Children's Minnesota is one of the largest pediatric health systems in the United States and the only health system in Minnesota to provide care exclusively to children, from before birth through young adulthood. An independent and not-for-profit system since 1924, Children's Minnesota is one system serving kids throughout the Upper Midwest at two free-standing hospitals, nine primary care clinics, multiple specialty clinics and seven rehabilitation sites. As The Kids Experts™ in our region, Children's Minnesota is regularly ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a top children's hospital. Find us on Facebook @childrensminnesota or on Twitter and Instagram @childrensmn. Please visit childrensMN.org.
The pediatric emergency department at Children's Minnesota Minneapolis campus is the only freestanding pediatric Level I trauma center in the area. Our interdisciplinary team of dedicated professionals cares for a wide-range of pediatric trauma and injuries, such as chest, bone, spinal cord, head and neck and abdominal injuries. We care for over 48,000 patients annually and treat almost 40 percent of all pediatric trauma in the Twin Cities. Our 28-bed Level I trauma center serves our neighbors in Minneapolis, as well as outlying facilities that depend on our critical care expertise. We offer a variety of services to our community partners, including critical care transport and telehealth. Although our specialty is pediatric emergency medicine, we are a community-based hospital that serves as a safety-net for families without a primary care provider. Our family-centered focus strives to consider social, economic and cultural diversity - living our core value of putting "Kids First." We provide care from birth through adulthood, considering age and developmental level when interacting with our patients. We incorporate the Comfort Promise into our care - ensuring that procedural pain is minimized whenever possible. We value teamwork, open communication, safety, and respect. We embrace an environment that encourages learning, and professional growth. Our team of emergency department professionals is committed to providing excellent care to our patients and families.
A Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) is an advance practice registered nurse (APRN) functioning within 3 spheres of impact; the patient, nurses/nursing practice, and organizational/systems. CNSs provide leadership in clinical expertise, nursing practice, and systems innovation. Practicing independently and interdependently, CNSs promote competent, compassionate, and professional nursing care for patients and families across the continuum of care.
Is any license/certification/registration required by law? Yes * Minnesota RN/APRN licensure. * Current CNS certification from organization recognized by the state of Minnesota and the Minnesota Board of Nursing.
Are there any required certifications or professional credentials that Children's requires but are not required by law? Yes * BLS
Are there any preferred certifications or professional credentials? * Resuscitation and emergency courses appropriate to care community. * Additional professional nursing certification pertinent to care community.
Education: * Masters or Doctoral Degree from an accredited CNS program required.
Required Experience: * Minimum of 3 years of RN experience in area of clinical specialty.
Preferred Experience: * Preferred 1 year of CNS experience.
Required Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: * Knowledge of performance-based reimbursement. * Specialty focused clinical expertise. * Expert in nursing practice leadership. * Adept at team-based care and collaboration. * Understanding of transitional care needs. * Skills to consult with patients, nurses and other colleagues on health care team. * Expertise as a change agent. * Systems and process development, and analysis. * Knowledge of evidence-based practice, research, and performance improvement methodologies.
Preferred Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: * Podium/poster presentation, publication experience. * Proficiency with Microsoft Office and other technology. * Principal Investigator in research.
All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of an occupational health assessment, drug screen, background investigation, and compliance with the U.S. Government Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. Children's Minnesota requires proof of COVID-19 vaccine, and as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), immunity to vaccine preventable infectious diseases, prior to employment.
Children's Minnesota is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities to all applicants. EO M/F/Disability/Vet Employer.
Children’s Minnesota is one of the largest pediatric health systems in the United States and the only health system in Minnesota to provide care exclusively to children, from before birth through young adulthood. An independent and not-for-profit system since 1924, Children’s Minnesota is one system serving kids throughout the Upper Midwest at two free-standing hospitals, nine primary care clinics, multiple specialty clinics and seven rehabilitation sites. As The Kids Experts in our region, Children’s Minnesota is regularly ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a top children’s hospital. Find us on Facebook @childrensminnesota or on Twitter and Instagram @childrensmn. Please visit childrensMN.org.