Clinical Nurse Specialist – Center for Nursing Education – Orlando
Florida Hospital Orlando seeks to hire Clinical Nurse Specialist who will embrace our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ.
Located on a lush tropical campus, our flagship hospital, 1,107-bed Florida Hospital Orlando, serves as the major tertiary facility for much of the Southeast, the Caribbean and South America. Florida Hospital Orlando houses one of the largest Emergency Departments and largest cardiac catheterization labs in the country. We are already one of the busiest hospitals in the nation, providing service excellence to more than 32,000 inpatients and 125,000 outpatients each year.
Orlando Nursing Education Department comprises of both Nurse Educators and Clinical Nurse Specialists. Working together we facilitate recruitment, orientation, and professional development of our nursing teams. Our main job responsibilities include learning and teaching evidence based practice, empowering our staff as advocates for their patients and facilitate process changes, supporting professional achievements at both the individual and unit level, and to grow and fully develop our new employees.
Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm
The Clinical Nurse Specialist is responsible for providing clinical expertise in his/her specialty area to optimize patient/family, nurse, and systems outcomes and:
Directly or indirectly plans, implements, and evaluates patient and family specific care appropriate to the complexity of the problems and resources of the system
Uses clinical inquiry to improve clinical practice and service outcomes
Assesses and evaluates care delivery models; implements changes based on outcome data
Develops education programs to improve patient outcomes and quality of care
Supports the practice of nursing through presentations, publications, research and involvement in professional organizations
Contributes within the institution to establish clinical best practice system processes
Coordinates with multiple disciplines to solve system issues
Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.
Advanced knowledge of nursing theory and practice in specialty.
Skill in the use of specialized equipment used in respective area of practice
Ethical decision making and patient advocacy
Master's degree in clinical nursing specialty
Three to five years' experience in specialty (qualifying specialties outlined in Florida State Board of Nursing documentation)
BLS, ACLS, PALS, NRP certification (preferred)
Knowledge of learning principles for population served (preferred)
Past teaching experience in formal/informal settings (preferred)
Licensure, Certification, or Registration Required:
Current, valid State of Florida license as a registered professional nurse
Current registration with Florida State Board of Nursing as a Clinical Nurse Specialist
Certification is required for Clinical Nurse Specialist serving the Diabetes and/or Oncology populations. For other populations, certification is preferred.
Demonstrates through behavior Florida Hospital's Core Values of Integrity, Compassion, Balance, Excellence, Stewardship and Teamwork as outlined in the organization's Performance Excellence Program
Supports complex patient care issues, identifies patients at risk for suboptimal outcomes and proposes a proactive plan of care. Coordinates and/or supports patient education programs and evaluates impact of patient education programs.
Interprets and/or establishes practice standards, policy and procedures, standards of care, protocols, and critical pathways. Monitors practice standards and evaluates impact on patient care.
Identifies problematic systems/ process issues, develops plans to improve, and monitors outcomes. Develops/implements process improvement and/or clinical best practice initiatives at the organizational and unit level.
Acts as a change agent, evaluates environment for change-readiness, and develops and implements plans for change. Monitors change driven outcomes.
Monitors and evaluates nursing practice. Identifies professional growth needs of the nursing staff. Implements and evaluates a plan to address nursing staff, growth, and development needs. Evaluates the impact of staff education on patient care.
Facilitates the development of nurse's advocacy and moral agency through teaching, coaching, and role modeling. Seeks additional educational options that support his/hers clinical expertise in practice. Serves as a nursing leader through publications, research, consultation, presentation, or clinical practice.
Participates in patient care advocacy issues directed toward creating quality care.
Knowledgeable about current research and evidence based practices in area of expertise and recommends changes in practice as appropriate. Incorporates research findings into policies and procedures and standards of care. Conducts formal and /or informal research in areas identified by performance improvement, clinical issues and unit/hospital identified needs. Suggest areas of research and assist nurses who are involved in developing research projects/protocols. Participates with the Institutional Review Board and Nursing Research Council.
May perform waived and/or non-waived Point of Care Testing. If performing non-waived Point of Care Testing, as defined in AHCA rule 59A-7.034, must have approved competency and documented proof (copy of either diploma or transcript, at the highest level of academic achievement) at the time of Florida Hospital non-waived Point of Care training.
If you want to be a part of a team that is dedicated to delivering the highest quality in patient care, we invite you to explore the Clinical Nurse Specialist opportunity with Florida Hospital Orlando and apply online today.
Florida Hospital is dedicated to improving lives not only in Central Florida, but also around the world. As a destination hospital, we are committed to serving the health care needs of our patients with a holistic approach to ...heal the mind, body and spirit. We strive to be the hospital of choice for patients, physicians and employees. Over the last 100 years, Florida Hospital’s mission remains unchanged: to extend the healing ministry of Christ.