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Clinical Nurse Education Specialist- Intensive Care Nursery- Full time - Pennsylvania Hospital

Job ID: 208517
Category: Nursing
Work Type: FT
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States

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Penn 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.

Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?

Pennsylvania Hospital is currently seeking a full time Clinical Nurse Education Specialist to join their ICN team. The Clinical Nurse Education Specialist (CNES) embodies characteristics of high level performance related to both Professional Development and Clinical Nursing Education.

The Intensive Care Nursery is a 50 bed level 3 intensive care unit that specializes in the care of premature and critically ill infants. As part of the largest delivery service in Philadelphia, this busy unit cares for infants who require both long term and transitional care. The staff on this unit primarily care for infants who were born prematurely however other diagnosis include but are not limited to: hypoglycemia, sepsis, respiratory distress, neonatal abstinence syndrome and delayed neonatal transitions. Within the Intensive Care Nursery is a 9 bed level 2 transitional nursery that cares for lower acuity patients who are focused on gaining weight and improving feeding skills so that they can be safely discharged. 

The Intensive Care Nursery is a collaborative environment that uses the skill and expertise from a variety of disciplines to provide the highest level of care in a family centered environment. Using performance improvement and evidence based practice this team is always focused on improving patient care. In addition, the unit participates in numerous research studies aimed at elevating neonatal care. 

The team is fortunate to have a staff committed to their patients and the hospital. Strong levels of teamwork in addition to high levels of autonomy have led to high nursing satisfaction and low turnover.  

We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

Job Duties:

The Clinical Nurse Education Specialist (CNES) is a master’s or doctoral-prepared nurse who functions as a clinical leader at a high level of performance related to nursing education, professional development, research and evidence-based practice, project management, mentoring, and coaching. The CNES oversees nursing role development, competency management, orientation, and translation of the best evidence into nursing practice in support of achieving safe, quality patient care. They serve as a vital liaison to communicate and negotiate multiple perspectives in the organization. Doing so in a respectful and effective manner allows them to advocate for and achieve positive change, optimal care delivery, and an engaged nursing team. The CNES (a) drives change within the organization through effective communication and clinical judgment; (b) applies critical thinking and analytical skills to design and implement initiatives; and (c) partners effectively with clinical teams.

The CNES demonstrates a strong knowledge base within a clinical specialty area and is self-directed and purposeful in maintaining current professional knowledge and competence within that specialty. Leveraging advanced education and training, they are accountable for leading nursing practice by supporting nurses who care for patients at the bedside and driving practice change at the unit, service line, entity, and system levels.

The CNES utilizes best evidence and process improvement/quality improvement methodologies to achieve optimal patient outcomes. Applying critical thinking and analytic skills, the CNES designs and implements change initiatives for improving nursing practice. As a leader, the CNES guides the interprofessional team in elevating nursing practice. The CNES also values and participates in knowledge sharing in local, state, and/or national forums.

The CNES fosters the development of nurses and members of other disciplines through clinical support, coaching, teaching, and mentoring. They engage the interprofessional team through feedback, bidirectional communication, and shared decision making. The CNES has accountabilities to new hires and the ongoing development of clinical nurses, providing support that promotes recruitment and retention.


Education Requirements:

· Graduate of an NLN approved school of professional nursing - Required.

· Completion of a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing (BSN) - Required.

· Completion of a Master’s degree in Nursing (MSN) or Masters of Science (MS)- Preferred.


Credentials:

· Licensed to practice professional nursing in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

· Prior role in clinical nursing education strongly preferred

· Specialty nursing certification (ANCC-approved) preferred; required within one year of hire

· American Heart Association Basic Life Support Certification (BLS Instructor preferred)

· Knowledge of teaching & learning theories

· Strong interpersonal, communication, and analytical skills

· Ability to solve problems independently and interdependently

· Ability to work collaboratively in diverse teams

· Strong organizational skills

    · Previous experience with and knowledge of computerized technology or programs

      We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

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      We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

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