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Clinical Resource Registered Nurse (CRRN)

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Position Details

Position Information

NBAPOSN Title
Working Title Clinical Resource Registered Nurse (CRRN)
Brief Position Overview

The Clinical Resource Registered Nurse (CRRN) has a unique and essential role in the lab and clinical education of nursing student, while creating an opportunity to make a big difference in the transition from classroom to patient care. The CRRN demonstrates how to turn classroom didactics and theory into skilled lab and clinical practice is assisting nursing education programs in directing nursing students to becoming the best graduate nurses. The CRRN will be used to enhance, but not replace, Nursing Faculty-directed clinical and skills lab learning experiences. The CRRN is a RN who provides guidance, demonstration, and collaborative evaluation of student performance in the clinical and laboratory setting.

Position Number 7M0087
Department College of Health Sciences
Division Office of Academic Affairs
Appointment Type Professional
Contract Term Academic Year
Semester Spring
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If other, specify End date
FLSA
Union Affiliation
FTE .475
Benefits Eligible
Compensation Monthly
Salary $30.00/hour
Contract Type LOA
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Recruitment Type Open

Position Details

General Statement

The Clinical Resource Registered Nurse (CRRN) has a unique and essential role in the lab and clinical education of nursing student, while creating an opportunity to make a big difference in the transition from classroom to patient care. The CRRN demonstrates how to turn classroom didactics and theory into skilled lab and clinical practice is assisting nursing education programs in directing nursing students to becoming the best graduate nurses. The CRRN will be used to enhance, but not replace, Nursing Faculty-directed clinical and skills lab learning experiences. The CRRN is a RN who provides guidance, demonstration, and collaborative evaluation of student performance in the clinical and laboratory setting.

Duties and Responsibilities

The supervising Nursing Faculty member is responsible for all nursing students in the clinical setting, including those supervised by the CRRN. The maximum number of nursing students a CRRN may supervise at any one time is ten.
The CRRN is solely responsible for students and must have no concurrent clinical responsibilities. The CRRN may also be assigned to monitor students assigned to a preceptor in selected clinical settings.
When using CRRNs, Nursing Faculty member remain responsible for:
• Assuring that assigned duties are appropriate to the CRRN scope of responsibilities;
• Ensuring safe, accessible, and appropriate supervision based on client health status, care setting, course objectives, and student level of preparation;
• The lecture, laboratory, and clinical portion of a course, including actively teaching in the course for which the clinical experience is assigned; and
• Performing the summative clinical evaluation based on individual course objectives and student lab performance. (MT-BON 24.159.666)
The CRRN is part of the teaching team who will provide the following key duties including but are not limited to the following:
• Facilitate the clinical experiences by correlating the didactics theory and content into skills and clinical practice;
• Supervise up to 10 nursing students in clinical site rotations;
• Key liaison for laboratory skills preparation, including but not limited to inventory, maintaining and ordering lab equipment and supplies;
• Facilitate the lab environment so that it is ready and conducive to student learning;
• Conduct open lab practice sessions;
• Monitor students in the classroom during hybrid courses when faculty are broadcasting from another location;
• Proctor exams as needed;
• Tutor students with: 1) Drug Calculations and 2) Nursing Skills in Open Lab. The CRRN will have excellent interpersonal skills and be current in nursing practice. This tutor should have a positive attitude towards students;
• Attend Department of Nursing Committees Meetings.

Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

CRRN is required to have a current unencumbered Montana Registered Nurse license;
BSN degree from an accredited university or college;
• A minimal of three-years work experience as a RN in a clinical setting;

Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

• Coordinating or liaison experience or work experience in nursing skills learning lab;
• Demonstrated proficiency using standard office software applications.

The Successful Candidate Will

• Maintain an established work schedule may include occasional evenings and weekends.
• Effectively use interpersonal and communications skills, including tact and diplomacy as well as working with diverse student and faculty populations.
• Effectively use organizational and planning skill with attention to detail and follow through.
• Remain calm and logical, and following established procedures in emergency situations.
• Coordinate of lab activities to meet Student Learning Objectives and Outcomes.
• Provide assistance to students and faculty in the lab environment.
• Promote and ensuring safe lab practices.
• Research, evaluate, and recommend new lab equipment and materials.
• Maintain confidentiality of work related information based upon FERPA.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Special Requirements
Physical Demands

1. Occasional lifting of objects up to 50 pounds.
2. Exposure to hazards related to working in medical waste/sharps environment.
3. Potential for exposure to contaminated blood and/or body fluid.

This position has supervisory duties? Yes

Posting Detail Information

Announcement Number 2017-18-S00041P
Number of Vacancies
Desired Start Date Spring 2018 semester
Position End Date (if temporary)
Open Date
Close Date
Until an adequate pool is established No
Special Instructions Summary
Quick Link for Internal Postings http://jobs.msun.edu/postings/1498
Diversity Statement

Montana State University-Northern is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination. As such, the University does not discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran status, gender, age, political beliefs, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation or preference. In support of the University’s mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged.

Montana State University -Northern makes reasonable accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant’s ability to compete in the hiring process or an employee’s ability to perform the duties of the job. In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, MSU-Northern provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran’s preference or request accommodation, contact the Office of Human Resources, PO Box 7751, Montana State University-Northern, Havre, MT 59501; 406-265-4147; http://www.msun.edu/hr/forms/EmployPref.pdf

MSU-Northern’s Non-Discrimination Policy and Discrimination Grievance Procedures can be located on the MSU-Northern Website: http://msun.edu/admin/policies/1000/1001-1.aspx and http://msun.edu/admin/policies/1000/1001-7.aspx

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Note to the applicant: In your cover letter, please address the required and preferred qualifications listed in the notice of vacancy for this job and how you meet each one.

    (Open Ended Question)