Clinical Nurse Specialist, Medical Intensive Care Unit
Company: Christiana Care
Posted on: May 19, 2019
Christiana Care Health System is seeking a Clinical Nurse
Specialist for our Medical Intensive Care Unit, located at
To function in advanced nursing practice of critical care and
sepsis patients which includes direct medical management through
utilization of approved protocols and procedures as well as
appropriate medical consultation and facilitates change toward
higher levels of professionalism and competency by integrating and
promoting research findings into nursing practice.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Designs individualized management plans in collaboration with
physicians, staff nurses, and other health care professionals for
various patho-physiologic statuses common to the critical care and
Utilizes teaching/learning principles coupled with an expert
clinical knowledge to promote and provide education to the staff,
patient, and patient's family.
Acts as liaison for patients, families, and health
Acts as a consultant to other disciplines in the area of critical
care and/or sepsis by providing a high level of current,
researh-based, clinical expertise and advanced decision making
Provides formal and informal critical care inservice and
educational programs in which expert knowledge base is shared with
Promotes growth toward higher level of professionalism within
Christiana Care Health Services and critical care through role
modeling and expert practice.
Utilizes, promotes, and initiates research in nursing practice.
Coordinates select projects/programs, including development and
implementation of clinical pathways, guidelines and protocols.
Ensures compliance with regulatory standards for critical care.
Works with performance improvement department on continuous
improvement for critical care within CCHS.
Utilizes effective verbal and written communication skills with
patients and colleagues.
Maintains collaborative professional working relationships with
clinicians and administrative staff necessary to develop and
implement a successful cross continuum critical care program.
Demonstrates skills and knowledge necessary to provide care to
critical care patients including knowledge of growth and
development, the ability to obtain and interpret information, to
identify patient needs and to provide care needed.
Performs assigned work safely, adhering to established departmental
safety rules and practices; reports to supervisor, in a timely
manner, any unsafe activities, conditions, hazards, or safety
violations that may cause injury to oneself, other employees,
patients and visitors.
Maintains required credentials.
Performs other related duties as required.
Licensure or license eligible for Registered Nurse and Advanced
Practice Nursing as set forth by the Delaware Board of Nursing with
prescriptive (Rx) authority
Current Advanced practice nurse license in the state of DE; BLS
certification; ACLS Certification
Christiana Hospital, Newark, Delaware. This 1,007-bed,
1.3-million-square-foot modern facility provides a level of care
only available in large-scale teaching hospitals. Christiana
Hospital includes Delaware's only Level-I Trauma center (as
verified by the American College of Surgeons), which is prepared to
handle the most extreme medical emergencies. In fact, it is the
only Level-I Trauma center on the East Coast corridor between
Baltimore and Philadelphia. Christiana Hospital has also been
nationally recognized in U.S. News and World Report's Best Regional
Hospitals rankings as #1 in Delaware and #3 in the Philadelphia
metro area, plus High Performing in 9 Adult Procedures/Conditions.
Academic medical center, Baltimore area, Best regional hospital,
Community-based medicine, Community health, Clinician, Delaware
hospital, Delaware's largest health system, Electronic medical
records, Epic EMRs, Everest Award-winner, In-patient, Level I
Trauma Center, Magnet -- designation, Nationally recognized,
Outpatient, Philadelphia area, Provider, Surgery center, Teaching
hospital, Wellness, Wilmington, Newark, U.S. New & World Report
ranking, Expert, Serve, Care, Healthcare, Respectful, Dover, Bear,
Middletown, Rehoboth Beach, Bethany Beach, Delmarva Peninsula, New
Castle, Elkton, Maryland, Glasgow, Hockessin, Brookside, Smyrna,
Pike Creek Valley, Milford, Claymont, Pike Creek, Wilmington Manor,
North Star, Seaford, Southeastern Pennsylvania, Southern New
Jersey, Vineland, Millville, West Chester, Kennett Square,
Swedesboro, Carneys Point, Woodstown, Salem, Elmer, Deptford
Township, Washington Township, Pitman, Glassboro, Franklin
Keywords: Christiana Care, Newark , Clinical Nurse Specialist, Medical Intensive Care Unit, Healthcare , Newark, Delaware
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