Clinical Specialist

University of Maryland Medical Center

Date: 1 week ago
City: Baltimore, MD
Contract type: Full time
University of Maryland Medical Center
What You Will Do:

Clinical Specialist

Full Time, Days

Baltimore, MD

Actively seeking candidates for a
Clinical Specialist
position with
University of Maryland Medical Center, Downtown campus.

Come elevate your skills and experience by working with a world-class 800-bed,
Magnet-designated Academic Medical Center with a comprehensive and technologically advanced surgical suite. At the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC), a designated Magnet facility, we are a team. Nurses and doctors, specialists, and therapists work shoulder-to-shoulder to give our patients the care they deserve. We take time to celebrate each other’s contributions and treat each other with respect by valuing each other’s ideas and opinions. Ultimately, we support each other’s growth. Together, we form a world-class team dedicated to furthering the practice of patient care

General Summary:

Under general supervision, serves as an advanced practitioner, educator, consultant, collaborator, and change agent in the assessment, development, implementation, evaluation and maintenance of a system of care for a selected population of patients. Facilitates the development, implementation, and ongoing management of a model for professional practice that fosters the delivery of high quality, cost effective patient care as well as the professional development of staff. Supports and participates actively in ongoing research and quality improvement activities. This leadership role assumes action, initiation, innovation, visible distinction, and demonstrated contribution to change. Ensures hourly caring rounds are regularly conducted

Principal Responsibilities and Tasks:

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by personnel so classified

1. Clinical expert: Serves as a clinical expert in area of specialty.

  • Provides advanced expertise in the delivery of health care, interpretation of clinical issues, and utilization of the nursing process.

  • Initiates and serves as a catalyst in the development and review of standards of care and practice and clinical programs for innovative improvement of nursing care.

  • Develops and maintains a collaborative relationship with members of other health disciplines to provide comprehensive care planning for patients.

  • Helps to lead performance improvement and research/development activities related to

2. Educator: Serves as educator

  • Designs, implements, and evaluates educational programs for staff nurses, student nurses, nurse managers, and other disciplines.

  • Supports and mentors professional development of nursing staff.

  • Designs, implements, and evaluates educational programs for selected clients and significant others and community groups served by the agency

3. Consultant: Provides consultation services in areas of specialty to staff nurses, nurse managers, and other disciplines

  • Develops and maintains an open continuous communication network with interdependent units, colleagues, and agencies to facilitate quality care and to promote the profession of nursing.

  • Supports and actively participates in the Department of Nursing and/or multidisciplinary committees.

  • Serves as an advocate for clients and families, peers, and the assigned unit as a liaison with other health care providers, units, and agencies. Maintains political awareness through membership in professional organizations and supports issues affecting health care, clients served, and the profession of nursing.

4. Researcher: Supports and participates in research and quality assurance activities.

  • Creates innovative programs to monitor the effectiveness of nursing practice and education activities within the specialty areas. This includes the periodic review and evaluation of professional practice, peers, self, and consumers.

  • Identifies concerns, questions, or problems appropriate for nursing research and encourages the nursing staff to do the same. Serves as a resource/consultant during research activities. Conducts clinical research and/or implements new knowledge and/or findings into nursing practice.

5. Change agent: Serves as change agent

  • Initiates, facilitates, and evaluates planned change through the development of programs and activities which enhance the quality of nursing care.

  • Enhances development of professional practice, creates innovative programs for clients and health care professionals, and resolves conflict. Develops annual work plan reflecting the department and division goals and objectives.

Employees at UMMC experience:

  • A supportive and collaborative work environment

  • An Achievable Professional Advancement model: Opportunities to progress in function, skills, and pay through our achievable promotion schedule;

  • The opportunity to work in a specialized care environment at an Academic Medical Center with nursing centered care model and Magnet Designation;

  • A comprehensive benefits package including health, vision, and dental coverage including prescription drug coverage, Tax-Free Savings Plans, and more!

  • A highly competitive wage scale: Annual merit increases and a base wage scale that is measured against market standards.

  • Generous tuition reimbursement of up to $10,000 per year for your graduate degree at the University of Maryland School of Nursing.

Located in downtown Baltimore near the Inner Harbor and Camden Yards, you won’t find a more vibrant place to work!

What You Need to Be Successful:

Education and Experience:

  • Masters of Science (MS/MSN) as Clinical Nurse Specialist is required.

  • Licensure as a Registered Nurse in the state of Maryland, or eligible to practice due to Compact state agreements outlined through the MD Board of Nursing, is required.

  • Three years of clinical experience in a nursing position, with at least one year in the specialty.

We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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