Clinical Nurse Specialist/Advanced Practice RN

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Jefferson Health
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June 19, 2020
Location
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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9239837

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Center City, Philadelphia, PA

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Responsibilities

The advanced practice registered nurse or clinical specialist in rehabilitation works with individuals, families, groups, and communities to assess health needs; develop diagnoses; plan, implement and manage care; and evaluate outcomes of care.

This advanced practice level nurse in rehabilitation nursing possesses and demonstrates advanced levels of expertise in providing, directing, managing, and influencing the care of rehabilitation patients. This role collaborates with a multi-disciplinary team to plan and advocate care that promotes health and prevents disease and disability; direct care or manage systems of care for complex patient/family/community populations; manage acute and chronic illness, and prescribe, administer, and evaluate pharmacological treatment regimes. In addition, the advanced practice nurse in rehabilitation serves as mentors, consultants, and educators of nurses in basic and complex practice supporting the functions of all nurses working in rehabilitation settings (inpatient and outpatient). Last, they conduct research to expand the knowledge base in rehabilitation nursing."

 

Essential Functions Uses leadership skills to coordinate and delegate aspects of care to team members consistent with their level of education, competence and scope of practice, in order to meet patients’ needs.
Assists staff nurse with utilizing the nursing process in providing professional nursing care based on established nursing care standards, policies and procedures.
Assists staff in implementing evidence based practice to improve quality care.
Maintains accountability for own practice and the aspects of care delegated to others.
Interacts with co-workers, visitors, and other staff consistent with the core values of the Hospital.

 

Essential competencies:

  1. Demonstrates the ability to care for the post solid organ transplant patient (i.e., liver) including management of all relevant medication and patient education.
  2. Demonstrates the ability to care for the traumatically injured patient including management of all levels of spinal cord injury, including those with various orthotic devices, invasive interventions such as chest tubes, LVADs, wound care devices, intravenous therapy modalities and wound management in collaboration with the wound care team. 
  3. Demonstrates the ability to care for the brain injured-stroke patient and others with complex neurological disease and disabilities.
  4. Demonstrates the ability to care for the patient with complex diabetic needs in collaboration with the diabetes management team. 
  5. Conducts necessary audits on specific rehabilitation regulatory requirements and teaches and counsels staff to ensure compliance.
  6. Collaborates with the rehabilitation nursing councils, nurse managers, nurse educator and other multi-disciplinary team members to ensure performance metrics are monitored and plans and executes improvement opportunities.
  7. Oversees and conducts clinical nursing education programs and guides all preceptors and mentors.
  8. Serves on various committees representing nursing, i.e., clinical events review committee, infection control, various working groups and action teams.

 

Qualifications

Education and Training:

The nurse functioning in the advanced practice role requires a graduate degree in nursing (MSN) and may be a clinical nurse specialist earned as part of the MSN or at minimum certified in a specialty practice such as medical-surgical or neuro-science nursing preferably with a concentration in rehabilitation or neuro-science nursing concepts. This position integrates clinical practice, education, research, leadership, and consultation, all of which require intra-professional and inter-professional collaboration.

Certificates, Licenses, and Registration Certificates/Licenses/Registration State Licensed to practice as a nurse Pennsylvania

Additional Certificates/Licenses/Registration Requirements

Certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support, and advanced Cardiac Life Support

 

Experience Requirements Years of Experience Type of Experience 5 years Nursing (Medical-Surgical or Neurological or Rehabilitation)

Experience Requirements

Three years in area of specialty or certification practice.

Conditions of Employment

Since this position will require the selected candidate to engage in regular contact with children in the form of care, guidance, supervision or training, you will be required to meet the requirements of the Child Protective Services Act,  including the Pennsylvania State Police criminal background check, the Pennsylvania Department of Welfare child abuse criminal background clearance, and an FBI finger print based federal criminal records check.  The selected candidate will not be allowed to commence working until all three (3) are completed satisfactorily.

Conditions of Employment

Since this position will require the selected candidate to engage in regular contact with children in the form of care, guidance, supervision or training, you will be required to meet the requirements of the Child Protective Services Act,  including the Pennsylvania State Police criminal background check, the Pennsylvania Department of Welfare child abuse criminal background clearance, and an FBI finger print based federal criminal records check.  The selected candidate will not be allowed to commence working until all three (3) are completed satisfactorily.

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