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Clinical Nurse Specialist

Bloomington Hospital
Date Posted
15 January, 2021
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Requisition Number
272036
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Clinical Nurse Specialist

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Job Description

Overview

The Clinical Nurse Specialist interacts with all components of the organization and community to explain and define nursing and to set standards of nursing practice, through the 3 spheres of influence: patients, nurses, and organization. The CNS practice domains include expert practitioner, researcher, consultant, educator and leader. Creates and/or refines existing strategies and interventions for care of patients. He/she manages utilization of economic, technological, and human resources over a quality-based continuum of care to achieve the outcome of health maintenance and prevention. Models advanced level practice for all nursing staff and students. Provides expert care to patients in their area of expertise. Examines current practices to improve patient care outcomes. Designs, plans, and operationalizes new nursing care programs to optimally reflect trends in health care. Serves as a leader in educational experiences throughout the organization and community. Serves as a representative of advanced practice nursing in the community-at-large.

 Graduate of an accredited school of nursing with a master?s degree in nursing required.
• Current license to practice as a registered nurse in the state of Indiana, or eligible for Indiana licensure.
• Current qualifications to practice as an advance practice nurse in the state of Indiana.
• Functions within the legal boundaries of their advanced practice area and shall have and utilize knowledge of the statutes and rules governing their advanced practice areas, including the following:state and federal drug laws and regulations, state and federal confidentiality laws and regulations as well as state and federal medical records access laws.
• Recognizes the limits of individual knowledge and experience, and consult with or refer clients to other health care providers as appropriate.
• Retains professional accountability for any delegated intervention, and delegate interventions only as authorized by the state of Indiana.
• Demonstrates expertise in the practice or nursing.
• Maintains current knowledge and skills in their specialty area.Successful completion of certification within 1 year of employment.
• Demonstrated leadership, interpersonal skills and evidence of ability to function in a consultative and educational role.
• Demonstrated leadership, interpersonal skills, and evidence of ability to function in a consultative/educational and research role.
• Seeks additional experience to maintain and expand areas of advanced nursing practice expertise.
• Participates in professional and specialty nursing organizations.For CNS opening in Med/Surg Geriontology and Critical Care divisions, must meet RN specific requirements at minimal. For CNS opening in Cancer Services:Requires Certification as an Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN�) by the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation is to be attained within 1 year of hire date.Demonstrated expertise in the practice of nursing validated by 3-5 years of recent oncology experience.Maintains CEU?s to be current with Oncology focus.Requires Basic Life Support certification through the AHA. Other advanced life support certifications may be required per unit/department specialty according to patient care policies.
• Requires effective communication skills, oral and written.
• Requires basic computer literacy or the willingness to learn.
• Requires licensure is considered minimal competence unless an event of error occurs.
• Must have the ability to work in a standing position and do frequent walking.
• Must have the ability to physically transport mannequins, defibrillators or simulators up to 40 pounds.
• Must demonstrate the analytical ability to evaluate problem situations in depth, arrive at appropriate conclusions and intervene in an acceptable manner.
• Must have the ability to display independent judgment skills and discretion.
• Must have the ability to perform mathematical calculations.
• Must have the ability to manage several simultaneous assignments and prioritize appropriately based on department needs.
• Must have the ability to exhibit scholarly writing skills including the use of appropriate grammar, spelling, vocabulary and punctuation.
• Must have the ability to effectively communicate and interact with patients, families, staff and physicians.
• Must have the ability to respond immediately, with unimpeded auditory perception, to verbal/vocal instructions, electronic alarms and auscultated sounds.
• Must have the ability to achieve outcomes with respect to the coordination of staff educational programming, patient education/discharge planning resources and supervising, directing and evaluating the staff education.
• Must have the ability to look at a VDT for a sustained period of time.
• Must have the ability to be exposed to infectious diseases, Cancer radiation, and chemotherapeutic agents that require following established protocols and precautionary measures.
• Must have the ability to manipulate a keyboard in order to produce copy.
• Must have the ability to learn and proficiently perform computer applications related to department operations.

