RN Clinical Nurse Specialist - Operating Room/Sterile Processing RiverBend Job
Date:Sep 16, 2014
Location:Springfield, OR, US
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.
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.
Proficient in the use of MS Office applications and a variety of equipment or technology tools
Location: Springfield, OR
Posting Notes: Springfield, OR || Nursing - RN Other; Professionals - Clinical || Full Time || SURGICAL SVCS