The Resource Nurse enhances the unit’s ability to achieve top performance for quality measures, patient safety, and employee and patient satisfaction indicators. Through daily interaction and ongoing mentoring of unit staff members the Resource Nurse assists staff in their ability to prioritize and focus on these critical elements.
The Resource Nurse serves as a leader, mentor and consultant to the healthcare staff; s/he demonstrates both analytical and creative approaches to management of complex patient care and serves as a clinical resource for nursing and ancillary staff. As a change agent, the Resource Nurse promotes an environment that embraces knowledge, innovation and improvement.
The Resource Nurse, as a member of the expanded team, promotes patient and family health education with a focus on self- management, prevention and wellness, based on the patient’s goals.
The Resource Nurse refines data systems to identify trends and opportunities for improvement; s/he facilitates practices that are in compliance with Core Measures and The Joint Commission requirements. Other essential duties as required.