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Clinical Nurse Specialist - RN - Registered Nurse - FT Hours

Requisition R130486 Market Mechanicsville, Virginia Department Shift Days/Afternoons Schedule Full-time

Thank you for considering a career at Bon Secours!

Memorial Regional Medical Center

***THIS POSITION MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR A BONUS UP TO $5K FOR EXTERNAL APPLICANTS WITH AT LEAST ONE YEAR OF RN EXPERIENCE!

The Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) is a registered nurse with clinical expertise within a selected area of nursing. The CNS functions as an educator, clinical expert, consultant, and researcher for the nursing staff.  Collaborates with nursing management and other interdisciplinary staff to achieve patient outcomes. Assists in the provision of care to patients of all age groups.

Certifications-

Must have a Master’s degree from an accredited school of nursing.

2. Must be currently licensed as an Advanced Practice Nurse/Clinical Nurse Specialist in the State of practice

3. Must maintains current CPR certification (required). ACLS where applicable (preferred)

Work Experience-

Applicant must have provided clinical services representative of the scope and complexity of privileges requested during the past 24 months.  *Waived for applicants who completed training within the past year.(Preferred)

CNS certification at time of employment (requirement),                        

1-2 years of bedside nursing experience (preferred)

Job duties include (but not limited to):   
• actualizes quality patient outcomes within the institution and community through utilization of advanced knowledge
• preparation, skills, experience, and expanded practice base
• analyzes the practice setting in a continuous improvement framework
• initiating and evaluating the impact of change
• establishes and maintains standards of practice at the client, unit, hospital, corporate, community and national levels
• provides innovative and collaborative leadership in professional and clinical practice by role modeling, mentoring, and serving as a clinical consultant
• adapts to change and develops strategies in building and maintaining an expanded patient-centered practice base
• initiates and participates in strategic planning at all levels of the health care system
• facilitates and interprets research, incorporating appropriate findings into practice
• coordinates, facilitates, provides and evaluates patient, staff and community education programs
• serves as a patient and family advocate ensuring continuity among all areas of the health care system
• the integration of ethical/legal concepts into the practice of self and others.

Working Conditions

Periods of high stress and fluctuating workloads may occur
May be exposed to physical altercations and verbal abuse
May be required to use physical restraints
May be exposed to adverse weather conditions; cold, hot, dust, wind, etc.
May be exposed to high noise levels and bright lights
May be exposed to hazardous substances or body fluids
May be exposed to human blood and other potentially infectious materials
May have periods of constant interruptions
General office environment
Required to car travel to off-site locations, occasionally in adverse weather conditions
Prolonged periods of working alone

Physical Requirements-

Lifting/Carrying (0-50 lbs.)   _1-33___%
Lifting/Carrying (50-100 lbs.)    _1-33___%
Push/Pull (0-50 lbs.)    _1-33__%
Push/Pull (50-100 lbs.)    _1-33__%
Stoop/Kneel   __34-66__%
Crawling    _1-33___%
Climbing    ____%
Balance    _34-66___%
Bending    _1-33___%
Sitting    _1-33___%
Walking    _33-66___%
Standing   __33-66__%

Additional Physical Requirements-

Manual dexterity (eye/hand coordination)*
Perform shift work*
Maneuver weight of patients*
Hear alarms/telephone/audio recorder*
Reach above shoulder*
Repetitive arm/hand movements*
Finger Dexterity*
Color Vision*
Acuity - far*
Acuity - near*
Depth perception*
Use of latex products*
Exposure to toxic/caustic/chemicals/detergents*
Exposure to moving mechanical parts*
Exposure to dust/fumes*
Exposure to potential electrical shock*
Exposure to x ray/electromagnetic energy*
Exposure to high pitched noises*
Gaseous risk exposure*

Patient Population-

Neonates (0-4 weeks)*
Infant (1-12 months)*
Pediatrics (1-12 years)*
Adolescents (13-17 years)*
Adults (18-64 years)*
Geriatrics (65 years and older) *
Not applicable to this position   

***ALL MAY BE APLICABLE DEPENDING ON CNS AREA OF SPECIALTY

Skills-

Hard/Technical/Clinical Skills:
Monitor patient conditions during treatment and document
Prescribe and administer medications as appropriate to patient condition
Collaborate with members of multi-disciplinary care team
Record patient medical histories
Order and Analyzing data or information from diagnostic tests
Perform patient education and health promotion activities
Delegate to other care team members where appropriate


Soft/Interpersonal Skills:
Attention to detail
Acceptance of authority
Critical thinking
Communication with family members
Teamwork including committees and patient group visits
Conflict resolution
Active listening
Relationship building
Participates in quality and performance improvement activities including Peer Review

Bon Secoursis an equal opportunity employer.

Many of our opportunities reward* your hard work with:

  • Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plans
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Life insurance w/AD&D
  • Employer contributions to retirement savings plan when eligible
  • Paid time off
  • Educational Assistance
  • And much more

*Benefits offerings vary according to employment status

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

40

Work Shift:

Days/Afternoons

Department:

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If you’d like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for  Mercy Health – Youngstown, Ohio or Bon Secours – Franklin, Virginia; Petersburg, Virginia; and Emporia, Virginia, which are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employers, please email recruitment@mercy.com. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact The Talent Acquisition Team at recruitment@mercy.com.

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Luis F., RN

I wanted to get into a career where I’m happy to go to work.

Luis F. Registered Nurse
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