ChristianaCare has an opening for a Surgical Trauma Clinical Nurse Specialist ( CNS - APN) that defines excellence within their practice. Candidate must meet completion of a graduate program; be clinically focused; hold specialty certification and state-defined requirements for board licensure. Prescriptive authority is preferred. This position reports directly to the Vice President of Patient Care Services, Acute Care /Neurosciences/Surgery/Trauma Program.
In this role as a CNS, you will demonstrate advanced clinical knowledge based on in-depth understanding of the pathophysiology of trauma with extensive practical experience in trauma/surgery, critical care, evidence-based practice, collaboration, consultation, education, and mentoring. The CNS's ability to minimize variances in care and prevent adverse outcomes directly support performance improvement.
As the CNS , you are the clinical expert & clinical leader for inpatient surgical areas of nursing practice. In partnership with nursing leadership, this role serves as a change agent for bedside nursing practice; utilizes evidence to develop, teach, guide, and implement practice standards and policies. The Clinical Nurse Specialist collaborates with all members of the health care team to design, implement, and measure safe, cost-effective, evidence-based care strategies and contributes to the advancement of the practice of nursing at the unit, health system, local, state, and/or national and international level. ChristianaCare remains committed to the utilization of Clinical Nurse Specialists within acute care as we hold our values of Love & Excellence for all those that we serve.
MSN or DNP preferred
Graduate from a Clinical Nursing Specialist Program
APN Certification/Licensure in state of DE
3 years' experience in adult acute medicine.
Headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, ChristianaCare is one of the country's most dynamic health care organizations, centered on improving health outcomes, making high-quality care more accessible and lowering health care costs. ChristianaCare includes an extensive network of outpatient services, home health care, urgent care centers, three hospitals (1,299 beds), a free-standing emergency department, a Level I trauma center and a Level III neonatal intensive care unit, a comprehensive stroke center and regional centers of excellence in heart and vascular care, cancer care and women's health. It also includes the pioneering Gene Editing Institute and was rated by IDG Computerworld as one of the nation's Best Places to Work in IT. ChristianaCare is a nonprofit teaching health system , Magnet Designated and continually ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a Best Hospital. With the unique CareVio data-powered care coordination service and a focus on population health and value-based care, ChristianaCare is shaping the future of health care.
ChristianaCare Health System is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is one of the country's largest health care providers, ranking 21st in the nation for hospital admissions. Christiana Care is proudly a Nurse Magnet recognized institution. Christiana Care Health System is also one of the largest health care providers in the mid-Atlantic region, serving all of Delaware and portions of seven counties bordering the state in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. A not-for-profit, non-sectarian health system, Christiana Care includes two hospitals with more than 1,100 patient beds, and is a major teaching hospital with two campuses. Christiana Care is continually recognized for excellence on a regional and national level. Our role in the community is expressed in the Christiana Care Way: "We serve our neighbors as respectful, expert, caring partners in their health. We do this by creating innovative, effective, affordable systems of care that our neighbors value."Christiana Care is a great place to work because we value diversity and recognize it to be a core part of our success. Because of the diversity of our employees, affiliated health professionals and volunteers, we are ...positioned to meet the unique needs of our patients and community. We acknowledge and celebrate the uniqueness and talent of each employee. Because of our talented workforce we are able to provide a quality healthcare experience to our patients and community. We strive to create an inclusive environment in which individual diversity can be leveraged and thrive. Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.