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Join Harborview Medical Center's outstanding Clinical Education Department as a Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS). In support of the Harborview mission and priorities, under the direction of the Clinical Education Oversight Committee and based on evidence or consensus-based and promising practices, the Psychiatric CNS will provide behavioral health education, consultation and coaching to nursing staff caring for patients in psychiatric specialty areas and the emergency services area.
As the region's only Level I Trauma center, Harborview Medical Center (HMC) is well known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD, Center for Advanced Reconstruction and Rehabilitation (CARER), and mentally-and medically- vulnerable populations. In addition to the centers of emphasis, HMC serves a mission population for King County. Harborview employees are committed to the vital role the institution plays in the immediate community, as well as the entire Northwest region. HMC is owned by King County and managed by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW's School of Medicine. The UW is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
Provide education, coaching and consultation to nursing staff in psychiatric specialty areas to support program goals and established treatment modalities.
Serve as member of psychiatry leadership committees for program planning, quality improvement and regulatory compliance.
Provide or coordinate non-violent crisis intervention training for psychiatry staff and emergency services staff.
Serve on Behavioral Assistance Response Committee.
Role model and teach compassionate and empathic communication behaviors.
Provide education including, but not limited to, formal and informal in-services, skills labs, and real-time communication coaching for improving staff competency and expertise in establishing and maintaining therapeutic relationships with all patients.
Serve as advisor for Code Gray team; respond to codes in psychiatric areas and provide feedback to team. Collaborate with nursing staff to ensure nursing plan of care includes interventions to maintain therapeutic relationship with patient. Provides education and coaching for any skill gaps demonstrated by nursing staff caring for patient post-code Gray.
Support staff interest in use of evidence or consensus-based or promising practices for behavioral health nursing.
Support staff interest in behavioral health nursing research projects
Identify and disseminate new evidence, both formally and informally, that improves therapeutic approaches and strategies for patients' behavioral health conditions.
Current RN license (Washington State licensure required prior to beginning employment). Masters in nursing or related field. 5 years of clinical acute care experience. 3 years clinical leadership experience; e.g. nurse manager/assistant nurse manager, charge, preceptor, research or teaching. Demonstrated ability to analyze practice issues and implement solutions/improvements. Demonstrated ability to develop and teach educational offerings. Strong customer service / project management focus. Demonstrated ability to work within multidisciplinary group setting. Advanced written and verbal skills.
PhD or DNP. Experience with caring for complex patients with psychiatric diagnoses. Experience in conducting research, clinical inquiry and EBP projects. Knowledge of MS Office platform (Word, PowerPoint, Excel). Clinical Nurse Specialist Certification.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergra...duate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.