Clinical Nurse Specialist
Adheres to the clinical nurse specialist core competencies as defined by the National Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Competency Task Force, and recognized by the American Nurses Association (ANA). The CNS practices through 3 spheres of influence, including the patient, unit/department/department, and the organization. Provides leadership, clinical expertise, education, program development, and consultation to promote the standards of nursing practice. Works collaboratively with leadership to develop criteria for patient care, assess health needs of patients/populations, and evaluate nursing interventions to achieve optimal nursing practice outcomes. Facilitates problem solving and decision making to influence the development, implementation and evaluation of patient, as well as unit/department goals.
Why you'll love working at Seattle Children's:
We're proud of the awards that recognize the quality of care we give our patients and families, and the supportive work environment we provide for our nurses and other health professionals.
Magnet Designation: Seattle Children's is the only children's hospital in the Northwest to receive Magnet Recognition. This honor is bestowed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), sponsor of the Magnet Recognition Program. In 2013 we received a four-year re-designation, following our original recognition in 2008 as a Magnet organization for excellence in nursing services. Magnet hospitals go through a rigorous re-designation process every four years.
We are Ranked Top 10 in the Country: U.S. News & World Report ranked Seattle Children's No. 5 in the country among the nation's best children's hospitals for 2015-16. We are honored to be selected for the 23rd consecutive year and are the only pediatric medical center in Washington to be ranked. Best Place to Work: Our positive work environment has been recognized by third parties, including Becker's Hospital Review in its 2014 list of 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare. The organizations on the list were chosen for their robust benefits packages, positive work environments, excellent employee recognition programs and opportunities for professional development and continuing education. America's Best Employers: Ranked #10, nationally, Seattle Children's hospital was the only health care institution in Washington State to make the Forbes' "America's Best Employers" list for 2016. .
Seattle Children's offers a generous benefit's package for employees including relocation for certain positions, tuition reimbursement, day care for your children, and an employee health and wellness clinic. Click the link below for complete information on our website http://www.seattlechildrens.org/about/careers/benefits/ Equal Opportunity Employer. Seattle Children's does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, protected veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.
- Master's or Doctorate in Nursing.
- A minimum of three (3) years of pediatric nursing experience.
- Certified Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist
- State of Washington RN License.
- Certified as a Clinical Nurse Specialist(CNS). If hired for CNS position prior to November 1, 2015 must obtain certification prior to December 31, 2019.
- At time of hire: Current Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers is required for all positions. Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization (PEARS), and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) will be accepted in lieu of BLS for Healthcare Providers.
- As a condition of employment: Current BLS for Health Care Providers is to be maintained at all times by all nurses unless specifically noted below. Note: current PALS and/or PEARS will be accepted in lieu of BLS, and must be maintained as current at all times. Employees are responsible for any costs (including time away from work) associated with obtaining PALS or PEARS certification if it is not a requirement of the position. (ACLS will not be accepted as a substitute to the requirements listed above.)
- National certification in a clinical specialty area must be obtained within three years of employment.
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