We have an exciting opportunity for a experienced nurse to join University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle as a Sepsis and Infection Prevention Clinical Nurse Specialist. The Sepsis and Infection Prevention CNS will:
• Serve as a consultant and advisor to personnel at all levels for management of sepsis within the University of Washington Medical Center.
• Facilitate the implementation and evaluation of the Sepsis program including all systems necessary for the multidisciplinary approach throughout the continuum of care.
• Make regular rounds on sepsis patients to evaluate appropriateness of orders, treatment plans, nursing intervention, physician documentation and compliance with the Sepsis bundle to assure that all patients receive comprehensive and timely treatment interventions that are consistent with best practice guidelines.
• Develop and maintain relationships with unit and department staff and managers, faculty, and administrative staff to ensure coordination of infection prevention and sepsis care management related activities, programs and policies.
• Collaborate with hospital leaders, faculty and staff to identify ongoing care concerns and quality of care issues for complex problems and develop strategies for improvement.
• Review quality and safety indicators to facilitate implementation of continuous improvement based on new developments in theory and practice of quality improvement processes.
• Collaborates with staff and managers to identify staff learning needs, and develop sepsis related educational materials and resources for faculty and staff, promotes clinical standards and practice improvements and evaluates outcomes.
• Collaborate with other members of the Sepsis Committee, Center for Clinical Excellence staff, Infection Prevention and Antimicrobial Stewardship to identify improvement opportunities and interventions.
• Collaborate with other UW entities to coordinate sepsis related systems and processes
• Remains current regarding evidence based research and literature. Facilitates adoption of evidence into practice by bringing evidence-based information to the clinical setting.
• Contributes clinical expertise and nursing perspectives to decision-making processes through committees, project development and work groups.
• Leads selected projects or programs with focus on quality and patient safety initiatives. Examples may include CAUTI, CLABSI, C-dif
• Communicates information and conducts educational services regarding advancements in nursing practice- within the organization and to the community at large.
• Participates in professional organization activities that promote both the nursing profession as well as the profession's relationship with consumers.
This position is full time, days, and requires Washington State RN license, Master’s degree in Nursing plus 4-5 years of inpatient nursing experience. Proven excellence working in an interdisciplinary collaborative team environment. Effective communication skills, interpersonal skills, leadership skills, and clinical expertise in the care of patients with sepsis.