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This position requires a Master's degree in Nursing, or related field, with a BSN. Practices as a Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) in the Intensive Care/Step Down Unit (ICU-SD Unit). The CNS is an advanced practice nurse prepared in a clinical specialty at the Master's, Postmaster's or Doctoral level. The CNS is responsible for designing, implementing, and evaluate patient specific and population based programs of care at the unit level.
This announcement is open until filled, therefore a selection may be made prior to the closing date.
The CNS functions as an expert clinician in a particular specialty or subspecialty of nursing practice. The CNS is a clinical expert in evidence based practice within a specialty area, treating and managing the health concerns of patients and populations. The CNS role is to generate and evaluate evidence for practice. The CNS utilizes innovative evidence-based interventions, best practice guidelines and modifications of professional standards, organizational policies that direct the care of nursing personnel and other providers of health care to improve outcomes. Functions at both microsystem and system levels. Will provide care to a patient population which includes but is not limited to: cardiovascular disease, pulmonary disease, diabetes, substance abuse, psychiatric disorders, orthopedic, GI, vascular diseases, vascular surgery and minor trauma. Based on education and experience may be assigned responsibilities as preceptors, charge nurse or unit shift leader. Demonstrates leadership in delivering and improving holistic care through collaborative strategies with others. Assumes accountability for patient care outcomes through the assimilation and application of research-based information to design, implement, and evaluate client plans of care. Directs and provides comprehensive preventive and wellness care, as well as the spectrum of acute, episodic, chronic and end-of-life care to Veterans. Collaborates for the improvement of patient care outcomes. Executes position responsibilities that demonstrate clinical leadership, experience and creative approaches to the management of patient care across microsystems. Fundamental aspects of the CNS role include, but is not limited to: leadership in the care of patients; standardization of care; identification, delegation and oversight of care delivery outcomes. The CNS also serves as a mentor and consultant to healthcare staff involved with in-patient care. Employee is responsible to the Nurse Manager of the ICU-SD Unit.
Work Schedule: Rotating
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Relocation/Recruitment incentive is authorized
This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/516583500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.