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Beth Israel Lahey Health Clinical Nurse Specialist in Beverly, Massachusetts

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Job Type:

Per Diem

Scheduled Hours:


Work Shift:

Day (United States of America)

Clinical Nurse Specialist

Job Description:

The Clinical Practice Specialist (CPS) in Maternal Newborn Services is a professional nurse, an expert practitioner in Maternal Newborn nursing and a member of the Maternal Newborn Services nursing leadership team who implements the mission and philosophy of Northeast Hospital Corporation. The CPS shares overall management responsibility for Maternal Newborn Services. The CPS promotes safe care for patients by keeping patient safety as a focus of all unit operations and clinical practices. The principle role of this position is to ensure that clinical practice is consistent with standards and evidence-based policies and procedures. The CPS serves as a consultant, teacher and role model to the Maternal Newborn Services nursing staff. The CPS contributes to the delivery of patient care through development and support of nursing staff, collaboration with patients and their families and collaboration with the interdisciplinary team. The CPS is the nursing champion to the medical staff and collaborates with the highest degree of competency in the area of nursing research and nursing professional practice. As an expert in clinical practice, the CPS functions in the role domains of clinical practice, consultation, education, research / clinical outcomes and population management drawn from the highest standards of evidenced-based benchmarks and practice. The CPS supervises clinical practice of the staff, and empowers nursing staff through education, consultation, clinical support and the development of supportive programs and standards of care. The CPS proactively recommends improvements in standards of practice. This person serves as an advisor to direct care providers and participates in special projects and related duties.

  • Masters degree in Nursing is required.

  • Minimum of three to five years recent clinical experience in Maternal Newborn Services nursing is required.

  • BLS and NRP certification required

  • National certification in specialty nursing is required.

  • Nursing education and quality improvement experience preferred

  • Member of relevant professional organization

  • Current knowledge of evidence-based practice including but not limited to, national standards and guidelines, principles and practice of safety science, regulatory requirements and current resources.

  • Participation in relevant professional development activities

  • Demonstrates high degree of independence and decision-making

  • Ability to address clinical problems by analyzing, synthesizing, and integrating current research and best practice models.

  • Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills evidenced by the ability to communicate effectively and work collaboratively to promote teamwork among all care providers.

  • Experience with project development and management

  • Experience with staff education and quality improvement

  • Ability to coordinate and provide interdisciplinary educational programs utilizing a wide variety of modalities, including computer programs, drills and simulations.

  • Ability to conduct evidence-based nursing research and present research conclusions to the multidisciplinary team.

  • Excellent critical thinking skills

  • Ability to travel to multiple campuses

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As a health care organization, we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to care for and protect our patients, our colleagues and our communities. Beth Israel Lahey Health requires that all staff be vaccinated against influenza (flu) and COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Learn more ( about this requirement.

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