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Clinical Nurse Specialist

MercyOne, Dubuque, IA

Full Time Days - 80 hours per pp In an 8-hour day, the employee must sit for 3 hours, stand for 3 hours, and walk for 2 hours. Employee’s job requires frequent bending/stooping (6-10% of work time). Job requires the use of hands for actions such as simple grasping. Job requires occasional carrying or lifting (21-50% of work time) of objects weighing up to 35 lbs. Has potential for exposure to infectious diseases, hazardous waste and chemicals. 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. Assures appropriate orientation, education, credentialing, and continuing professional development of personnel in accordance with the Mercy Medical Center Clinical and Professional Development Plan and Orientation and On-Going Competency Plan. Participates and involves the nursing staff in evaluative research activities and assures evidence-based practice. Provides and/or facilitates educational experiences for nursing and other students. Participates in the development of innovative clinical and professional development improvement initiatives in areas of accountability, across the nursing organization, and within Mercy Medical Center as a whole. Serves as a professional role model and mentor to nursing staff. Upholds the customer service standards in defined clinical service areas, assuring that patients and families and all customers are treated in a manner consistent with Mercy Medical Center’s Mission and Values. Assures nurse participation in shared governance in defined area of service. Personally adheres to and holds staff accountable for behaviors that are consistent with Mercy Citizenship Standards. Meets core competency requirements and Clinical Educator competencies as specified below. Participates in ongoing personal development 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 267700
ID 768019
Dubuque, IA
Positions 1
Pay --
Health Care
EMSI Skills Acute Care
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Basic Life Support
Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS)
Customer Service
Infectious Diseases
Influencing Skills
Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
Retirement Plan
Paid Vacation
Paid Sick Leave
Paid Holidays
Tuition Reimbursement

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