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JOB SUMMARY: The Registered Nurse/RN in this role is responsible to function as a part of an interdisciplinary team as an expert clinician and decision maker on application of resources required for patient care involving a crisis or emergent situation. The Registered Nurse will determine the appropriate level of care in cases of emergency or emergent/critical changes involving the patients condition, respond and provide direction on priorities in time of surge, consult and serve as the liaison between the Staff Nurse & Physicians. The Nurse Resource Coordinator is similar to that of a Crisis Nurse/Swat Nurse at other organizations.
The RN/Registered Nurse in this role will: -Coordinate & facilitate the care of the patients with qualified personnel. -Assess and plan for clinical needs of all patients . -Coach and mentor clinical bedside staff on maintaining effective clinical practice on the unit to achieve high levels of performance and excellent patient care. -Ensure support services and resources are adequately available to support clinical care. -Analyze patient care patterns and recommend improvements; ensure the institutes quality assurance programs and procedures. – Be responsible for inter-professional conflict resolution. -Effectively utilize information, continually gathers feedback from Clinical Nurse and systems, and develop systems of trending to support decisions and outcomes.
A Bachelor’s degree in Nursing or a Master’s Degree in Nursing required.
5 years of related work experience required with extensive and varied critical care and/or emergency department experience
Currently licensed to practice as a registered nurse by Pennsylvania Board of Nurse Examiners required.
Current BLS and ACLS required
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:
Consistently demonstrate a level of skill and knowledge appropriate for their position. Demonstrate the ability to think beyond the present situation to anticipate, predict and resolve potential issues before the problem occurs.
ATLS/CCRN certification preferred.
In addition to a rewarding career, we also offer great benefits including but not limited to:
Paid Time Off and Personal Time
Medical Benefits (No waiting period)
Dental and Vision Benefits
Penn State University Tuition Assistance (Full-Time Employees)
Elder Care/Child Care Resources
Able to sit occasionally; stand constantly; walk frequently.
Able to lift/carry 0-10 lbs frequently; 11-50 lbs occasionally.
Able to push/pull 0-20 lbs frequently; 21-75 lbs occasionally.
Able to climb occasionally; reach constantly.
Able to use hand for simple/firm grasping.
*Appended to this job description is the Work Task Analysis that further describes the physical requirements appropriate for this role.
If chosen for this position, you may be required to pass a Post Offer Employment Physical Exam in accordance with the measurements listed in the Work Task Analysis (WTA) report. This job description is a general outline of duties performed and is not to be misconstrued as encompassing all duties performed within the position. All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position’s responsibilities.
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