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Clinical Nurse Specialist (Multiple Positions)

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

Location: LOC_MAIN-Main Hospital 

Req ID: 159935

Shift: Any

Employment Status: Regular - Full Time 

About Us

We’re seeking breakthrough makers! Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia was built on the belief that we can change lives. Today, in every role throughout our hospital, research institute and care network, the 22,000 members of our workforce are finding new ways – big and small – to make a difference for the patients and families we serve.

If you are ready to challenge yourself, be inspired and grow – no matter what your role – you just may be the kind of breakthrough maker who will thrive at CHOP.

Job Summary

In collaboration with the health care team, the Clinical Nurse Specialist provides expert family-centered clinical care and clinical consultation within her/his area of expertise to improve outcomes and to promote integrated health care that is safe, equitable, timely, effective, and efficient.

Positions vary in different department depending on current openings.  CNS could be assigned to different areas, including but not limited to Pulmonary, Cardiac, NICU, PICU, Progressive Care Unit, Medical, Surgical, Behavioral Health, ED or Transport team.

Job Responsibilities

  • Manages the care of complex and/or vulnerable populations through expert direct care, care coordination, and collaboration with patients and families and other members of the health care team. Demonstrates a commitment to patient safety by being knowledgeable about evidence and best practices for safety, speaking up about safety issues, and changing practice to enhance safety.  Shares errors or potential errors through system reporting mechanisms and communicates these with appropriate leadership.  Demonstrates shared accountability for safe practice.
  • Supports other members of the health care team, including nurses, physicians, and allied health professionals through collaborative clinical practice, education, research/evidence-based practice, and consultation.  Acts as a preceptor and mentor to support the development of nurses, students and other health care providers.
  • Facilitates change and innovation for patients/populations within the department, the health care system, and the community. Analyzes and utilizes data, including patient satisfaction data, QI data, other data relevant to specialty populations, and incident report/safety net data to identify opportunities for improvement and to develop a plan of action to improve outcomes.
  • Participates in scholarly activities including research and evidence-based practice. Participates in personal professional development by maintaining required competencies, identifying learning needs, and seeking appropriate educational offerings.  Presents research and evidence-based practice findings to unit staff.  Participates in regional/national programs relevant to specialty practice.  Develops departmental and hospital policies, procedures, and standards based on the best available evidence.
  • Demonstrates health care informatics competencies to manage patient care, outcome data, and current and emerging health care technology, which includes:
    • Basic computer competency, including the effective use of patient care devices, computers, and computer software programs such as e-mail, word processing, and shared network file space.
    • Information literacy, including the effective use of the Intranet and Internet to find electronic resources for patient care, nursing practice, and evidence-based decision-making.
    • Information management skills, including the effective use of the electronic health record and clinical information systems, the ability to collect clinical data using quality tools, and the ability to discuss, evaluate, analyze, and present outcome data depicted in charts and tables.

Job Responsibilities (Continued)

Job Responsibilities (Continued)

Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations

RN - Registered Nurse
CNS - Clin Nurse Spec
PCNS or CNS - Specialty Area

Required Education and Experience

Required Education:

  • MSN
  • According to the CMS (Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services) a copy of diploma or transcript is required as proof of academic achievement for all non-laboratory personnel performing non-waived POC testing.

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Additional Technical Requirements

  • Ability to work in a team setting with multiple responsibilities.

  • Ability to use Microsoft Office, including MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel, and Microsoft Outlook.

To carry out its mission, it is of critical importance for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to keep our patients, families and workforce safe and healthy and to support the health of our global community. In keeping with this, CHOP has mandated all workforce members on site at any CHOP location for any portion of their time be vaccinated for COVID-19. This mandate also applies to workforce members performing work for CHOP at non-CHOP locations. The CHOP COVID-19 vaccine mandate is in alignment with applicable local, state and federal mandates.

CHOP also requires all workforce members who work in patient care buildings or who provide patient care to receive an annual influenza vaccine. Employees may request exemption consideration for CHOP vaccine requirements for valid religious and medical reasons.

Please note start dates may be delayed until candidates are fully immunized or valid exemption requests are reviewed. In addition, candidates other than those in positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, must attest to not using tobacco products.

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