Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
The Clinical Nurse Specialist will collaborate and consult in the management of complex oncology patient and family care by demonstrating clinical expertise within Chronic Disease Care through the integration of advanced skills, knowledge, competencies, and practice. Introduce and utilize evidence-based practice, standards of care, and research to transform practice within the workforce and organization to enhance quality, cost effectiveness and efficiency. Facilitate change that is diverse and sensitive to the internal/external needs of the organization. Foster professional performance and influence healthcare initiatives to generate positive patient outcomes. Upholds professional standards of nursing practice as determined by the NCBON, the specialty practice organization that represents the practice area and the American Nurses Association Standards for Nursing Professional Development (2010). Exemplifies the mission and vision for Mission Hospital, Nursing, and the Department of Nursing Practice, Education and Research.
REQUIRED EDUCATION: Master's Degree in Nursing.
PREFERRED EDUCATION: Mas MN, MSN, DNS, or PhD in Nursing; Certification in specialty area by recognized national nursing organization; North Carolina Board of Nursing CNS recognition
REQUIRED LICENSE: Current licensure as Registered Nurse with North Carolina Board of Nursing or compact state as defined by NC Board of Nursing
PREFERRED LICENSE: National certification as a clinical nurse specialist
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE: Minimum of 5 years of recent clinical nursing experience in designated or related specialty
PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: Preferred experience in emergency medicine, cardiac services or intensive care. Effective speaker before large and small groups. Proven ability to work autonomously and in collaboration with other health care providers, students, instructors, and leaders.
Mission Health, based in Asheville, N.C., is the state’s sixth-largest health system and the region’s only not-for-profit, independent community hospital system governed and managed exclusively in western North Carolina. In April 2017, Mission Health was recognized as one of the nation’s Top 15 Health Systems by Truven Health Analytics for an unprecedented fifth time in six years. Mission is the o...nly health system in North Carolina to achieve this recognition. Mission Health traces its roots in the region back to 1885, operates six hospitals, numerous outpatient and surgery centers, home health provider CarePartners, and the region’s only dedicated Level II trauma center. Its medical staff consists of more than 1,000 physicians and is certified in more than 50 medical specialties and sub-specialties. Mission Health has seven Centers of Excellence: Cancer, Heart, Neurosciences, Orthopedics, Trauma, Women’s Health and Mission Children’s Hospital, the region’s only children’s hospital. Mission Hospital, located in Asheville, is the system’s flagship hospital and is licensed for 795 beds. It is the regional referral center for tertiary and quaternary care. Other Mission Health member hospitals include Angel Medical Center in Franklin, Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in Spruce Pine, Highlands-Cashiers Hospital in Highlands, McDowell Hospital in Marion and Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard. With more than 10,600 employees and 2,000 volunteers, Mission Health is dedicated to improving the health and wellness of the people of western North Carolina. Asheville, NC is nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains and has the charm and friendliness of a medium-sized city, while boasting the amenities of a large city. Theater, live music, festivals, excellent restaurants, diverse populations, art galleries, cultural diversions and museums abound.