The Clinical Nurse Specialist functions in the role of expert clinician, educator, consultant, case manager, and researcher in Adult Critical Care areas: ICU, Telemetry and Cardio Vascular Step Down Unit. In collaboration with the medical staff and nursing staff, monitors the clinical care of patients and provides clinical support to improve patient care and patient outcomes. Incorporated within each of these role functions, the critical care educator is a role model, patient advocate, change agent, leader, and cost-effective practitioner. The role of critical care educator is based on autonomy of practice, in-depth theoretical nursing knowledge, clinical expertise, and research application. The primary focus of this position is the advancement of expert nursing practice.
Advanced Practice Nurse or Physician Assistant preferred
Minimum Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing
Strong customer service/interpersonal skills
Inter and Intra Departmental coordination of patient care activities.
Delegation skills required
Ability to multitask is essential
Ability to function in stressful/emergent situations is essential
Strong detail orientation required
Computer skills required
Excellent personal time management skills required
Compliance with the American Nurses' Association Code of Ethics for Professional Nurses is required
Other: excellent written and verbal communication skills. English required, bilingual (English/Spanish-English/French) preferred
Three years Critical Care Nursing experience that includes sufficient clinical and teaching experience to assure competence.
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.