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We have a resource nurse in outpatient infusion when staffing allows and census is heavy. It is not a separate position. They usually do not take an assignment (though sometimes will be assigned one if that time block is particularly heavy and giving it to another nurse would make too heavy of a load.) They do whatever a nurse needs help with, vital signs, hang a med, check chemo, draw labs, de-access a port and discharge a patient; anything an RN may need done in order to keep patient flow going.
We do try to make it someone trained to procedures, so they can help procedures and/or assist with any off site procedures if necessary. But not always, and depends on what the procedure schedule looks like.
—————————— Amanda Lulloff, PhD, RN, PCNS, CPHON Seattle Children’s Hospital Nurse Educator-Cancer and Blood Disorders Center —————————— ——————————————- Original Message: Sent: 07-15-2020 11:16 AM From: Tammy Klapp Subject: reseource nurse
Hi- Does anyone have experience with utilizing a resource nurse? Is this inpatient or outpatient role? Would you mind sharing a job description or details around the role?
—————————— Tammy Klapp, MSN, RN, CPN Manager of Clinical Operations Advocate Children’s Hospital Oak Lawn, Illinois ——————————