Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) - Cardiac Surgery

Rochester, New York
Jun 11, 2018
Jul 11, 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Evaluates nursing practices, develops methodologies and implements standards of care, and assesses and addresses patient and staff educational needs. May provide formal or informal education, in area of specialty, for nursing staff. Will utilize comprehensive knowledge of clinical theory, practice, and new concepts in area of specialty to serve as a resource to nursing staff. Researches, develops, coordinates, and facilitates new concepts, principles and nursing methodologies in area of specialty.

This position will have specific service line focus on Cardiac Surgery. Cardiac Surgery at Rochester General Hospital encompasses the Cardiothoracic ICU and Cardiothoracic Specialty Unit (4400). It will also encompass the VAD program development and implementation and the transitioning of 4400 into step down unit for Cardiothoracic Surgery.

STATUS:               Full Time

LOCATION:          Rochester General Hospital
FOCUS:                Cardiac Surgery – which includes the Cardiothoracic ICU & Cardiothoracic Specialty Unit (4400)

  • Current New York State Registered Nurse
  • Master’s degree in Nursing or Nursing Education required.
  • Minimum 4 years of experience, clinical research preferred.
  • Teaching/Instructing experience preferred.
  • Critical Care RN experience is required
  • Cardiac and/or VAD experience strongly preferred.

  • Strong interpersonal communication skills, the ability to perform at a high level in a fast paced and intense environment, serve as a transformational leader, and be a change agent.
  • Strong-willed, an independent thinker, able to work with many personalities, and be able to create win-win situations when there are multiple completing viewpoints.
  • Strong writing and analytical skills for Beacon re-designation as the CTICU is a Silver Beacon Award unit.

KEYWORDS:  Registered Nurse, Acute Care, Critical Care, Nursing, RN, #Nurse, CNS, Clinical Nurse Specialist

Rochester Regional Health is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran.


LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS BLS - Basic Life Support - American Heart Association (AHA); RN - Registered Nurse - New York State Education Department (NYSED)

Rochester Regional Health is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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