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Master’s degree with concentration in clinical nursing required. Graduate of a recognized and accredited school of nursing and currently licensed and in good standing with the State of Michigan Board of Nursing.
Three years experience in clinical area which includes demonstrated competency in acute adult care, leadership, education, and consultation.
Ability to build trust relationships in a brief period of time, buildings working relationships in which there is a high degree of interdependency, promoting and integrating the specialty into the total health care delivery system. Has the ability to teach current adult nursing techniques and concepts to staff nurses.
Demonstrates the ability to develop effective collaborative relationships with the members of the health care team. Able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Self-directed professional with considerable autonomy and leadership ability who is able to analyze information to effectively assist in planning, problem solving, and evaluation of the care delivery system. Able to function in crisis situations. Knowledge of planned change strategies.
For those hired into roles after October 1st, 2013:
- MSN required, clinical focus with CNS specialty and 500 clinical hours.
- Certification as CNS required.
Transition plan (for those currently in role): If not certified, begin certification process within two years of October 1st, 2011.
Under the direction of the Director of the service area.
Develops Clinical Nurse Specialist role functions as program needs indicate.
AGE OF PATIENTS SERVED
Cares for patients in the age category(s) checked below:
Neonatal (birth-1 mo) Young adult (18 yr-25 yrs)
Infant (1 mo-1 yr) Adult (26 yrs-54 yrs)
Early childhood (1 yr-5 yrs) Sr. Adult (55 yrs-64 yrs)
Late childhood (6 yrs-12 yrs) Geriatric (65 yrs & above)
Adolescence (13 yrs-17 yrs) X All ages (birth & above)
No direct clinical contact with patients
1. Supports the mission statement of Munson Medical Center (MMC): Munson Medical Center is the core of a regional health system. In partnership with physicians, we provide quality, compassionate, comprehensive and cost-effective services for improvement of the health of our patients and the communities we serve.
2. Embraces and supports the Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) philosophy of Munson Medical Center: We are committed to the name "Munson" meaning excellence. We will provide services that meet our customers' requirements every time.
3. Adheres to Exceptional Skills with People (ESP) House Rules at all times.
4. Acknowledges that safety is a self-responsibility. Knows the physical requirements of the job and work within those guidelines. Performs job duties safely at all times, utilizing learned body mechanics and transferring/lifting techniques. Plans actions to promote safety. Reports any unsafe situation/equipment according to Hospital procedure.
5. Assists in planning and evaluating nursing care for appropriate patients throughout the Cardiovascular Service Line including:
· Assessment of patient, family and community support.
· Treatment planning for adult acute care.
· Identifying learning needs and health teaching.
· Implementing interventions designed to promote physical and emotional health, adaptive coping and behavioral change.
· Evaluation of patient response to treatment and teaching.
6. Develops and directs the plan of care for complex patients based on conceptual frameworks including nursing theory.
7. Develops and participates in patient care conference rounds.
8. Assists in the development and implementation of Clinical Pathways.
9. Acts as a consultant to other hospital units and area hospitals in area of expertise.
10. Participates in ongoing development and maintenance of nursing care standards.
11. Utilizes standards to evaluate quality of care given by self and other members of the health care team based on outcomes for the patient.
12. Actively participates with the committees involved in Maternity, and in the planning of staff education.
13. Confers with Unit Manager(s) to identify and meet staff development needs in assigned areas.
14. Evaluates staff development and growth.
15. Collaborates with nurses in assigned areas and throughout the Medical Center in developing patient education programs.
16. Supports change in nursing care delivery and/or programming by utilizing data collection and analysis.
17. Participates actively in Continuous Quality Improvement activities.
18. Assists Unit Manger(s) in evaluating quality of patient care; formulates solutions to identified problems. Maintains knowledge of research, progress in specialty area patient care, and programs in area of expertise through appropriate educational and organizational activities.
19. Initiates nursing research directed toward improved patient care in acute care area.
Administrative and Special Projects
20. Offers input to Unit Manager regarding staff performance appraisals as requested.
21. Offers input into budget needs for forth-coming fiscal year and long range.
22. Participates in local, state and national nursing activities.
23. Actively participates on hospital wide committees.
24. Facilitates compliance with accreditation and licensure standards.
25. Assists Unit Manager with planning and program development and expansion.
26. Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
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