 

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion at IU Health. IU Health does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, national origin, gender identity and/or expression, marital status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Qualifications for the Clinical Nurse Specialist Role

Overview

The Clinical Nurse Specialist interacts with all components of the organization and community to explain and define nursing and to set standards of nursing practice, through the 3 spheres of influence: patients, nurses, and organization. The CNS practice domains include expert practitioner, researcher, consultant, educator and leader. Creates and/or refines existing strategies and interventions for care of patients. He/she manages utilization of economic, technological, and human resources over a quality-based continuum of care to achieve the outcome of health maintenance and prevention. Models advanced level practice for all nursing staff and students. Provides expert care to patients in their area of expertise. Examines current practices to improve patient care outcomes. Designs, plans, and operationalizes new nursing care programs to optimally reflect trends in health care. Serves as a leader in educational experiences throughout the organization and community. Serves as a representative of advanced practice nursing in the community-at-large.

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     Graduate of an accredited school of nursing with a master?s degree in nursing required.
  •  Current license to practice as a registered nurse in the state of Indiana, or eligible for Indiana licensure.
  •  Current qualifications to practice as an advance practice nurse in the state of Indiana.
  •  Functions within the legal boundaries of their advanced practice area and shall have and utilize knowledge of the statutes and rules governing their advanced practice areas, including the following:state and federal drug laws and regulations, state and federal confidentiality laws and regulations as well as state and federal medical records access laws.
  •  Recognizes the limits of individual knowledge and experience, and consult with or refer clients to other health care providers as appropriate.
  •  Retains professional accountability for any delegated intervention, and delegate interventions only as authorized by the state of Indiana.
  •  Demonstrates expertise in the practice or nursing.
  •  Maintains current knowledge and skills in their specialty area.Successful completion of certification within 1 year of employment.
  •  Demonstrated leadership, interpersonal skills and evidence of ability to function in a consultative and educational role.
  •  Demonstrated leadership, interpersonal skills, and evidence of ability to function in a consultative/educational and research role.
  •  Seeks additional experience to maintain and expand areas of advanced nursing practice expertise.
  •  Participates in professional and specialty nursing organizations.For CNS opening in Med/Surg Geriontology and Critical Care divisions, must meet RN specific requirements at minimal. For CNS opening in Cancer Services:Requires Certification as an Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN�) by the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation is to be attained within 1 year of hire date.Demonstrated expertise in the practice of nursing validated by 3-5 years of recent oncology experience.Maintains CEU?s to be current with Oncology focus.Requires Basic Life Support certification through the AHA. Other advanced life support certifications may be required per unit/department specialty according to patient care policies.
  •  Requires effective communication skills, oral and written.
  •  Requires basic computer literacy or the willingness to learn.
  •  Requires licensure is considered minimal competence unless an event of error occurs.
  •  Must have the ability to work in a standing position and do frequent walking.
  •  Must have the ability to physically transport mannequins, defibrillators or simulators up to 40 pounds.
  •  Must demonstrate the analytical ability to evaluate problem situations in depth, arrive at appropriate conclusions and intervene in an acceptable manner.
  •  Must have the ability to display independent judgment skills and discretion.
  •  Must have the ability to perform mathematical calculations.
  •  Must have the ability to manage several simultaneous assignments and prioritize appropriately based on department needs.
  •  Must have the ability to exhibit scholarly writing skills including the use of appropriate grammar, spelling, vocabulary and punctuation.
  •  Must have the ability to effectively communicate and interact with patients, families, staff and physicians.
  •  Must have the ability to respond immediately, with unimpeded auditory perception, to verbal/vocal instructions, electronic alarms and auscultated sounds.
  •  Must have the ability to achieve outcomes with respect to the coordination of staff educational programming, patient education/discharge planning resources and supervising, directing and evaluating the staff education.
  •  Must have the ability to look at a VDT for a sustained period of time.
  •  Must have the ability to be exposed to infectious diseases, Cancer radiation, and chemotherapeutic agents that require following established protocols and precautionary measures.
  •  Must have the ability to manipulate a keyboard in order to produce copy.
  •  Must have the ability to learn and proficiently perform computer applications related to department operations.
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Indiana University Health is Indiana’s most comprehensive health system, with 16 hospitals and more than 34,000 team members serving Hoosiers across the state. Our partnership with the Indiana University School of Medicine gives our team members access to the very latest science and the very best training, advancing care for all. We’re looking for team members who share the things that matter most to us. People who are inspired by challenging and meaningful work for the good of every patient. People who are compassionate and serve with a purpose. People who aspire to excellence every day. People who are always ready to apply themselves.

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