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Clinical Nurse Specialist - Critical Care Unit

Job ID: 214410
Category: Nursing
Work Type: FT
Location: Plainsboro, NJ, 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?

We have an exciting opportunity for an RN to join out CCU department as a Clinical Nurse Specialist.  This is a full time, day shift role.  

Benefits You’ll Receive at PMPH/Penn Medicine:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, RX coverage plan options that best fit your personal & family needs
  • Flexible Spending and Health Savings Accounts (FSA/HAS) to save pre-tax dollars
  • 403b Retirement Savings: Our employer contribution begins on Day 1 of your employment
  • Generous Paid Time Off benefits that give you the work-life balance today’s world needs
  • Prepaid tuition assistance is available to benefit-eligible employees for approved courses of study after completing six months of employment.


What We Require for this Role:


  • BSN or higher, must obtain Masters Degree in 3 years

  • National Certification (CCRN preferred)


Related Work Experience

  • 4 + years of critical care experience
  • Experience with Nursing Education

  • Experience with Microsoft Suite



  • NJ RN license

  • ACLS

  • BLS


  • The Clinical Nurse Leader is a unit-based Masters-prepared nurse responsible for a specified cohort of patients. The CNL has specialized knowledge in horizontal leadership and establishes strong partnerships with patients, families, and professional and support staff to deliver optimal care. The CNL has 24-hour accountability for the care provided by self and others to whom care is delegated. The role of the CNL includes the delivery of expert clinical care, outcomes management, patient advocacy, unit-based education, information management, risk anticipation, team management, and professional leadership.


  • This position - is an individual contributor with no direct reports but may provide guidance, leadership, or training to others. Outcomes Manager Patient Specific Synthesizes multiple data elements and applies research-based information to design, implement, and evaluate patients’ plans of care to achieve optimal patient outcomes Population based Serves as a liaison to institution based quality committees to facilitate the dissemination and implementation of the latest evidence-based practices to nursing colleagues Resource management In collaboration with unit management, identifies and substantiates the resources needed for optimal patient care Educator Patient and Family Provides or oversees the education of the patient and family to understand illness and self-care concepts by using appropriate teaching principles and methods Clinicians Supports the clinical and professional development of nursing colleagues through mentoring and role modeling Patient Advocate Develops a partnership with care providers, patients, and families to support the patient’s goals and decisions regarding care and treatment Facilitates discussions with care providers, patients, and families when ethical dilemmas arise


  • Registered Nurse - NJ (Required)

Education or Equivalent Experience:

    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.

    Live Your Life's Work

    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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