Clinical Nurse Specialist - Med/Surg - Full Time

York, PA | Nursing | Tracking Code: 72029

Job Description

 

The clinical nurse specialist (CNS) is a clinical leader for nursing practice, committed to improving patient care, directly and indirectly, via the role of practitioner, consultant, change agent, educator, researcher, and leader. The CNS exemplifies and promotes nursing practice excellence by impacting on patient care outcomes. The CNS coordinates and manages the care of complex patients, collaborating with interdisciplinary team members to achieve optimal patient outcomes within a defined population.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

 

  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. Supports the education, training, and orientation of staff and students.
  8. Develops, implements and evaluates education programs.
  9. Assists in the development of EBP/QI projects and 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
 

Common Expectations

 

  1. Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span of the assigned patient population. Assesses and interprets patient age specific data and provides appropriate, age specific treatment. Provides direct patient care consultation for population of expertise.
  2. Demonstrates a commitment to patient, visitor and staff by: complying with all applicable safety regulations; learning the impact of medical errors and methodology that will lead to reduction of errors; reporting actual and potential errors, as well as hazardous conditions; identifying opportunities to standize processes and "error proof" systems that will lead to increased safety; and participating in safety education programs and root cause analyses as required.
  3. Develops and establishes policies and procedures, objectives, quality assessment, safety, environmental and infection control stands.
  4. Enhances professional growth and development through advanced/continuing education to maintain up-to-date knowledge, skills, and competencies. Shares pertinent information and job knowledge, related to readings, educational programs or participation in professional nursing organization activities
  5. Provides outstanding service to all customers; fosters teamwork; and practices fiscal responsibility through improvement and innovation.
 

Qualifications

  • Minimum Experience:
    • 3 - 5 years
  • Minimum Education:
    • Master's Degree
  • Required Certification:
    • Registration and current RN license in PA; PA-CNS license; CNS Certification; Basic Life Support (BLS) required; specialty certification preferred
  • Physical Demands:
    • Frequent prolonged standing/walking
    • Occasionally lifts, positions, pushes and/or transfers patients
    • Occasionally lifts supplies/equipment
    • Occasional reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching
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Why WellSpan Health?

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization comprises a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,600 physicians and advanced practice providers, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, eight respected hospitals, more than 20,000 employees and 200 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.

Employment Benefits

  • Sign-on incentives for new employees (click here for details)
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Life and accidental death insurance
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • PTO bridging
  • Short-term disability
  • Educational assistance
  • Forgivable loan
  • Flexible spending
  • Credit union
  • Employee recreational activities
  • Childcare
  • Complimentary medicine discounts

Diversity & Inclusion

Welcome. Respect. Value.

Wellspan Health believes that diversity includes all the human characteristics that make each of us similar as well as different. We strive to make every person feel welcomed, respected, and valued while creating a safe and inclusive environment where we all have the individual freedom to express our uniqueness in a respectful manner.

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.

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)