Clinical Nurse Specialist, 28 Hrs/week, 8a-4p
SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Clinical Specialist is an advanced practice nurse who specializes in the care of critically ill patients with pulmonary and/or cardiac disease. Within that scope of practice, the specialist collaborates with a multidisciplinary team, yet functions with a high level of autonomy. She/he acts as a resource/mentor/consultant within the hospital and nursing department, creatively upgrading standards of practice through teaching and modeling expert practice. She/he serves as a resource to other departments, providing interdepartmental leadership in the area of clinical expertise. She/he also maintains accountability for one or more hospital wide patient care or staff education initiatives.
- Registered to practice nursing in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
- Master of Science degree in nursing or related healthcare field
- Minimum of 3-5 years recent acute care, critical care experience
- ACLS certification required (Instructor status preferred)
- Commitment to interdisciplinary care management and continuous performance improvement.
- Ability to form collegial and collaborative relationships
- Demonstrated ability in written and verbal communication.
- Active participation in continuing education and professional activities.
- Proficiency in computer applications i.e. Word, Excel and PowerPoint and ability to transfer knowledge base to clinical applications used in the hospital environment.
- Rounds daily on the patient care units to identify patient care issues and provides clinical support to unit staff (e)
- Liaison for the nursing department for complex admissions in the specialty area of practice (e)
- Assures orientation, successful integration and on going professional development of the nursing department staff in specialty area in collaboration with the Clinical Educators, Nurse Managers and Nurse Coordinators (e)
- Serves as a planning committee member for any MARN Provider Unit activities (e)
- Educates staff formally and informally in the development, implementation and evaluation of clinical management strategies for the chronically critically ill patient (e)
- Demonstrates competencies necessary to provide safe and effective care to populations served (e)
- Participates in the hospital wide performance improvement process (e)
- Provides community education in the specialty area of practice (e)
- Represents the nursing department on committees as assigned and participates in the development and implementation of policies/procedures and programs to improve patient care and services (e)
- Assists with the implementation of department and hospital strategic goals and initiatives (e)
- Provide management of the Sim Man project, including designated liaison to Massasoit, development of clinical scenarios, active participation in Department of Higher Education activities around simulation technology and enhancing the clinical practice of Sinai staff using simulation learning techniques (e)
- Special projects as assigned
Job Reference #: 14256