required to provide support for any score of ?0? or ?2?
Score*
B. PROCEDURES (Annual credentialing attached to evaluation ?Yes ?No ) 0, 1, 2
1. Central Line Draws/Infusaports- Care of & Lab Draws (High Risk/Low Volume)
? Direct Observation DATE: ? Skills lab DATE: ? Discussed DATE:
2. Restraints- Assessment, Alternatives, Application, & Documentation (High Risk/Low Volume)
? Direct Observation DATE: ? Skills lab DATE: ? Discussed DATE:
3. Blood Products (High Risk)
? Direct Observation DATE: ? Skills lab DATE: ? Discussed DATE:
4. Moderate Sedation (High Risk)
? Direct Observation DATE: ? Skills lab DATE: ? Discussed DATE:
5. Fall Prevention (High Risk)
? Direct Observation DATE: ? Skills lab DATE: ? Discussed DATE:
6. Standard Precautions

Direct Observation DATE: ? Skills lab DATE: ? Discussed DATE:
7.Basic fetal monitoring

Direct Observation DATE: ? Skills lab DATE: ? Discussed DATE:
8. Advanced fetal monitoring

Direct Observation DATE: ? Skills lab DATE: ? Discussed DATE:
9.Neonatal Resuscitation

Direct Observation DATE: ? Skills lab DATE: ? Discussed DATE:
10.Neonatal assessment

Direct Observation DATE: ? Skills lab DATE: ? Discussed DATE:
11.Fetal monitoring strip review

Direct Observation DATE: ? Skills lab DATE: ? Discussed DATE:
12.IUPC & FSE placement

Direct Observation DATE: ? Skills lab DATE: ? Discussed DATE:
13.Intrapartum assessment

Direct Observation DATE: ? Skills lab DATE: ? Discussed DATE:
Sum of Scores ? number of elements scored =PROCEDURES
Section Score
  • Specific documentation required to provide support for any score of ?0? or ?2?
Score*
C. Standards of Practice: Safety Initiatives 0, 1, 2
1. Clinical Alarms Mgmt: Alarms activated as appropriate
2. Clinical Alarms Mgmt: Set parameters specific to patient/population
3. Clinical Alarms Mgmt: Audible
4. Accuracy of patient identification: Using two approved identifiers to verify patient before any treatment.
5. Effectiveness of communication among caregivers: Appropriate documentation and use of VORB and TORB
6. Effectiveness of communication among caregivers: Appropriate use of approved abbreviations
7. Effectiveness of communication among caregivers: Timely reporting of panic values
8. Safety of using medication: aware of look-alike/sound-alike drugs used
9. Safety of using medication: Five rights applied
10. Reduce risk of health care-associated infections: appropriate hand hygiene
11. Appropriate documentation and use of Restraints
12. Appropriate implementation & documentation of Universal Protocol
13. Reduce the risk of patient harm resulting from falls: Implements fall protocol
Sum of Scores ? number of elements scored =SOP: SAFETY INITIATIVES
Section Score
  • Specific documentation required to provide support for any score of ?0? or ?2?
D. Standards of Behavior:
(Each of the following elements applies to all employees)
1. Respects cultural diversity and sensitivity of all customers
2. Adhere to HIPAA regulations
3. Adhere to Hospital Policies & Practice
4. Aware of department specific QI program
5. Participate and attend unit staff meetings (attends< 70% scheduled = 0, attends 71% - 90% scheduled = 1, attends > 91% scheduled = 2)
6. Reviews and acknowledges unit communication information (reviews < 70% information = 0, reviews 71% - 90% information= 1, reviews > 91% information = 2)
7. Explain to customers all wait times, expected or unexpected
8. Functions independently
9. Utilizes problem solving abilities
10. Shows initiative
11. Manages time effectively
12. Maintains organizational abilities during stressful situations
13. Conducts his or herself in a professional manner; is considered reliable by peers
14. Receives and disseminates information effectively and appropriately
15. Negotiates in a professional manner with floors/unit/departments
16. Demonstrates effective interpersonal skills

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