CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALIST, PSYCHIATRY

University of Washington - Seattle, WA4.1

Full-timeEstimated: $69,000 - $99,000 a year
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Join Harborview Medical Center for an outstanding opportunity as:

Under the oversight of the Director of Professional Development & Nursing Excellence, the Psych CNS/educator will provide education to inpatient behavioral health nursing staff for challenging patients situations, de-escalation and ongoing psychiatry training needs. Coordinate educational offerings based on the assessed learning needs of the staff. Education will include, but not be limited to real-time coaching, classroom didactics and simulated learning opportunities. Participate in data collection and research, and perform care plan coordination as needed for patients with Behavioral Health needs.

As the region's only Level I Trauma center, Harborview Medical Center (HMC) is well known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD, Center for Advanced Reconstruction and Rehabilitation (CARER), and mentally-and medically- vulnerable populations. In addition to the centers of emphasis, HMC serves a mission population for King County. Harborview employees are committed to the vital role the institution plays in the immediate community, as well as the entire Northwest region. HMC is owned by King County and managed by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW’s School of Medicine. The UW is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.

REQUIREMENTS:Requirements:
WA RN License.
BSN degree.
Three to five years clinical nursing experience, including experience in Behavioral Health setting.
Two years leadership experience (i.e, such as nurse manager, assistant nurse manager, charge nurse, preceptor, and/or educator).
  • Expertise in the implementation of Harm-Reduction and other evidence-based approaches in the treatment of substance abuse/dependence and mental illness.
  • Experience with caring for complex patients with psychiatric diagnoses
  • Demonstrated ability to be effective teaching in a multi-disciplinary setting.
  • Demonstrated superior communication skills; both verbal and written.
  • Demonstrated competency in the use of Windows-based computer programs.
Desirable:
  • MSN, PhD, DNP.
  • Experience with shared governance model of nursing practice.
  • Experience working in an inpatient or academic setting.
  • Knowledge of local behavioral health resources.
  • Experience in conducting research, clinical inquiry and EBP projects.
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist Certification.
  • Active member of a professional organization.
The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or dso@uw.edu.