Clinical Nurse Specialist, HVIS Team

Job Requisition #: JR60344

End Date: 2/24/2024

Location: Newark, Delaware

Position Type: Advanced Practice RN

Shift: Day Shift, Rotation Day/Evening/Morning

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ChristianaCare is looking for an experience Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) to work with our HVIS team at the Christiana Hospital Newark Campus. This position is primary Monday through Friday from 8a to 4:30pm. The selected candidate will function in advanced nursing practice of Heart and Vascular interventional procedure patients pre and post procedure and take responsibility for facilitating change toward higher levels of professionalism and competency by integrating and promoting evidence based practices for Interventional Radiology and Cardiovascular patients into nursing practice.   


Provides leadership by catalyzing and facilitating change toward higher levels of professionalism and competency.

Manages care of the Heart and Vascular Interventional patient within agreed upon protocols by HVIS physicians and Nursing pre and post procedure.

Acts as a clinical consultant and resource to patients, family, and staff in area of specialty to include Heart and Vascular Interventional Procedures.

Facilitates continuity of care for complex patients

Collaborates with professionals from multiple disciplines to enhance patient outcomes.

Utilizes teaching/learning principles coupled with an expert clinical knowledge to promote and provide education to the patient's family.

Tracks patient outcomes and relevant data throughout the system using either automated or manual systems.

Appropriately utilizes advanced clinical decision-making skills.

Provides formal and informal in-services in which in depth knowledge base is shared with staff.

Collaborates in the review of educational materials.

Assists staff in the development of innovative and cost-effective patient programs of care.

Utilizes, participates in, and disseminates research to enhance practice.

Promotes research-based practice in the provision of nursing care.

Consistently guides staff in professional development; acts as a mentor.

Promotes growth toward higher level of professionalism through role modeling.

Actively participates in Performance Improvement initiatives and provides direction.

Provides direct patient care as needed.

Consults with physicians regarding the patient's condition, diagnosis and treatment plan, medication orders and need for alternate dispositions if necessary. 

Initiates referrals to appropriate resources and services, promoting a collaborative approach to patient care.

Initiates pre-printed order sets  and clinical protocols according to patient diagnosis as indicated.

Writes orders and documents in the medical record as indicated;

Initiates requests for laboratory data and radiologic studies as needed and interprets results as related to the treatment plan.

Informs, counsels and instructs individuals and families on their specific health problems and test results.

Prepares and maintains complete and accurate medical records and other documents.

Attends, participates in discharge planning and multi-disciplinary case discussions and/or family meetings to promote high quality of care as necessary

Graduation from Master's level clinical nurse specialist program.
At least three years of related clinical nursing experience
Licensure or license eligible for Registered Nurse and Advanced Practice
ACLS Certification
Advanced practice certification in specialty is preferred

EEO Statement: Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.

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At ChristianaCare, we’re committed to treating everyone with dignity and respect. We believe in a safe, inclusive work environment that fosters collaboration between caregivers from all walks of life. We know that each unique viewpoint is vital in delivering high-quality, safe patient care to everyone who walks through our doors. Our policies, benefits, hiring practices, employee resource groups, and corporate citizenship demonstrate our commitment to inclusion and diversity throughout our system.

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We serve together in Love and Excellence. Our unique values, Love and Excellence are bold and powerful, and they are the reason why working for ChristianaCare is special. The behaviors associated with our values guide how caregivers interact with everyone they work with and make for an exceptional work experience. We believe that when you lead with Love, Excellence is inevitable.


ChristianaCare’s comprehensive total rewards package is one of the most competitive in the region. We are proud to offer excellent benefits that reflect the organization’s commitment to being exceptional today and even better tomorrow.

At ChristianaCare, we provide access to high-quality and affordable benefits designed to meet our caregivers where they are. You can tailor your benefits to meet your needs now and adjust them as your priorities change.

Take advantage of ChristianaCare’s wide-ranging benefit offerings from supporting optimal health through medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage to valuable wellness and work/life programs, which include paid parental leave, coverage for infertility and assisted reproductive technologies, an employer-funded short-term disability program, and more.

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