The University of Kansas Hospital - Clinical Nursing Careers

Clinical Nurse Specialist Job

Facility: The University of Kansas Hospital - Main Campus

Department: NURSING CLINICAL EXCELLENCE

Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Varies

Hours: 8-5

Find yourself among the best. At The University of Kansas Hospital, nurses deliver world-class patient care in an environment where opinions are respected, professionalism is rewarded and teamwork is valued. Nurses come here to practice at the leading edge of their profession, to be an integral part of medical breakthroughs and to handle complex cases that community hospitals rarely if ever see. In addition to being the best place to work, the hospital offers very competitive wages and an outstanding benefit package.

We currently have an opening for a Clinical Nurse Specialist. The Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) has a unique APRN role to integrate care across the continuum and through three spheres of influence: patient, nurse, system. The three spheres are overlapping and interrelated but each sphere possesses a distinctive focus. In each of the spheres of influence, the primary goal of the CNS is continuous improvement of patient outcomes and nursing care. Key elements of CNS practice are to create environments through mentoring and system changes that empower nurses to develop caring, evidence-based practices to alleviate patient distress, facilitate ethical decision-making, and respond to diversity. The CNS is responsible and accountable for diagnosis and treatment of health/illness states, disease management, health promotion, and prevention of illness and risk behaviors among individuals, families, groups and communities (APRN Joint Dialogue Group Report, July 7, 2008).

Requirements:

Master's degree in Nursing.

Must meet requirement for ARNP-CNS licensure in Kansas.

Current Kansas RN license.

Current American Heart Association basic life support (BLS) or American Red Cross CPR for Professional Rescuer certification.

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