Hackettstown Medical Center, a part of Atlantic Health System, is seeking a Clinical Nurse Specialist to join the team! This is full time opportunity.
Essential Job Functions:
Use expert knowledge, skills and clinical judgment to identify potential/actual diagnoses and appropriate interventions
Formulate a treatment plan based on clinical findings, interpretation of laboratory results, diagnostic procedures and patient/family involvement.
Make appropriate referrals to other healthcare disciplines and community agencies, as needed
Determine the effectiveness of the treatment plan and reassess and/or modify to achieve optimal health maintenance goals
Advocate and promote patient autonomy through all clinical actions and decisions. Whenever possible, involve patient and/or designee in clinical decision making
Assess educational needs of the clinical staff. Provide ongoing educational programs for the healthcare team. This includes developing unit based educational programs, corporate sponsored conferences and referrals for educational programs outside the institution
Create opportunities and provide oversight for preceptors for new staff members
Role model clinical practice that reflects communication, mutual respect, leadership and critical thinking for nursing staff
Act as clinical resource for department of nursing in educational programs/committee structures and unit based needs
Support accreditation, compliance and regulatory activities within the organization.
Review current best evidence practice on an ongoing basis and integrate evolving research into unit based clinical practice
Support all Investigational Review Board (IRB) approved clinical research and trials
Identify and support opportunities for nursing research and best-practice models
Perform and support quality/performance improvement activities
Disseminate research findings into unit clinical practice
Consultation and Leadership:
Serve as clinical expert and leadership consultant to nursing, members of the healthcare team and community at large
Collaborate with nursing manager to evaluate supplies and capital purchases
Promote recruitment and retention by providing guidance, support and professional development of staff
Assists with the implementation of policies and procedures. Develop clinical policies and procedures, when indicated. Responsible for ongoing review of unit based policies annually
Participate in hospital-based committee functions as determined by Director of Nursing and Chief Nursing Officer (CNO)
Valid New Jersey Nursing License Required
At least 5 years of Acute Care, Cardiac Telemetry and Medical/Surgical experience as a Registered Nurse
Atlantic Health System aims to deliver the highest quality, safety and care combined with the best experience for our patients and their families. We are confident that you will find success within Atlantic Health System, which has been named for the 14th year in a row to Fortune's 'Top 100 Best U.S. Companies to Work For' list. We believe you will find that our culture of collaboration and care exemplifies the value we place on our patients, their families, and our employees.
Atlantic Health System, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer and federal contractor or subcontractor and, therefore, abides by applicable laws to protect applicants and employees from discrimination in hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, fringe benefits, job training, classification, referral, and other aspects of employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, sexual or affectional orientation, national origin or nationality, citizenship status, disability, age, genetics, protected veteran status, ancestry, marital status.