Clinical Specialist - Nursing Excellence
Join our team! Work with a diverse group of nurses who manage quality outcomes for the department of nursing. The clinical specialist for regulatory compliance utilizes process improvement skills, critical thinking, and evidence based practice to improve nursing care and outcomes through the accreditation process. Is recognized as a professional role model with specific expertise in managing compliance for regulatory programs such as The Joint Commission, local Department of Health, CMS, and various certifying and accreditation bodies. Develops tools and programs to ensure accountability and compliance while collaborating with hospital committees, leaders and staff to facilitate improvement in survey readiness. This is accomplished by direct action, delegation, coaching, program development, and support of shared governance councils. Reports to the Director of Nursing Quality and Practice. Functions as a clinical expert and health care provider, educator, consultant, leader andresearcher for a specific patient population or specialty topic. Uses a framework for professional evidence-based nursing practice within three spheres of influence: patient/family, nursing, and system/organization. Acts as a consultant to address complex patient care issues, providing guidance in prevention and management of patient care practice. Coordinates, coaches, educates, and leads nursing staff in evidence-based clinical practice, quality improvement and patient safety. Conducts, facilitates, or applies research to enhance patient care and outcomes. EDUCATION : Bachelor's of Science and Master's degree in Nursing. May substitute Bachelor's and/or Master's in clinically related field if approved by Senior Nursing Leadership at time of hire based upon relevant experience to the specific specialty area. Doctorate degree in Nursing, Education, or Healthcare Administration is preferred. PRIOR EXPERIENCE: Five or more years experience of progressively more responsible job related experience in Nursing. Experience in a nursing advanced practice role is preferred. CERTIFICATION/REGISTRATION/LICENSURE: A license as a registered nurse in the District of Columbia is required. Basic Life Support (BLS) required. Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification required for those clinical specialists serving a clinical population/program. National Nursing Certification in Specialty (Clinical, Quality, Risk, Accreditation etc.) as approved by Senior Nursing Leadership preferred or obtained within one year of hire. Advanced Nursing Certification recommended if available.