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Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)
IN | Full Time | $80,000-$120,000

Nealy Pierce has been retained by a nonprofit, 500+ bed academic medical center currently pursuing Magnet designation to help them identify and attract a Clinical Nurse Specialist to join its team. This role will work with other clinical nurse specialists to serve as the clinical expert for the service line, focusing on Research, Evidence-Based Practices, and Implementing EBP to the bedside.

Highlights/Benefits for the Clinical Nurse Specialist:

  • Community is consistently rated as one of the best places to live in the US for families, millennials, and those approaching retirement age. This city and region has something for everyone!
  • You can have it all living here - central location, affordable homes, year round mild climate, easy access to a major international airport, excellent public and private schools and universities, world-class shopping and dining, phenomenal arts/cultural events, hiking and biking trails, nearby rivers and lakes for boating and fishing, and so much more!
  • Full benefits package and relocation assistance will be offered!

About the Hospital:

  • Hospital: 500+ bed, not for-profit, progressive and growing multiple campus academic medical center and health system
  • Currently pursuing Magnet designation, and utilizes shared governance and unit based councils

About the Clinical Nurse Specialist Position:

  • Position will function as an expert in clinical practice, leader, researcher and consultant and will influence three spheres of influence (patient care, nursing and systems) and will function as a member of the nursing education team
  • Introduce and utilize evidence-based practice, standards of care, and research to transform practice within the workforce and organization to enhance quality, cost effectiveness and efficiency
  • Exemplify the mission and vision for the Hospital, Nursing, and the Department of Nursing Practice, Education and Research

Qualifications and Requirements of the Clinical Nurse Specialist Role:

  • Master's Degree in Nursing (MSN) required
  • National Certification as a Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) preferred /or must be able to obtain
  • At least 2 years CNS experience in any of the following areas is strongly preferred: Critical Care, Emergency or Inpatient Operating Room
  • We will consider new graduate CNS candidates with at least 3-5 years of clinical nursing experience in any of the following areas: Emergency, ICU, and inpatient operating room (OR)
  • Current licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN)

What is a Clinical Nurse Specialist?

  • A Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) is a Master's or Doctoral prepared Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) whose function is to improve outcomes in patient care. The CNS is an expert in clinical practice, patient education, research, and consultation and uses these roles to influence the three spheres of practice: patient care, nursing, and systems.

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


Jill Jarufe | Vice President, Nursing
Jill@np-hc.com | 972.318.9803

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