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Chesapeake Bay Affiliate of the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists

Career Opportunity

Posted 10 months ago by Maranda Jackson-Parkin

 University of Florida Health Shands Hospital, Gainesville, FL

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Emergency Department

Blue Marble Executive search has been engaged by UF Health to lead the search for this newly created position.  Gainesville is a vibrant college town in north central Florida 90 minutes from both Orlando and Jacksonville.  Gainesville was ranked as one of the "best places to live and play" in the US by National Geographic Adventure.
UF Health Shands Hospital, an 852-bed, academic, Magnet, and Level I Trauma Center consistently ranks as one of the best hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report. Shands is committed to supporting their nurses’ quest for education, knowledge and career development. They believe in providing opportunities for personal and professional betterment, knowing that wisdom and purpose are integral to a fully satisfying life.  As a Magnet hospital they provide the best in nursing care and offer a supportive professional nursing environment.  There are a total of 4 EDs:  Main Adult ED and Trauma Center with 65,000 visits, per year, Pediatric ED with 30,000 visits per year and 2 Freestanding EDs with 35,000 visits each. 
The Clinical Nurse Specialist, Emergency Department will serve as a clinical officer for patient care programs and services throughout the Emergency Department and Trauma Center by providing clinical and operational leadership support centered on improving outcomes. Provides clinical and analytical support to the nursing leadership to plan and predict patient care needs based on benchmarking, quality improvement patient acuity/care trends, staff clinical education needs and patient satisfaction.  Provides leadership to ensure excellence in nursing research, education, and practice. The CNS provides clinical and leadership support to achieve the organization's mission of excellent patient care and nursing's vision of setting a new standard of excellence in autonomous and accountable nursing practice committed to patient advocacy and innovative patient care in a climate of trust and collaboration.  Total nursing FTEs in ED is 280.  There are 6 other Clinical Specialists within the organization
Successful candidates must have a Masters degree in Nursing and CNS license.  DNP/PhD preferred. National nursing board certification in specialty area preferred. Minimum of 3 years in advanced practice/leadership role.  Evidence of progressive leadership in performance improvement, outcomes management, and implementation/evaluation of evidence-based practice and research. Excellent interpersonal relationship skills.  Demonstrable leadership in integrating programs that cross services, units, and disciplines and influence organizational mission of excellence in patient care.  UF Health offers a competitive compensation package including base salary and extraordinary benefits including tuition reimbursement and relocation assistance. 
Some of our other exclusive searches include (details available upon request):

  • Chief Quality & Safety Officer- Seattle Children’s Hospital
  • Director of Care Management- University of California at Irvine Health
  • CNS, NICU- UCLA Medical Center
  • CNS, Med/Surg- Pacific Northwest

Thank you in advance for considering if you know anyone who would benefit from learning more about this opportunity.  Blue Marble Executive Search is a healthcare executive search firm.  We enjoy representing nurse leaders and healthcare executives while working with many of the nation’s top hospitals.  Thank you and please don’t hesitate to call if I can ever be of assistance.  Have a great day!
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Scott Anthony
Blue Marble Executive Search
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