Clinical Nurse Specialist-Neuroscience
Employee Status: Regular
Hours Per Pay Period: 80
Shift Length: 8 hours
Weekend Coverage: Not Applicable
A clinical nurse specialist (CNS) is an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) who integrates nursing practice, which focuses on assisting patients in the prevention or resolution of illness, with medical diagnosis and treatment of disease, injury, and disability. The CNS provides care to patients by functioning within three key spheres of influence: Patient, Nurse, Systems/Organization.
CNS Roles and Responsibilities:
- Improve pt outcomes by developing, implementing, and improving standards of practice
- Consult, collaborate on specific patients with complex needs across the continuum of care
- Clinical Expert- create and/or improve patient treatment programs (such as ECMO, CRRT, VAD). Assist clinical RNs with understanding and implementing complex patient care strategies
- Leader/mentor – improve standards of practice and raise professional awareness through relationships with individuals and groups
- Educator – collaborate on design, implementation, and evaluation of staff education
- Advocate- improve patient outcomes by advocating for individuals as well as populations within sphere of influence and area of expertise
- Consultant - for all disciplines and departments r/t area of expertise and patient population
- Researcher – support and embed evidence- based practice into nursing care. Sponsor, implement bedside nursing research. Support clinical nurses in translating research into practice
- Present research and best practices at local, regional and national conferences
- Publish research findings as well as successes in improving standards of practice
- Attend daily rounds to support complex patient care
- Present nursing rounds on complex patient situations.
- Mentor clinical RNs to present at nursing rounds
- Participate on relevant committees and task forces as clinical expert
- Minnesota RN/APRN licensure, Current CNS certification specific to discipline.
- Current BLS certification. May require additional certifications.
Master’s or doctoral degree in Nursing from an accredited CNS program.
- Minimum 5 years of RN experience in area of Clinical Specialty
- Preferred 1 year of CNS experience.
- Clinical practice expert
- Systems leadership
- Expert Coaching
- Ethical decision-making
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