Clinical Resource Nurse Orthopedics

ID 2021-4195
Moses Cone Hospital
Work Location
Division : Name
Moses Cone Hospital
Department : Name
MHC-5 North Orthopedics
Position Sub-Category
Position Type
Benefit Eligible (12-39 hours/week)
Employment Type
Work Hours
Provider Schedule (specific schedule)
Varies day/night
On call Required
Sub Category
RN - Orthopedics



Serves as a department leader, clinical expert for the patient population served, and as an educator and resource for staff. Assesses, plans, implements, documents, organizes, prioritizes, delegates, supervises and coordinates the care of neonates, pediatric, adolescent, adult, geriatric patients as prescribed within the parameters of the NC Nurse Practice Act and hospital complex.


The Orthopedic unit at Moses Cone has a distinction of numerous awards, including America’s top 100 Orthopedic Surgeries, High performing in Hip and Knee replacement and is recognized in the Greater Greensboro area for Orthopedic Trauma. The patient population is very diverse and has a wide range of individual and special needs.


Looking for a great management team?  Then look no further, our very own Director of this Award-Winning Unit was recognized in the NC Top 100 RN’s in 2020!  The entire team is engaged with shared governance and helping each other with exceptional teamwork.  Nursing staff is also recognized for providing exceptional care, including a recipient of Cone Health’s Nursing Excellence.


Experience the Cone Health difference of “We are right here with you”.  Every day our commitment to caring for each other, our patients and our communities will reward you with a feeling of accomplishment and bring a smile to your face.   


$8K sign on bonus available for qualifying experienced RN candidates.  Our recruiting team welcomes speaking with you and learning how we can be right here with you while you consider career options within the Award-Winning Cone Health System.  


Talent Pool: Nursing



Provides nursing care via the nursing process for data analysis, development, implementation & evaluation of nursing care. Interviews patient to obtain pertinent medical & surgical history, current medications, treatment plan & preparation for examination. Performs age specific assessments to collect pertinent data. Consistently recognizes & acts upon subtle changes in patient status, anticipating their needs while collaborating with the health care team. Develops & documents plan of care from assessment data including discharge planning in collaboration with patient, significant others, & health care providers. Implements interventions in a manner to maintain patient dignity, privacy, confidentiality & safety. Defines measurable outcomes based on database & ongoing evaluations of patient response to interventions. Identifies variances to expected outcomes & intervenes to optimize outcomes. Involves patient, significant others, & health care providers in evaluation process (i.e. Patient satisfaction surveys, follow-up calls & CQI). Assists patient & significant others in identifying & securing appropriate services & educational opportunities available to address health-related needs while providing emotional & psychological support to patients & family (i.e.: Referrals, Consults, Lab & Radiology Services, Support Groups & teaching materials). Demonstrates advanced competencies & critical thinking skills in daily practice. Identifies & implements educational needs for patients/significant others. Educates staff regarding the nursing process, & the use of clinical pathways as collaborative practice & interdisciplinary care tool. Intervenes & implements system changes to optimize department & patient outcomes. Performs needs assessments (formally & informally) to identify opportunities to improve staff education, clinical competence, quality of care, or research opportunities & leads or participates in initiatives to address those needs.


Supports an environment of evidence based practice/research/quality improvement. Demonstrates knowledge of Shared Governance accountabilities and principles, supports department shared governance council, directly as a council member or indirectly by keeping informed of council activities/supporting council decisions, brings forth issues to council. Demonstrates knowledge of how to access online resources containing policies, procedures, standards, and additional resources. Participates in QI/EBP/Research activities to support departmental goals and initiatives. Demonstrates understanding of resource management and implements opportunities. Collects QI/EBP/Research data and participates in analysis and action plan development, incorporates changes into practice. Participates in ongoing activities to meet and adhere to regulatory standards (TJC, DFS, OSHA). Recognizes opportunities for QI processes, participates in design and implementation of QI processes. Demonstrates knowledge of evidence based practice standards and collaborates with Clinical Nurse Specialist to incorporate these changes into practice, coaching and mentoring other staff to do the same.


Establishes a caring and therapeutic nurse/healthcare team/patient/significant other relationships. Recognizes communication barriers, identifies resources and establishes plans to resolve barriers to communication. Demonstrates respect for diversity and cultural differences in patient/significant others related to age, ethnicity, gender, religion, socioeconomics, education, personality, or other unique variable. Formulate individualized plans to address individual needs related to diversity, cultural difference or other unique variables. Advocates for the patient/significant other. Demonstrates skillful responses to customer needs based on particular context of the situation. Provides education to staff related to the patient/nurse relationship.


Supervises other members of the team. Contributes to a supportive and healthy work environment. Holds self and others accountable for complying with policies, procedures and standards including dress code and attendance. Participates in learning needs assessments. Provides input into and supports the precepting and mentoring process. Delegates appropriate tasks to support staff, ensures completion of delegated tasks and provides feedback as needed. Demonstrates team spirit and collegiality. Supervises select personnel in performance/patient care. Collaborates with other RN3s and RN4s to identify, initiate, and evaluate teambuilding strategies. Recognized as a resource/facilitator for precepting, mentoring, delegating, team building. Independently performs charge duties. Participates in the evaluation of department based preceptor development plan.


Demonstrates personal accountability and effective conflict resolution/negotiation skills. Demonstrates appropriate use of universal precautions and use of personal protective equipment. Maintains safe environment and responds appropriately to emergencies and safety hazards. Promotes a positive, supportive, and professional work environment free of disruptive behavior. Practices, in all professional relationships, with compassion and respect for the inherent dignity, worth and uniqueness of every individual. Follows Chain of Command for assistance with issues related to unresolved/problem-solving and/or conflict resolution. Provides, seeks and receives constructive feedback. Provides peer to peer feedback and seeks mediation as necessary. Facilitates building and preserving collaborative and respectful relationships. Demonstrates expertise in collaboration, negotiation, and conflict management. Adheres to maintenance requirements for the Professional Nurse Advancement Program.




BSN with a Master's degree in health related field or RN to MSN degree from an approved program required


2 years as a Registered Nurse.



RN | Registered Nurse licensed in North Carolina or a Compact state.

BLS (CPR)-American Red Cross or AHA Healthcare Provider

Certification is required in a clinical specialty as defined by National Certification requirements.


ACLS | Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support

PALS | Pediatric Advanced Life Support


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