Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) or Clinical Nurse Educator - Cardiac Center

5 - 7 years experience  • 

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 03/21/18
Wilmington, DE
5 - 7 years experience
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 03/21/18

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As one of the nation’s leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 300,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics and primary care practices in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Nemours strives to ensure a healthier tomorrow for all children – even those who may never enter our doors – through our world-changing research, education and advocacy efforts. At Nemours, our Associates help us deliver on the promise we make to every family we have the privilege of serving: to treat their child as if they were our own. 

The Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) or Nurse Clinician pursuing board certification as a CNS is responsible for improvement and maintenance of scientifically based clinical nursing care for the Cardiac patient population. The CNS achieves this by providing direct and indirect care to patients and their families, promoting professional development, disseminating and conducting research and collaborating with interprofessional teams. The role of the CNS is directly aligned with the pursuit of national recognition for nursing excellence through their work to advance nursing practice, improve the patient care environment
• Facilitator of Learning: Demonstrates clinical expertise while supporting clinical nurses to integrate new evidence into practice. Provides education or teaching skills to clinical team, patients and family.
• Collaboration: Focuses on (and role models) multidisciplinary team building and effective team functioning.
• Response to Diversity: Reviews alternative approaches and implementing planned change to meet needs considering cultural, social, family and system diversity.
• Clinical Inquiry: Interpreted and uses research to evaluate practice, and collaborates in research.
• Systems Thinking: Responsible for innovation and change in the patient care system. Able to make connections within components.
• Caring Practices – Responds to subtle patient and family changes: engages with the patient as a unique patient in a compassionate manner.
• Advocacy/Moral Agency: Influences the negotiation of moral dilemmas, allocating resources, directing patient care and access to care.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
A. Education, Training and Experience
Graduate of accredited school of nursing, MSN Required or BSN and currently enrolled in a CNS program
Minimum five years related clinical experience, Cardiac experience required.
B. Licenses, Registrations, Certifications, Credentialing
• Current Registered Nurse license in the State of Delaware
AdvancedPractice Nurse license and board certification in the State of Delaware as a CNS

The Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) or Clinical Nurse Educator is responsible for ensuring scientifically based nursing care for the Cardiac patient population. This team member achieves this by providing direct and indirect care to patients and their families, promoting professional development, disseminating research and collaborating with interprofessional teams. The role of the CNS or Clinical Nurse Educator is directly aligned with the pursuit of national recognition for nursing excellence through their work to advance nursing practice and improve the patient care environment.

  • Facilitator of Learning: Demonstrates clinical expertise while supporting clinical nurses to integrate new evidence into practice. Provides education to clinical team, patients and family.
  • Collaboration: Focuses on (and role models) interprofessional team building and effective team functioning.
  • Response to Diversity: Reviews alternative approaches and implementing planned change to meet needs considering racial, ethnic, socioeconomic and other types of diversity.
  • Clinical Inquiry: Interprets and uses research to evaluate practice, and collaborates in research projects.
  • Systems Thinking: Responsible for innovation and change in the patient care system. Recognizes how changes in one part of the system might impact other components of the system.
  • Caring Practices – Responds to subtle patient and family changes: engages with the patient and family as partner in the pursuit of mutually established goals.
  • Advocacy/Moral Agency: Influences the negotiation of moral dilemmas, allocating resources, directing patient care and access to care.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

A. Education, Training and Experience

  • Graduate of accredited school of nursing, MSN required or BSN and currently enrolled CNS or Master’s Degree in Nursing Education program
  • Minimum five years related clinical experience, Cardiac experience required.   

    B. Licenses, Registrations, Certifications, Credentialing

  • Current Registered Nurse license in the State of Delaware
  • Advanced Practice Nurse license and board certification in the State of Delaware as a CNS (For CNS position)
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