Clinical Practice Specialist

Subspecialty: Pediatric ICU

Posted: 5/29/2019

Company: Children's Hospital Colorado - Why Work at Children's....
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With a regional team of more than 550 team members – including 45 providers across more than 20 medical specialties – Children’s Colorado has been present in southern Colorado since 2001 and now has team members at four locations providing outpatient specialty care, inpatient care, emergent care, therapy care and urgent care services. Scheduled to open in early 2019, the new Children’s Hospital Colorado—Colorado Springs will be the first pediatric-only hospital in the region. Once completed, it will be the most comprehensive children’s hospital between Denver, Dallas, Phoenix and Kansas City and will include the region’s only emergency department and operating rooms built just for kids and served by pediatric experts who have dedicated their lives to treating kids – and only kids – and who will be directly linked to one of the country’s leading pediatric academic medical centers. A career at Children's Colorado will challenge you, inspire you, and motivate you to make a difference in the life of a child.

This exciting opportunity will not only give you the ability to lead a diverse team of pediatric experts, you will also have the chance to build and grow a successful team in a new hospital in one of the most beautiful cities in the country!

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Location: Colorado Springs, CO

Description: Clinical Practice Specialist
Job Overview
The Clinical Practice Specialist (CPS) utilizes nursing arts and sciences, child development, education, psycho-social and cultural theories to facilitate the delivery of comprehensive nursing care to patients and families. The CPS works independently and as a member of the interdisciplinary team to provide quality patient management, education and continuity of care. Major responsibilities and functional areas include, but are not limited to, demonstrated leadership in the following: clinical practice, consultation, education, evidence base practice, research and quality improvement with a focus on optimal patient outcomes and dissemination of information.

Additional Information
Department: COS PICU
Hours per week: 40, eligible for benefits


An employee in this position may be called upon to do any or all of the following essential functions. These examples do not include all of the functions which the employee may be expected to perform.

Clinical Practice/Consultation/Collaboration: Facilitates positive patient outcomes through focused leadership that advances quality patient care and system processes while advocating for the empowerment of patients and families as members of the healthcare team. Leads the coordination of care across the continuum for complex patients and promotes communication among disciplines and units to promote best practice and quality outcomes for these patients and families. Serves as clinical expert and resource to patients, families and staff within area of expertise, and for other departments and services within hospital. Facilitates clinical decision making and mentors staff in the identification and utilization of best practices. Develops evidence based, interdisciplinary policies, procedures and clinical care guidelines that promote improved patient outcomes. Collaborates with families when concerns or needs arise. Helps obtain internal resources and referrals for families. Facilitates inter-departmental communication through role as liaison on house-wide committees and in collaboration with colleagues on other units.
Education: Demonstrates skillful guidance and teaching to advance the care of patients, families, populations of patients, and the profession of nursing. Facilitates critical reasoning skills in staff through role modeling, teaching, coaching, and/or mentoring related to population specific questions. Collaborates with patient/family and interdisciplinary teams to develop, implement, and evaluate patient/family educational programs based on identified needs. Assists with education and/or in servicing related to new policies, procedures and/or equipment in collaboration with interdisciplinary teams. Contributes to and advances the knowledge base of the healthcare community through presentations, publications and leadership in professional organizations.

Position type: Full-time

EDUCATION – Master of Science in Nursing (MSN). Bachelor’s or higher degree with an education focus is also required for CPS roles with an education focus.
EXPERIENCE – Five years of clinical and pediatric experience. 3 of more years of Pediatric Critical Care Experience required.
EQUIVALENCY – A Master’s or higher degree in a related field and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) may substitute for MSN requirement. A Master’s Education Certificate may substitute for the required education focused degree.
CERTIFICATION(S) – BLS for Healthcare Providers/CPR; American Nurses Credentialing Center(ANCC) or Magnet approved certification.
LICENSURE – Registered Nurse.

Job reference: 61710

Benefits: Health Insurance | Paid Time off | Retirement | Flexible Spending Account | Tuition Reimbursement | Employee Assistance Program | Backup Care | Relocation Assistance | Employee Referral Bonus | Employee Wellness | Concierge Services | Other Benefits | Eligibility

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