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Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)

Company: Swedish Medical Center
Location: Englewood
Posted on: July 12, 2018

Job Description:

Position Summary The Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) is the clinical leader for bedside registered nurses working with a program or area of nursing practice, such as acute care. The advanced knowledge required for this role includes clinical expertise in acute care, evidence-based practice, collaboration, consultation, education, mentoring, and change leadership. The CNS assists with the new graduate nurses' maturation during the first year of practice. The CNS collaborates with new graduate registered nurses on polishing communication skills, enhancing critical thinking, promoting medication safety, ensuring emergency preparedness, proper task delegation, and safe procedure skills. This role utilizes extensive, advanced knowledge of pathophysiology and pharmacology, and serves as a consultant to the registered nurse who is working in the acute care arena, to solve clinical problems. The CNS serves as a member of and resource to the Shared Governance Councils at Swedish Medical Center. The CNS in this role actively participates in program development for acute care service lines in collaboration with and under the direction of the Director of Advanced Nursing Practice. This position supports both day and night shift, consisting of 3, 12-hour mid-shifts per week, with rotating weekend coverage. Recent bedside clinical experience (within 2 years) preferred. SWEDISH MEDICAL CENTER: Level I Trauma Center in South Denver

Swedish Medical Center in Englewood, Colorado, part of HealthONE- HCA, serves as the Rocky Mountain Region's referral center for neurotrauma and as the region's first Joint Commission certified Comprehensive Stroke Center, a recognized leader in the most advanced stroke care. Swedish offers patients the highest quality care and the most advanced technologies and treatments in nearly every medical specialty and is an eight time winner of the National Research Corporation Consumer Choice Award and a Top 100 Hospital recognized by Reuters. An acute care hospital with 408 licensed beds, Swedish is located in the south metro Denver area where it has been a proud member of the community for more than 100 years. Annually, Swedish cares for more than 200,000 patients with a team of 2,000 dedicated employees, 500 volunteers and more than 1,800 physicians. Swedish Memorable Care At Swedish Medical Center, our staff is at the heart of delivering on our promise of Swedish Memorable Care. As a respected medical provider, Swedish offers patients the highest quality care and the most advanced technologies and treatments in nearly every medial specialty. Recognized by the patients we treat every day, we are a four-time winner of the National Research Corporation Consumer Choice Award. Learn about other awards and recognition that Swedish has earned. Centers of Excellence Swedish, a Level I Trauma Center, offers eight distinct centers of excellence: Cancer Care Center Emergency Services The Heart Center Neurosciences, including The Stroke Center Orthopedic Services Spine Program Trauma Center Learn why patients say, "Take me to Swedish" (pdf) Licensure/Certification* Current Colorado Registered Nurse License,

* Current Colorado Advance Practice Registered Nurse License required

* Current Colorado Clinical Nurse Specialist License preferred

* Current BLS and ACLS required

* Prescriptive Authority granted by the Colorado Board of Nursing and DEA Certificate is preferred.

Education* Recent bedside clinical experience (within 2 years) preferred.* Graduate of an Accredited School of Nursing.

* Completion of an accredited program for advanced practice nurses MS/MSN required.

Experience* Sufficient previous experience as an acute care nurse or advanced practice nurse.

* Minimum field-of-experience, completion of an accredited program including preceptorship.

* Possesses advanced knowledge of theory and practice in professional nursing as evidenced by credentials, peer review, and performance evaluation.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:* Demonstrates an advanced level of nursing expertise by incorporating advanced nursing practice.

* The Advanced Practice Registered Nurse is accountable for his/her action.

* Provides safe and appropriate patient care within the

* Standards of Nursing Practice at Swedish Medical Center.

* Displays appropriate judgment and problem solving skills.

* Communicates positively and professionally with all internal and external customers.

* Demonstrates an ability to assume a leadership role with the health care team in planning and in the delivery of patient care.

* Performs independent nursing assessments, but works interdependently with the physician.

Keywords: Swedish Medical Center, Denver, Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS), Healthcare, Englewood, Colorado

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