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The Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin regional health care network is composed of an academic medical center, two community hospitals and more than 25 primary and specialty care health centers and clinics. The Froedtert & MCW health network offers exceptional care in the community and streamlined, coordinated access to specialty expertise, clinical trials and the full range of tertiary care capabilities of eastern Wisconsin’s only academic medical center when the need for more complex treatment arises.
Froedtert Health has been widely recognized for our dedication to our staff, providing a work environment full of encouragement, innovation, collaboration and respect.
We are honored to be recognized in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel as a Top Workplace by WorkplaceDynamics for five consecutive years. Our best-in-class wellness program has earned us recognition in the Milwaukee Business Journal as a Healthiest Employer and a Gold Well Workplace award from the Wellness Council of America.
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Location: US:WI:MILWAUKEE at our FROEDTERT HOSPITAL facility.
FTE: 1.000000 *1.0 FTE is Full-Time, any position less than 1.0 FTE is Part-Time, and .001 FTE is Optional Part-Time*
*Positions with an "FTE" (full time equivalency) of .875 - 1.0 are eligible for full-time medical, dental and vision benefits. Positions with an "FTE" of .5 - .874 are eligible for part-time pro-rated medical, dental and vision benefits*
Responsibilities: A Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) is a registered nurse who have graduate level nursing preparation at the master's or doctoral level as a CNS. They are clinical experts in evidence-based nursing practice within a specialty area, treating and managing the health concerns of patients and populations. The CNS specialty may be focused on individuals, populations, settings, type of care, type of problem or diagnostic systems subspecialty. CNS practices autonomously and integrate knowledge of disease and medical treatments into the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of patients' illnesses. These nurses design, implement and evaluate both patient-specific and population-based programs. CNS provides leadership in advancing the practice of nursing to achieve quality and cost-effective patient outcomes as well as alternative solutions that address system problems and/or patient care issues. In many jurisdictions, CNS's, as direct care providers, perform comprehensive health assessments, develop differential diagnoses, and may have prescriptive authority, (but prescriptive authority is not mandatory). Prescriptive authority allows them to provide pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatments and order diagnostic and laboratory tests (associated with one's specialty) in addressing and managing specialty health problems of patients and populations. CNS serves as patient advocates, consultants and researchers in various settings. (ANA, 2004, p15). Specialty Practice: The context for Clinical Nurse Specialist practice may be defined by: population (pediatric, geriatric), type of problem (pain, wound management), setting (critical care unit, operating room), type of care (rehab, palliative), or disease/ pathology/medical specialty (diabetes, oncology). Specialization in nursing practice includes in-depth graduate study of relevant theories and scientific knowledge, related to a select patient population or aggregate group, which promotes the ability to analyze and refine nursing practice and to generate clinical practice knowledge. Reporting Relationship The CNS position reports to the Director of the clinical unit(s) in a line relationship. CNS has an indirect relationship with the Vice President for Patient Care Services, Chief Nursing Officer. This dual reporting relationship is critical for the CNS to function optimally across the three spheres of practice: patient, nursing staff, and system. Communication among the CNS, CNO, and Director facilitates mutual expectations and priority setting allowing the CNS to enact his or her role at a unit and system level. Other duties as assigned.