Current State of Illinois Registered Nurse licensure required. Licensure as an APN in accordance with Illinois rules and regulations. Master’s degree in Nursing from an NLN accredited school of nursing is required. Progressive experience and advanced knowledge in a specialized area of clinical nursing.
Analytical ability is required. Ability to interpret complex organizational systems. Communication skill is required in order to lead and teach. Interact effectively with others in difficult situations.
A minimum of three years clinical nursing experience in surgical nursing. Acute clinical care with a focus on surgical care and navigation of the patient across the continuum of care. Experience in delivering patient centered care and ensuring an exceptional experience for patient and their family.
Working knowledge of computer applications such as Microsoft Office and patient management database products. Superior written and verbal skills are essential. Competencies to publish program outcomes and/or present to appropriate conference. Tolerance of ambiguity and the flexibility to respond to changing system needs. Demonstrated management skills reflecting self-motivation, initiative and fiscal responsibility. Business acumen with finance skills to determine ROI.
Seeking an APN to be part of our Surgical Team serving as the subject matter expert on nursing management of surgical patients across the continuum of care (perioperative, intraoperative, postoperative, and transitional discharge follow up phase).
The Clinical Nurse Specialist for surgical services reports to Chief Nursing Officer. Under limited supervision, the Clinical Nurse Specialist serves as the subject matter expert on nursing management of surgical patients across the continuum of care (perioperative, intraoperative, postoperative, and transitional discharge follow up phase). A significant component of this role will be to oversee Ingalls ERAS (Enhanced Recovery After Surgery) program thereby exhibiting a strong knowledge of the principles and practices related to ERAS, education of all relevant stakeholders and direct patient care providers in the elements and benefits of ERAS principles and practices.
This position will collaborate with all relevant stakeholders and direct patient care providers to create highly reliable systems ensuring this receives the element of ERAS. This role will monitor and measure to ensure ERAS elements are being completed to optimize patient outcomes. This position is responsible for regularly updating Ingalls Leadership as well as the Board on the ERAS program, including an ROI and will represent Ingalls in local, regional, and national levels in ERAS principles and practices. Additionally, this role will promote all other surgical specialty programs taking an active role to ensure that practicing RNs in OPCC (Outpatient Surgery), 4W (Oncology), and 5W (Orthopedics) are competent and promoting evidence-based practices in surgical nursing. The Clinical Nurse Specialist for Surgical Services will be a resource to all Ingalls RNs as it relates to surgical nursing practice as issues arise.