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Clinical Nurse Specialist - Professional Practice Development

Job ID: 950383
Facility: Vidant Medical Center
Location: Greenville, NC
FT/PT: Full-Time
Reg/Temp: Regular
Date Posted: May 3, 2021

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Job Description

Vidant Health

About Vidant Health

Vidant Health is a regional health system serving 29 counties in eastern North Carolina. We are working every day to improve the health of the 1.4 million people we serve. Vidant Health is made up of 8 hospitals, physician practices, home health, hospice, wellness centers and other health care services. Vidant Medical Center is affiliated with the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. As a major resource for health services and education, Vidant Health strives to support local medical communities and to work with providers throughout the region to deliver quality care. Our goal is to enhance services that are available locally and to eliminate barriers involving time, distance and lack of awareness that sometimes prevent patients from receiving the care they need.

Position Summary

  • The Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) is a registered nurse (RN) that is masters prepared in Nursing and demonstrates expertise in a specific clinical area or for a specific patient population.

  • This advanced practice RN strives to meet the needs of patient, family, health care system and the larger society through coordinated efforts with interdisciplinary providers.

  • Functioning as a leader, innovator and change agent in application of evidenced based practice and quality patient care is a priority.

  • The CNS provides advanced clinical care and leadership for a selected patient population and/or for a specific clinical area along the continuum of care.  Working with the interdisciplinary team in assessing needs, implementing strategies and evaluating outcomes are all activities expected of the CNS in order to contribute to the development, maintenance and change of the health care delivery system.

  • This individual should provide consultation and educational services in the area of specialty to health care providers, patient and/or significant others.

  • Fostering communication and teamwork are key to this role.  In addition, this advanced practice RN leads in stimulating research growth and utilization of evidenced base practice.

  • The CNS makes a contribution to advancing the science of nursing practice through research, education, publications, and presentations.

Minimum Requirements

  • Master of Science in Nursing-Concentration in Clinical Nurse Specialist.

  • A Master of Science in Nursing within the Clinical Nurse Specialist Concentration is required.

  • The clinical Nurse Specialist concentration may be substituted for an alternate Master of Science in Nursing when accompanied by Clinical Nurse Specialist title recognition by the NC Board of Nursing.

  • More than 5 years but less than 6 years experience as a Staff Nurse, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nurse Manager, Assistant Nurse Manager needed.

  • Preferred - Critical Care Experience.

Other Information

  • Full-Time position - 40 hours per week. 

  • On-site - Monday - Friday - 8am-5pm.

General Statement

It is the goal of Vidant Health and its entities to employ the most qualified individual who best matches the requirements for the vacant position.

Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of all pre-employment screenings, which may include an occupational health screening, criminal record check, education, reference, and licensure verification.

We value diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Decisions of employment are made based on business needs, job requirements and applicant’s qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information and testing, family and medical leave, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other status protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint.

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