Registered Nurse Specialist Job Description

Registered Nurse Specialist Job Description

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Registered nurse specialist provides orientation and ongoing education to ministry staff relative to roles, responsibilities, principles, and practices of restorative nursing.

Registered Nurse Specialist Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective registered nurse specialist job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included registered nurse specialist job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Knowledge of best practices and skills associated with professional nursing
Develop/administer program assessment tools
Develops implements and evaluates the hospital infection control program to prevent and control the transmission of infections in the patient, employee and medical staff population
Advises and educates staff on infection control policies
Prepares accurate tracking and trending of records/reports of epidemiological activities
Facilitates staff in infection control intervention strategies
Maintains facility compliance with infection control related federal and state regulatory agency guidelines and mandates
Develops the unit/department Infection Control Performance Improvement Plan
Coordinates and assists the development, review and revision of infection control policies and procedures
Provides necessary coverage and assistance as needed/directed with the department

Registered Nurse Specialist Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Registered Nurse Specialist

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPR, BLS, GOLD, PALS, HIV, ACLS, CDN, CNN, IBCLC, NRP

Education for Registered Nurse Specialist

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the registered nurse specialist job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Collage Degree in Nursing, Education, Nursing Education, Healthcare, Science, Public Health, Graduate, Department of Education, Associates, School of Nursing

Skills for Registered Nurse Specialist

Desired skills for registered nurse specialist include:

Nursing principles
Practices and techniques
Human anatomy and physiology
State licensure and federal certification requirements
Principles of nursing practice
Inspection of care process
Practices
Community resources
Techniques
Nursing and public health principles

Desired experience for registered nurse specialist includes:

Provides orientation/in-services to personnel, auxiliary, staff and community as needed
Florida Registered nurse or other licensed health care professional
Knowledge of TJC-CAMH infection control standards/survey processes
Skilled in effective application of TJC, CDC and other best practice guidelines/recommendations
Mastery of performance improvement methodology and tools
Analytical and managerial ability

