Clinical Nurse Specialist - York Hospital - Emergency Department

York, PA | Nursing | Tracking Code: 59844

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Position Summary:

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:


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.

Required Experience


Minimum Education


Master's Degree



Minimum Experience


3 - 5 years experience working in an Emergency Department


Prior educator or clinical nurse specialist experience preferred 



Req Cert/Registration

Registration and current RN license in PA; CNS Certification; CPR certification; Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required

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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 1,500 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, eight respected hospitals, more than 19,000 employees and 170 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

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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)