NURSE CLINICAL SPECIALIST CARDIAC STEP DOWN
Massachusetts General Hospital (GHC) - Boston, MA

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General Overview

Clinical Nurse Specialist opportunity on a 36 bed adult medical Cardiac Step Down Unit. The unit provides intermediate level care to patients who require cardiac monitoring for malignant arrhythmia's, unstable coronary syndromes or other cardiac disorders.

The Clinical Nurse Specialist is a master's prepared nurse who promotes competent, compassionate and professional nursing care for patients/families across the continuum. The CNS incumbent will:
-Create and maintain collaborative relationships with peers, staff and administrative and interdisciplinary health teams
-Provide expert consultation to patients, families, nurses, and other health care providers to promote positive patient care outcomes.
-Support patient and family focused care initiatives.
-Identify current trends in health care and their implication for nursing practice; applies new technology, nursing theories, research findings and experimental knowledge to improve nursing practice
-Identify ethical issues in nursing practice and guide staff and other providers in application of ethical concepts to patient care issues
-Guide the utilization of and participation in research activities that will positively affect patient care and patient care outcomes
-Evaluate, develop and implement educational programs/materials based upon assessed learning needs of patients, families and staff.

Qualifications

Master's degree in Nursing as a Clinical Nurse Specialist and current licensure as a registered nurse in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts required. Experience as a Clinical Nurse Specialist preferred. Staff Nurse experience in ICU and cardiology preferred.