DEPARTMENTAL SUMMARY: The Clinical Practice & Professional Development (CPPD) Department is a system service department that provides clinical practice support and professional development opportunities to nursing and allied health caregivers at St. Charles Health System. CPPD also provides professional development opportunities to caregivers employed in non-clinical positions at St. Charles Health System and the Central Oregon/Pacific Northwest Communities. Specifically, CPPD delivers services through the following educational/practice service lines: Onboarding/Orientation, Competency Management, Continuing Education, Professional Role Development, Collaborative Partnerships and the American Heart Association St. Charles Health System Training Center.
POSITION OVERVIEW: The Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) serves as the clinical practice expert in the delivery of evidence-based nursing interventions within the emergency department setting at St. Charles Health System. The CNS possesses advanced knowledge of the science of nursing within the specialty focus of emergency care and applies that knowledge through the three spheres of influence: patient/family, nurses and nursing practice, and the organization/system. The CNS translates theory and evidence to advance the health and knowledge of the patient/family, nurses and nursing practice and the organization/system. The CNS practices nursing within the nursing process, as a licensed advanced practice nurse, through the standards of assessment, diagnosis, outcome identification, planning and implementation and evaluation. The CNS is competent in the standards of care and standards of professional performance specific to the specialty focus of emergency care and CNS competencies are integrated across the three spheres of influence. The CNS practices nursing with a consistent focus on targeting quality, cost-effective outcomes through patient/family care by influencing the practice of nurses in emergency care and by influencing the organization to support nursing evidence-based practice. This position does not directly manage other caregivers, however may be asked to review and provide feedback on the work of other caregivers
Required: Master of Science in Nursing as a Clinical Nurse Specialist from an accredited college or university
Preferred: Post-Graduate Nursing Certificate in Nursing Education from an accredited college or university
Required: Current Oregon RN License.
Current license to practice as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in the State of Oregon by the OR State Board of Nursing
National Specialty Certification from a professional organization in relevant field of clinical expertise
Current AHA Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider certification. Current ACLS and PALS provider certification.
Valid Oregon driver's license and ability to meet St. Charles Health System driving requirements
Preferred: ANPD specialty certification upon hire or agree to obtain when eligible.
Current certification BLS/ACLS/PALS instructor within 1 year of hire
Minimum of 5 years in Emergency Department Nursing.
Evidence of CNS competency, within spheres of influence, as outlined in NACNS Statement on Clinical Nurse Specialist Practice and Education.
Experience as a CNS in an Emergency Department. Program management experience. Nursing Professional Development experience.
Lean Principle competency and implementation of Lean.
Experience with various teaching methodologies, accrediting bodies for nursing excellence (ANCC), shared governance, clinical professional advancement systems required
Internal Number: R1001651
About St. Charles Health System
With four hospitals and more than 220 employed medical providers, St. Charles Health System is the largest provider of medical care in Central Oregon. We take our role in our communities seriously and have pledged to work with our partners to achieve our vision: Creating America's healthiest community, together.St. Charles Health System began in 2001 as Cascade Health Services when St. Charles Medical Center in Bend merged with Central Oregon District Hospital in Redmond. Today, St. Charles owns and operates medical centers in Bend, Redmond, Prineville and Madras.Our medical centers in Bend and Redmond are accredited by The Joint Commission. St. Charles Bend is Oregon's only Level II Trauma Center east of the Cascades. St. Charles Prineville and St. Charles Madras are critical access hospitals that are well regarded in their commitment to modern, progressive health care.A private, nonprofit Oregon corporation, we're Central Oregon's largest employer with more than 4,300 caregivers in Bend, Madras, Redmond, Prineville and Sisters combined. More than 350 active medical staff members and approximately 200 visiting medical staff members also make it possible for St. Charles to deliver a wide range of excellent care in a compassionate, healing environment.