CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALIST (CNS)- NICU at Mott Hospital
Company: University Of Michigan
Location: Ann Arbor
Posted on: March 18, 2023
The Clinical Nurse Specialist will be responsible for providing
expert clinical leadership to the nursing staff in the Neonatal
Intensive Care Unitat MottHospital.Mission StatementMichigan
Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and
communities through excellence in education, patient care,
community service, research and technology development, and through
leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.
Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three
critical components; patient care, education and research that
together enhance our contribution to society.Why Join Michigan
Medicine? Michigan Medicine is one of the largest health care
complexes in the world and has been the site of many groundbreaking
medical and technological advancements since the opening of the U-M
Medical School in 1850. Michigan medicine is comprised of over
26,000 employees and our vision is to attract, inspire, and develop
outstanding people in medicine, sciences, and healthcare to become
one of the world's most distinguished academic health systems. In
some way, great or small, every person here helps to advance this
world-class institution. Work at Michigan Medicine and become a
victor for the greater good. What Benefits can you Look Forward to?
Nursing at Michiganoffers a competitive salary with excellent
benefits! Hourly range for Clinical Nurse Specialist$43.65-$65.93/
hour The benefit package includes:
- Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage
- 2:1 Match on retirement savings and immediate vesting
- Robust Tuition and Certification support programs
- Large offering of no cost CEs and professional development for
advancement Responsibilities*The Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) is
the clinical leader for a program or area of nursing practice
within Michigan Medicine. The advanced knowledge and skills
required for this role include clinical expertise in a focus area,
evidence-based practice, collaboration, consultation, education,
mentoring, and change leadership. These are essential to advance
the practice of nursing and the professional development of nurses.
The specialized knowledge and skills are used within three major
areas of focus: patient/family, nurses and nursing practice, and
the organization/system. The CNS and the Clinical Nursing Director
are partners in leading the nursing clinical practice area. The CNS
coordinates and guides clinical activities/projects of nurses
within a practice area. The CNS is accountable for collaborating
with members of the health care team to design, implement, and
measure safe, cost-effective, evidence-based care strategies. The
CNS is responsible for maintaining current professional knowledge
and competencies and contributing to the advancement of the
practice of nursing at the unit/system, local, state and/or
national and international level.CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND
- Serves as a reliable source of information on the latest
evidence supporting cost-effective, safe nursing practices.
- Collaborates with the multidisciplinary team using the nursing
process to integrate the nursing perspective into a comprehensive
plan of care for the patient/family.
- Identifies and prioritizes nursing care needs for a select
population of patients/families. This includes synthesis of
assessment data, advanced knowledge, experience to pose problems
amenable to advanced interventions.
- Conducts comprehensive, holistic wellness and illness
assessments using established or innovative evidence-based
techniques, tools, and methods.
- Initiates and plans care conferences or programs for individual
patients or populations of patients. Calls for interdisciplinary
care conferences when barriers or LOS protraction are evident or
- Assists the team and individual nurses to establish working
goals and targets, and measures to be assessed and documented as
evidence of progress in plan of care. Establishes intervention
families within standards of care that are best united for best
- Designs and evaluates innovative educational programs for
patients, families, and groups.
- Establishes methods to evaluate and document nursing
interventions at the individual, unit, cluster and professional
practice model level.
- Evaluates the impact of nursing interventions on fiscal and
human resources including establishing average and variance
economics of plans of care for major populations and targeted
- Collaborates with others to resolve issues related to patient
care, communication, policies, and resources.
- Creates and revises nursing policies, protocols and procedures
using evidence-based information to achieve outcomes for indicators
that are nurse-sensitive.
- Identifies facilitators and addresses barriers that affect
- Leads clinical practice and quality improvement initiatives for
a unit or a program.
- Collaborates with nurses to develop practice environments that
support shared decision-making.
- Assists the staff in developing critical thinking and clinical
judgment through formal rounds, informal and daily habits in
bedside consultation, activity and procedural progression likely in
plan of day and plan of stay.
- Creates a nursing care environment that stimulates continuous
self-learning, reflective practice, feeling of ownership and
demonstration of responsibility and accountability.
- Collaborates with Educational Nurse Specialists, Educational
Nurse Coordinators and others on content and operational design of
orientation, clinical competency, and other clinical educational
- Mentors nurses to acquire new skills, develop their careers and
effectively incorporate evidence into practice. Assists with the
specific development of portfolios that demonstrate navigational
way to achieve mastery in daily care activities, reading and
- Models advanced communication and therapeutic interventions in
interviews, evaluation, patient- family assessments and high
performance team conversation within urgent and planned care
- Provides input for staff evaluation.
- Provides formal and informal education for nurses and other
health professionals and health professional students.
- Leads in the conduct and utilization of nursing research as
well as evaluation of daily work process mapping required to insert
the evidence and remove activities of less value.
- Analyzes data from quality reports, incidents, consultations
and care conferences to present trends and patterns indicative of
substantial quality improvement initiatives and requirements for
education and mentorship.
- Consults with other units and health care professionals to
- Leads/assists institutional groups to enhance the clinical
practice of nurses and improve patient outcomes.
