Clinical Nurse Specialist - Maternal Child - Part Time DaysMercy Medical Center, Dubuque, IA
Mercy Medical Center is a not for profit Catholic hospital serving the tri-state area of Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin since 1879. Mercy – Dubuque has 263 beds while Mercy – Dyersville is a critical access hospital with 25 beds and a 40-bed nursing home.
Mercy offers a full range of acute care services, including invasive cardiology and open-heart surgery, Level II trauma center, Level II regional neonatal intensive care unit, general and orthopaedic surgery, psychiatric services and inpatient physical rehabilitation. Mercy also operates two hospital-based skilled nursing units, extensive outpatient rehabilitation services, home health care, retail pharmacy and a wide range of outpatient, community and business services. Mercy’s 1,300 full- and part-time employees and medical staff of 230 care for more than 56,000 inpatients and outpatients each year.
The hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission and achieved Magnet designation, the gold standard of patient care, in 2004 and was redesignated a Magnet hospital in 2009.
Mercy Medical Center is a member of Mercy Health Network in Iowa and is a Ministry Organization of Trinity Health based in Novi, Michigan.
Mercy is an organization that values and encourages diversity. To learn more about Mercy and its opportunities for employment, please see the postings listed on this site or visit our website at www.mercydubuque.com.
The Maternal Child Services Clinical Nurse Specialist is a member of the Mercy Medical Center education team and is accountable for advancing and maintaining nurse competency, enhancing professional nursing practice, and supporting achievement of career goals, building on educational and experiential bases of nurses across the novice to expert continuum for the ultimate objective of ensuring delivery of efficient, effective, safe, quality and compassionate patient care. The CNS cultivates an environment that promotes an appetite for lifelong learning by supporting the development of effective, quality, innovative, creative and fun continuing education activities, implementing evidence-based practice innovations, and continually evaluate further learning needs and/or practice changes. The CNS supports a shared leadership philosophy and advances the professional practice model for patient care services.
The Clinical Nurse Specialist for Maternal Child Services will have an emphasis on the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Pediatrics in regards to providing education and care. Qualified candidate must show competency with utilizing research and evidence-based practice standards in the delivery of patient care and educational offerings; continuously seek out opportunities to improve the quality of patient care delivery through innovative and creative problem solving; contribute to the positive image of nursing and enhance the magnetic culture of the organization by modeling professional behavior both in the organization and in the community; and serves as the resource for preceptors and assists them with problem solving. Ideal candidate will also possess ability to staff unit(s) in time of high census or during a critical need.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) required; Master's degree with a strong NICU/Pediatrics background or agreement to complete MSN within four (4) years of hire. Current RN licensure in Iowa; certification by a nationally recognized nursing organization in staff development and/or an appropriate specialty area is recommended, as is membership in an appropriate professional nursing organization. Experience and leadership in clinical and professional practice development is preferred.
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