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Clinical Nurse Specialist NICU Hospital Education

Location: Buffalo, NY, United States
Date Posted: Jul 30, 2019

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Job Description

Status: Full Time Facility: Sisters of Charity Hospital

Work Schedule: Days Shift: 1:

Exempt from Overtime: Exempt: Yes FTE: 1.000000: Bargaining Unit: ACE Associates

Summary:


The Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) is a master's prepared practitioner who possesses a high degree of expertise in the field of nursing. This individual demonstrates advanced clinical competence and the ability to direct and evaluate nursing practice. The position requires a high level of creative problem solving and critical thinking. This individual works with the nurse manager to provide feedback and consultation for performance evaluation and/or progressive discipline for nursing staff and to assist the nursing staff in the development of their professional potential and the provision of quality patient care in a resource sensitive environment.

The primary focus of this position is direct involvement in nursing practice and nursing care standards development, implementation and evaluation. Additionally there is emphasis on the development of the nursing staff in a nursing care delivery system, utilizing the expertise of the CNS to create system-wide/departmental and programmatic changes. The CNS maintains flexibility within the role based on ongoing organizational need. The CNS is a member of the nursing management team at Sisters and Mercy and will represent CHS and its management team in community-based endeavors.

This position will provide the CNS function for normal newborn and Level II and Level III neonatal units at both Sisters and Mercy Hospital.

Responsibilities:


EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
  • Current New York State R.N. License
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Masters degree in the specialty of nursing from an NLN accredited program
  • Attainment of NRP Instructor Status within 6 months
  • Attainment of NCC Certification within 12 months

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
  • Three (3) to five (5) years current Level III NICU experience
  • Experience in education of adult learners preferred
  • Computer Literate

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
  • Provides an advanced practice clinical approach to patient care management and care
  • Provides consultation regarding clinical issues, as well as human and resource management, in order to assure quality, cost-effective patient care, and the achievement of strategic goals of the organization
  • Maintains current competency in advanced practice specialty through participation in local and national nursing organizations, subscribes to nursing journals, and actively participates in symposiums and seminars
  • Maintains awareness of state-of-the-art nursing research findings and consistently makes recommendations to alter practice to assure positive patient outcomes.
  • Continuously fosters and promotes quality improvement through role modeling, chairing care delivery task force initiatives, and maintaining an active role in problem identification and resolution
  • Demonstrates an advanced level of nursing knowledge in the management and education of the nursing staff
  • Demonstrates behaviors in the areas of advanced nursing which include clinical practice, consultant role, educator role, leader, and researcher in support of the organizational mission and strategic plan

WORKING CONDITIONS

ENVIRONMENT
  • Normal heat, light space, and safe working environment; typical of most office jobs
  • Occasional exposure to one or more mildly unpleasant physical conditions


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