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Wellforce ED Clinical Resource Nurse in Lowell, Massachusetts

Summary:

The ED Clinical Resource Nurse utilizes the nursing process, leadership skills and current evidence based clinical knowledge to assess the needs of the department, collaborate with health team members to coordinate patient care, to manage the flow of the emergency department, and set criteria for the quality of patient care. Provides patient and staff education, clinical supervision, and participates in unit based activities (quality assessment, shared governance, scheduling, quality review, staff development in-services, etc.). Provides supervision for staff members as charge nurse, and assumes increasing leadership responsibility for professional practice on the unit.

Hours: 24 hours per week, Evening/Night shift

Duties:

  • Participate in the professional development for self and other ED team members

  • Creates an environment of learning where questions and innovations are expected and welcomed.

  • Offer direct, timely feedback to staff regarding practice concerns and compliments

  • Encourage professional growth – In-services, Councils, Clinical Ladder, Certificate, School…

  • Education – Identify specific needs of groups or individuals and work with education/management to address those needs in a timely manner

  • Assist with management of unit schedule

  • The resource RN will act as the charge nurse when assigned on the unit

  • Round on patients and families every shift and more if possible

  • Actively participate in improving perceptions of care - Immediately respond to concerns/complaints and solicit compliments

  • Round on staff each shift

  • Be visible and available to answer questions, assist with treatments/procedures, admit/discharge patients…

  • Designated resource for all novice staff and floats

  • Assign unit breaks for fellow teammates

  • Manage daily assignments for nurses and techs

  • Provides direct patient care as needed

  • Round on Physicians every shift

  • Assist with concerns and welcome compliments

  • Promote excellent relations between ED staff and others on each unit in the hospital

  • Participates in hospital shared governance councils

  • Supports unit performance improvement

  • Mentors staff to provide evidence based practice and clinical care

  • Utilize the available resources in a cost effective manner

  • Flex staffing per matrix and patient acuity while adhering to budget

    Requirements:

  • Valid MA RN License and 3-5 years of ED RN experience

  • BLS, ACLS required

  • CPI, TNCC, ENPC, ICS100, ICS700 (required?)

  • Certifications preferred: CEN, CPEN, TCRN

    About Lowell General Hospital: Lowell General Hospital is an outstanding place to work. and offers amazing advancement opportunities for our staff. You can take part in our Clinical Advancement Program which recognizes nurses who consistently expand their roles by providing exceptional patient care. We have competitive salaries & benefits, shared governance, tuition reimbursement, clinical mobility tracks and free on-campus parking. Staff are encouraged to participate in our unit-based council or one of the many council opportunities.

    Magnet Designation: The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) honored Lowell General Hospital with Magnet Recognition for excellence in nursing care with our 3rd designation achieved in August 2020. The Magnet Recognition Program recognizes healthcare organizations that are dedicated to nursing excellence, professionalism and patient-focused care. It is the highest level of recognition an organization can receive for providing the very best quality in patient care. Only 2% of hospitals have attained a 3rd Magnet designation.

    Part of the Circle Health network, Lowell General Hospital is an independent, not-for-profit community hospital serving the Greater Lowell area and surrounding communities. With two primary campuses located in Lowell, Massachusetts, we are the second largest community hospital in Massachusetts. We have the latest state-of-the-art technology and a full range of medical and surgical services for patients, from newborns to seniors. As a proud member of Wellforce, we work with affiliates Tufts Medical Center, Hallmark Health and NEQCA to provide the highest quality care to communities throughout Massachusetts. Circle Health / Lowell General Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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