New Hanover Reg Medical Center

Clinical Nurse Specialist - Clinical Outcomes (45425927)
Location: Wilmington, North Carolina - United States
Posted: 3/22/2018

Clinical Nurse Specialist - Clinical Outcomes

part-time DAY
This position has access to and knowledge of extremely sensitive, private and confidential materials. Ability to maintain the highest standard is required with zero tolerance.

All the primary duties within this document will be performed according to established policies, procedures and guidelines within the department and the Medical Center.

The Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) for Pain Management is responsible for maintaining and further developing our hospital wide initiative to improve the assessment and management of pain. The position supports nurses and nursing in the care of patients with pain, while emphasizing a multidisciplinary approach to pain assessment and pain management. Specifically, this CNS will educate multidisciplinary clinicians, as well as patients and families, through a variety of teaching formats and informational material. This position also involves acting as Chair, Co-chair and member of various NHRMC multidisciplinary committees. Identifying opportunities for research on the patient in pain is encouraged. Other responsibilities include: data collection and analysis, public relations, publications, and developing educational programs that communicate the NHRMC pain management mission, vision, and expertise to clinicians within and outside of NHRMC. Consultation to individual clinicians, other CNS, and patient care units are integral to the position. Consultations may be clinical or programmatic (such as unit based, quality improvement or educational projects). The CNS is a nurse prepared at the Masters or Doctoral level with additional training or expertise specializing in Pain Management Nursing.


Demonstrates excellence in clinical practice.
Supports independent nursing practice of professional nurses through collaborative, consultative, and role modeling activities.
Identifies current trends in healthcare and pain management for their implications to professional practice.
Applies new technology, nursing theories, research findings and experimental knowledge to improve nursing practice.
Responds to change in clinical practice by planning, designing, implementing and evaluating guidelines, protocols and standards in collaboration with others.
Identifies ethical issues in clinical practice and guides staff and other providers in application of ethical concepts to patient care issues.
Applies innovative approach to solving complex problems.
Develops, implements, and evaluates unit based orientation programs.
Develops, implements, and evaluates educational programs based upon assessed learning needs of patients, families and staff.
Supports, participates in and contributes to educational programs for staff at the unit/service/interdepartmental level.
Facilitates the acquisition of advanced clinical skills in staff nurses, graduate and undergraduate students through role modeling and clinical consultation and evaluates the effectiveness of the consultation process.
Plans and implements activities designed to raise awareness of pain control during Pain Awareness Month (September).
Teaches pain assessment and pain management content in other continuing educational programs (e.g., End-of-Life Care, Complementary Therapies, etc.).
Initiate, or participate in, quality assurance and performance improvement activities for evaluation of structure, process and outcome criteria as it relates to clinical practice.
Utilizes the Model for Improvement in collecting data on clinical practice issues.
Collaborates with nurse managers in identifying and meeting unit specific needs pertaining to pain management.
Integrates system thinking, ethical reasoning, and problem solving in identifying interventions that facilitate quality, cost effective patient care outcomes related to pain management.
Demonstrates standards of performance (ownership, teamwork, communication, compassion) that support patient satisfaction and principles of service excellence.
Performs other duties as assigned.


Education: RN, Master of Science in Nursing required.
Licensure / Certifications: Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in North Carolina. Certification in Pain Management Nursing.
Experience: 3-5 years hospital nursing experience, program management is required or equivalent.

Additional Requirments / Information

Job Capacity:Employee (part-time)
Minimum Education Level:See Job Description
Visa Sponsorship: No
Related Industries:Nursing, Other
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