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Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)/Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) - Medical/Surgical

Washington Regional Medical Center

Washington Regional Medical Center

Fayetteville, AR, USA
Posted on Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Job Details

Washington Regional Med. Ctr. - Fayetteville, AR
Full Time
RN License - Unencumbered
None
Day
Nursing Services

Description

Position Summary

The role of the Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)/Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) reports to the Clinical Outcomes Manager with additional accountability to nursing department director. This position will assist with a variety of quality improvement activities across the medical center, with particular focus in Med-Surg. This position will be responsible for data collection, evaluation, process improvement planning, and performance evaluation. In addition, the CNS/CNL will interact frequently with staff in clinical departments to support evidence-based, professional nursing practice.

Essential Position Responsibilities

  • Evaluation of current research and evidence-based practice guidelines and implementation and optimization in the acute care setting
  • Order set development and implementation
  • Develop and implement performance improvement plans based on identified areas for improvement in conjunction with department leaders
  • Serve as a clinical expert and liaison with Clinical Informatics team
  • Facilitate staff education on quality initiatives and implementation of new practices and monitor for improvement
  • Actively participate in ongoing and frequent rounding on nursing units to support evidence-based practice and observe clinical outcomes
  • Complete data collection and analysis evaluating clinical outcomes across key initiatives
  • Assist with patient event follow-up

Qualifications

  • Education: Masters level nursing degree through an accredited nursing program
  • Licensure and Certifications: Registered Nurse license and Advanced Practice Registered Nurse License (if CNS)
  • Experience: Must have 2 years of clinical experience in acute care setting, preferably in Med-Surg

Work Environment: This position will spend 50% of work time standing and/or walking while occasionally pushing, pulling, lifting and/or carrying up to 50 lbs. This position will spend 50% of time sitting while performing work in a standard office environment. This position will be exposed to communicable diseases, bodily fluids, and chemicals.