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Providence Health & Services Clinical Nurse Specialist (RN) - Emergency Services in Portland, Oregon


Providence Saint Joseph Health is calling a Clinical Nurse Specialist (RN) - Emergency Services (1.0 FTE, Rotating/Variable) to Providence Portland Medical Center in Portland, OR

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We are seeking a Clinical Nurse Specialist (RN) - Emergency Services that will demonstrate an advanced level of professional competence in a specialized area of nursing practice. Influence care outcomes by providing expert consultation and implementing improvements in patient care delivery. Specifically, the CNS leads in the development of nursing practice that incorporates established national specialty practice guidelines, regulatory requirements, an interdisciplinary framework, outcomes from nursing and healthcare research, best practices changes in healthcare that impact patient care delivery; and advances in technology that support efficient and effective patient care. The key roles of the CNS include: practitioner, educator, leader, consultant and researcher. With a primary focus on patient care and staff practice within the specialty patient population, the CNS works collaboratively system-wide with nursing, service lines and other patient care departments.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate advanced capabilities and knowledge in assessment, diagnoses, treatment and evaluation of an identified population or high-risk group to facilitate optimal outcomes

  • Collaborate with directors, managers, other CNS’s, and clinical education staff in the development, maintenance and advancement of the clinical competency and professional development of the nursing staff, and the teams they work with, in areas of clinical practice within

  • Translate specialty-specific evidence in the development, implementation and evaluation of evidence based practice, including policies, protocols and procedures as well as system wide education and integration of research and evidenced-based practice at the bedside

  • Consult and coordinate practice and care issues for complex patients to ensure safe, timely and highest quality nursing care

  • Work in collaboration with management and interdisciplinary teams to develop an ongoing strategy to assess processes and outcomes of patient care and identify opportunities for improvement

  • Participate and facilitate ongoing quality improvement initiatives intended to improve clinical systems, processes, outcomes and support the patient throughout the continuum of care

  • Utilize research, best practices and quality improvement processes to assure quality and value in patient outcomes

  • Participate in interdisciplinary program development and strategic planning related to patients within the CNS’s specialty expertise

  • Facilitate problem solving and decision making to influence the development, implementation and evaluation of patient, unit, department and organizational goals

  • Contribute to the community of nursing and the advancement of nursing knowledge within the profession


Required qualifications for this position includes:

  • Master's Degree in Nursing with clinical focus from an accredited school of nursing

  • Oregon State Registered Nurse

  • Valid driver’s license

  • Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) in clinical specialty

  • Three (3) years of current clinical Nursing experience in Emergency Services

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Experience in teaching adult learners

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As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities.

The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as acknowledging and welcoming each visitor, introducing ourselves and Providence, addressing people by name, providing the duration of estimated wait times and updating frequently if timelines change, explaining situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully listening to their concerns, and always thanking people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple,

"Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time."

Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon.

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Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Clinical Education

Location: Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 322024