Clinical Resource Nurse

Rocky Ridge Retirement Community - Calgary, AB (30+ days ago)

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Job Summary

Reporting directly to the Resident Care Manager, the Clinical Resource Nurse is responsible for providing orientation and continuous learning opportunities for all site staff members. The Clinical Resource Nurse will also evaluate clinical staff competencies on an ongoing basis and promote the use of best practice standards, in conjunction with contractual and legislative requirements, as well as Signature Retirement Living policies and procedures.

Note: This position is 32 hours/week.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Promotes and supports evidence-based practice inclusive of Alberta Health and Alberta Health Services standards.
  • Acts as a role model for staff. Encourages staff to explore innovative approaches to meet resident goals. Encourages and supports staff to identify learning needs and facilitates continuing learning opportunities for professional growth. Promotes a safe and respectful workplace.
  • Promotes and engages in quality improvement programs.
  • Attends relevant meetings and committees, including the ones assigned by the Executive Director or Resident Care Manager.
  • Fosters resident centered care, recognizing unique resident situations and complexity of care delivery in the residences.
  • Coordinates and completes assessments of prospective residents to the community (in collaboration with Marketing), when requested by the Resident Care Manager.
  • Coordinates designated assisted living admissions through the use of Pathways software, when requested by the Resident Care Manager.
  • Attend care conferences and hospital visits, where appropriate, when requested by the Resident Care Manager.
  • Recommends need for policy, procedure and guideline development/revision.
  • Supports care team to resolve complex resident/family issues.
  • Works with the Resident Care Manager as a site-based case management official for all residents receiving care services.
  • Completes assigned reporting, both internally and externally.
  • Provides ongoing mentoring, support and role modeling for the care team.
  • Develops, implements and evaluates mandatory education, as per contractual, legislative and Signature Retirement Living requirements.
  • Participates in an RN-On Call rotation.
  • Implements and evaluates care delivery systems and strategies.
  • Completes ongoing training to provide staff with the knowledge, skills and abilities to provide care as negotiated and assigned.
  • Acts as the site infection prevention and control representative, both internally and externally.
  • Promotes team work and team spirit, in line with the organizational mission, vision, and values.
  • Provide support during emergencies.
  • Provide incident follow-up, as directed by the Resident Care Manager.
  • Maintain all in-service education records.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Performance Requirements

· Effectively interact with multiple internal/external stakeholders, including the public, and manage stressful situations with empathy and respect.

· Understands and practices the principles of excellent customer service and instills Signature Retirement Living’s Mission, Vision & Values.

· Demonstrates sound nursing practices and decision-making skills in situations with minimal direction or guidance.

· Self initiative, strong time management and organizational skills.

· Clear Criminal Record Check and up to date immunizations.

· Excellent computer skills; proficient in Microsoft Office.

Education & Skills

· Proof of active registration with the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA) must be produced each year. Baccalaureate of Nursing preferred.

· Current certification in CPR.

· Proven experience leading a diverse group of regulated and unregulated care providers.

· Experience in seniors’ care, retirement living, supportive living, or long term care.

· Experience in adult education is preferred.

Working Environment, Special Skills and Physical Job Requirements

· Work in an environment where there are many distractions and attention is needed on numerous issues at a time.

· Be flexible with schedules and assignments to meet the educational needs of staff, which may include occasional evenings, weekends and night shifts.

· Well organized with attention to detail.

· Walk, stretch and stand on a variety of surfaces for at least 3 hours per day.

· Lift alone, up to 40 pounds.

· Push and/or pull wheeled equipment up to 50 pounds.

· Bend, stoop, and/or sit on a regular basis.

· Climb stairs and work in confined spaces.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Bachelor's Degree (Preferred)


  • CPR Certification (Required)