Registered Nurse Specialist Examples

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Registered Nurse Specialist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a registered nurse specialist. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for registered nurse specialist
  • Builds relationships with state colleges and universities to bring student nurses to FHHD to complete clinical rotations, preceptorships and ultimately hired as a Registered Nurse at one of the three Heartland facilities
  • Prepares and submits a 3 to 6-month training/educational plan to the Clinical Education Manager for newly licensed and transitional nurses and/or International Recruits hired each month
  • Assist new nurses, along with their department leaders, to identify their learning needs, strengths and limitations and coordinates learning opportunities to build on strengths and overcome limitations
  • Teaches content as needed and/or assigned within clinical expertise to facilitate staff development and&/or safe practice
  • Assists in the career development plan for newly licensed &/or, transitional nurses and/or International Recruits
  • Meets regularly with key stakeholders such as nursing leaders, clinical educators, physicians, nurse preceptors and Chief Nursing Officer to discover opportunities to improve in areas related to nurse recruitment, nurse retention and the process of onboarding, orienting, educating and training nurses
  • Stays current of student nursing trends and participates in collegial/professional affiliations
  • Maintains flexibility when managing multiple roles and responsibilities
  • Provides quality coaching and mentoring support
  • Actively uses social media platforms to enhance relationships with nurses (Preferred)
Qualifications for registered nurse specialist
  • Minimum of three years of progressively responsible RN work experience in Critical Care
  • Current CCRN (Critical Care Registered Nurse), CSC (Cardiac Surgery) Certification, and/or CNS (Certified Nurse Specialist) Certification is preferred
  • Current healthcare provider Basic Life Support Certification
  • Licensed Professional in a clinical health care specialty
  • Minimum 2 years recent clinical care experience preferably in a rehabilitation setting
  • Self-starter and ability to work without close supervision
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Registered Nurse Specialist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a registered nurse specialist. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for registered nurse specialist
  • Ability to function well with a diverse community and employee population
  • Intermediate skills in Microsoft Office suites products (Word, PowerPoint and Excel)
  • Master’s degree in Nursing/related field or Business Administration
  • Directs and oversees all medical simulation education and training sessions
  • Develops and prepares all medical simulation curriculum to meet accreditation standards
  • Pursues medical simulation research and grants
  • Integrates all medical education curricula with current medical simulation technology
  • Acts as lead liaison between the Office of Medical Student Education and ASTEC
  • Communicating with teachers and school staff to provide comprehensive care coordination based on the child's needs
  • Deliver the successful operation of the Case Management function
Qualifications for registered nurse specialist
  • Current licensure as an RN in the state of Maryland
  • An Associate's diploma in nursing is required, a BSN is preferred
  • Demonstrated ability for process improvement in the design and standardization of workflow related to the admission UR process for standardization across all of WFD
  • Reviews cases for appropriateness of admission and continued stay and appropriate discharge screening for transition plans, physician’s treatment plans and decision making
  • Functions as an advocate, and contact person for the care team, patient/family when communicating with payers, and or outside agencies to assure continuity of care, optimal clinical resource outcomes, and appropriate financial management for the patient and the organization
  • Ensures initial admission reviews are completed and submitted to payer in a timely manner, same admission day or within first working day of admission
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Registered Nurse Specialist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a registered nurse specialist. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for registered nurse specialist
  • Evaluates effectiveness of activity and makes appropriate changes to ensure objectives are achieved
  • Uses the results of evaluation analysis to make or recommend process or structural changes, including policy, procedure, protocols, or documentation
  • Facilitates unit based or organizational competency validation, specific to cultural/spiritual needs, by developing skill content to be tested or acts as content expert and validates competency
  • Develops creative educational offering for staff, focused on cultural diversity and sensitivity and participates in the implementation
  • Supports the safe practice of clinical staff by providing expertise in the review and revision or writing of new policy /procedure/protocol
  • Leads a team or committee in the development of an evidence-based protocol or program, either within area of specialty or organization wide
  • Attends continuing education program with focus on safe practice of nursing
  • Presents an educational program or in-service with focus on safe practice of nursing
  • Oversees the clinical orientation program which includes staff and students
  • Promotes clinical advancement recognition program to enhance staff development
Qualifications for registered nurse specialist
  • Prepares appeal summaries, correspondence and documents information for tracking/trending data
  • Familiarity with Medicaid and Medicare claims denials and appeals processing, and knowledge of NCQA guidelines for appeals and denials
  • Oversees clinical orientation program from Preceptor development to individualized staff orientation
  • Promotes staff retention by assisting staff with competency, development and involvement/engagement
  • Acts as part of the clinical leadership team
  • Monitors Interdisciplinary Team Meetings/Department Huddles and makes recommendations to improve the processes tailors staff education appropriately
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Registered Nurse Specialist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a registered nurse specialist. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for registered nurse specialist
  • Identify risk areas and mitigation strategies through proactive risk assessment, event investigation, and data analysis
  • Ability to interact with physician offices, OR scheduling and core team leaders to assure current preference cards are available/updated & correct charges assigned for all cases
  • Maintain current industry knowledge and trends to insure delivery of IS products are current and updated
  • Maintain surgical blocks for in cooperation with the Administrative Operating
  • Maintain the OR procedure file
  • Manage the design and data capture of surgical information for patient care, statistical generation and charge capture
  • Monitor the IS system to assure maintaining of standardization of information to insure consistency in data reporting
  • Monitor the charge auditors
  • Must interact with patient billing and finance to assure the accuracy of charges and the maintenance of the OR inventory associated with costs
  • Protect the integrity and confidentiality of all information, obtained, utilized and reported
Qualifications for registered nurse specialist
  • A minimum of five years experience in case management, managed care, coding and/or case mix - documentation improvement experience
  • Prior Hospital/Health Care experience is required
  • Coding skills with experience in ICD-9/ICD-10 CM and working knowledge of the AHA Coding Clinic/Guidelines is highly preferred
  • Effective interpersonal skills in order to interact effectively with all levels of hospital personnel
  • Organizational, analytical and prioritization skills
  • Ability to pass a written clinical competency exam
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Registered Nurse Specialist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a registered nurse specialist. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for registered nurse specialist
  • Provides ongoing, hands-on troubleshooting, support and maintenance of current & future production applications including a 24/7 on-call coverage when appropriate for surgical IS functions
  • Responsible for the education of staff for computerized documentation
  • Responsible to assure department meets all HIPPA guidelines
  • Rotation to Harmar Outpatient Center on an as needed basis
  • With direction, assists with requests from Administration, and Finance related to surgical performance addressing volume, costs, trends and budget analysis
  • Work with purchasing and the People Soft to maintain updated inventory and cost information
  • Have the likelihood of performing other ambulatory care RN duties
  • Assume independent responsibility and authority for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluation/follow-up either by personal intervention or through delegation to team members
  • Individualize patient care using age related concepts based on the unit population
  • Participate in the development and implementation of programs for Women’s & Children’s Services as directed by Regional Director of Women’s and Children’s and the Clinical Nurse Manager for the FMC
Qualifications for registered nurse specialist
  • Current Oregon Registed Nurse (RN) License
  • 5 years acute care experience in a progressively responsible position requiring contact with various departments is essential
  • 5 years acute medical-surgical nursing experience
  • Collects, analyzes and trends data on patient incidents utilizing the event reporting system
  • Facilitates root cause analyses of adverse events, participates in development of action plans, and monitors implementation of action plans
  • Utilizes acquired knowledge from analyses, investigations and root cause analyses to recommend process improvements in patient safety and quality initiatives

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