Clinical Nurse Specialist Acute Care Nursing

Bassett Healthcare Network

Posted 3 years ago

Listing Type: Nursing
Employment Type: Nursing
Shift: Days
Education Level: MSN
Certificates: Not Stated
Experience Level: All|Experienced
Compensation: NA

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Clinical Nurse Specialist Acute Care Nursing

Department: Inpatient Nursing Admin


Schedule: Full time

Shift: Days

Hours: 40 hrs/week, 8 hr shifts

Grade: 307

Job Details:

The Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) is a nurse who, through clinical experience, study, and supervised practice in patient care at the masters or doctoral level, has gained expertise in a specific specialty area of patient care services. The CNS demonstrates the advanced knowledge and skills required for specialty nursing. The CNS is responsible and accountable for the development and application of specialty practice standards, staff development, regulatory compliance, and research to enhance the quality of care to the patient and the patient's family. As an advanced practitioner, the CNS is essential to the management of complex patient and systems related issues.

Minimum Requirements:


·          Master's Degree in Nursing with a specialization as a Clinical Nurse Specialist is required.


·          A minimum of 5 years nursing experience in Psychiatric Inpatient is required.


·          New York State licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse.


·          Clinical expertise in specialty area

·          Collaboration

·          Communication

·          Interpersonal skills of flexibility and trust

·          Non-judgmental and non-threatening demeanor

Physical Requirements:

·          Walking, sitting, lifting no more than 50 pounds

·          Ability to flex hours to reach staff on all shifts

·          Must be able to identify and differentiate colors

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