Wake Forest Baptist Health

Nurse Practice Specialist

Wake Forest Baptist Health

Aug 5th, 2022
Atrium Health is a nationally recognized leader in shaping health outcomes through innovative research, education and compassionate patient care. Atrium Health is an integrated, nonprofit health system with nearly 70,000 teammates serving patients at 37 hospitals and more than 1,350 care locations. It provides care under the Wake Forest Baptist Health name in the Winston-Salem, North Carolina, region and Atrium Health Navicent in Georgia. Atrium Health is renowned for its top-ranked pediatric, cancer and heart care, as well as organ transplants, burn treatments and specialized musculoskeletal programs. A recognized leader in experiential medical education and groundbreaking research, Wake Forest School of Medicine is the academic core of the enterprise, including Wake Forest Innovations, which is advancing new medical technologies and biomedical discoveries. Atrium Health is also a leading-edge innovator in virtual care and mobile medicine, providing care close to home and in the home. Ranked among U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals for cancer treatment and in eight pediatric specialties, Atrium Health has also received the American Hospital Association’s Quest for Quality Prize and was the recipient of the 2020 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Health Equity Award for its efforts to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in care. With a commitment to every community it serves, Atrium Health seeks to improve health, elevate hope and advance healing – for all, providing more than $2 billion per year in free and uncompensated care and other community benefits.
Charlotte, North Carolina
https://atriumhealth.org/

Nursing Practice Specialist

FLSA Status: Exempt

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JOB SUMMARY: Serves as a nursing clinical expert with responsibility for providing effective leadership through the integration of scientific underpinnings of practice, organizational and systems leadership for quality improvement and systems thinking, promotes clinical scholarship and analytical methods for evidence-based practice, utilizes information systems/technology and patient care technology for the improvement and transformation of health care, creates a framework to advocate for healthcare policy, facilitate interprofessional collaboration for improving patient and population health outcomes.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing with a Doctorate of Nursing Practice and five or more years of experience in nursing required. Experience in Process Improvement preferred.

LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, and/or REGISTRATION: Current license as a Registered Nurse in the State of North Carolina required. Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) required. Relevant nursing certification required within one year of hire.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Scientific Underpinnings for Practice : Integrate nursing science with knowledge from ethics, the biophysical, psychosocial, analytical, and organizational sciences as the basis for the highest level of nursing practice. Use science-based theories and concepts to develop and evaluate new practice approaches based on nursing theories and theories from other disciplines. Identify evidence practice gaps and, develop, implement and evaluate evidence based practice initiatives in collaboration with Research, Professional Practice, and Nursing Quality.
  • Organizational and Systems Leadership for Quality Improvement and Systems Thinking : Develop and evaluate care delivery approaches that meet current and future needs of patient populations based on scientific findings in nursing and other clinical sciences. Ensure accountability for quality of health care and patient safety for populations with whom they work. Demonstrate sensitivity to diverse organizational cultures and populations, including patients and providers.
  • Clinical Scholarship and Analytical Methods for Evidence-Based Practice: Use analytic methods to critically appraise existing literature and other evidence to determine and implement the best evidence for practice. Design, direct, and evaluate quality improvement methodologies to promote safe, timely, effective, efficient, equitable, and patient-centered care. Function as a practice specialist/consultant in collaborative knowledge-generating research.
  • Information Systems/Technology and Patient Care Technology for the Improvement and Transformation of Health Care : Design, select, use, and evaluate programs that evaluate and monitor outcomes of care, care systems, and quality improvement including use of health care information systems.
  • Health Care Policy for Advocacy in Health Care: Critically analyze health policy proposals, health policies, and related issues from the perspective of consumers, nursing, other health professions. Educate others, including policy makers at all levels, regarding nursing, health policy, and patient care outcomes. Advocate for social justice, equity, and ethical policies within all healthcare arenas.
  • Interprofessional Collaboration for Improving Patient and Population Health Outcomes : Employ effective communication and collaborative skills in the development and implementation of practice models, peer review, practice guidelines, health policy, standards of care, and/or other scholarly products. Lead interprofessional teams in the analysis of complex practice and organizational issues. Employ consultative and leadership skills with intraprofessional and interprofessional teams to create change in health care and complex healthcare delivery systems.

SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS:

Advanced clinical assessment skills for specialty area

Ability to make sound and timely decisions

Ability to cooperate and work collaboratively with others

Knowledge of pre-hospital, inpatient, and post-hospital needs of patient population

Knowledge of risk management principles and issues regarding patient safety

Knowledge of quality improvement practices and program evaluation including statistical analysis

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Subject to highly stressful situations

Moderate noise environment

Clean, well lit, and comfortable environment

Possible exposure to infectious and contagious diseases

Possible exposure to radiation hazards

Exposure to housekeeping/cleaning agents/chemicals

Contact with patients under wide variety of circumstances

Subject to many interruptions

Subject to irregular hours

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

0% 35% 65%

to to to

35% 65% 100% N/A Activity

X Standing

X Walking

X Sitting

X Bending

X Reaching with arms

X Finger and hand dexterity

X Talking

X Hearing

X Seeing

Lifting, carrying, pushing and or pulling:

X 20 lbs. maximum

X 50 lbs. maximum

X 100 lbs. maximum

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