Join a world-class academic healthcare system,UChicago Medicine, as a Clinical Nurse Specialist, Adult Critical Care in our Clinical Practice and Research Department, where you will lead and support evidence-based practices within our critical care units.The Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) is a Master’s or Doctorate prepared Advanced Practice Nurse with APRN licensure. In collaboration with the medical staff and nursing staff across UChicago s critical care units, the Clinical Nurse Specialist provides clinical support to develop and improve patient care and outcomes. The Clinical Nurse Specialist elevates the standard of professional nursing practice at UCM by developing, coaching, and mentoring nurses to become expert clinicians and leaders. Who you are:A highly motivated and self-starting individual who is comfortable partnering with leaders across departments to drive change and elevate the patient experience. Master’s Degree in nursing from an accredited program required; DNP preferredMinimum 3 – 5 years experience in adult critical carePrevious experience in advanced practice role preferredDemonstrates ability to be self-directedDemonstrates clinical competence, effective leadership, and excellent teaching skillsDemonstrates ability to establish and maintain effective communication with personnel across disciplinesWhat you ll gain as the Clinical Nurse Specialist, Adult Critical Care:The opportunity to impact change among specialty critical care units across the University of Chicago Medicine in order to provide the highest quality of care and experience to our patients.What you ll do as the Clinical Nurse Specialist:Develop appropriate patient care guidelines or protocols relating to the physical, psychosocial, and developmental needs of adult, and geriatric patients; collaborate with the multi-disciplinary team to educate staff on the utilization of these guidelines and/or protocols; and evaluate the effectiveness of these guidelines or protocols in nursing practice.Identify the expected outcomes of clinical nursing practice, both in general and for specific patient populations; recommend care and operational processes aimed at achieving the defined outcomes; oversee outcomes assessment initiatives.Collaborate with leadership team to develop models of contemporary cost-effective patient care.Influence the development of and compliance with medical center policies, procedures, and protocols.Initiate or participate in multi-disciplinary teams to develop and implement programs that focus on patient care issues and outcomes.Assess care team members’ abilities to provide patient education and supports the development of the staff in patient education. Use creative, innovative systems to role model, teach, coach, and/or mentor resource use among nursing staff.Develop and implements patient focused CQI tools which assess and evaluate patient outcomes.Consult with care team members to tailor the delivery of care to meet the diverse needs and strengths of staff members, patients, and families.Position DetailsJob Type/FTE: Full-timeShift: Day, 8a.m-5pmUnit/Department: 381041,CLINICAL PRACTICE AND RESEARCHCBA Code: Non-UnionOrganizational OverviewClick here to learn more about UChicago MedicineClick here to learn more about our benefits Click here to explore other career opportunities at UChicago MedicineMust comply with UCMC s COVID-19 Vaccination requirement as a condition of employment. If you have already received the vaccination, you must provide proof as part of the pre-employment process. This is in addition to your compliance with the Flu Vaccination requirement as well. Medical and religious exemptions will be considered consistent with applicable law. Lastly, a pre-employment physical, drug screening, and background check are also required for all employees prior to hire.We ve been at the forefront of medicine since 1899. We provide superior healthcare with compassion, always mindful that each patient is a person, an individual. To accomplish this, we need employees with passion, talent and commitment with patients and with each other. We re in this together: working to advance medical innovation, serve the health needs of the community, and move our collective knowledge forward. If you d like to add enriching human life to your profile, The University of Chicago Medicine is for you. Here at the forefront, we re doing work that really matters. Join us. Bring your passion.________Bring your career to the next level at a hospital that is thriving; from patient satisfaction to employee engagement, we are at the Forefront of Medicine. Take advantage of all we have to offer and #BringYourPassiontotheForefront.University of Chicago Medicine is growing; discover how you can be a part of this pursuit of excellence at:www.uchospitals.edu/jobsThe University of Chicago Medical Center is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, civil union status, parental status, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status and other legally protected characteristics.
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