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Clinical Nurse Specialist

MercyOne, Dubuque, IA

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Under general supervision of the Director of Clinical and Professional Development, (in collaboration with nursing leadership) and consistent with the Scope and Standards for Acute Care Clinical Nurse Specialist Practice (2014), the Clinical Nurse Specialist functions in the acute care setting in the three spheres of influence (patient care, nurse/practice, organizational/system).  The role works collaboratively with other Mercy team members to assure that care is evidence based and standardized across like-populations as appropriate. The CNS is a member of the Mercy Medical Center education team and is accountable for advancing and maintaining nurse competence, enhancing professional nursing practice, and supporting achievement of career goals, building on the 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. He/she 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. He/she supports a shared leadership philosophy and advances the professional practice model for patient care services.

The Clinical Nurse Specialist must hold an active license to practice nursing in the state of Iowa and maintain continuing education units per state licensure requirements. A BSN is required. A master’s degree in nursing is required within four years of hire. Experience and leadership in clinical and professional practice development is preferred. Certification by a nationally recognized nursing organization an appropriate specialty area is recommended, as is membership in an appropriate professional nursing organization. Child and Dependent Adult Abuse Mandatory Reporter Training is required within 6 months of hire. Basic Life Support Certification (BLS) will be required within 30 days of hire and every 2 years thereafter.

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Job Details

Req Num 82059
ID 535920
Dubuque, IA
Positions 1
Full Time
Pay --
Health Care
First Shift
Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
Retirement Plan
Paid Vacation
Paid Sick Leave
Paid Holidays
Tuition Reimbursement

Preferred Candidates

Years of Experience --
Education Bachelors

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