Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
EvergreenHealth is seeking an experienced Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) to join the well- established and dynamic Women’s & Children’s Services team. This CNS integrates the roles of practitioner, educator, consultant, researcher and coordinator of the perinatal, neonatal and pediatric care for high risk and rising risk patients throughout the organization.
Enjoy your career at an award-winning, hospital in a locale that will have you wondering why you ever chose to live anywhere else.
Come join the EvergreenHealth team, where we consistently earn top honors for patient care and continually look for new and innovative ways to improve.
Be part of a team where you can make a difference, all while enjoying the quality of life that the Seattle area provides.
There are five major components of the CNS role. Activities within these role components may include the following:
Expert Clinical Practice:
Works with staff to improve clinical care.
Uses advanced theoretical and empirical knowledge of physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, and health assessment.
Assesses and intervenes in complex health care problems within a selected clinical specialty area and selects, uses, and/or evaluates technology, products, and devices appropriate to the specialty area of practice.
Coordinates clinical care planning for populations of clients with disease states and non-disease based etiologies to improve and to promote health care outcomes.
Assists with and promotes staff development.
Provides education classes.
Mentors and coaches staff/cross-functional team
Uses clinical inquiry and research to advanced specialty area of practice.
Uses a performance improvement model as an avenue to improve advanced clinical practice and care.
Stays abreast of current literature in the specialty area of practice.
Initiates research into topics that directly impact nursing care and uses measurement and evaluation methodologies to assess outcomes.
Publishes data from research topics related to the specialty area of practice.
Performs consultative functions in multiple health care settings.
Provides clinical expertise and makes recommendations to physicians, other health care providers, insurance companies, patients, and health care organizations.
Reviews standards of practice to determine appropriateness and to reflect current nursing clinical practice.
Evaluates policy and procedures for clinical practice in a specialty area.
Uses evidence-based clinical practice to develop methods to improve patient care and patient care outcomes.
5. Clinical Leadership
Uses theory/research as a foundation for clinical leadership and CNS research based practice.
Demonstrates mastery in theories including Change Theory, Persuasion, Influence, and Negotiation Theory, Systems Theory, Consultation Theory, Research Theory, and Research Utilization.
Participates in the professional development of self, others, and the nursing profession.
Belongs to and participates in professional organizations.
Serves as a change agent in health care settings by developing health care standards, assisting in the implementation of standards, facilitating goal setting and achievement, and evaluating outcomes.
Serves in a leadership role in the community
License, Certification, Education or Experience:
REQUIRED for the position:
Masters of Nursing or Doctorate of Nursing
Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Washington
ARNP at hire or within three years of hire.
Neonatal Resuscitation course (NRP) certification
Ability to assess, plan, implement, evaluate, and thoroughly document patient care
Current Healthcare Provider BLS certification by date of hire
Demonstrated knowledge of new trends and techniques in nursing
DESIRED for the position:
A minimum of 5 -7 years of perinatal or neonatal experience
AWHONN Fetal Monitoring Course – Intermediate and advanced
Internal Number: 30662
EvergreenHealth is an integrated healthcare system offering a breadth of services and programs that is among the most comprehensive in the region.
Formed in 1972 as a public hospital district, EvergreenHealth now serves nearly 850,000 residents of their service area in north King and south Snohomish counties, with medical facilities located throughout the area.
The Kirkland campus includes a 318-bed medical center and four medical specialty buildings. EvergreenHealth offers care over 85 clinical specialties, from primary care to specialty care, from maternity care to geriatric care and hospice care.
To further bolster capabilities and extend access to services, EvergreenHealth has partnered with two other regional healthcare leaders, Overlake Medical Center and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.
Headquartered in the vibrant and beautiful Puget Sound area just outside of Seattle, with the main campus 318 –bed Hospital located in Kirkland, WA