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RN Clinical Advisor

Company: Boulder Community Hospital
Location: Boulder
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Half Time, Nights. 24 hours/week. Pay Range is between $42.84 - $60.27/hr, depending on years of relevant and like experience. +$2.50/hr for evening and weekend shifts. Boulder Community Health is a Certified Level II Trauma Center. In 2022, we celebrated the 100th anniversary of the founding of our organization. We are honored to hold the awards of 2021 U.S. News & World Best Hospitals for Maternity Care, 2019 Best Medical Facility from Boulder Weekly, and Best Local Employer from Daily Camera. Come be part of an independent, community-focused health system; feel good knowing that your work will make a difference in peoples lives and positively contribute to the community. POSITION SUMMARY The Clinical Advisor role will provide education and support to newly developing registered nurses through the transition from orientation until demonstrated competent clinical practice. The Clinical Advisor will track and mentor new graduate registered nurse (RN) after the new graduate completes three month orientation the RN Educator through the first year of practice or until competent nursing practice is displayed. The Clinical Advisor will be a member of the Clinical Education team. JOB QUALIFICATIONS Education or Formal Training

  • BSN and MSN preferred.
  • Education/leadership training courses preferred
  • One year of experience in program development or clinical teaching preferred Special Qualifications (Licensure, Registration, etc.)
  • Colorado RN license in good standing
  • BLS within 12 months of hire Knowledge, Skill and Ability
  • Demonstrates clinical expertise in nursing practice for designated area (Medical Surgical/Critical Care).
  • Develop, implement and/or facilitate educational activities to continue building the foundation of clinical knowledge, judgement, practice skills and confidence of the new critical care nurse.
  • Provide in-the-moment knowledge and skills to support as a nursing resource
  • Observe new nurse practice and provide immediate coaching and feedback for knowledge, judgment and skill enhancement
  • Facilitate discussions leading to clinical forethought and recognition of early patient signs requiring intervention each shift with each new nurse about one or both patients
  • Mentor staff using evidence-based practices
  • Identify at-risk patient population and direct new nurse focus to safety practices
  • Ensure compliance of safety tools on each patient
  • Collaborate with charge nurses to make assignments with a focus on the needs of the new registered nurse
  • Role model positive leadership, teamwork, caring practices, advocacy and conflict resolution
  • Encourage new nurse to identify self-care techniques
  • Escalate all practice concerns to the unit manager
  • Participate in peer review process
  • Support tenured staff as directed by patient care, but the role must remain focused on providing support to the newly developing registered nurse
  • Demonstrates problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of teaching/learning theories
  • Demonstrates effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrates effective listening skills to interact with staff learning needs and crisis situations.
  • Demonstrates organizational skill with orientation to detail.
  • Demonstrates strong computer skills with knowledge of Word, Excel and Sharepoint. Experience
  • One year of experience in program development or clinical teaching preferred
  • Five years of recent acute care nursing experience.
  • Membership in a professional nursing organization preferred. SUPERVISORY DUTIES
  • Mentorship position focused on educating, supporting, and supervising new graduate RNs
  • Provides new graduate RN professional growth by providing excellence in care, opportunities for growth, and communicating problem behavior.
  • Supports staff by intervening in conflict and/or problem solving. Escalates to ARN if unable to de-escalate, resolve or facilitate.
  • Supports the unit managers budget goals, waste reduction, and HPPD.
  • Provides staff positive recognition, constructive feedback, and coaching.
  • Promotes speaking up and crucial conversations.
  • Respect privacy and confidentiality of co-workers. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Quality Care
  • Engages in the evaluation of care delivery through a systematic quality assessment/improvement process.
  • Define and promote new graduate RN development programs.
  • Assists in developing indicators for aspects of care.
  • Takes actions to improve care and/or services.
  • Demonstrate ability to assess and plan for the clinical and education needs of the new graduate RN.
  • May be required to perform point of care testing. May be a point of care trainer.
  • Employees are expected to comply with all regulatory requirements, including Joint Commission Standards.
  • Adheres to Standard Precautions as appropriate, which may include:
