Clinical Nurse Specialist Job Description

A Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) is a nursing professional who is board certified and licensed to practice advanced nursing practice.

CNSs specialize in nursing care across a variety of settings, such as acute care, long-term care, or public health.

CNSs are considered advanced practice nurses (APRNs) that have attained specialized practice competencies to provide patient care.

These nurses practice within a specific scope of practice defined by their state’s laws and regulations.

Updated on:     
September 15, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for a Clinical Nurse Specialist who can provide expert nursing care to our patients. As a Clinical Nurse Specialist, you will be responsible for ensuring that our patients receive the highest quality of care possible. You will be required to work closely with our medical staff to provide the best possible care for our patients.

Clinical Nurse Specialist Duties:

  • Manage and direct the development, implementation, and evaluation of care plans that address the emotional and physical needs of patients
  • Develop and implement patient treatment plans
  • Create and implement appropriate treatment plans
  • Familiarity with using electronic health records
  • Experience in working with patients in need/at risk
  • Knowledge of clinical guidelines
  • Familiar with clinical testing
  • Familiar with organizational skills
  • Experience with infection control, prevention of medical errors, and quality management
  • Knowledge of clinical research, business or regulatory agencies, and disease and treatment information
  • Ability to perform clinical assessments and provide patient teaching and counseling
  • Initiates and maintains patient

Clinical Nurse Specialist Responsibilities:

  • Identify, assess, and implement care plans based on clinical assessments, patient and family preferences, and evidence-based practices
  • Perform comprehensive assessments to identify patient goals and needs
  • Manage the daily clinical aspects of patient care, including medication administration, record charting, and communication with physicians
  • Make recommendations and collaborate with interdisciplinary healthcare team to create treatment plans, including prescribing and administering medications, providing direct patient care, and documenting patient assessments
  • Monitor patient response to therapy, set standards of care, and document patient progress
  • Develop and implement appropriate discharge plans
  • Communicate with patients and their families, caregivers, and referring physicians
  • Inspire and motivate patients to engage in their own self-care
  • Perform all other duties as required

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing
  • Current RN license
  • 5+ years’ hospital nursing experience with specialty knowledge
  • Proven experience in the direct care setting
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality

At [Company Name], we're proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We're committed to building a diverse and inclusive team, and we encourage applications from people of all races, religions, national origins, genders, and ages.

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