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Specialist Nurse - Ambulatory Quality

North Shore-LIJ Health System Type Full time Posted 4/30/2014
Salary - n/a - Starts 7/30/2014
NY - New York (All) - Manhasset Referral - n/a -    
Specialist Nurse - Ambulatory Quality
Functional Components/Clinical Practice.
  • Participates in evaluating and improving the quality of patient care. Utilizes interdisciplinary collaboration in the management of complex patient care problems.
  • Collaborates with clinical staff and department heads to develop and implement necessary changes in practice and policies.
  • Develops patient care standards and policies within ambulatory health services.
  • Remains current in clinical organizations that support evidence-based ambulatory practice, e.g., American Academy of Ambulatory Care Network (AAACN).
  • Serves on PAANS, hospital and nursing committees, as needed.
  • Supports educational activities pertinent to staff practices with a focus on the enhancement of patient outcomes and adherence to evidence-based practice.
  • Collaborates with system nursing education resources to maximize educational and orientation opportunities for the ambulatory staff.
  • Develops educational patient/family literature and tools to assist with the patient education process.
  • Develops and support clinical staff orientation programs across ambulatory health services.
  • Serves as preceptor to clinical staff and/or nursing orientees.  Functions as a clinical resource and role model for advanced nursing practice.
  • Incorporates and promotes the application of current evidence-based research concepts and clinical practice findings to improve patient outcomes and patient/staff safety.
  • Participates in the evaluation of new technology and equipment pertinent to the area. Ensures necessary staff is educated in the proper use and care of the patients related to that technology.
  • Participates in inter-disciplinary research.
  • Initiates nursing research projects and assists other members of the nursing staff to develop research skills.
  • Publish or facilitate the publication of any research conducted within the ambulatory health services.
  • Provides feedback in performance evaluations of ambulatory staff.
  • Provides input to promote cost containment.
  • Oversees and continually evaluates the quality of newly developed or established programs.

  • Master’s Degree in Nursing or related field, required.
  • Current license to practice as a Registered Professional Nurse in New York State.
  • Minimum of three (3) years clinically related direct patient care experience, required.  Prior experience in teaching, program development and research, preferred.
  • Maintains knowledge of developments in Federal Health Care policy, JCAHO, DOH and other regulatory requirements.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, required.
Our Culture                                          
Transforming care, optimizing patient satisfaction and creating better patient outcomes are just some of the things our talented team members are doing at North Shore-LIJ each and every day. As a culture committed to providing our customers with the highest quality service, we stand behind our core values: Patients first; Caring; Excellence; Innovation; Integrity and Teamwork. It is our commitment and our culture that sets us apart from others and is the cornerstone of everything we do. Join an organization whose team members are valued, cared for and offered continuous opportunities to grow. Click on the link to learn more about us: www.northshorelij.com/goals
Please note: North Shore-LIJ is a smoke-free environment. Smoking and the use of tobacco products is strictly prohibited anywhere on campus, including parking lots and outdoor areas on the premises. Free smoking cessation programs and quit medications are offered to team members who wish to quit through the North Shore-LIJ Center for Tobacco Control.