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Clinical Nurse Specialist, Medical Intensive Care Unit

Company: Christiana Care
Location: Newark
Posted on: May 19, 2019

Job Description:

Christiana Care Health System is seeking a Clinical Nurse Specialist for our Medical Intensive Care Unit, located at Christiana Hospital.


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.


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 sepsis patient.

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 professionals.

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 skills.

Provides formal and informal critical care inservice and educational programs in which expert knowledge base is shared with staff.

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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