Clinical Nurse Specialist - UNDERFILL - INTERNAL ONLY


  • Location: Las Vegas, NV
  • Posted: Jan 17, 2020

Job Description


EMPLOYER PAID PENSION PLAN OF 29.25% OF YOUR ANNUAL SALARY!
GENEROUS BENEFITS PACKAGE!

****INTERNAL EMPLOYEES ONLY****

***THIS POSITION MAY CLOSE WITHOUT NOTICE ONCE A SUFFICIENT NUMBER OF QUALIFIED APPLICATIONS ARE RECEIVED.***

POSITION SUMMARY:

Clinical Nurse Specialist -
The Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) CNS serves as a clinical resource for evidence-based nursing practice and health care outcomes within his/her area of clinical specialization and expertise. Functions as an expert clinician and patient advocate; leads the advancement of nursing practice, and identifies opportunities for and lead organizational and system change. Contributes to the development, implementation and evaluation of clinical nursing programs and serves as a consultant for nursing professional development. Implements best practice by leading/participating in research and process improvement activities. Provides consultative leadership in defining standards of care, and developing new practices and establishing standards of care, procedures and policies.

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Training Underfill -
The Advanced Nurse Extern is a registered nurse who serves as a clinical resource for evidence-based nursing practice and health care outcomes within his/her area of clinical specialization and expertise. Contributes to the development, implementation and evaluation of clinical nursing programs and serves as a consultant for nursing professional development. Provides consultative leadership in defining standards of care, and developing new practices and establishing standards of care, procedures and policies.

Job Requirement

Clinical Nurse Specialist - Requirements:

Education/Experience:
Master or Doctoral degree in nursing from an accredited CNS program. Sub-specialization in specific area of nursing with (2) two years of clinical nursing and/or leadership experience.

Professional level experience is defined as being employed in an FLSA exempt/salaried status position.

Licensing/Certification Requirements:
Current License by the Nevada State Board of Nursing to Practice as a Registered Nurse. Meets the definition of "Clinical Nurse Specialist" per NAC 632.300, if not APRN, agrees to obtain APRN licensure within 1 year of hire. Basic Life support (BLS) certification. May require one or more of the following: Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification (ACLS); Trauma Nurse Core Certification (TNCC); Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS); Neonatal Resuscitation Protocol (NRP); additional Certification in the Specialty Area assigned.

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Training Underfill - Requirements:

Education/Experience:
A Bachelor's Degree in nursing and (5) five years of clinical nursing and/or leadership experience. Enrolled in CNS program with expectation of completion in 2 years.

Licensing/Certification Requirements:
Current License by the Nevada State Board of Nursing to Practice as a Registered Nurse. Basic Life support (BLS) certification. May require one or more of the following: Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification (ACLS); Trauma Nurse Core Certification (TNCC); Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS); Neonatal Resuscitation Protocol (NRP); additional Certification in the Specialty Area assigned.

Additional and/or Preferred Position Requirements
Documented recent experience in a large, acute care hospital.
Previous documented experience as a Registered Nurse at University Medical Center of Southern Nevada.
Recent documented experience in a Medical/Surgical Unit.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Physical Requirements

Knowledge of:
APRN and RN standards of practice in area of specialization; Clinical Nurse Specialist core competencies of direct care, consultation, systems leadership, collaboration, coaching, research and ethical decision making; current evidence and standards of nursing care within specialty area to include regular maintenance through continuing education; department and hospital safety practice and procedures; patient rights; age specific patient care practices; infection control policies and practices; handling, storage, use and disposal of hazardous materials; department and hospital emergency response policies and procedures.

Skill in:
Providing care for the patient with acute, critical and/or complex chronic illnesses; advanced assessment, synthesis of diagnostic data, identifying individualized goals and outcomes, developing a plan of care, implementing treatments, and evaluating of patient's progress toward the attainment of goals and outcomes; consulting for advanced nursing care of complex patients in acute care; working in three spheres to improve patient outcomes through excellence in nursing practice; implementing evidence-based clinical guidelines, care paths, policies, and procedures and tailors them to specific populations. Leads system change to promote health outcomes, system efficacy, and a healthy work environment through evidence based practice; using computers and related software applications; communicating with a wide variety of people from diverse socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with all personnel contacted in the course of duties; efficient, effective and safe use of equipment.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:
Mobility to work in a typical clinical setting and use standard equipment, including stamina to remain standing and/or walk for extended periods of time, and strength to examine and treat varied patients, vision to read printed materials and a VDT screen, and hearing and speech to communicate effectively in person and over the telephone. Strength and agility to exert up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this classification.

University Medical Center of Southern Nevada offers a benefits package that leads the market and includes:

Employer Paid Pension Plan totaling 29.25% of your annual salary!
Vestment in the pension plan after 5 years of qualifying employment!
Consolidated Annual Leave (CAL) - CAL is used for personal leave, holidays (eleven scheduled holidays per year), doctor appointments, vacation, and sick days up to 16 consecutive scheduled work hours (short term sick leave), etc. Eligible employees shall accrue CAL at the following rates. Part-time accrual is based on the number of paid benefit hours.

Length of Service
Rate of Accrual per 80 hours worked
Days per year (based on 8-hour day)

0 12 months
0-90 days > 3.077 hours*
*Upon completion of the 90th day of employment, the employee's CAL bank will be credited with an additional 12 hours.
91 days 12 months > 5.2769 hours**
**Upon completion of the twelfth month of employment the employee's CAL bank will be credited with an additional 80 hours.
27 days

13 months 48 months
8.3077 hours
27 days
Credit Union Eligibility
457 Deferred Compensation Plan
Comprehensive Group Health Insurance Plan
Nevada has no State Income Tax
No Social Security Deduction

UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER OF SOUTHERN NEVADA IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/ EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

01

I understand that I must FULLY complete the application including my education and work experience and that all answers to the experience questions below must be supported by documented work history. Incomplete applications or applications missing relevant work history information (including current UMC employment if applicable) will not be considered. Yes
No

02

This job posting is open to current UMC employees only and to qualify, you must list your UMC employment as one of your employers in the application. If you are not a current UMC employee, please return to the home page. Are you a current UMC employee? Yes
No

03

Please indicate the status of your Master's Degree in Nursing with regard to an accredited CNS Program. Masters Degree in Nursingfrom an accredited CNS program.
Master's Degree in nursing, enrolled in CNS program to be completed in 2 years.
Master's Degree in nursing.
None of the above

04

Are you currently licensed as an Advanced Practice Nurse? Yes
No

05

If not, do you have the ability to obtain a NV APRN license? Yes
No

06

Please indicate all of the life support certifications you currently hold. AHA Healthcare Provider
Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Pediatric Advanced Life Support
Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course
Trauma Nurse Core Curriculum
Advanced Burn Life Support
Neonatal Resuscitation Protocol

07

Briefly describe your experience designing, implementing and evaluating educational programs in order to augment staff expertise and enhance patient/family education and providing point of service staff education as needed to address identified nursing practice deficits.

08

Briefly describe your clinical experience.

Salary Information


$37.91 - $58.76 Hourly

Employment Type


  • Full Time

University Medical Center of Southern Nevada

1800 W Charelston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89102

Opened: 1931

Phone: (702) 383-2230

Fax: (702) 383-2005

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