  • the use of protective barriers, as appropriate (e.g., gloves, masks, gowns, pocket masks, and/or safety glasses);
  • handling and disposing of infectious waste appropriately; and
  • hand washing as appropriate. Performance Appraisal
  • Evaluates own and others practice in context with relevant professional practice standards, statutes and regulations.
  • Helps determine successful accomplishment of orientation/conditional period. Documents success and failures. Works with management to determine action plan or termination when indicated.
  • Identifies areas for personal and professional development.
  • Develops and initiates an action plan to achieve professional development goal; periodically monitors and evaluates progress.
  • Participates in peer review when appropriate. Education
  • Acquires, maintains and builds on current knowledge in nursing practice.
  • Develops, plans, implements, and evaluates educational programs for new graduate RNs..
  • Demonstrates clinical role modeling to the clinical staff and encourages their growth in clinical performance, decision-making and conflict resolution.
  • Interacts consistently with small and large groups to meet the staff development needs and the goals of the assigned patient care area.
  • Identifies learning needs based on performance behaviors that include critical thinking, interpersonal and technical skills.
  • Seeks and provides experiences to meet established goals for professional development.
  • Utilizes, designs and coordinates the new graduate RN preceptor program for designated patient care department Collegiality
  • Contributes to the professional growth of peers, colleagues and others.
  • Demonstrates clinical role modeling to the nursing staff and encourages their growth in clinical performance, decision making, conflict-resolution, and correct implementation of standards.
  • Shares knowledge and skills through in-service programs, seminars, mentoring, publishing and participation/service in professional organizations.
  • Provides new graduate RNs with constructive feedback regarding their practice participation, and one-on-one discussions. Ethics
  • Determines decisions and actions on behalf of the patient and staff in an ethical manner.
  • Seeks available resources to help formulate ethical decisions.
  • Maintains patient confidentiality and is a patient advocate.
  • Delivers educational offerings in a non-judgmental and non-discriminatory manner that is sensitive to cultural, racial and ethnic diversity.
  • Protects patients and staffs autonomy, dignity and rights. Collaboration
  • Demonstrates accountability, flexibility and communication skills in collaborating for patient care and educational needs of the staff.
  • Communicates pertinent information and new literature issues relative to assigned patient care area and educational needs of staff.
  • Consults with health care providers and others. WORKING ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES
  • Physical working environment may include, but not be limited to, any of the following hazards: chemical, electrical, mechanical, biowaste, explosive, radiation, etc.
  • Environmental conditions may include, but not be limited to, variations in temperature, noise, odors, etc.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to constantly stand and walk. The employee frequently is required to stoop, crouch and twist. The employee is occasionally required to kneel, squat and sit.
  • The employee must be able to consistently support, push, pull and/or lift up to 10 pounds, frequently support, push, pull and/or lift up to 30 pounds and occasionally support, push, pull and/or transfer up to 50 pounds (for example, moving a patient from a wheelchair to a bed).
  • Functional physical demands include manual dexterity, fine motor skills and reaching. The following senses will be needed for essential duties of the job: speech, vision, hearing, smell and touch. About Boulder Community Health and Boulder, Colorado Uncompromising medical excellence delivered with respect and compassion. Since 1922, Boulder Community Health has built a strong reputation on these values. As community-owned and operated not-for-profit hospital and clinic locations, we remain dedicated to the evolving needs of our citizens and providing access to high-quality care. Nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, the Boulder lifestyle is conductive to enjoying the outdoors and brings a fresh perspective to healthcare practice. Surround yourself by natural beauty and an active, life-embracing community. Enjoy state-of-the-art facilities and equipment along with competitive compensation and benefits, including health/dental/life, tuition reimbursement, on-site fitness center, Employee Wellness, Employee Activities & Discounts, and many more! EOE/Affirmative Action/Drug-free workplace

Keywords: Boulder Community Hospital, Boulder , RN Clinical Advisor, Healthcare , Boulder, Colorado

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