Clinical Nurse Specialist, Child Abuse

    UMass Memorial Health Care
    Worcester, MA 01601
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    Job Description

    Position at UMass Memorial Medical Center

    Everyone Is a Caregiver.

    At UMass Memorial Health Care, Everyone is a Caregiver regardless of title. Exceptional patient care, academic excellence and leading-edge research make UMass Memorial the premier health care system of Central and Western Massachusetts, and a place where we can help you build the career you deserve. We are more than 14,000 employees, working together as one health care system. And everyone, in their own unique way, plays an important part, everyday.

    Requisition #: 212982

    Title: Clinical Nurse Specialist, Child Abuse

    Department: Children's Medical Center
    Location: UMass Memorial Medical Center

    Posting Date: March 6, 2021

    Shift: Days

    Status: Exempt

    Hours: 40

    Shift Length: 8 hours

    Position Summary:

    Responsible for enhancing the quality of nursing practice and patient care within area of specialization. Serves as senior clinical practitioner for a specialty area of nursing practice. Provides comprehensive evidence based assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of patient care within specialty. Develops system/organizational modifications to support and improve the practice of nursing in area of expertise. Provides consultation for nursing and other disciplines in specialty area of practice.

    Responsibilities include:
    • Medical evaluation of children with concerns of physical abuse, sexual abuse or neglect
    • Telephone and in person medical triage and follow up of patients
    • Multidisciplinary team participation, regional CAC support
    • Expert witness court testimony
    • Education of nurses, advanced practice nurses and Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners and other health care, forensic, and community professionals concerning presentation, complications and public health issues related to child maltreatment and advanced nursing practice
    • Provides expert evidence-based care to patients with complex conditions.
    • Advances the practice of nursing by designing innovative evidence-based interventions, influencing the practice of nurses and others, and influencing the healthcare system environment to support nursing practice and patient care delivery.
    • Sets standards of nursing care for patients within specialty practice. Influences the trajectory of patient care across the full spectrum of settings of care.
    • Uses clinical inquiry and research evidence to determine need for practice change. Keeps nursing staff up to date on latest research evidence in area of expertise.
    • Guides, teaches and supports nursing personnel in the development and implementation of care for their patient population.
    Position Qualifications:
    Required License/Certification/Education:
    • Master's degree in Nursing.
    • Current Massachusetts Nursing licensure and registration.
    • For Clinical Specialist functioning in the Expanded Role a Massachusetts license as a Clinical Specialist in the Expanded Role is required. For Clinical Specialist prescribing medication a Massachusetts License as a Clinical Specialist I the prescribing role is required.
    Required Experience/Skills:
    • Three to five years of registered nursing experience.
    • Previous Clinical Nurse Specialist experience.
    • Educational preparation as a Clinical Nurse Specialist.
    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

    Standards of Respect:

    Acknowledge Listen Communicate Be Responsive Be a Team Player Be Kind

    We're striving to make respect a part of everything we do at UMass Memorial - for our patients and for each other. We're expecting that our new caregivers practice our six Standards of Respect: Acknowledge, Listen, Communicate, Be Responsive, Be a Team Player, and Be Kind, to help us make respect a part of how we take care of business everyday.

    As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, UMMHC recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, gender identity and expression, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

    If you are unable to submit an application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at [emailprotected]. We will make every effort to respond to your request for disability assistance as soon as possible.

    Posting ID: 611176920Posted: 2021-03-15Job Title: Clinical Nurse Specialist Child