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Clin Resource Nurse
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Clinical Resource Nurse, Labor & Delivery

$5,000 Sign-on Bonus for experienced RNs

Full Time, 72 Hours Per Pay Period, Night Shift


At Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, our women’s services unit is comprised of labor and delivery, postpartum and nursery. We work with skilled and experienced obstetricians/gynecologists to deliver more high risk babies than any other facility in the area. By partnering with the Fort Sanders Perinatal Center, we aid in improving pregnancy outcomes for high risk mothers especially those 35 years or older, with multiples, pregnancy complications, history of birth defects, and medical problems such as diabetes or hypertension.


Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center has earned the “BEST for Babies” award from the Tennessee Hospital Association and the Tennessee Department of Health. The award celebrates 18 hospitals across the state for their efforts to reduce infant deaths and improve the health of Tennessee’s newborns.


Women’s Services, is located on the sixth floor of the hospital. The department is a locked unit for the safety and privacy of our laboring patients.


6 North houses 32 beds that make up the post-partum and gynecological department. This area serves newborns, obstetrical and gynecological patients. Our labor and delivery department is a 12-bed unit, with two holding and post-anesthesia care rooms, three operating suites, a nursery stabilization area, and an additional five triage rooms. 6 West is home to an additional 12 rooms set up to provide care during a patient’s pregnancy or for labor and delivery if needed.


Our staff of Registered Nurses, OB Surgical Technicians, Certified Nurse Aides and Unit Secretaries make up our wonderful team. We average about 250 deliveries per month. As an RN in our labor and delivery unit, you will perform a variety of tasks such as ­­­­providing care for patients utilizing fetal and maternal monitoring equipment, managing the patient's pain including epidural and patient controlled analgesia administration, Assist physician during delivery, treatment, examination and surgical procedures, as well as providing patient and family education on labor, pain and newborn care. Because many of our moms are high risk, our ideal RN candidate will need to have excellent critical thinking skills as well as outstanding communication and interpersonal abilities.


As an organization, we want to grow our employees by promoting a culture of excellence and professionalism. Because of this, nurses on our unit are encouraged to becoming certified in labor and delivery. If you choose to become certified, our organization can help with the cost of your testing, as well as pay you a yearly bonus for taking the next step in your career.


We follow a 12-hour shift, rotating weekends/ holidays on a six-week schedule. Team members utilize a self-scheduling software, and employee requests are then considered during the scheduling process to balance and coordinate with the department’s needs.


Our goal is to provide excellent patient-centered care so both mom and baby are able to leave the hospital happy and healthy. If you are ready to start the satisfying journey as a Labor & Delivery nurse, then come work with us!


Position Summary: 

The Clinical Resource Nurse is a registered professional nurse who demonstrates expertise in a specific area of clinical nursing.  A selected patient population is the focus of practice.  The CRN position is based on the needs of the patient and the health care system, and the expertise of the CRN.  The CRN, in collaboration with the Nurse Manager, is a resource agent in pursuit of improved nursing practice and improved patient outcomes, focusing on the novice and intermediate level RNs.  The scope of practice encompasses the use of the nursing process in major areas:  practice and education.


For more information on this position or others contact: Erica Young || || 865-331-2572  865-421-9914


  • Provides a clinical practice resource to enhance quality in collaboration with patient, family, and health care team to produce optimal patient outcomes.
  • Participates in the development, implementation, and evaluation of standards of care and standards of practice.
  • Identifies needs, plans and works with Manager and Educator on implementing educational programs within specialty area for staff, patients, and/or community.
  • Supports staff nurse advancement in collaboration with the unit manager in the clinical ladder process through consultation, education, and encouragement.
  • Participates in the quality improvement activities.
  • Collaborates with nursing and other health care professionals in the establishment of goals and implementation of the plan of care for all clinical cases.
  • Serves in a consultative role to staff (assessment, identification of problem, plan, and follow-up).
  • Takes patient assignments as necessary to meet patient needs.
  • Plans and implements a program for continuing self- development.
  • Follows policies, procedures, and safety standards. Completes required education assignments annually. Works toward achieving goals and objectives, and participates in quality improvement initiatives as requested.
  • Perform other related services as assigned or requested.


Minimum Education:

None specified; however, must be sufficient to meet the standards for achievement of the below indicated license and/or certification as required by the issuing authority.


Minimum Experience:

Minimum of five (5) years of overall professional-level Nursing experience; minimum of three (3) years in Labor and Delivery setting.


Licensure Requirement:

Active licensure from the State of Tennessee as a Registered Nurse. Obtains Professional Certification in Inpatient Obstetric Nursing or equivalent specialty certification within 12 months of hire into role. ACLS, NRP, FETAL MONITORING, STABLE


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