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Bon Secours Mercy Health Clinical Nurse Specialist - RN - Registered Nurse - (Med Surg Units- Progressive Care/Critical Care Units)FT Hours in Richmond, Virginia

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Memorial Regional Medical Center


The Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) is a registered nurse with clinical expertise within a selected area of nursing. The CNS functions as an educator, clinical expert, consultant, and researcher for the nursing staff. Collaborates with nursing management and other interdisciplinary staff to achieve patient outcomes. Assists in the provision of care to patients of all age groups.


Must have a Master’s degree from an accredited school of nursing.

  1. Must be currently licensed as an Advanced Practice Nurse/Clinical Nurse Specialist in the State of practice

  2. Must maintains current CPR certification (required). ACLS where applicable (preferred)

Work Experience-

Applicant must have provided clinical services representative of the scope and complexity of privileges requested during the past 24 months. *Waived for applicants who completed training within the past year.(Preferred)

CNS certification at time of employment (requirement),

1-2 years of bedside nursing experience (preferred)

Job duties include (but not limited to):

• actualizes quality patient outcomes within the institution and community through utilization of advanced knowledge

• preparation, skills, experience, and expanded practice base

• analyzes the practice setting in a continuous improvement framework

• initiating and evaluating the impact of change

• establishes and maintains standards of practice at the client, unit, hospital, corporate, community and national levels

• provides innovative and collaborative leadership in professional and clinical practice by role modeling, mentoring, and serving as a clinical consultant

• adapts to change and develops strategies in building and maintaining an expanded patient-centered practice base

• initiates and participates in strategic planning at all levels of the health care system

• facilitates and interprets research, incorporating appropriate findings into practice

• coordinates, facilitates, provides and evaluates patient, staff and community education programs

• serves as a patient and family advocate ensuring continuity among all areas of the health care system

• the integration of ethical/legal concepts into the practice of self and others.

Working Conditions

Periods of high stress and fluctuating workloads may occur

May be exposed to physical altercations and verbal abuse

May be required to use physical restraints

May be exposed to adverse weather conditions; cold, hot, dust, wind, etc.

May be exposed to high noise levels and bright lights

May be exposed to hazardous substances or body fluids

May be exposed to human blood and other potentially infectious materials

May have periods of constant interruptions

General office environment

Required to car travel to off-site locations, occasionally in adverse weather conditions

Prolonged periods of working alone

Physical Requirements-

Lifting/Carrying (0-50 lbs.) 1-33__%

Lifting/Carrying (50-100 lbs.) 1-33__%

Push/Pull (0-50 lbs.) 1-33_%

Push/Pull (50-100 lbs.) 1-33_%

Stoop/Kneel 34-66%

Crawling 1-33__%

Climbing __%

Balance 34-66__%

Bending 1-33__%

Sitting 1-33__%

Walking 33-66__%

Standing 33-66%

Additional Physical Requirements-

Manual dexterity (eye/hand coordination)*

Perform shift work*

Maneuver weight of patients*

Hear alarms/telephone/audio recorder*

Reach above shoulder*

Repetitive arm/hand movements*

Finger Dexterity*

Color Vision*

Acuity - far*

Acuity - near*

Depth perception*

Use of latex products*

Exposure to toxic/caustic/chemicals/detergents*

Exposure to moving mechanical parts*

Exposure to dust/fumes*

Exposure to potential electrical shock*

Exposure to x ray/electromagnetic energy*

Exposure to high pitched noises*

Gaseous risk exposure*

Patient Population-

Neonates (0-4 weeks)*

Infant (1-12 months)*

Pediatrics (1-12 years)*

Adolescents (13-17 years)*

Adults (18-64 years)*

Geriatrics (65 years and older) *

Not applicable to this position



Hard/Technical/Clinical Skills:

Monitor patient conditions during treatment and document

Prescribe and administer medications as appropriate to patient condition

Collaborate with members of multi-disciplinary care team

Record patient medical histories

Order and Analyzing data or information from diagnostic tests

Perform patient education and health promotion activities

Delegate to other care team members where appropriate

Soft/Interpersonal Skills:

Attention to detail

Acceptance of authority

Critical thinking

Communication with family members

Teamwork including committees and patient group visits

Conflict resolution

Active listening

Relationship building

Participates in quality and performance improvement activities including Peer Review

Bon Secours is an equal opportunity employer.

Many of our opportunities reward* your hard work with:

  • Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plans

  • Prescription drug coverage

  • Flexible spending accounts

  • Life insurance w/AD&D

  • Employer contributions to retirement savings plan when eligible

  • Paid time off

  • Educational Assistance

  • And much more

*Benefits offerings vary according to employment status

S cheduled Weekly Hours:


Work Shift:

Days/Afternoons (United States of America)


All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If you’d like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for Mercy Health – Youngstown, Ohio or Bon Secours – Franklin, Virginia; Petersburg, Virginia; and Emporia, Virginia, which are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employers, please email recruitment@mercy.com. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact The Talent Acquisition Team at recruitment@mercy.com .