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Job ID: 207132
Work Type: FT
Location: West Chester, PA, United States
Work Schedule: Day Shift
DescriptionPenn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.
The Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) role is a clinical leadership position. CNSs serve as expert clinicians within a specific patient population and partner with Nurse Managers to assume accountability for the nurse and patient outcomes on their nursing unit. Leveraging advanced education and training, CNSs are accountable for leading nursing practice by supporting nurses to care for patients at the bedside, driving practice changes at the unit, service line, and systems levels, and ensuring the use of best practices and evidence-based care to achieve the best possible patient outcomes. An important focus of the CNS role is to understand organizational goals and to design, implement, and evaluate practice change initiatives that advance these goals.
A strong CNS must be able to: (a) communicate effectively toward negotiating multiple perspectives within the organization and driving change; (b) demonstrate clinical judgment and establish clinical credibility with nursing and interprofessional colleagues within his/her specialty area; (c) exhibit self-direction in maintaining professional knowledge and competence within his/her specialty area; (d) apply critical thinking and analytic skills to design and implement change initiatives; (e) build rapport with and provide mentorship to clinical nurses; and (f) partner effectively with nurse manager colleagues to advance professional nursing practice. The primary clinical focus / expertise will be oncology / chemotherapy.
Required master's degree in nursing and 5 plus years' experience in clinical practice with the patient population cared for in the unit/ area: Oncology / Chemotherapy
License, Registration & Certification
Nursing License in state of PA
Advanced Practice Certification in Specialty OCN, AOCN or AOCNS certification
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