The Registered Resource Nurse is a member of the Nursing Administrative Team. He/She reports to the RN Clinical Coordinator.
The RN Resource Nurse responsible for the coordination of clinical nurse staffing in the absence of the Clinical Coordinator of unit manager. The RN Resource Nurse works directly with nursing department managers to ensure staffing needs and targets on nursing units are met as the patient census fluctuates throughout the shift. The RN Resource Nurse may provide direct or indirect patient care across all nursing areas of the hospital.
He/She functions in a leadership role and is responsible for coaching clinical nurses as needed. The RN Resource Nurse must possess good communication skills and must be able to effectively communicate with physicians, peers, patients and families. He/she works collaboratively with all members of the healthcare team to ensure quality care is delivered.
Possess leadership skills that demonstrate an ability to motivate and coach others.
Must be able to carry out the mission and vision of the organization.
Must possess the clinical ability to be flexible and functional in all clinical nursing areas within the facility.
Must have the ability to remain calm and make leadership decisions in chaotic and/or stressful situations.
Provide nursing care appropriate to the condition and needs of the patient.
Consulting and collaborating with physicians and other healthcare professionals to provide care to patients.
Consulting and collaborating with the other nurse leaders to enhance the performance of clinical care providers.
Establishing, reviewing, revising, and following the patient plan of care.
Administering medications and treatments within the scope of practice for a Registered Nurse.
Recording patient care activities within the patients medical record.
Using a variety of computer systems.
Operating medical equipment used in the care of the patient.
Providing patient and family education related to treatment, diagnosis, medications, discharge and self-care.
Providing patient care following nursing standards of care in a manner that promotes excellent outcomes, avoids harm to patients, and promotes health and healing.
The ability and willingness to follow established Standards of Performance.
Reports to the CNO.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Must possess strong computer skills and have the ability to work with multiple computer systems.
Must be able to read and communicate effectively in English.
Must be able to operate standard patient care equipment for services provided.
Must possess the ability to work well under pressure, to adapt quickly in changing situations, to function dependently and independently and to be flexible in applying basic nursing knowledge to a variety of settings.
Basic Life Support (BLS)
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
Neonatal Resuscitation Provider (NRP)
Must possess an active RN license in the state of TN, or hold a Compact State RN license with the intent to obtain a TN RN license within 30 days of hire.
Minimum Work Experience
Minimum of 3 years clinical experience.
Previous house supervision experience preferred.
Must complete ER Triage Training within 6 months of hire.