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Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)
CHATTANOOGA, TN | Full Time | $85,000-$145,000

Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)


Highlights/Benefits for the Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS):

  • Our client is part of a world-renowned, comprehensive academic medical center and research facility
  • The system employs the most CNS' in the state and has been recognized nationally as one of the best places to be a Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Position will support the orthopedics/total joints/spine service line
  • Full benefits package, flexible scheduling, tuition reimbursement, wellness incentives, FSA and HSA plans, generous PTO, automatic 2% employer paid retirement and up to a 4% employer 403b matching plan, and relocation assistance will be offered!

About the Hospital/Department:

  • Top 25 Worldwide Hospital as rated by Newsweek, Top Hospital in the State as rated by US News and World Report
  • Outcomes driven, teaching environment that always strives to elevate its level of patient care through utilizing evidence based practice

About the Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS):

  • The Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) will receive a very high level of support from the Chief Nursing Officer and nursing leadership team.
  • Position reports to a transformational and collaborative Chief Nursing Executive who believes in advocating for the team to help them deliver the best patient care, and has been with the system for over 15 years.
  • Position will focus on unit based initiatives and projects, standardizing processes and practices, participating at the system level leading quality teams, looking at practices, identifying gaps in care, and follow through on any findings to ensure the department is providing the safest level of care,
  • Highly collaborative role - will work closely with CNS peers, nursing leadership, and physicians/intensivists
  • Position will collaborate and consult in the management of complex patient and family care by demonstrating clinical expertise
  • Will have opportunity to participate in high level, complex research projects
  • Exemplify the mission and vision for the Hospital, Nursing, and the Department of Nursing Practice

Qualifications and Requirements of the Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS), Ortho/Spine Role:

  • Master's Degree in Nursing (MSN) required (CNS track required)
  • National certification as a Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) required
  • Current licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Minimum five (5) years recent clinical nursing experience in orthopedics patient care
  • Must be able to use specialized knowledge and skills within the three spheres of influence (patient/family, nurses and organization/system)
  • Clinical nursing experience in an academic medical center is preferred
  • Must be able to adapt to change, and possess excellent teamwork skills
  • Should possess the proven ability to work autonomously and in collaboration with other health care providers, students, instructors, and leaders


For immediate and confidential consideration, please submit your resume via the link below.


Jill Jarufe | Team Leader
Jill@np-hc.com | 972.318.9803

Nealy Pierce, LLC | Bend, OR
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