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NP or Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) - Oncology

Company: Cleveland Clinic
Location: Akron
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Job Description:

Job Responsibilities:Collaborate on care of high-risk patients and patient care issues which promote high quality, safe, cost effective care

  • Round with patients/nurses and interdisciplinary teams regularly
  • Proactively monitor nursing practices and analyzing data for trendsResponsible for dissemination of knowledge through instructing, leading and developing educational programs
    • Developing/teaching specialty classes
    • Providing "just in time" teaching at the point of careWork with members of the healthcare team to share clinical expertise
      • Lead and in continuous quality improvement projects
      • Represent nursing on hospital or enterprise committeesSupporting nursing shared governance teams Promotes translation of evidence based practices :
        • Primary responsibility for writing/revising policies, procedures, and nursing protocols
        • Disseminating knowledge from research studiesSupport professional development of clinical nurses :
          • Provide career coaching and guidance
          • Assist with poster/oral abstract developmentEducation:
            • APRN: EDUCATION: Effective 05/01/2014: MSN required upon hire or within 5 years of hire for external hires and internal hires moving from a non-APRN licensed role to an APRN licensed role.
            • Graduate of an accredited ARPN graduate program.Certifications:
              • APRN: Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse and Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in applicable state.
              • National certification as Clinical Nurse Specialist by nationally accredited organization recognized by state Board of Nursing, current licensure by by applicable state Board of Nursing,
              • Basic Life Support (BLS) through the American Heart Association (AHA) required.
              • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) or Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) through the American Heart Association (AHA); or Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) through the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) may be required based upon work setting. .Competencies (Complexity of Work):
                • APRN: Excellent analytical and decision making skills are required.
                • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
                • Ability to work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.
                • Demonstrated competency and the ability to perform advanced assessment and diagnosis.
                • Demonstrated ability to utilize the electronic medical record.
                  Work Experience:
                  • Two years clinical nursing experience preferred.Physical Requirements:
                    • APRN: Typical physical demands include the ability to walk and stand for long periods of time.
                    • Manual and finger dexterity and eye/hand coordination to perform physical examinations.
                    • Requires corrected vision and hearing to a normal range.
                    • Occasionally lifts and carries items weighing up to 50 pounds.
                    • May require exposure to communicable diseases and/or body fluids.
                      Personal Protective Equipment:
                      • Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required.Keywords: CNS; Clinical Nurse SpecialistCleveland Clinic Akron General is looking for knowledgeable Clinical Nurse Specialist with a background in oncology to support patients in the hospital setting. The CNS will help support patient care, provide education to bedside nurses and residents as well as ensure practice protocols and support/promote evidence-based practice and safety.

                        Monday through Friday, 8-hour day shifts: 8am -5pm (based off departmental needs).

                        Ideal applicants will have clinical experience within Oncology.

                        Expected Job Duties:
                        1. Chemotherapy education for both patients/families and nurses (inpatient).

                        2. Facilitate new nurse oncology orientation, including ensuring completion of Cancer Basics and Fundamentals of Chemotherapy/Immunotherapy Administration.

                        3. Oversee chemotherapy practicum for inpatient nurses to ensure timely completion.

                        4. Oversee yearly oncology competency.

                        5. Review inpatient chemotherapy orders to ensure all elements are correct and review orders/processes with staff nurses.

                        6. Work with staff nurses on non-oncology floors to monitor patients who have received chemotherapy.

                        7. Educate non-oncology nurses on safe handling, including waste disposal

                        8. Develop and implement a standard outpatient orientation and checklist

                        9. Monitor Commission on Cancer (CoC) standard 4.2 for nursing and track CE.

                        10. Assist with community outreach education.

                        11. Participate on oncology-related committees

                        12. QI projects

                        APRN- CNS
                        Nationally certified licensed healthcare provider who provides primary and/or specialty nursing and/or medical care in a variety of healthcare settings. Functions in collaboration with a physician according to a standard care arrangement and specialty certification. Practice emphasizes health promotion, disease prevention and the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic health problems. CNSs provide expertise and support to nurses caring for patients at the point of service , help drive practice changes throughout the organization, and ensure the use of best practices and evidence-based care to achieve the best possible patient outcomes

Keywords: Cleveland Clinic, Akron , NP or Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) - Oncology, Healthcare , Akron, Ohio

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