Clinical Nurse Specialist/Nursing Practice Specialist3105281
We are looking fora Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)/Nursing Practice Specialist to join theLunder 7 Neurosciences unit. This is ajob share position, which requires you to work one day/week. The Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)/NursingPractice Specialist is a master’s prepared nursewith an area of specialization who promotes competent, compassionate and professional nursing care for patients/familiesacross the continuum. The role is a leadership/clinical practice roleencompassing patient care, teaching, consultation and research. Incollaboration with the Nursing Director and the nursing staff, the CNSinfluences outcomes and ensures quality patient care.
Applicants for this position should be energetic leaders that are able tomotivate others towards change. Someone who is skilled at managingconflict and initiating/maintaining collaborative relationships with peers,staff, administration and interdisciplinary health team members to enhancedelivery of health care is a must.
1. ClinicalPractice - Provides expert-level consultation and advises clinical staff onthe formulation of diagnoses and treatment plans for patients andfamilies. Demonstrates excellence in providing direct and indirectnursing care to patients and their families.
1.1 Expert-level consultation
i.Supports independent nursing practice of professional nurses throughcollaborative, consultative, and role modeling activities.
ii.Analyzes clinical and non-clinical variables to influence, supervise, manage oroversee patient care needs and predict and manage responses.
iii.Provides expert consultation within their specialty area at the unit, program,service, administrative, and community level(s).
iv.Identifies current trends in health care and their implication for nursingpractice.
v.Promotes the attainment of the goals of the patient/family plan of care.
vi.Applies new technology, nursing theories, research findings and experientialknowledge to improve patient/family health care outcomes and to assist in thedevelopment of nursing practice as applicable.
vii.Responds to change in clinical practice by planning, designing, implementingand evaluating guidelines, protocols and standards in collaboration withclinicians and other members of the health care team.
viii.Identifies and recommends interventions regarding ethical issues inpatient/family care and guides staff and other providers in application ofethical concepts to address patient care issues.
ix.Applies innovative approaches to solving complex problems.
x.Acts as a content resource to colleagues, patient/families, and others asidentified.
xi.Analyzes and evaluates the effectiveness of the consultative process.
1.2 Provide direct patient care as applicable.
i. Initiates, facilitates, coordinates, and manages interdisciplinarycollaboration for the purposes providing direct care of the patient and family.
ii. Participates in the attainment of the goals of the patient and family.
2. Education -Plans and delivers relevant staff and patient education to nurses and othermembers of the health care team on matters regarding plan of care of thepatient and family.
2.1 Identifies learning needs and developsand implements programs for patient education within the area ofspecialization.
2.2 Supports, participates, and contributesto educational programs for clinical and support staff both locally and acrossthe larger organization.
2.3 Facilitates the acquisition of advancedclinical skills in staff nurses and students through role modeling, practice,and consultation in the clinical setting.
3. Research andEvidence-Based Practice - Actively participates in research andevidence-based practice activities that will positively affect patient care andpatient care outcomes.
3.1 Uses nursing theories, research findings and evidence-basedpractice to plan, design, evaluate nursing practice and to generateresearchable clinical problems.
3.2 Promotes staff and student utilization of the research process.
3.3 Participates in and supports research.
3.4 Utilizes scientific method in collecting data on clinicalpractice issues.
3.5 Initiates, participates in and continually evaluates qualityassurance and performance improvement activities for evaluation of structure,process and outcome criteria as it relates to clinical practice. Identifies improvement opportunities, designs and plans programs forimprovement and implements programs in the clinical environment.
4. Professional Development - Demonstrates accountability for ongoingpersonal/professional development.
4.1 Maintains and updates clinical knowledge and skills based oncurrent nursing and health care practices.
4.2 Identifies own learning needs and goals, and designs a plan to meet them.
4.3 Takes responsibilities for leadership and participation oncommittees and task forces of the Department of Nursing, MGH at large, andacross Partners.
4.4 Participates in activities that foster peer support andnetworking.
4.5 Fulfills professional role through involvement in professionalorganization activities, presentations, and publications.
Masters degree in nursing required
current Massachusetts RN license required
RN experience with neurosciences required
CNS experience preferred
5-10 years of progressive nursing experience required
Clinical Nurse Specialist Requirements
a. Graduation from a graduate degree program with a clinical practicum designed to prepare the graduate for practice as a CNS that is approved by a national accrediting organization for academic programs acceptable to the Board; and
b. Successful completion of, at minimum, core content at the graduate level in advanced assessment, advanced pathophysiology and advanced pharmacotherapeutics.
c. Current CNS certification granted by a Board recognized certifying organization
Nursing Practice Specialist Requirements
a. Master’s degree in Nursing.
b. Relevant professional experience in clinical nursing specialty.
c. Certification in specialty area, if available, desired.
MassachusettsGeneral Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, wechoose to lead. Applications from protected veterans and individuals withdisabilities are strongly encouraged.
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