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Clinical Nurse Specialist (APNL)

Company: HealthEast Care System
Location: Burnsville
Posted on: March 10, 2023

Job Description:

M Health Fairview Woodwinds Hospital located in Woodbury, is looking for a dedicated Advanced Practice Nursing Lead. -Are you ready to join this team and make a difference?
The Advance Practice Nurse Leader (APNL) demonstrates experienced knowledge and skill in a specialty patient population, service line, and across the continuum of care for the system. The APNL orchestrates work, processes, and people to craft, develop, implement, and evaluate innovative, evidence-based interventions and standard methodologies to optimize safety, quality, and cost-effectiveness. The APNL generates and evaluates evidence for practice through partnership with nurses and other members of the inter-professional team and demonstrates professional leadership in work at the patient, Microsystems and Macro-system levels.
This is a 0.8FTE position that will provide consultation to other sites as needed. We offer a generous benefits package including medical, dental, paid time off, retirement options, tuition reimbursement, student loan repayment program, mileage reimbursement when traveling to other sites and more. Check out more of our benefits information here: www.fairview.org/noncontract
Patient Care and Evaluation of Clinical Practice

  • Evaluates care of the patient/population against professional standards and evidence.
  • Analyzes proposed practice initiatives to establish effects on safety, effectiveness, and efficacy.
  • Designs, implements, and evaluates practice and outcomes.
  • Acquires and analyzes data from multiple sources to guide design of practice changes.
  • Disseminates findings from evidence--'based practice and research to improve healthcare outcomes.
  • Collaborates in the development of clear guidelines, performance standards, policies, and procedures.
  • Demonstrates sensitivity to diverse organizational cultures and populations, including patients and providers.
  • Synthesizes assessment data, advanced knowledge, and experience, using critical thinking and clinical judgment to formulate differential diagnoses for clinical problems amenable to the APRN intervention.
  • Designs and communicates strategies based on evidence, including advanced nursing therapies, to meet the multifaceted needs of complex patients and groups of patients.
  • Prescribes nursing therapeutics, pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions, diagnostic measures, equipment, procedures, and treatments to meet the needs of patients, families, and groups, in accordance with professional preparation, institutional privileges, state and federal laws and practice acts.


    • Provides consultation on the care delivery for complex patients/family situations.
    • Employs consultative and leadership skills within and among professional teams.
    • Creates an environment to improve capacity for learning and adaptation to change.
    • Provides consultation in development of patient/family education materials.
    • Communicates findings to key stakeholders and follows up with others to ensure closed loop communication.
    • Consults with others to obtain resources as necessary to facilitate progress toward achieving identified outcomes consistent with professional and institutional standards, then communicates plan to appropriate team members. -

      Systems Leadership

      • Promotes competency, excellence in professional and clinical practice and collaborative working relationships across the continuum of care.
      • Participates in and/or leads the development and review of policies and procedures across the continuum of care.
      • Leads nursing quality and safety initiatives, committees, and/or projects. Monitors, improves, and evaluates nursing sensitive indicators and other clinical quality metrics to improve clinical performance.
      • Performs assessments and designs plans to meet regulatory requirements related to nursing practice.
      • Performs and communicates system level assessments to identify variables that influence nursing practice and outcomes.


        • Builds effective teams by including key partners within and across units, departments, service lines, populations, sites, and organization.
        • Collaborates with and supports the work of Unit Councils to improve patient care and interdisciplinary workflows.
        • Uses effective strategies for leading, communicating, and facilitating changes in clinician practice and team behavior to encourage adoption of evidence-based practices and innovations in care delivery.
        • Articulates unique APRN contributions on systems of care using nurse-sensitive outcomes.


          • Supports the clinical and professional development of colleagues through precepting, mentoring, and role modeling.
          • Participates in staff development and professional education supporting nurse continuing competence.


            • Acquires, analyzes, plans, disseminates, and implements evidence-based practice into clinical environment to promote best practices.
            • Cultivates a climate of clinical inquiry across spheres of influence, identifies research interests of health care area and assesses barriers/facilitators to encourage nurses performing research.
            • Initiates, facilitates, and/or participates in research activities or quality improvement activities.

              • Acts as primary or co-investigator on IRB approved research teams.

                Ethical Decision-Making

                • Applies ethical principles when analyzing and assisting with concerns or issues.

                  Prescriptive Authority and Treatment (as defined by population and role)

                  • Prescribes evidenced-based treatments, therapies, and procedures considering the patients' healthcare needs.
                  • Prescribe pharmacologic agents, as appropriate for role and state law


                    • Master's degree in Nursing


                      • 3 or more years of nursing experience


                        • Current MN RN License
                        • Licensed in Minnesota as an Advanced Practice RN (CNS, NP, CRNA, CNM)
                        • BLS certification


                          • Doctor of Nursing Practice or Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing or Doctor of Nursing Science


                            • 6 or more years Nursing experience
                            • 1 year or more APRN experience


                              • Recognized ANCC certification in Nursing Specialty aligned to your area of practice

Keywords: HealthEast Care System, Burnsville , Clinical Nurse Specialist (APNL), Healthcare , Burnsville, Minnesota

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