Clinical Nurse Specialist

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  • Lutheran Hospital of Indiana Lutheran Hospital of Indiana

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  • Full Time

Job Description

Responsible for assessing a healthcare facility's nursing practice and its impact on patient outcomes. Provides clinical direction to nursing staff in the delivery of patient care programs. Ensures nursing staff maintains an established level of clinical competency. Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Leads and directs the work of others. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. 



Current state licensure as a RN; CPR (Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation) within three (3) months of hire.


Five years of direct experience working in an acute care setting as a RN; 


Masters degree in Nursing required; Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)


1)     Demonstrates working knowledge of the English language, verbal and written.

2)     Demonstrates extensive knowledge of patient care policies, procedures and equipment utilized and strong knowledge of     
        applicable regulations for assigned division and other patient care units.

3)     Demonstrates knowledge of management theory and practice to effectively lead unit associates.

4)     Requires in-depth working knowledge of the normal growth, development, related behaviors, needs, comfort, and range of          treatment appropriate to the age (including neonate, child, adolescent, aging adult) and diagnosis of patient served to 
        support the provision of an individualized interdisciplinary plan of care.

5)     Requires strong analytical and organization skills in order to direct and coordinate activities in assigned division, effectively            develop staff, develop and monitor budget, short and long range planning and solve complex technical and human resource
        problems to ensure optimal development and maintenance of division services.

6)     Demonstrates a high level of interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written, to effectively interact with all          internal and external unit customers, as needed.

7)     Requires ability to coordinate services by coordination with colleagues, physicians and community organizations.

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