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Company: North Memorial

Location: Robbinsdale, MN

Date Posted: December 17, 2014

Source: North Memorial

Nursing Area: Psychiatric/Mental Health

Department: 002800 - Professional Practice

Facility: North Memorial Medical Center

Location: Robbinsdale

Union Code: Non Contract - NM

Employment Type: Casual-On-Call

Scheduled Hours/pp: 0

Shift Length: Variable

Shift: Rotating

Weekend Requirement: None

Experience Required: • Previous experience in a clinician role desirable
• Minimum of 3 – 5 years experience in patient care relevant to the clinician position being considered.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Demonstrated leadership, verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
• Ability to balance priorities in a rapidly changing health care environment
• Commitment to active participation in the continuous improvement of nursing practice for the patient population supported
• Certification as required for the specialty or patient population supported
Education Required: • Baccalaureate degree in nursing required. Masters or higher in nursing desirable. BSN/BAN candidates will be considered provided the degree will be completed within a timeframe negotiated within the job offer. Candidates with a baccalaureate degree in other ...
Nursing Area: Psychiatric/Mental Health

Department: 002800 - Professional Practice

Facility: North Memorial Medical Center

Location: Robbinsdale

Union Code: Non Contract - NM

Employment Type: Casual-On-Call

Scheduled Hours/pp: 0

Shift Length: Variable

Shift: Rotating

Weekend Requirement: None

Experience Required: • Previous experience in a clinician role desirable
• Minimum of 3 – 5 years experience in patient care relevant to the clinician position being considered.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Demonstrated leadership, verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
• Ability to balance priorities in a rapidly changing health care environment
• Commitment to active participation in the continuous improvement of nursing practice for the patient population supported
• Certification as required for the specialty or patient population supported
Education Required: • Baccalaureate degree in nursing required. Masters or higher in nursing desirable. BSN/BAN candidates will be considered provided the degree will be completed within a timeframe negotiated within the job offer. Candidates with a baccalaureate degree in other related health care fields may be considered dependent on background and experience in previous roles.
• Must meet the minimum qualifications as listed for the Registered Staff Nurse
Job Description: The Registered Nurse Clinician (Nurse Clinician) in collaboration with Physicians, unit based RN’s and other health care workers, provides holistic, compassionate care to patients and families. The Nurse Clinician practices under the direction of the supervising physician and based on physician approved protocols. The Nurse Clinician provides leadership by serving as a clinical expert, educator, and liaison between the patient population and the medical, nursing, and interdisciplinary staff who care for them. The focus is on independent, collaborative, and medically delegated nursing functions as described in standards and competencies specific to the area served and based on the RN scope of practice. The Nurse Clinician executes the Standards of Nursing Practice including: assessment; nursing diagnosis; outcome identification; planning; implementation; and evaluation. The patient focus may include populations at different stages in the life cycle, such as the care of neonates, infants, children, young adults, adults, and older adults and is dependent on the physician’s area of practice. The Nurse Clinician collaborates with the staff and contributes to the patient’s plan of care. She/He may be involved in facilitation of care among disciplines and delegation of activities within their scope of practice to other patient care providers. The Nurse Clinician collaborates with the supervising physician(s), the nursing staff, and other disciplines to define, implement, and improve practice standards and the environment of care to promote remarkable patient care.

Unit/Department Specific (if applicable)
Patient Population Specific:
Nurse Clinician - Coordinates the care for identified patients or patient populations through the episode of care ensuring quality patient care is delivered through a managed care approach. Practice is in collaboration with and at the direction of the physicians and other health care team members providing care and approved protocol for the patient population or pathology being addressed.

Cardiovascular Surgery Nurse Clinician - Coordinates the cardiac/thoracic/vascular surgical patient’s treatment through all phases of initial care to rehabilitation ensuring quality patient care is delivered through a managed care approach. Practice is at the direction of the CV surgeon and following approved protocols during the preoperative, intra-operative, postoperative and post discharge phases of the patient experience. The intra-operative phase of this practice includes the role of Surgical First Assist and vein harvesting procedures.

Trauma Nurse Clinician - Coordinates the treatment for Trauma Service and Neurosurgical Service patients during the initial acute phase of care to rehabilitation ensuring quality care is delivered through a managed care approach. Trauma Neuro Nurse Clinicians serve as care managers and include all necessary disciplines to assure the trauma/neuro patient population receives the immediate and ongoing health care support necessary.

Partial Hospital Program Nurse Clinician: Patient population is adults of varying ages. The Clinic RN is part of the team of care providers, the staff collectively provides cognitive/behavioral therapy with some DBT skill-building in an outpatient setting to patients who need help to stabilize post-hospitalization and/or prevent the need for hospitalization. There is a psycho-educational component to the program as well as the inclusion of complementary mind-body focused programming. Each member of the team has extensive knowledge of stabilizing and creating aftercare plans on an outpatient basis. Team members are encouraged to further develop expertise in a variety of areas and to participate in further professional development for themselves and their peers.

Orthopedic Nurse Clinician - Coordinates the treatment for Orthopedic Service patients during the initial acute phase of care to rehabilitation ensuring quality care through a managed care approach. Orthopedic Nurse Clinicians serve as care managers and include all necessary disciplines to assure immediate and ongoing orthopedic health care needs are met. Orthopedic Nurse Clinicians assess, apply, remove and modify casts, splints and other orthopedic devises as directed by orthopedic surgeons.
Additional Requirements:
License Requirements: • Current Minnesota RN licensure required.

• Current CPR certification.

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