The Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) CNS serves as a clinical resource for evidence-based nursing practice and health care outcomes within his/her area of clinical specialization and expertise. Functions as an expert clinician and patient advocate; leads the advancement of nursing practice, and identifies opportunities for and lead organizational and system change. Contributes to the development, implementation and evaluation of clinical nursing programs and serves as a consultant for nursing professional development. Implements best practice by leading/participating in research and process improvement activities. Provides consultative leadership in defining standards of care, and developing new practices and establishing standards of care, procedures and policies.
Education/Experience: Master's or Doctorate Degree in nursing from an accredited CNS program with sub-specialization in specific area of nursing as assigned. Two years of clinical and/or leadership experience.
Licensing/Certification Requirements:Current License by the Nevada State Board of Nursing to Practice as a Registered Nurse. Meets the definition of "Clinical Nurse Specialist" per NAC 632.300, if not APRN, agrees to obtain APRN licensure within 1 year of hire. Basic Life support (BLS) certification. May require one or more of the following: Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification (ACLS); Trauma Nurse Core Certification (TNCC); Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS); Neonatal Resuscitation Protocol (NRP); additional Certification in the Specialty Area assigned.
About University Medical Center of Southern Nevada
The UMC DifferenceUniversity Medical Center is dedicated to providing the highest level of health care possible by maintaining its ongoing commitment to personal, individualized care for each patient.Through the latest treatment techniques, comfortable surroundings and a dedicated staff, that commitment is expressed every day, in every area of the hospital.Top-of-the-Line TechnologyUniversity Medi...cal Center is the state-designated Level I Trauma Center for Southern Nevada, as well as the only advanced facility to offer a specialized team of medical professionals prepared to respond to the needs of the severely injured 24 hours a day. UMC also houses the state's only burn care facility -- the Lions Burn Care Center and operates a comprehensive free-standing unit devoted solely to physical medicine and rehabilitation. From sophisticated Orthopedics and Neurological Units to our Ambulatory Surgical Center, UMC is dedicated to meeting your health care needs every day by giving technology a tender touch. Know How Much We CareUMC's most valuable resource is, by far, its people. Our staff members--from volunteer to highly-specialized physician--listen to the needs of each and every patient and are dedicated to giving the attention and respect they deserve. At the very heart of patient care is our devoted nursing staff. Our nurses minister not only to the physical needs of patients, but also to the unique emotional needs of patient and family members. This exceptional sensitivity and expertise, combined with progressive technology and education, keep University Medical Center moving toward the future as a top choice for all health care needs within the community.