Directs the clinical nursing practice for patients and their families in the NICU and Pediatric units. The Clinical Nurse Specialist must demonstrate effective leadership skills, directing nursing practice in the delivery of quality nursing care in a safe environment
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Must have a strong attention to detail and the ability to supervise other nursing staff in the care of patients with compassion and a good bedside manner. Consults with nurses and physicians on the appropriate care for patients.Evaluates patient condition working with physicians to develop patient treatment plans. May also function in a management role, working with hospital staff to make improvements that enhance the of quality patient care. Provides instruction to staff, patients and families regarding care for patient condition or illness. Must be able to perform jobs in all patient care and operational areas subject to reasonable accommodations Must participate in the Respiratory Protection Program, which may include the wearing of a respirator. This is a non-union position.