Clinical Nurse Specialist-CNS-York Hospital-Trauma Services-Full Time

York, PA | Nursing | Tracking Code: 53405

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WellSpan York Hospital is a Level 1 Trauma Center accredited by the Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation.  In the Trauma Resuscitation Area (TRA) of the Emergency Department we care for all ages of trauma patients from infant to geriatrics.  The majority of the patient population is elderly with a mechanism of blunt trauma.  The clinical nurse specialist will work under the supervision of the Trauma Program Manger to review the trauma data, evidence base medicine, standard of care and community needs.  This CNS will develop, monitor and implement evidenced based programs, for the staff, the patients, their families and our trauma community in York, Adams and Franklin Counties.  Nursing Research is also an important part.  Expectation to work with the Trauma Research Navigator and the Emig Research Center to improve the quality of care for our patients.  Collaboration with the PI Nurse and the Injury prevention peers to improve outcomes and importantly injury prevention.

 

General Summary:
Under general supervision, is primarily committed to improving patient care, directly and indirectly, via the role of practitioner, consultant, change agent, educator, researcher, leader, and case manager. Exemplifies and promotes nursing practice excellence by impacting on patient care outcomes. As case manager, coordinates and manages the care of complex patients. Collaborates with interdisciplinary team members to achieve optimal patient outcomes within a defined population.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The following are essential job accountabilities:
1 Maintains competence in area of expertise.
2 Collaborates with other professionals to improve patient care delivery and achieve desired patient outcomes.
3 Fosters/facilitates growth and development of staff.
4 Initiates, implements, and evaluates process redesign and system changes.
5 Provides consultation in area of expertise to management, staff and other disciplines, agencies, etc.
6 Acts as a resource and role model.
7 Coordinates the education, training, and orientation of staff and students.
8 Develops, implements and evaluates education programs for staff and students, and educational resources for patients and families.
9 Assists in the development of QI projects/nursing research and collaborates with staff in developing methodology and analysis of findings.
10 Contributes new knowledge to nursing practice by participating in clinical research as appropriate.
11 Acts as a task force/project manager within the System.
12 Establishes methods/systems for coordinating patients' care throughout the continuum of care and for monitoring patients' progress throughout the episode or care continuum.
13 Collects, analyzes, and disseminates data related to targeted populations.

WSH Nursing Philosophy
The mission of WellSpan Health, “Working as one to improve health through exceptional care for all, lifelong well-ness, and healthy communities” provides the guiding path for the Department of Nursing. WSH nurses “work as one” across diverse nursing environments to support care for all, including patients, family, self, and colleagues. WellSpan Health (WSH) nurses provide a healing environment while delivering compassionate, holistic patient and family centered care. WSH nurses are committed to nursing excellence and providing safe, timely, effective, efficient, equitable care in the best interest of the patient.
Evidence-based practice is the foundation of clinical and administrative decision-making leading to empirical outcomes-driven care. When evidence is not available to inform practice, WSH nurses con-tribute to the advancement of the science of Nursing by conducting research. WSH nurses are innovators and embrace the use of advanced technology to provide exemplary patient care. WSH nurses practice to the full extent of their education and scope of practice and in accordance to professional and regulatory standards.
Transformational nurse leaders at WSH develop caring relationships through interpersonal encounters, demonstrating a strong commitment to teamwork in the pursuit of high-quality, cost-effective healthcare. Continuous performance improvement is embedded in daily practice. WSH nurse leaders employ an open communication style and utilize just culture in their decision-making, acting as vision-ary change agents and progressive catalysts for healthcare reform.
WSH supports nurses by creating intentional and individualized professional journeys focused on life-long learning and continuous professional development that promotes the provision of exemplary nursing care. A shared decision-making governance structure promotes involvement of direct care nurses within a collaborative interprofessional environment. Nursing care is delivered in an age-appropriate and culturally sensitive manner, individualized according to the needs of the patient. WSH nurses strive to know and respect each of our patients as a person with unique needs and care for our community in a variety of settings from ambulatory to inpatient and on a continuum of health that spans from illness to wellness.

 

Required Skills

RN license in Pennsylvania

CNS  license in Pennsylvania

Master's completed with focus in critical care or acute care

Required Experience

Experience in trauma specialty preferred

Must have acute care experience as a RN.


Quality of Life

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization is comprised of a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,200 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, six respected hospitals, more than 15,000 employees, and 140 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization, committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

Quality of Life
Quality of Life

Founded in 1741, the city of York is considered by many as the first capital of the United States. The Articles of Confederation were signed by the Second Continental Congress here in 1777. Its beautifully restored historic district is an architectural treasure. While York retains its farming and manufacturing heritage, at its heart York is a thriving cultural community that has attracted creative talent and innovative entrepreneurial investors from across the nation.

Life in York County offers affordable housing, options for higher education, a thriving arts and cultural community, historical attractions, parks and recreational resources, semi-professional baseball team, fine dining and more — within an easy drive of major East Coast cities.

York County residents can find local employment in healthcare, manufacturing, technology, agricultural and service sectors. (Patient population: 445,000)

Equal Opportunity Employment

WellSpan Health is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

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