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RN Clinical Nurse Specialist - Operating Room/Sterile Processing RiverBend Job

PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend
Type Full time Posted 8/19/2014
Salary - n/a - Starts 10/21/2014
OR - Oregon (All) - Springfield Referral - n/a -    

RN Clinical Nurse Specialist - Operating Room/Sterile Processing RiverBend Job

Date:Oct 15, 2014

Location:Springfield, OR, US


Req ID:49811

About PeaceHealth

PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 800 physicians and providers, a comprehensive laboratory system, and nine medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of its founding Sisters and continues to serve communities when invited to do so with a spirit of collaboration and stewardship. This is The Spirit of Healing—The Spirit of PeaceHealth.

Department:Operating Room RB (3000)


In the provision of indirect and direct patient care, the clinical nurse specialist integrates the overlapping roles of consultant, leader, educator, researcher and advanced practitioner.  Works in collaboration with nursing leadership, nurse educators, and other clinical nurse specialists to identify and grow caring practices that enhance the wellness of patients, families, caregivers and systems.


Assists in the collaborative development and implementation of a variety of programs including but not limited to competency based orientation, programs of care for specific patient populations, ongoing education/training and competency assessment.

Serves as a consult to other nurses and healthcare professionals in assessing the needs of and planning care for patients and families.

Serves as a role model in the provision of patient care through professional behaviors and the application of advanced clinical skills.

Collaborates with the unit managers and director to establish and evaluate the standards of nursing practice (at the nurse, unit and organizational level), communicates these standards to the nursing personnel on the units, changes standards as necessary, follows up on discrepancies with the manager and individual caregiver as necessary.

Serves as a leader in the provision of evidence-based care through the interpretation and dissemination of research findings and quality data to the staff.

Performs other duties as assigned.



Master’s degree in nursing as a Clinical Nurse Specialist or a graduate degree (masters or doctorate) with a post-masters certificate as a Clinical Nurse Specialist from an accredited school of nursing


Minimum of five years of experience as an RN required.
Minimum of three years progressive experience in applicable clinical area.

Position holds responsibility for the provision of education in the Operating Room and Sterile Processing departments.

Clinical experience in a similar clinical arena is required.

Previous experience as a CNS preferred.


Current Registered Nurse licensure in the state of practice required.
Current CNS licensure if practicing in Oregon
Current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required at date of hire.
Board Certification as a CNS in applicable patient population preferred.

Other skills:

Proficient in the use of MS Office applications and a variety of equipment or technology tools
Ability to engage learners and apply adult learning techniques


Location:  Springfield, OR 
Job Category:  Nursing - RN Other; Professionals - Clinical
Shift:  Variable
Shift Length:Variable
Work Type:  Full Time
Salary range starts at:$40.95
Required Certifications/Licensure:Basic Life Support; Registered Nurse - Oregon 

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed within this job class. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.

Posting Notes: Springfield, OR || Nursing - RN Other; Professionals - Clinical || Full Time || SURGICAL SVCS 

Nearest Major Market:Eugene
Job Segment:Clinic, Nursing, Medical, Medical Technologist, Sterile Processing, Healthcare