Clinical Nurse Specialist - Heart Institute

Washington, District of Columbia
Dec 30, 2017
Jan 29, 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
3M-Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU): The CICU is
a 26-bed unit. This unit provides for comprehensive cardiac care to pediatric
patients and their families. The CICU Patient Care Management Team coordinates
interdisciplinary patient assessment and patient care and provided by cardiac
surgeons, cardiologists, and pediatric intensivists and nursing in conjunction
with multiple specialty services within the Medical Center. Patients are
admitted to the CICU from the ED, Cardiac Clinic, the Operating Room, and
transfers from in-house units as well as transports from other institutions via
the Pediatric Transport team. The CICU also provides for extracorporeal life
support (ECMO) and rapid deployment ECMO. Twenty to twenty-five percent of the intensive care patients
are cardiovascular surgery or cardiac patients. Children requiring repair of
congenital heart defects from the simple to the complex, including heart
transplants receive care in the CICU.

All nursing practice is based on the legal scope of practice, national and specialty nursing standards, CNMC Policies and Procedures, and in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations. The Professional Model of Care requires registered professional nurses to be responsible and accountable for their own practice. CNMC supports the development of RN relationships within the community; specifically those relationships associated with the health and well being of the community at large. In collaboration with the department’s Nurse Managers acts in a staff role to support optimal service outcomes by providing for the development of professional staff and other direct care givers in a defined service specialty. As member of the department’s leadership team, participates in and is accountable for the continuous assessment of service needs, strategic planning, process design and goal attainment. The CNS also functions on the interdepartmental level and acts on behalf of CNMC as a resource to other health care institutions

Minimum Experience

5 Year(s)

Required Licenses and Certifications

Registered Nurse in District of Columbia

  • Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

  • Critical Care Nurse Specialist (CCNS)

Required Skills/Knowledge

  • Will successfully complete the hospital and nursing orientation at CNMC. Other skills include: Intermediate statistics and algebra; excellent communication, human relations skills and teaching ability. Basic computer skills/familiarity with word processing and presentation software. General office and presentation equipment skills (copy machine, fax, projection equipment, etc.).

  • Demonstrate creativity in presenting lecture material. Inspire and encourage teamwork. Model CNMC values and beliefs. Participate in the development and review of Patient Care policies and procedures.

Professional Practice/Research

  • Participates in/supports Shared Leadership.

  • Contribute to CNMCs Magnet Journey.

  • Ensure that nursing practice is based on evidence of best practice.

  • Uses expertise as a clinical expert, educator, consultant, and researcher to influence outcomes by increasing the quality and cost effectiveness of outcomes for patients and nurses

  • Structural Empowerment

  • Independently maintains regulatory requirements

  • Participates in regional/national programs relevant to area of practice

  • Ethical decision-making involves influence in negotiating moral dilemmas, allocating resources, directing patient care, and access to care

  • Exemplary Professional Practice

  • Participates in scholarly activities including research and evidence-based practice.

  • Serves as expert resource to all members of the multidisciplinary team.

  • Leads/facilitates the development of nursing interventions to improve clinical outcomes for complex patient situations

  • Manages the care of patients in specialty area through expert direct care, care coordination, and collaboration with other members of the healthcare team

  • New Knowledge, Innovations, and Improvements

  • Assesses, identifies and leads opportunities for improvement of nursing practice

  • Participates in the creation of new knowledge in the specialty area.

  • Assess the quality of programs by designing evaluation standards

  • Leadership

  • Educates and mentors staff to expand their professional practice

  • Collaborates with others to support organizational mission, vision, and values

  • Supports all members of the interdisciplinary team through collaborative clinical practice, education, research/evidence-based practice, and consultation

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