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Clinical Nurse Specialist

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Summary: Under general supervision, provides direct patient care; manages patient treatment; coordinates medical procedures, tests, new referrals, admissions, and appointments; serves as a resource person for staff and conducts in-service education; provides related medical education to patients.

CHARACTERISTIC JOB TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
May include any and/or all of the following:

  1. Collaborates with physicians and health care team members in planning, implementing, and evaluating comprehensive patient care; attends rounds independently or with physicians to evaluate hospitalized patients.
  2. Develops a plan of care for patients; coordinates patients’ care with related medical services and the referring physicians; schedules and coordinates procedures, tests, new referrals, admissions, and appointments; provides direct clinical service to patients and families.
  3. Provides education and follow-up to patients with regard to disease process, medical management, and medication adjustments; develops and assesses outpatient protocols for triage.
  4. Assists with assessing, developing, coordinating, and revising teaching programs for the medical staff; provides in-service instruction for nurses; participates in related clinic instruction and conferences; maintains and improves knowledge and competency in advanced practice nursing.
  5. Performs other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

  • Knowledge of medical terminology, procedures, and equipment
  • Knowledge of clinical practice nursing
  • Interpersonal/human relations skills
  • Patient assessment skills
  • Ability to apply good judgement and tact
  • Ability to plan work, establish priorities, and remain flexible
  • Attentiveness to detail
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to instruct/teach

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education and experience equivalent to:

Masters degree in nursing, Missouri RN License, and certification as an Advanced Practice Nurse required.

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