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Clinical Nurse Specialist - Behavioral Health Services

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Northwest Hospital Center, Inc

Seattle, WA

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Join our award-winning team at UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center. We're proud of the acclaim we've received for our excellence in patient care and safety. Among the local, regional and national recognition we've received are:The Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence AwardThe Emergency Medicine Excellence AwardThis is the second consecutive year Northwest Hospital has achieved both the Spine Surgery Excellence Award and a ranking among the top 10 percent in the nation for spine surgery.The Stroke Care Excellence AwardWinner of the Health Grades Distinguished Hospital Award for Patient Safety for the last three years in a row, we're also one of the safest places to get care among the top 5% in the country.UW Medicine includes Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Valley Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine and Airlift Northwest. Northwest Hospital & Medical Center is a full-service, non-profit community hospital, offering comprehensive medical, surgical and therapeutic services. With 281 beds, more than 1900 employees and a world-class medical staff, we provide innovative, technologically advanced care on a patient-friendly, easy-access campus just north of Seattle. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty. As a UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.We're interested in learning more about you and appreciate your taking the time to apply online. UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center is committed to employing a diverse workforce. EOEUW Medicine Northwest Hospital and Medical Center is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome job applications from qualified individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, marital status, physical or mental disability, or any other protected characteristic. Minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans are encouraged to apply.ResponsibilitiesThe Clinical Nurse Specialist for Behavioral Health provides clinical expertise that supports the advancement of nursing practice and continuous quality improvement for behavioral health patients throughout the organization. Emphasizing service excellence, patient safety, staff safety and organizational integration, the Clinical Nurse Specialist provides leadership and resources that promote the following:Improved patient outcomes.Timely clinical problem consultation and communication of clinical issues at all levels (staff, management, and providers).Effective interdisciplinary and interdepartmental collaboration and service coordination.Effective and current care standards, policies, procedures, guidelines, protocols, etc. that enhance the care of patients including but not limited to restraints/seclusion, suicide assessment, resilience, trauma informed care, electroconvulsive therapy, withdrawal/substance abuse. Application of clinical research, evidence based practice and best practice findings in the role modeling, education and coaching/mentoring of staff and students.Develops curriculum on behavioral health topics for a variety of public and professional audiences.Participates on assigned hospital, system, and medical committees.QualificationsEducation BackgroundMasters degree in nursing or doctorate in clinical specialty required. Licensure, Registration, Certification Current Washington State licensure as Registered Professional Nurse. Current Washington State licensure as Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner Clinical Nurse Specialist upon hire or within 6 months of hire.AHA BLS Certification.Certification in specialty and CNS preferred or willing to obtain within 3 months of hire.Crisis Prevention International (CPI) Certified Instructor preferred. Special Training/SkillsAble to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of patients served on the assigned unit/department.Active member of a professional nursing organization.Work ExperienceThree years of recent experience as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in specialty preferred.Minimum of 3 years in clinical specialty including experience in leadership, education and/or project management.Physical AbilitiesMust be able to handle a fluctuating workloadThis job requires ability to communicate clearly in English (verbal and written) with all stakeholders (providers, caregivers, patients, family members) for the effective treatment of patients.Physical Demand Level: HeavyIn an 8-hour workday, must be able to-Lift / Carry50 to 100 pounds occasionally25 to 50 pounds frequently10 to 20 pounds constantlyAs required, must be able to-Sit, Stand, Walk, Bend, Squat, Kneel, Crawl, Climb and Reach above shouldersPush and PullPerform fine motor functionsMust possess functional vision, hearing, and speech in order to communicate effectively with clients, client advocates, and staff. Associated topics: anesthetist, aprn, arnp c, assistant cna, cna, family nurse practioner, fnp, np, prac, practitioner,

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Northwest Hospital & Medical Center provides complete medical and surgical services in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Services across multiple specialties include: 24-hour emergency services, critical care, cardiac care, stroke program, cancer care, childbirth center, rehabilitation center, diagnostic imaging, geropsychiatric center, gamma knife center, laboratory services, and education and wellness services.

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