ProHealth Care has been the health care leader in Waukesha County and surrounding areas for the past century, providing outstanding care across a full spectrum of services. The people of ProHealth Care strive to continuously improve the health and well-being of the community by combining skill, compassion and innovation. The ProHealth family includes Waukesha Memorial Hospital, Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital, the Rehabilitation Hospital of Wisconsin, ProHealth Medical Group clinics, AngelsGrace Hospice, ProHealth Home Care & Hospice, West Wood Health & Fitness Center and Regency Senior Communities. Learn more at ProHealthCare.org
Hours: Days with a weekend rotation
Full Time Benefits
Functioning in a hospital setting (inpatient or ambulatory) in the three spheres of influence (patient care, nurse/nursing practice, organization/system) of the clinical nurse specialist, is the clinical leader for a program or area of nursing practice. The advanced knowledge and skills required for this role includes clinical expertise in a focused area, evidence-based practice, collaboration, consultation, education, mentoring, informatics and change leadership. These are essential to advance the practice of nursing and the professional development of nurses. The specialized knowledge and skills are used within the three Spheres of Influence: nurse-patient/family; nurse-nurses and nursing practice, and nurse-organization/system. The Advanced Practice Nurse and the population-related nurse managers are partners in leading the nursing clinical practice area. The Advanced Practice Nurse coordinates and guides clinical activities/projects of nurses within a practice area. The Advanced Practice Nurse is accountable for collaborating with members of the health care team to design, implement, and measure safe, cost-effective, evidence-based care strategies. The Advanced Practice Nurse is responsible for maintaining current professional knowledge and competencies and contributing to the advancement of nursing practice at the unit/system, local, state, national, and/or international level.
I. Direct Patient Care
1. Serves as a reliable source of information on the latest evidence supporting cost-effective, safe nursing practices.
2. Collaborates with the multi-disciplinary team using the nursing process to integrate the nursing perspective into a comprehensive plan of care for the patient/family.
3. Identifies and prioritizes nursing care needs for a select population of patients/families.
4. Conducts comprehensive, holistic wellness and illness assessments using established or innovative evidence-based techniques, tools, and methods.
5. Initiates and plans care conferences or programs for individual patients or populations of patients.
6. Designs and evaluates innovative educational programs for patients, families, and groups.
7. Identifies, collects, and analyzes data that serve as a basis for program design and outcome measurement.
8. Establishes methods to evaluate and document nursing interventions.
9. Evaluates the impact of nursing interventions on fiscal and human resources.
II. Nurses/Nursing Practice
1. Collaborates with others to resolve issues related to patient care, communication, policies, and resources.
2. Creates and revises nursing policies, protocols, and procedures using evidence-based information to achieve outcomes for indicators that are nurse-sensitive.
3. Identifies facilitators and barriers that affect patient outcomes.
4. Leads clinical practice and quality improvement initiatives for a unit or a program.
5. Collaborates with nurses to develop practice environments that support shared decision-making.
6. Assists the staff in developing critical thinking and clinical judgment.
7. Creates a nursing care environment that stimulates continuous self-learning, reflective practice, feeling of ownership, and demonstration of responsibility and accountability.
8. Collaborates with education specialists, unit-based educators, clinical informatics specialists, and others on content and operational design of orientation, clinical competency evaluation, and other clinical education program development.
9. Mentors nurses to acquire new skills, develop their careers, and effectively incorporate evidence into practice.
10. Provides input for staff evaluation.
11. Provides formal and informal education for nurses and other health professionals and health professional students.
12. Leads in the conduct and utilization of nursing research.
III. Organizational/System Leadership
1. Consults with other units and health care professionals to improve care.
2. Leads/assists institutional groups to enhance the clinical practice of nurses and improve patient outcomes.
3. Develops, pilots, evaluates, and incorporates innovate models of practice across the continuum of care.
4. Designs and evaluates programs and initiatives that are congruent with the organization's strategic plans, regulatory agency requirements, and nursing standards.
5. Participates in need identification, selection, and evaluation of products and equipment.
6. Advances nursing practice through participation in professional organizations, publications, and presentations.
Minimum of 3 years of clinical nursing experience required and which occurred within the past 5 years.
Clinical knowledge in specialty area. If hired in area with a substantially different clinical knowledge set, the candidate will be expected to demonstrate clinical expertise in the practice area within 6-months to a 1-year time frame.
Demonstrated skills at the level of an advanced practice nurse in leadership, communication, collaboration, mentoring, and changes as evidenced by portfolio, recommendation letters, references, interview, and demonstration.
Demonstrated ability at the level of an advanced practice nurse to utilize evidence to develop, teach, guide, and implement practice standards and policies.
ProHealth Care, one of the largest employers in Waukesha County, offers work that is challenging and rewarding. The organization is dedicated to providing the highest quality service to our patients and their families and treats each individual with respect – the way they should be treated. ProHealth Care supports a Just Culture, one that encourages an open learning environment and maintaining safe systems. We have high expectations for those who join our team of nearly 5,000 employees. In return, we offer exceptional career opportunities in a dynamic, health care system where the contributions of every team member are valued.
ProHealth Care is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an inclusive work environment and values the perspectives of our people. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.
ProHealth Care has been the health care leader in Waukesha County and surrounding areas for the past century, providing outstanding care across a full spectrum of services. The people of ProHealth Care strive to continuously improve the health and well-being of the community by combining skill, compassion and innovation.ProHealth Care, one of the largest employers in Waukesha County, offers work that is challenging and rewarding. The organization is dedicated to providing the highest quality service to our patients and their families and treats each individual with respect – the way they should be treated. We have high expectations for those who join our team of nearly 5,000 employees. In return, we offer exceptional career opportunities in a dynamic, health care system where the contributions of every team member are valued.Learn more at ProHealthCare.org.