Job: Clinical Nurse Specialist, Cardiovascular .8 FTE

This posting has expired and is no longer available.

Jobing Description

Location:Harrison Health Partners
Zip Code:98310
Department:HHP CardioThoracic Surgery, 70281
Shift Hours:0800-1630
Job Type:Part-time
On-Call Required:No
Rotating Weekends:No
Rotating Holidays:No



Cardiovascular Clinical Nurse Specialist serves as a subject matter expert in patient care for the cardiovascular patient. Ensures that both practice and professional standards are identified and maintained in the delivery of patient care within the Cardiovascular Service Line. The CV CNS will provide and/or coordinate educational training to the caregivers in the cardiovascular service line; including ICU, PCU, HVC and CVOR. To ensure that patients in the service line receive the best care possible, the CV CNS will research best practices and train staff in the Cardiovascular Service Line to those. The CV CNS will provide expert nursing care for patients in the Cardiovascular Service Line through direct and indirect activities, including, clinical practice, consultation, education, research and administrative skills.


Minimum Education

Current registration as a Registered Nurse in the State of Washington;

Masters Degree prepared.

May accept BSN prepared if demonstrating advancement towards master's degree by being enrolled in masters program and demonstrated extensive clinical cardiovascular experience . Must be Masters prepared within 2 years of hire.


Minimum of five years experience as a critical care nurse caring for Open Heart Surgical patients. Prefer experience in areas of CVOR and/or cardiac cath lab.


BLS and ACLS certification

CCRN Certification or specialty certification preferred.


Continuing education and/or licensing requirements:

As needed for RN licensure

Age Specific continuing competency requirements:

Adult 18-69 years old; Late Adulthood 70+ years old.


Demonstrated strong clinical experience of care for the complex cardiovascular patient.

Demonstrated skills in collaboration, teamwork and problem-solving to achieve goals.

Able to function independantly and demonstrate self-motivation.

Demonstrated skills in verbal communication and listening.

Demonstrated skills in providing excellent service to customers.

Able to collaborate and work across Harrison department lines in a variety of internal settings.


Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals or Substances and/or Infection: Risk of exposure to infectious disease during all patient contacts

Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens: Risk of exposure to Blood borne pathogens during all patient contacts

Personal Protective Equipment Required: Yes


Partners with department managers and physicians to impact the quality of and reduce variances in care of the cardiovascular patient care within the Cardiovascular Service Line. Provides assistance and support to departmental managers with yearly competencies.

Consistent evaluation of the nursing care delivered within the cardiovascular service line for appropriate management and treatment of cardiovascular patients.

Develops extensive educational offerings and training programs to the staff in the cardiovascular service line.

Assures new orientees are progressing through orientation at an appropriate pace and communicates to manager regularly.

Coaches and mentors clinical staff through critical thinking and care planning for the cardiovascular patient. May need to work weekends and nights to meet the needs of the staff.

Participates in formulating, interpreting, implementing and evaluating objectives, policies and procedures of nursing care for the cardiovascular patient.

Provides expert patient assessment and formulates nursing diagnosis through such means as observation, inspection, palpation, auscultation, review of medical records and conducting interviews. Collaborates with and bedside rounds with the interdisciplinary team(s).

Performs other duties as assigned.

During an emergency, disaster, or catastrophic event, which places life or property in jeopardy, employee may be assigned to any disaster service activity that promotes the protection of public health and safety. Assignment might require serving at a location, at time and/or under conditions that significantly differ from employee's normal work assignments. As an employee of Harrison Medical Center, employee may be directed to perform a role other than their regular job, by a superior or by law.