Spectrum Health is a not-for-profit, award winning, integrated health system based in West Michigan. Our organization includes a medical center, regional community hospitals, a dedicated children's hospital, a multispecialty medical group and a nationally recognized health plan, Priority Health. We invest in our people by supporting a dynamic, high-performing workplace. Our collaborative approach to patient care includes a commitment to provide an exceptional experience for patients and their families. Spectrum Health supports successful career growth in an innovative environment.
The Clinical Nurse Specialist is an influential leader for a program or area of nursing practice. The advanced knowledge and skills required for this role include clinical expertise in a focus area, evidence-based practice, collaboration, consultation, education, mentoring and change leadership. The specialized knowledge and advanced practice nursing skills are used within three major areas of impact: patient/family, nurses and nursing practice and the organization/system. In collaboration with other members of the health care team, the CNS leads, provides, enhances and improves health care delivery by evaluating nursing practices, developing methodologies, establishing standards of care and providing consultative services. The CNS is a clinical expert in the theory-based and/or research-based nursing practice within a specialty area.
Education - Master's Degree in in Nursing Practice from an accredited Clinical Nurse Specialist Program OR PhD or Professional Degree in Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) or PhD from an accredited Clinical Nurse Specialist Program OR Master's Degree in in Nursing - ONLY if Clinical Nurse Specialty certification is obtained through the state of Michigan via portfolio submission of evidence that demonstrates knowledge and skill competence in the clinical nurse specialist role (specialty certification is on the nursing license)
Experience - 5 years of relevant experience in Clinical Nursing
Registered Nurse (RN) Valid State of Michigan RN license Upon Hire And
Nursing Administration or Professional (Specialty) Certification Specialty Certification listed on the RN license Upon Hire
Board Cert Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist (BC-AGCNS) Upon Hire Or
Board Cert Clinical Nurse Specialist (BC-ACNS) Upon Hire Or
Board Cert Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist (BC-PCNS) Upon Hire
Basic Life Support (BLS) 90 Days
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Emergency Department Critical Care Surgical Services Endoscopy Procedural Areas Cath Lab/ Electrophysiology Pediatric Sedation 180 Days
Experience - Education and Program development experience
Clinical Area of Specialty Certification
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