Clinical Nurse Specialist

Capital Health - Trenton, NJ (30+ days ago)3.8


Overview
Position #: 6214

Responsibilities
Designs educational programs and coordinates and presents programs to healthcare providers. Formulates competencies based on the job functions of healthcare providers. Disseminates information about relevant learning offerings within and outside CH. Assists in updating and monitoring the orientation process.
Participates in developing, updating and maintaining educational materials.
Integrates information regarding evidence-based practice and CH regulatory standards in education activities. Disseminates recent innovations and research findings relevant to area of nursing practice and patient outcomes. Creates and revises standards, objectives, policies and procedures utilizing evidence-based practices.
Facilitates staff involvement in departmental quality improvement projects. Promotes staff involvement in hospital-wide performance improvement projects. Incorporates standards of care when developing performance improvement activities. Facilitates the resolution of clinical issues requiring educational intervention.
Functions as a nurse advocate and change agent during organizational and committee meetings.
Fosters the clinical development of staff by functioning as a clinical leader in an advising and guiding role. Functions as a role model for proper infection control practices. Articulates JCAHO, DOH, Magnet and other regulatory agency standards. Evaluates compliance with regulatory standards.
Collaborates with the patient, patient's family and healthcare providers in achieving best practices and optimal patient outcomes. Consults with healthcare providers to develop plans of care designed to promote positive patient outcomes.
Analyzes the learning needs of healthcare providers and patients. Evaluates program outcome effectiveness. Evaluates the relevance and appropriateness of educational materials.
Evaluates performance improvement and regulatory requirement data.
Assists with the completion of performance appraisals and assesses the achievement of staff competence and documents the achievement of staff competence. Performs peer review of the advance practice nurse. Promotes the professional development of CH employees. Monitors the professional development of healthcare providers.
Requirements
Master's degree in nursing with designated clinical specialty.
Three years experience as a Registered Nurse in an acute care healthcare facility.
Valid Advanced Practice RN NJ License
CNS certification
BLS

Frequent physical demands include: Sitting , Standing , Walking , Carry objects , Push/Pull , Wrist position deviation , Pinching/fine motor activities , Keyboard use/repetitive motion

Occasional physical demands include: Climbing (e.g., stairs or ladders) , Twisting , Bending , Reaching forward , Reaching overhead , Squat/kneel/crawl , Taste or Smell

Continuous physical demands include: Talk or Hear

Lifting Floor to Waist 35 lbs. Lifting Waist Level and Above 10 lbs.