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St Charles Health System
Bend, OR, United States
30+ days ago
St Charles Health System
Bend, Oregon, United States
30+ days ago

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DEPARTMENTAL SUMMARY:  The Clinical Practice & Professional Development (CPPD) Department is a system service department that provides clinical practice support and professional development opportunities to nursing and allied health caregivers at St.  Charles Health System. CPPD also provides professional development opportunities to caregivers employed in non-clinical positions at St.  Charles Health System and the Central Oregon/Pacific Northwest Communities.  Specifically, CPPD delivers services through the following educational/practice service lines: Onboarding/Orientation, Competency Management, Continuing Education, Professional Role Development, Collaborative Partnerships and the American Heart Association St.  Charles Health System Training Center.

POSITION OVERVIEW:  The Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) serves as the clinical practice expert in the delivery of evidence-based nursing interventions within the emergency department setting at St.  Charles Health System.  The CNS possesses advanced knowledge of the science of nursing within the specialty focus of emergency care and applies that knowledge through the three spheres of influence: patient/family, nurses and nursing practice, and the organization/system.  The CNS translates theory and evidence to advance the health and knowledge of the patient/family, nurses and nursing practice and the organization/system.  The CNS practices nursing within the nursing process, as a licensed advanced practice nurse, through the standards of assessment, diagnosis, outcome identification, planning and implementation and evaluation.     The CNS is competent in the standards of care and standards of professional performance specific to the specialty focus of emergency care and CNS competencies are integrated across the three spheres of influence.  The CNS practices nursing with a consistent focus on targeting quality, cost-effective outcomes through patient/family care by influencing the practice of nurses in emergency care and by influencing the organization to support nursing evidence-based practice. This position does not directly manage other caregivers, however may be asked to review and provide feedback on the work of other caregivers

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES:

Provides leadership and clinical expertise within the interdisciplinary team in the management of complex patient issues.

Partners with specialty specific leadership to develop and evaluate the delivery of nursing practice in the emergency care setting.

Applies knowledge of differential illness diagnoses and treatments in comprehensive, holistic assessments of patients within the context of disease, diagnoses and treatments in order to explicate etiologies that require nursing interventions to prevent and/or alleviate illness

Design, implement and evaluate innovative individual and/or population-based programs of care to achieve desired quality, cost-effective nurse-sensitive outcomes

Provides leadership and clinical expertise within the interdisciplinary team participating in unit quality rounds and in the management of complex patient issues.

Design, implement and evaluate innovative individual and/or population-based programs of care to achieve desired quality, cost-effective nurse-sensitive outcomes in areas that are targeted and prioritized in collaboration with operations and medical staff.  

Serve as a leader, consultant, mentor, change agent in advancing the practice of nursing among nurses within assigned area and across the organization to achieve desired outcomes.

Support the development of specialty based preceptors and their professional practice evaluations.

Serve as a leader, consultant, mentor, change agent in advancing the practice of nursing among nurses within assigned area and across the organization to achieve desired outcomes

Advance nursing practice through innovative, evidence-based interventions, best-practice guidelines and implementation of professional standards and creation/alignment of organizational policies that direct the care of nursing caregivers and other providers of healthcare to improve patient, family, nursing and organizational outcomes

Lead multidisciplinary groups to facilitate collaboration with other disciplines in the attainment of outcomes across the continuum of care

Interpret the dimensions of nursing care requiring resources at the system level and provide leadership to assure the organization adequately supports the delivery of nursing care

Expand the practice of nursing through ongoing generation and acquisition of scientific knowledge and skills to maintain expert clinical competencies that leads to desired outcomes

Demonstrate 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.  

Supports Value Improvement Practice (VIP- Lean) principles of continuous improvement with energy and enthusiasm, functioning as a champion of change.

Provides and maintains a safe environment for caregivers, patients and guests.

Conducts all activities with the highest standards of professionalism and confidentiality.  Complies with all applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures, supporting the organization’s corporate integrity efforts by acting in an ethical and appropriate manner, reporting known or suspected violation of applicable rules, and cooperating fully with all organizational investigations and proceedings.

Delivers customer service and/or patient care in a manner that promotes goodwill, is timely, efficient and accurate.

May perform additional duties of similar complexity within the organization, as required or assigned.



Requirements

EDUCATION                 

Required:  Master of Science in Nursing as a Clinical Nurse Specialist from an accredited college or university

Preferred:  Post-Graduate Nursing Certificate in Nursing Education from an accredited college or university         

Administration

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION/REGISTRATION

Required: Current Oregon RN License.

Current license to practice as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in the State of Oregon by the OR State Board of Nursing

National Specialty Certification from a professional organization in relevant field of clinical expertise

Current AHA Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider certification. Current ACLS and PALS provider certification.

Valid Oregon driver's license and ability to meet St.  Charles Health System driving requirements        

Preferred: ANPD specialty certification upon hire or agree to obtain when eligible.

Current certification BLS/ACLS/PALS instructor within 1 year of hire        

EXPERIENCE

Required:

Clerical experience in the past year

Experience in program support

Experience working with the public

Experience in Microsoft Office Suite

Experience in Database management

Experience in data entry

Job Information

  • Job ID: 58391312
  • Location:
    Bend, Oregon, United States
  • Position Title: Clinical Nurse Specialist - Emergency Department
  • Company Name: St Charles Health System
  • Sector: Education / Faculty 
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: Master's Degree
  • Min Experience: 5-7 Years
  • Required Travel: None

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