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RN/Clinical Specialist

LCMC Health

This is a Full-time position in New Orleans, LA posted January 15, 2022.

About University Medical CenterUniversity Medical Center New Orleans is the academic medical center of LCMC Health and the ultimate expression of a nearly 300-year legacy of serving the people of New Orleans and South Louisiana.

With our academic partners, including Louisiana State University and Tulane University Schools of Medicine, we are training the next generation of healthcare professionals and leading research to find tomorrow’s cures and treatments.

From expert primary care and the widest variety of specialty care to cutting edge emergency care and the region’s only Level 1 Trauma Center, UMC offers the area the widest breadth of healthcare services.

Click here to view our state-of-the-art facility.

(e/aH-1QlP0r6o?list=PL8u-tkjAp9fBQ_dYsFoYDyp5p4pvCWZD7) About the position:The Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) practices within the UMC core values, which reflect its mission.

Based on a specialized knowledge base, the CNS designs, implements and evaluates standards of practice that improve the delivery of high quality, comprehensive care to individuals, families and population.

The CNS is a clinical leadership position that includes the traditional components of patient care, consultation, research utilization and education with the aims of upholding practice standards, contributing to the professional development of others and shaping/influencing nursing practice within the organization.

The CNS actively supports organizational goals.

Specifically, the CNS facilitates the implementation of organizational initiatives that integrates evidence/research, professional/regulatory standards, and demonstrates system savvy.

The CNS re-frames clinical practice issues/initiatives to highlight the implications so that various groups (e.g.

clinicians-educators-administrators) can respond to or incorporate concerns into practice changes.While promoting excellence in nursing practice by delivering expert nursing care to patients and serving as a clinical resource to primary nurses and other members of the interdisciplinary team, the CNS will improve nursing practice by evaluating patient outcomes and standards of care in the unit population.

The CNS will work in the spheres of influence with direct patient care, nursing, and organization/system.Requirements: Education Required: Masters of Nursing degree or higher.

Currently licensed to practice professional nursing in the State of Louisiana.

Currently licensed to practice as an Advance Practice Registered Nurse in the State of Louisiana.

ExperienceRequired: 2 years of clinical experience.

Preferred: 5-7 years of experience preferred as a registered nurse.License/Certification: Possession of a valid Registered Nurse (RN) and Advance Practice Registered Nurse (APRN/CNS) Louisiana license.

Basic Life Support-HCP, and ACLS Required.TNCC & ENPC required.

CEN or TCRN preferred.Instructor status for American Heart Association Heart Saver/Basic Life Support and Advanced Life Support required within 6 months of hire date.Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Customer service skills relating to patients and co-workers.

Ability to work under stress in high volume work area.

Demonstrated achievement in the following areas of professional nursing activity: publication, research, change implementation, community service, advancement of the profession, presentation to a national audience.

Demonstrated clinical competence in and an in-depth knowledge nursing.

Demonstrated effective skills in data processing.

Must demonstrate and maintain knowledge and competency in providing care for patients in adolescent, adult and/or geriatric age groups.

Knowledge of clinical practice nursing.

Ability to respond to questions in a tactful and professional manner.

Ability to instruct/teach/tutor/remediate.Responsibilities Clinical Practice: Initiates, directs and evaluates advanced nursing practice applied to the care of patients, families and groups with actual or potential health problems in a variety of settings.

Participates in delivering direct patient care; provides instructions and teaching to patients and families.

Assesses patients, analyses and synthesizes data and applies nursing knowledge at an advanced level.

Delivers patient care as appropriate within the scope of advanced practice nursing.

Serves as preceptor and role model of advanced nursing practice.Consultation: Provides consultation to nursing personnel and other health care professionals regarding specific analysis and problem resolution as it relates to complex issues within related patient care service units.

Collaborates with other health care providers to meet the needs of the units and hospital goals and objectives.

Collaborate with healthcare providers to make decisions to solve patient care problems and to select treatment regimens.

Collaborates with healthcare providers within the area, state, region and nation for purposes of education and improving delivery of health care.

Consults and refers patients to licensed physicians, dentists, and other healthcare providers in accordance with collaborative practice agreements.

Communicates with staff regularly for patient care and safety needs.

Provides documentation of relevant organizational issues.

Conducts routine patient care rounds to assess patients’ progress and the appropriateness of care.

Participates in the clinical management of patients and demonstrates advanced clinical decision-making skills.

Attends rounds in the hospital; collaborates with attending physicians, residents, and health care team members in planning, implementing, and evaluating comprehensive patient care; provides direct clinical service to patients and families.Education: Plans, develops, directs presents and evaluates educational programs for all levels of nursing.

Serves as a resource person and a nurse consultant for staff.

Assess individual and group educational needs using a variety of assessment and educational methods.

Uses identified needs to set priorities for educational program development.

Coordinates educational program development and implementation.

Teaches and conducts education courses such as: orientation, American Heart Association Basic Life Support, and American Heart Association Advanced Life Support, American Heart Association Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Trauma Nurse Core Curriculum, and others as necessary to fulfill the needs of the unit, institution or system.

Coordinates and helps to develop education plans based on identified needs and participates in teaching as appropriate in collaboration with other team members.

Provides clinical leadership by functioning as a preceptor or coordinating preceptors for visiting professionals, students, new graduates, or refresher teaching for nurses and new hire nurses.

Develops a collaborative working relationship with critical care educators and managers at area hospitals to facilitate the orientation of nurses to the units.Research: Develops, implements, and evaluates research applications to all levels of nursing practice.

Analyses and interprets findings for purposes of application in nursing for various settings.

Participates in, aids in implementation, and assists the staff in developing relevant research projects.

Identifies and implements practices and producers that are research based to enhance the quality and cost outcomes.

Maintains professional knowledge by affiliating with professional and technical organizations, and by participating in applicable continuing education programs, conferences, seminars and workshops.

Applies expert knowledge to facilitate change as a result of market forces, research findings, and regulatory agencies.

Participates in development of ongoing and annual professional/educational development plan.Professional Practice and Customer Service: Participates in and, as appropriate, provides leadership.

Assists in the development and implementation of policies, procedures, and standards.

Participates in hospital committees.The Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) will cover assigned clinical care units.UMC is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.