Clinical Resource Nurse
Harris Health System is the public healthcare safety-net provider established in 1966 to serve the residents of Harris County, Texas. As an essential healthcare system, Harris Health champions better health for the entire community, with a focus on low-income uninsured and underinsured patients, through acute and primary care, wellness, disease management and population health services. Ben Taub Hospital (Level 1 Trauma Center) and Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital (Level 3 Trauma Center) anchor Harris Health’s robust network of 39 clinics, health centers, specialty locations and virtual (telemedicine) technology. Harris Health is among an elite list of health systems in the U.S. achieving Magnet® nursing excellence designation for its hospitals, the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance designation for its patient-centered clinics and health centers and its strong partnership with nationally recognized physician faculty, residents and researchers from Baylor College of Medicine; McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth); The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; and the Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine at the University of Houston.
Skills / Requirements
Job Summary: The Clinical Resource Nurse (CRN) assesses, plans, develops, implements and evaluates education activities, competency validation, clinical care, programs and initiatives for the assigned department/units. The CRN demonstrates expert clinical knowledge and skills and effective teaching/education skills and supports system level nursing clinical and education nursing initiatives.
The CRN provides leadership within the department including: quality improvement activities; supports effective human resources management; and supports resource accountability. The CRN exemplifies professionalism and promotes a customer-friendly environment by utilizing ServiceFIRST behaviors in interactions with patients, families, and staff members.
The CRN is responsible for facilitating an environment that cultivates exemplary patient care. As a member of the nursing leadership team, the CRN establishes a setting that supports professional nursing practice and empowers nurses to provide safe, effective, compassionate and efficient nursing care in collaboration with all health care disciplines. The CRN facilitates enculturation of the Harris Health System Nursing Professional Practice Model (NPPM), its goals and achievement of targeted outcomes at the unit level. The CRN supports compliance with standards established by professional nursing organizations; national, state, and local regulatory agencies and institutional policies and procedures. The CRN holds high standards of integrity and ethical behavior, mentors others, role models professionalism, and participates in activities such as nursing organizations, nursing research, and the community.
Degrees: Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing with a Master's degree in Nursing or related healthcare field is required.
Licenses and Certification:
Licensed to practice nursing in the State of Texas.
Related specialty certification or certification as a nursing professional development specialist (NPD-BC) required within two years of employment.
Basic Life Support from a hospital-based American Heart Association (AHA) approved program.
Other certificates as required by unit/service.
Work Experience: Five (5) years of work experience in related clinical area of practice is required.
Management/Experience: Two (years) related clinical/leadership experience is required.
Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact), Exceptional Verbal (e.g., Public Speaking) Writing /Correspondence, Writing / Reports
Proficiencies: MS Word, P.C.
Knowledge/ Skills/ Abilities: Analytical, Design, Medical Terms, Research, Statistical
Work Schedule: Weekends, Holidays, Flexible, On Call