Surgical Services Clinical Nurse Specialist CNS

This exceptional Medical Center in Eastern Washington is actively interviewing for Clinical Nurse Specialists to join its busy Surgical Services Department. Join a team of dedicated nurses, leaders, and providers in supporting the advancement of Clinical Practice and Education.

Having earned multiple awards for quality and consistent recognition for high-quality patient services, this 300-bed acute care medical center in Eastern Washington has been a staple of the community for over 50 years. The Surgical Services CNS will help contribute to the success of this hospital by supporting education and nursing practice for a facility that’s earned national recognition for superior Heart Care, Outstanding Patient Experience, and a High-Acuity Adult Critical Care Services.

Offering a wide array of surgical services, from ENT and Plastic, to Thoracic and Abdominal, to Vascular and Neurosurgical, this fully equipped 16 Operating Room department is capable of handling just about anything. The Surgical Clinical Nurse Specialist will bring an incredible amount of knowledge and experience to complex patient care scenarios and will support the ongoing clinical education and practice advancement for this tight-knit family unit.

Reporting to the Director of Clinical Education and Nursing Practice, the Surgical Services CNS will focus primarily on improving clinical practice in the large Perioperative Services Department. Working in close collaboration with the Director of Perioperative, a CNOR Surgical Services Department Manager, OR Supervisors, and CPAN Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) Supervisors, the CNS will play an integral role in supporting education and patient care.

The Clinical Nurse Specialist for Surgical Services will have an important role to play in the Perioperative Services Unit, as well as the Education Team for the Medical Center. Using health system and hospital policy, along with evidence-based best practice guidelines, you’ll develop and execute effective education programs throughout the Perioperative Services Department. This means that the CNS will work directly with staff members, unit leaders, hospital leadership, and patients / families to ensure that interdisciplinary programs are created and implemented to enrich each stakeholder’s knowledge and confidence.

Broadly considered the Gateway to the Pacific Northwest, Eastern Washington and the Spokane River Valley are home to all the wonderful things in life. For the Surgical Specialty Clinical Nurse Specialist that wants a day in the wild, you’ll find whitewater adventures, fresh powder skiing, and trails that lead through some of America’s most beautiful nature preserves and parks. When you’re feeling more like a city mouse, stop by one of the many wineries, breweries, and renowned restaurants that all source local ingredients. Whether you want to take in a show, watch live music at legendary venues, or just relax and watch a sunset, you’ll find it in Eastern Washington.

The CNS of Surgical Services will play a large, role for this community medical center. In service of this hospital, this non-profit healthcare system, and this community, you will take on a lot of responsibility. You, in turn, will be supported by a generous benefits package, and a competitive compensation.