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Cleveland Clinic Clinical Nurse Specialist- Med/surg - Hillcrest Hospital in Mayfield Heights, Ohio

Job ID: 138515

Collaborate on care of high-risk patients and patient care issues which promote high quality, safe, cost effective care

  • Round with patients/nurses and interdisciplinary teams regularly

  • Proactively monitor nursing practices and analyzing data for trends Responsible for dissemination of knowledge through instructing, leading and developing educational programs

  • Developing/teaching specialty classes

  • Providing “just in time” teaching at the point of care work with members of the healthcare team to share clinical expertise

  • Lead and in continuous quality improvement projects

  • Represent nursing on hospital or enterprise committees Supporting nursing shared governance teams Promotes translation of evidence based practices :

  • P rimary responsibility for writing/revising policies, procedures, and nursing protocols

  • Disseminating knowledge from research studies Support professional development of clinical nurses :

  • Provide career coaching and guidance

  • Assist with poster/oral abstract development


  • APRN: EDUCATION : Effective 05/01/2014: MSN required upon hire or within 5 years of hire for external hires and internal hires moving from a non-APRN licensed role to an APRN licensed role.

  • Graduate of an accredited ARPN graduate program.


  • APRN : Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse and Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in applicable state.

  • National certification as Advanced Practice Registered Nurse by nationally accredited organization recognized by state Board of Nursing, current licensure by by applicable state Board of Nursing,

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) through the American Heart Association (AHA) required.

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) or Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) through the American Heart Association (AHA); or Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) through the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) may be required based upon work setting. .

Competencies (Complexity of Work):

  • APRN : Excellent analytical and decision making skills are required.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.

  • Demonstrated competency and the ability to perform advanced assessment and diagnosis.

  • Demonstrated ability to utilize the electronic medical record.

Work Experience:

  • APRN : Two years clinical nursing experience preferred.

Physical Requirements:

  • APRN : Typical physical demands include the ability to walk and stand for long periods of time.

  • Manual and finger dexterity and eye/hand coordination to perform physical examinations.

  • Requires corrected vision and hearing to a normal range.

  • Occasionally lifts and carries items weighing up to 50 pounds.

  • May require exposure to communicable diseases and/or body fluids.

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required.

Cleveland Clinic is pleased to be an equal employment/affirmative action employer: Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.