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Clinical Nurse Specialist

Job ID 19-0113 Date posted 01/16/2019 Shift Days Shift Length 8 Hours Weekend Requirement None Hours Per Two Week Pay Period 80 Department Prof Practice, Development and Education Location Robbinsdale, Minnesota
DescriptionThe Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) provides the service of advanced practice registered nursing. Advanced practice registered nurses integrate education, research, management, leadership and consultation into clinical roles and function in collegial relationships with nursing peers and other professionals who influence the health environment. The scope of practice may include the care of neonates, infants, children, young adults, adults, and older adults. The CNS provides holistic, compassionate care to patients throughout the lifecycle using three spheres of influence: patient/client, nursing personnel, and organization/network.

Variation of duties may result based on the assigned patient care unit(s). This may include differences in the specific clinical skills required of the CNS.

Critical Care CNS requires Critical Care Certification (CCNS) or Adult Health CNS with 5 years recent critical care experience.
RequirementsEducation
• BLS required.
• Master's or Doctoral degree in nursing with special clinical study in specific area required.

Experience
• Three to five years of current clinical experience in area of clinical practice preferred.
• Three to five years as practicing CNS or Nurse Practitioner preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Demonstrated leadership, verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
• Commitment to active participation in shared accountability and decision making for the continuous improvement of nursing practice.
• Current BLS preparation or completion of BLS during orientation.
• Demonstrated skill proficiency in computer literacy or use of variety of software program (e.g., Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
License Requirement• Current licensure as an RN
State Requirement

and EITHER
• Registration as a CNS or Nurse Practitioner in the State of Minnesota. Current certification to the MN Board of Nursing or extension granted by the MN Board of Nursing to practice as a CNS or Nurse Practitioner
State Requirement

OR
• Pending certification of a CNS or Nurse Practitioner examination for up to six months after completion of a successful CNS or Nurse Practitioner educational program. Failure to pass the exam will result in immediate suspension of privileges. Privileges will be reinstated upon evidence of successful completion of the certification examination. Prescriptive authority is not permitted during the pending certification process.
State Requirement

Additional InformationWOC Certification required or ability to obtain WOC Certification within 2 years of date of hire.

Prescriptive Authority preferred.

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