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RN Resource Nurse in Winchester, TN at Southern Tennessee Regional Health System- Winchester

Date Posted: 1/8/2019

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Job Description

Southern Tennessee Regional Health System - Winchester

The resource nurse position is responsible for performing a variety of duties to provide quality nursing care to patients. This important role is responsible for “bed ahead” designation in teletracking system on assigned unit while on duty; provides clinical education to assigned staff and to coordinate admissions on assigned unit or units; for implementing specific procedures and evidence based protocols or processes on assigned units; for participating with the assigned unit manager, assistant chief nursing officer, and chief nursing officer in establishing specific goals; for expediting work flow; for ensuring compliance with clinical policies and procedures; for communicating with assigned personnel; for providing daily reports and other periodic reports as requested. The nurse in this position will perform various duties to provide clinical quality nursing education, admissions, and throughput to the assigned unit and will work to maintain, or attain, the highest practical level of functioning as illustrated by the following:

Is the primary admission nurse for assigned unit (units) while on duty; high emphasis on medication reconciliation.

Assigns/updates “bed ahead” in Teletracking system with the goal of expediting the admission process to the unit while on duty.

Provides information regarding plan of care as necessary and completes white board upon patient admission.

Works shift hours designated as highest admit times according to trended data.

Makes rounds to see each patient daily and as needed provide feedback to unit manager regarding any findings that need leadership follow up collaboration.

Collaborate with house supervisor throughout the shift regarding pending discharges and barriers to completion.

Is responsible and instrumental for the clinical quality initiatives on assigned unit and collaborates with quality leader as needed.

Ensures that nurse are aware of the services available to them; encourages nurses to participate in community activity programs and shared governance.

Assesses clinical education needs of assigned staff and analyzes where an opportunity to develop individual nurses is necessary.

Completes employee and patient incident report forms when necessary; completes follow-up investigation forms as needed.

Provides clinical education validation documentation to employee files.

Other duties assigned in relation to nursing clinical excellence of assigned unit.

Job Requirements

Minimum Education

Associated Degree is required.

BSN is preferred.

Required Skills

Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.

Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.

Proficient reading, writing, grammar, and mathematics skills.

Effective interpersonal relations and communicative skills.

Proficient personal computer, typing skills.

Demonstrated assessment and decision-making skills.

Knowledge of drug interactions, side effects and incompatibilities.

Ability to balance priorities, work in highly sensitive or stressful situations.




Licensed RN for the State of Tennessee, or is coming from a Compact State, and has applied for Tennessee license.

Equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran