Nurse Specialist - Orthopedics

Stony Brook University Stony Brook , NY 11790

Posted 2 weeks ago

Position Summary

At Stony Brook Medicine, a Nurse Specialist designs and implements assessments, interventions, and programs with Patients, Families, Communities, Organizations, Populations, and/or Systems; is a valuable member of our team, who provides clinical services to our patient population.

Qualified candidates will demonstrate superior patient care and possess outstanding communication skills while adhering to our high standard of excellence.

Duties of a Nurse Specialist may include the following but are not limited to:

  • Functions as a clinical nursing expert in the specialty area(s) assigned by modeling exemplary advanced practice nursing and patient outcomes.

  • Consults and collaborates with an interdisciplinary healthcare team. Utilizes transformational leadership in partnership with the unit Medical Director, to advance patient care.

  • Promotes evidence-based practice and research to generate new knowledge in the specialty area(s).

  • Advances the level of quality of care provided in the specialty area(s) by contributing to and improving the patient-family experience and outcomes.

  • Demonstrates proficiency in technology, products, and devices that support nursing practice in the specialty areas.

  • Acts as a resource to assist the nursing staff in the assessment of patient status, establishment of nursing diagnosis, development of patient and family centered care plan, treatment and evaluation of patients in specialty area, while maintaining evidence based nursing practice.

  • Assists in the provision of direct care to patients in the specialty area(s) and models best nursing practice.

  • Collaborates with the multidisciplinary team to coordinate all aspects of patient care and ensures adequate communication within and between members of the interdisciplinary team.

  • Assesses the quality of the patient-family experience and responds to maintain the highest level of quality for patients in the specialty area(s).

  • Initiates unit-level research activities, as original inquiry of the patient-family experience and the nursing/interdisciplinary role.

  • Participates in organizational committees as a representative of exemplary nursing practice.

  • Models collaborative practice and engages direct care nurses in the participation of interdisciplinary patient care rounds.

  • Communicates with all members of the healthcare team within and across specialty areas.

  • Maintains patient centered care by engaging all members of the healthcare team with the patient/family for decision-making.

  • Assess and examines the Nursing Sensitive Quality Indicators and acts as the administrative agent responsible for the quality of care delivered to patients and families across the specialty area(s).

  • Communicates across all levels of organizational structure the quality metrics germane to the specialty area(s).

  • Responds collaboratively to maintain the highest measure of quality outcomes.

  • Examines and maintains differentiated and value based quality processes to ensure quality goals are met for the specialty area(s).

  • Engages in specialty specific learning and educational opportunities relevant to the specialty area(s).

  • Achieves and maintains specialty certification in the area of nursing practice.

  • Develops and disseminates scholarly work related to the specialty area(s) at the local and national level.

Qualifications

Required: Current New York State RN License. Master's Degree in Nursing. Minimum three years clinical experience in specialty. Proficiency in MS Office.

Preferred: Previous experience as a clinical professor in an academic institution. Previous experience in a Clinical Nurse Specialist position. Previous experience in clinical/staff education in an acute care setting. Certified as a CNS or a NP in the specialty area of nursing practice.

Special Notes: Resume/CV and cover letter should be included with the online application.

Posting Overview:This position will remain posted until filled or for a maximum of 90 days. An initial review of all applicants will occur two weeks from the posting date. Candidates are advised on the application that for full consideration, applications must be received before the initial review date (which is within two weeks of the posting date).

If within the initial review no candidate was selected to fill the position posted, additional applications will be considered for the posted position; however, the posting will close once a finalist is identified, and at minimal, two weeks after the initial posting date. Please note, that if no candidate were identified and hired within 90 days from initial posting, the posting would close for review, and possibly reposted at a later date.

  • Stony Brook Medicine is a smoke free environment. Smoking is strictly prohibited anywhere on campus, including parking lots and outdoor areas on the premises.

  • All Hospital positions maybe subject to changes in pass days and shifts as necessary.

  • This position may require the wearing of respiratory protection, which may prohibit the wearing of facial hair.

  • This function/position maybe designated as "essential." This means that when the Hospital is faced with an institutional emergency, employees in such positions may be required to remain at their work location or to report to work to protect, recover, and continue operations at Stony Brook Medicine, Stony Brook University Hospital and related facilities.

Prior to start date, the selected candidate must meet the following requirements:

  • Successfully complete pre-employment physical examination and obtain medical clearance from Stony Brook Medicine's Employee Health Services*

  • Complete electronic reference check with a minimum of three (3) professional references.

  • Successfully complete a 5 panel drug screen*

  • Successfully complete a Background Check investigation.

  • Provide a copy of any required New York State license(s)/certificate(s).

Failure to comply with any of the above requirements could result in a delayed start date and/or revocation of the employment offer.

  • The hiring department will be responsible for any fee incurred for examination.

Stony Brook University is committed to excellence in diversity and the creation of an inclusive learning, and working environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.

If you need a disability-related accommodation, please call the University Office of Equity and Access at (631)632-6280.

In accordance with the Title II Crime Awareness and Security Act a copy of our crime statistics can be viewed here.

Visit our WHY WORK HERE page to learn about the total rewards we offer.

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