Clinical Nurse III – Inpatient Orthopedics (11E)
The Clinical Nurse III is a Clinical Ladder position which recognizes the nurse’s leadership potential in an addition to clinical practice expertise.
As an integral member of our Magnet Nursing team, the successful CNIII candidate leads and coordinates the activities of the unit during a specific time period, facilitates growth and development of staff and is a unit leader of patient care coordination. Working in an evidence-based nursing environment that commands excellence every day, you will provide comprehensive pre- and post-operative nursing care to our patients and their families in this acute care setting. Our core values center on respect, consideration, compassion for all individuals and maintaining awareness of diverse cultural and religious beliefs. Your capacity to collaborate with the interdisciplinary team and promote the highest standards of care and safety is critical to the mission of Nursing in HSS.
- Serve as senior clinical resource and mentor to registered nurses and patient care assistants.
- Supervise and audit the care provided to patients by, unit-based registered nurses, private duty nurses, students, and orientees.
- Participate in nursing council activities and projects as a member by identifying issues, concerns, and alternatives for resolution of problems.
- Complete annual Joint Commission, State and Hospital mandated in-services.
- Assist in measuring and mentoring staff member’s progress through ongoing assessment, validation, and documentation.
- Demonstrate ability to safely coordinate and prioritize the activities of unit personnel in the provision of patient care, including direct provision to a select group of patients/families.
- Facilitate decision-making and problem-solving with the RN and ancillary staff.
- Assist in the design and implementation of change projects.
- Participate in strategic planning for the unit.
- Assist in the evaluation of patient outcomes, with a perspective of validating or changing nursing practice.
- Participate in Divisional Committee, Nursing Council and Performance Improvement Teams.
- Participate in the QA/PI process, research activities sand nursing sensitive indicator activities.
- Work collaboratively with multidisciplinary health care teams to maintain the standards of professional nursing practices in a clinical setting.
- Ensure that all physician orders are carried out appropriately and timely; work collaboratively with ancillary staff, including Patient Care Assistants.
- Integrate patient care standards in all clinical activities; participate in performance improvement activities to improve patient safety, quality of care and patient outcomes.
- Maintain sensitivity and awareness of cultural and religious diversity when addressing patients, visitors, co-workers and other customers.
- Promote a supportive and team-oriented environment.
- Support departmental responsibilities consistent with the long-range strategic plan, mission, vision and values of the hospital.
- BSN from an accredited school of nursing required
- 3+ years’ of acute care experience
- NYS RN license and registration required
- National Certification in area of practice required
- BLS certification required
- HCAHPS/EPIC knowledge preferred
- Your scope of duties will include medical-surgical clinical competence, incorporating physical and emotional assessments, age specific competency, critical thinking skills, and educating patients and their family members regarding their plan of care and clinical pathway.
- Strong patient centered approach with emphasis on providing exemplary and world-class customer service
- Meticulous attention to detail
- Self-motivated and proactive; a team player who knows how to think critically in a fast-paced, challenging environment
- Active participant in seeking solutions to problems
Hospital for Special Surgery offers a unique work environment, diverse job types and extraordinary career opportunities. HSS encourages and supports professional growth and development, recognizes individual contributions, and offers unique and highly competitive compensation packages. This is how we attract and retain highly skilled professionals, renowned for their leadership and vision in clinical care, teaching, research & development.
Founded in 1863, Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) is a world leader in orthopedics, rheumatology and rehabilitation. In the most recent U.S. News & World Report “American’s Best Hospitals” issue, HSS ranks #1 in orthopedics and #3 in rheumatology. In addition, the American Nurses Credentialing Center has honored HSS with four consecutive designations of Magnet® recognition. HSS has one of the lowest infection rates in the country.