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Clinical Nurse Specialist (RN) Harrisburg Cardiac ICU

  • Job ID: 819952391
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Pinnacle Hospitals
  • Department: Nursing Prof Develop HBG
  • Location: 111 South Front Street, Harrisburg PA 17105
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $35.32 to $53 / hour

Description

Are you a Clinical Nurse Specialist looking for a new start? UPMC Harrisburg is looking for a Clinical Nurse Specialist to join their team! Cardiac ICU including Open Heart Surgery experience required

The Clinical Nurse Specialist is a self-directed, motivated, and empowered clinical expert that utilizes the nursing process to diagnose and treat illness and promote health within defined specialty populations.

The Clinical Nurse Specialist utilizes evidence-based nursing care standards and programs of care designed to achieve quality cost-effective patient-focused outcomes across the three spheres of influence. 

 

Responsibilities: 

  • Must be optimistic and enthusiastic, and present a positive and professional image of the hospital. 
  • Demonstrates visionary and creative thinking ability.
  • Performs duties in accordance with the UPMC Experience and Employee Standards of Behavior.  
  • Implements projects as may be assigned by the Director, Nursing Practice & Research, and the Vice President, Nursing Operations or other nursing leadership team members. 

    Patient/Client Sphere 
  • Collaborates to develop unit-based or population-based nursing practice. Ensures population standards are consistent across continuum. 
  • Incorporates evidence-based research into nursing interventions within a specialty population. 
  • Functions as a resource to the patient, family, and members of the health care team. 
  • Guides and supports initiatives that offer innovative, cost-effective solutions to improve patient safety and care 
  • Provides indirect or direct nursing interventions to care for patients of all ages with complex needs.  

    Nursing/Nursing Practice Sphere 
  • Works collaboratively with nursing personnel and other members of the health care team to implement innovative interventions that are effective and appropriate to the complexity of the patient and will improve outcomes.  
  • Contributes to unit-based governance models and the system-wide nursing councils as an officer, member, or consultant.  
  • Serves as a consultant to nursing units and other Clinical Nurse Specialists. 
  • Identifies educational needs for individual nursing units. Develops and implements educational programs based upon individual unit needs. Evaluates and modifies educational programs to meet the needs of the individual units. 
  • Collaborates to develop unit-based nursing practice and patient outcome standards. 
  • Mentors' nurses to acquire new skills and develop their careers in an environment that stimulates self-learning. 

    Organization/System Sphere 
  • Supports the Mission, Vision, and Values of UPMC Harrisburg Hospital 
  • Develops effective, respectful, and collaborative relationships within and across disciplines to promote patient safety and clinical excellence 
  • Presents a positive role model through advanced nursing practice. 
  • Anchors nursing practice to evidence-based information to achieve nursing sensitive outcomes.  
  • Participates in unit-based Nursing Performance Improvement activities or nursing research activities. Gathers and analyzes data to substantiate desirable and undesirable patient outcomes. Disseminates outcomes of system-wide changes, impact of nursing practices, and CNS work. 
  • Serves as a consultant to UPMC Pinnacle hospitals and the community in the development, coordination, implementation, and evaluation of multidisciplinary, departmental, and other projects as needed.  
  • Demonstrates a commitment to lifelong learning that fosters professional growth and development 

Qualifications

  • Current active Pennsylvania RN license.
  • Master's Degree in Nursing, CNS track and licensed to practice as a CNS in Pennsylvania (effective for new hires in 2010).
  • A minimum of two years clinical experience in area of specialty is required.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certification in area of specialty is preferred.
  • Experience in program development and adult education is desirable.
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) preferred.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

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