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Job Title: Clinical Nurse Specialist - Peri-Operative Care
Site: Salem Hospital
Status: Full-Time
Shift: 0800 - 1700
Overtime Schedule: Exempt
Salary Range: $81,785 - $125,382
Recruiter Name: Bill Swigart
Job Number: 8492
Working Days: Monday - Friday, 40 hours per week
In the heart of Oregon’s Willamette Valley, Salem Health is the Heart of Healing. At the heart of healing is every patient…cared for by compassionate, skilled people…who are supported with exceptional technology…committed to high standards…in an environment designed to comfort and heal. Join our incredible team of professionals who are consistently meeting the challenges of achieving clinical quality second to none, service that exceeds expectations and performance that sustains our mission. That’s why Salem Hospital is a Magnet®-recognized facility and has received the Beacon Award three times!

Are you looking for a place to grow, discover and thrive in an engaging and supportive environment? Are you always interested in the latest healthcare developments? Do you enjoy sharing your expertise and experience with others? If so, look no further! As a Peri-Operative Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) with Salem Health, you will leverage a depth of clinical experience to lead your practice while reporting to and collaborating with a Nursing Director.

We’re looking for someone with expertise in Peri-Operative Care who can:
• Function as a clinical expert in the diagnosis and treatment of illness, and the delivery of evidence-based nursing interventions (ANA, 2004).
• Serve as an expert in executing delegated medical regimens associated with the diagnosis and treatment of disease for a specialty population.
• Function independently to provide theory and evidence-based care to patients/clients in their attainment of health goals.
• Collaborate with other nurses to advance their nursing practices and improve outcomes, and provide clinical expertise to effect system-wide changes to improve programs of care.
• Specialize in a delimited area of practice with evidence-based competencies associated with that specialty. Specialty areas are evolving as the science evolves. Typically, the specialty can be identified in terms of: a) a population; b) type of problem; c) setting; d) type of care; and e) disease/pathology/medical.

If this describes you, we would love to hear from you; however, please ensure that you meet the following qualifications (only candidates who meet these qualifications will be considered):
• Currently licensed to practice nursing as a Registered Nurse in the State of Oregon, or have the ability to obtain licensure prior to date of hire.
• Minimum of four (4) years of peri-operative clinical experience.
• Minimum Master’s degree in Nursing with clinical specialty. Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) or PhD in Nursing desirable.
• Must be able to meet qualifications for recognition as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Oregon by the Oregon State Board of Nursing (OSBN).
• Preference may be given to candidates possessing national certification in nursing specialty and as a Clinical Nurse Specialist.

In addition to the qualifications, Salem Health also seeks the following demonstrated strengths, as defined by the Gallup Organization:
• Service: A drive to be of service to others
• Ethics: A clear understanding of right and wrong that guides actions
• Responsibility: The need to assume personal accountability for work
• Problem Solving: An ability to think things through with incomplete data
• Empathy: Understanding the point of view and feelings of others
• Team: Engages in mutually supportive relationships

The successful incumbent must: possess advanced knowledge of the science of nursing with a specialty focus and apply that knowledge to nursing assessments, diagnoses, and interventions, and the design of innovations; possess an ability to work and communicate effectively with others; and commensurate with education preparation and area of assignment, demonstrate knowledge of and ability to apply age-specific principles of growth and development and life stages to meet the specific needs of neonate, pediatric, adolescent and/or geriatric patients.

Additional Information:
This position requires manual dexterity adequate to perform skills and procedures to assure safe patient care, adequate visual and hearing ability to read and perform nursing procedures safely, and the ability to safely lift, pull, and turn a minimum of 50 pounds unassisted and over 100 pounds with assistance: bend, stretch, and reach to accomplish duties.

In order to be considered for this position, your resume must reflect all relevant licenses, certifications, education, and experience noted in the requirements and minimum qualification sections of this job posting. Without this information, candidates cannot be considered for positions to which they may be qualified.

Upon date of hire, applicants will be required to complete the U.S. Department Homeland Security’s I-9 form confirming authorization to work in the United States. Salem Hospital is not able to support VISA sponsorships.

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