at OU Medicine, Inc. in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Position Title:CNS - Clinical Nurse Specialist - Perioperative Services
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) within perioperative and OR settings that will serve as clinical provider, expert clinician, and member of leadership. Will promote and support service line by providing advanced practice physician support, elevate nursing practice, and interdisciplinary team cohesiveness. Will maximize patient care and safety outcomes by addressing patient, staff, and service line.
As a provider, will assist physicians and nursing staff in delivering effective, timely, and relevant patient- focused care. This includes but not limited to, physical assessments, H&P and progress note documentation, consenting process, ordering treatments, prescribing medications, interpret diagnostics, and facilitate hospitalization and home care needs. Review and implement the most-current professional guidelines and standards of the various surgical specialties.
As member of leadership, will cultivate environment of excellence, lead and support nursing in the development of individual praxis. This is accomplished by researching and aligning nursing care to the latest evidence based practice, quality initiatives, and interpreting national benchmarking scores and relevancy to nursing. Exemplify nursing professional development and role-modeling by mentoring, consulting, educating, researching, recruitment, retention, OUH College of Nursing support, and promotion of nursing and patient satisfiers.
Responsibilities listed in this section are core to the position. Inability to perform these responsibilities with or without an accommodation may result in disqualification from the position.
Oversee and contribute to elevating nursing practice within perioperative services.
Perform clinical evaluations and make clinical judgments based on synthesizing concepts, principles, models, and theories to solve complex problems.
Provide direct care by performing comprehensive health assessments, developing differential diagnoses, prescribe medication, ordering testing and other therapies, and interpret results and evaluate care outcomes.
Monitor patient care and nursing activities to ensure adherence to standards and regulations by reviewing research protocols and patient records, monitor compliance and collaborate with regulatory and quality departments.
Collaborate with perioperative staff and leadership to identify patient care problems/nursing practice gaps, implement evidence-based practice approaches to these problems and evaluate outcomes.
Participate in system committees and meetings to facilitate improvement of patient care and development of goals, philosophies, and objectives for adult patients within Perioperative services.
Guide and mentor newly-hired and experienced nursing staff on their professional development journey to obtaining national certifications and advanced degrees applicable to perioperative services.
Serve as surgical services consultant to patients, nursing, and other health team members throughout OUH and community agencies.
Participate in and/or conduct clinical nursing research that reflects the needs of the Perioperative and Operative Services, and the community.
Support the expansion of clinical practice and compliance with new regulatory requirements in the system by assisting in researching the proposed new test, equipment, technique, regulation, etc.; drafting policies and procedures to institute the new program if it is deemed appropriate by the facility; planning, instituting and coordinating staff training; and planning and participating in the evaluation new programs.
Perform or assist others in developing and maintaining departmental policies, procedures, objectives, and patient care standards based on evidence based practice guidelines and/or specialty practice recommendations.
Performs other duties as assigned
Education: MSN required, Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) preferred
Experience: At least 5 years of perioperative and advancing leadership roles and responsibilities.
Current Oklahoma Board of Nursing... For full info follow application link.
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