Sr Clinical Nurse I

Baltimore, MD
Apr 19, 2018
May 19, 2018
Nurse Practitioner
Contract Type
Full Time
What You Will Do:


Inpatient Adult Behavioral Health Unit

Clinical and Professional Leader at the Unit

The Division of Adult Psychiatry is uniquely positioned to offer a range of services with a continuum of care that consists of two acute inpatient units (11 West and 12 West), a Behavioral Health (Adult/Gero) Partial Hospitalization program. The prevailing philosophy throughout the adult continuum of care is to provide excellent care at the most appropriate level. The team members consist of psychiatrists, registered nurses, mental health associates, clinical social workers, psychiatric occupational therapists, and students from various disciplines (medicine, nursing, occupational therapy and social work).

This role is designed for the Nurse who is a LEADER. Demonstrates effective and consistent Leadership behaviors in advancing evidence based practices, leading unit governance initiatives, and coaching others to achieve and grow in the role of the professional nurse.

What You Need to Be Successful:

Education & Experience

The Professional Advancement Model contains four roles:
  • Clinical Nurse I (CNI);
  • Clinical Nurse II (CNII);
  • Senior Clinical Nurse I (SCNI); and
  • Senior Clinical Nurse II (SCNII).

The SCNI role is aimed for the nurse who is a clinical and professional leader at the unit level. The SCNII role is designed for the nurse who has achieved expertise and leadership in the clinical and professional role within the unit and beyond. Each nursing unit can support an unlimited number of SCNs.

Professional Advancement Model Overview:

Hiring Criteria
  • A nurse with less than 12 months of experience will be hired as a CNI.
  • A nurse with greater than 12 months of experience will be hired into the role for which he or she can show evidence of meeting that role's qualifications (minimum role for a nurse with greater than 12 months experience is CNII).

Licensure as a Registered Nurse in the state of Maryland, or eligible to practice due to Compact state agreements outlined through the MD Board of Nursing, is required.

Bachelors degree preferred (BSN preferred). BSN required for new applicants after July 1, 2013.

  • Current CPR certification required.
  • Relevant clinical work experience related to practice on the unit.
  • Maintenance of 20 contact hours of education every two years.
  • Member of a professional organization.
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    Demonstrated evidence of professional growth and development through enrollment in a degree program such as one of the following: specialty certification; teaching in formal hospital programs; teaching in formal programs outside of hospital; board member of professional association.

  • Demonstrated ability to assume a clinical leadership role. Demonstrated effectiveness as a multidisciplinary team member.
  • Ability to learn and use computer systems in order to manage patient information.
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the patient population(s) served. Ability to demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and ability to assess data reflective of the patient's requirements relative to his or her population-specific and age specific needs.
  • Demonstrated/documented highly effective interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills.
  • We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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