Christiana Care Health System is looking for an experience Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) to work on Medica/Surgical Unit at Christiana Hospital Campus. This position is primarily Monday through Friday from 8a to 4:30p, with flexibility for off-shift and weekends as needed.
Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) practices within the CCHS professional practice model and exhibits CCHS Values and Behaviors, which reflect its mission. Based on a specialized knowledge base, the CNS designs, implements and evaluates standards of practice that improve the delivery of high quality, comprehensive care to individuals, families and population.
The CNS is a clinical leadership position that includes the traditional components of patient care, consultation, research utilization, leadership and education with the aims of developing practice standards, contributing to the professional development of others and shaping/influencing nursing practice within and outside of the organization. Responsibilities of a CNS include delivering comprehensive patient care, serving as a role model to other staff, mentoring and supervising less-experienced staff, identifying and researching problems, applying research findings to improve the nursing care of patients, consulting complicated nursing problems, evaluating overall patient care, developing tools to improve the quality of patient care and initiating change as needed.
The clinical judgment and decision-making skill of the CNS are characterized by a systematic, process-oriented approach to clinical situations. This is supported by identifiable, theoretical, scientific and experiential knowledge. This knowledge is utilized to develop and refine new practice standards in support of patient and organizational initiatives.
The CNS maintains current knowledge of the literature regarding patient-family relationships in order to educate and promote the professional development of other health care colleagues. In this manner the CNS develops and models clinical, spiritual and culturally appropriate care of the populations served. The CNS demonstrates additional leadership characteristics in providing mentorship to others in the healthcare community.
The CNS practices with a spirit of clinical inquiry and actively engages in leading evidence-based practice. The CNS will accomplish this through the recognition of problems resolvable by a change in practice, utilization of appropriate statistical tools for analysis of the issue, and development/revision of evidence based practice protocols and guidelines to improve patient outcomes. The CNS will also contribute to the knowledge base of the health care community via presentations, publication and involvement in professional organizations.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Graduation from Master's level clinical nurse specialist program. At least three years of related clinical nursing experience Licensure or license eligible for Registered Nurse and Advanced Practice Nursing as set forth by the Delaware Board of Nursing with prescriptive (Rx) authorit y BLS certification; ACLS Certification Advanced practice certification in specialty is preferred
Internal Number: 48396BR
About Christiana Care Health System
Christiana Care Health System is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is one of the country's largest health care providers, ranking 21st in the nation for hospital admissions. Christiana Care is proudly a Nurse Magnet recognized institution. Christiana Care Health System is also one of the largest health care providers in the mid-Atlantic region, serving all of Delaware and portions of seven counties bordering the state in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. A not-for-profit, non-sectarian health system, Christiana Care includes two hospitals with more than 1,100 patient beds, and is a major teaching hospital with two campuses. Christiana Care is continually recognized for excellence on a regional and national level. Our role in the community is expressed in the Christiana Care Way: "We serve our neighbors as respectful, expert, caring partners in their health. We do this by creating innovative, effective, affordable systems of care that our neighbors value."Christiana Care is a great place to work because we value diversity and recognize it to be a core part of our success. Because of the diversity of our employees, affiliated health professionals and volunteers, we are... positioned to meet the unique needs of our patients and community. We acknowledge and celebrate the uniqueness and talent of each employee. Because of our talented workforce we are able to provide a quality healthcare experience to our patients and community. We strive to create an inclusive environment in which individual diversity can be leveraged and thrive. Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.