- Develops, pilots, evaluates, and incorporates innovative models
of practice across the continuum of care.
- Designs and evaluates programs and initiatives that are
congruent with the organization's strategic plans, regulatory
agency requirements, and nursing standards. Includes data from
readmissions, claims, incidents, and daily habit to frame doable
- Identifies, collects, and analyzes data that serve as a basis
for program design and outcome measurement.
- Participates in need identification, selection and evaluation
of products and equipment.
- Advances nursing practice through participation in professional
organizations, publications, and presentations.
- Models high performance team development in daily habits of
rounds, grand rounds, huddle reports, and care conferences.
Participates in the development of prioritization schema for
production targets in planned and unplanned admissions based on
system priorities and population needs.SUPERVISION
RECEIVEDDirection is received from the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO)
or designated official of Mott Hospital.SUPERVISION
EXERCISEDFunctional supervision is exercised over Clinical Nurses,
LPN's, Allied Health, Service/Maintenance and other support
staff.This job posting 231862 replaces job posting 205271.Nursing
Specific InfoRequired qualifications must be met by the candidate
in order to be interviewed and considered for the position. Posting
may be filled after the initial 5-day posting period. Applicants
who have left the UMPNC bargaining unit must include on their
resume dates of past employment including months and years of
service along with effort. Positions less than 20 hours/week may be
combined. If you have questions regarding this posting or would
like assistance with nursing opportunities please contact Nurse
Recruitment at (734) 936-5183.Required Qualifications*
- Completion of an accredited graduate-level Clinical Nurse
- Master's degree in nursing with a clinical focus is
- Certification as a ACCNS- Neonatal
- Current RN licensure to practice nursing and current CNS
specialty licensure in the State of Michigan is required.
- Minimum of two(2) years of RN experience in the NICU.- In order
to be considered for this position the applicant must have met or
will have met all the required qualifications prior to the start
date of employment. - RESUME REQUIRED (for both internal & external
applicants): You must attach a complete and accurate resume to be
fully considered for this position.Desired Qualifications*
- Previous experience and demonstrated ability to interact with
all levels of internal and external personnel in an academic,
tertiary care healthcare environment is desired.
- Ability to function independently and as a team member is
- Demonstrated ability to consistently, and positively,
contribute to a group/unit work setting is desired.
- Demonstrated ability to consistently work collaboratively with
the manager and leadership team is desired.
- Excellent written and verbal skills as evidenced by positive
feedback through references and/or evaluations are desired.
- High level of self-motivation to stay current in a rapidly
changing environment is desired.
- Three (3) or more years designing, and collaborating with, the
implementation of competency and education activities for nursing
staff including competency programs, orientation, staff and
professional development is desired.
- Strong teaching skills as evidenced by the ability to
demonstrate a teachable moment, as well as, develop class content,
and staff and patient education materials is desired.
- Demonstrated ability to innovatively lead complex change
projects, particularly those focused on raising patient care to the
highest standards, in an academic, tertiary care environment is
- Demonstrated analytical skills necessary to gather and collate
data to present recommendations for solutions to identified
problems is desired.
- Demonstrated ability to apply evidence-based clinical knowledge
into the patient care setting via protocols, standards, and
outcomes measurement is desired.
- Demonstrated knowledge of, and experience with, the Continuous
Quality Improvement process, including recent experience
implementing keystone quality improvement initiatives is
- Previous experience as principle or co-investigator on a
research project(s) is desired.
- Experience in implementation of service initiatives at the unit
level is desired.
- Demonstrated professional writing experience and being
published in professional periodicals is desired.
- Eligible for appointment with the School of Nursing is
- Competence with basic computer functions is desired.Work
ScheduleUnion AffiliationThis position is covered under the
collective bargaining agreement between the U-M and the Michigan
Nurses Association and the U-M Professional Nurse Council union,
which contains and settles all matters with respect to wages,
benefits, hours and other terms and conditions of
employment.Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and
pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a
contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to
conduct background screenings. Background screenings are performed
in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Pre-employment drug
testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or
additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers
from other U-M campuses.Contact InformationIf you have questions
regarding this posting or would like assistance with Advanced
Practice Nursing opportunities please contact Nurse and Physician
Assistant Recruitment at (734) 936-5183 or
email@example.com . For a current listing of
all open APRN job opportunities at Michigan Medicine, please
visitwww.UMnursing.org . Selection ProcessMichigan Medicine seeks
to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our
commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan and to maintain
the excellence of the University. We welcome applications from
anyone who would bring additional dimensions to the University's
research, teaching, and clinical mission, including women, members
of minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with
disabilities. The Department of Nursing, like the University of
Michigan as a whole, is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination
and equal opportunity for all persons and will not discriminate
against any individual because of race, color, national origin,
age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,
gender expression, disability, religion, height, weight, or veteran
status. COVID-19 vaccinations are required for all students,
faculty and staff working in the following areas: Michigan Medicine
including the Medical School, Dental School, University Health
Service or the Mary A. Rackham Institute. This includes those
working remotely and temporary workers. More information on this
new policy is available on the U-M Health Response .U-M EEO/AA
Statement The University of Michigan is an equal
opportunity/affirmative action employer. Job Opening
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