At Steward Health Care System, we are committed to improving the health of our communities by delivering exceptional, personalized behavioral health care with dignity, compassion and respect. Our continued focus on the patient experience informs our caregivers in how to provide care that is respectful of and responsive to individual patient and family preferences, needs and values.
We dedicate ourselves in the communities we serve to delivering affordable health care to all and being responsible partners. No matter what your role, as a member of the Steward family, you are a specialist in the making every patient and family feel right at home, every co-worker a key to our success, and every referring practice, a team of prized colleagues.
In support of this, we commit ourselves to the following values:
If you are seeking a fast-paced, challenging position in an organization committed to achieving and maintaining a standard of excellence in all we do, our organization may be a good fit for you.
TITLE: Clinical Nurse Specialist
REPORTS TO: Education Program Co-ordinator
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:
- Interpersonal skills of listening, validating, reflecting, providing constructive feedback and conveying a caring attitude.
- Has ability to formulate and logically convey ideas while being sensitive to the needs and feelings of others.
- Provides expert specialty skills in diagnosis and treatment to prevent, alleviates illness and promotes health within a defined specialty population (emergency/critical care).
- Translates clinical expertise into nursing care either directly or by influencing nurses through evidence - based nursing care standards.
- Provide expert care to patients with complex conditions.
- Integrates scientific knowledge to design new interventions that treat symptoms, functional problems and complications of decease treatment.
- Demonstrates critical thinking, decision making and ability to synthesize scientific knowledge and to participate in research, clinical inquiry projects and research utilization including cost analysis.
- Demonstrates collaborative system thinking that recognizes what is working well, what needs to be fixed, and what intervention will best predict the achievement of quality cost-effective patient care and outcomes.
- Stimulates strong working relationships among nurses and other multidisciplinary healthcare providers.
- Demonstrates personal mastery in managing thoughts and emotions.
- Demonstrates willingness to take risks and be wrong.
- Knowledgeable of one’s own strength and weakness coupled with openness to continued learning and goals for development.
- Values and supports diversity.
- Designs, implements and evaluates innovative individual and/or population - based programs of care to achieve desired quality, cost-effective nurse – sensitive outcomes.
- Serves as leader/consultant/mentor/change agent in advancing the practice of nursing among other nurses and across organizations to achieve outcomes.
- Leads multidisciplinary groups to facilitate collaboration with other disciplines in the attainment of outcomes across the care continuum.
- Demonstrates professional citizenship and fiscal responsibility in the healthcare system by focusing on health policy and/or resource management to ensure quality, cost-effective outcomes of nursing care.
- Ensures plans of care are appropriate for meeting patient needs and reflect patient/family treatment preferences.
- Programs of care are designed for specific populations (end of life, specific ethnic groups etc.).
- Develops, implements and evaluates innovative educational programs for staff, patients and families.
- Nurses overwhich CNS influences are able to articulate their unique contributions to patient care and nurse sensitive outcomes.
- Empowers nurses to solve patient care problems at the point of service.
- Engages nurses in learning experience to advance or maintain competence.
- Educational programs that advance the practice of nursing are developed, implemented, evaluated and linked to EBP, effect on clinical and fiscal outcomes.
- Conducts educational needs assessment every two years.
- Uses/designs methods and instruments to assess patterns of outcomes related to nursing practice within and across units of care.
- Uses/designs appropriate methods and instruments to assess knowledge, skills and practice competencies of nurses and nursing personnel to advance the practice of nursing.
- Gathers and analyzes data to substantiate desirable and undesirable patient outcomes linked to nursing practice.
- Mentors nurses to critique and apply research evidence to nursing practices.
- Develops and implements educational programs that target the needs of staff to improve nursing practice and patient outcomes.
- Creates an environment and stimulates self-learning and reflective practice.
- Clinical problems are articulated within the context of the organization/system structure, mission, culture, policies, and resources.
- Innovative models of practice are developed, piloted, evaluated and incorporated across the continuum of care.
- Ensures staff comply with regulatory requirements and standards.
- Assesses the professional climate and multidisciplinary collaboration within and across units for their impact on nursing practice and outcomes.
- Plans for achieving intended system-wide outcomes, while avoiding or minimizing unintended consequences.
- Design methods/strategies to sustain and spread change and innovation.
- Evaluates organizational policies for their ability to support and sustain outcomes of programs of care.
- Education: Master’s degree from a program that prepares CNS
- Other:Min 3 years exp as nurse educator; cns preferred; must be enrolled in a cns program with completion within 1 year of hiring; knowledgable about adult learning