The Nurse Clinician (NC) is an expert clinical nurse who integrates experience, advanced level skills and knowledge from nursing theory and principles of adult learning in the provision of direct client / patient / resident care, assessment of needs, clinical coordination and problem solving, client / patient / resident and staff education and participation in research for a defined group of clients / patients / families.
The NC position requires skill in collaborative consultation with the Manager of Nursing, multidisciplinary healthcare team members and cardiologists to provide seamless coordination of clinical planning, therapeutic activities and client / patient / resident interventions for patients in the Heart Health Value Stream.
This may include participating in policy and procedure development, performing quality improvement and participating in the education of nursing staff across the Heart Health portfolio
Bachelor Degree / Diploma in Nursing
Registered or eligible for registration with the Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association (SRNA)
Current CPR Certification
Current BCLS certification
Current CCNC Certification in cardiology
Current ACLS certification preferred
Requires 5 years recent full time experience in specific clinical area
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Advanced communication skills
Ability to accept and implement change
Knowledge of leadership strategies in order to lead, encourage, advise and cooperate with colleagues to promote and maintain positive relationships, to achieve patient / resident / client team and organizational goals within available resources.
Knowledge of current trends, issues and perspectives, of nursing in the specific clinical area
Knowledge of communication techniques and approaches in order to adapt to multiple and ever changing situations and environments
Knowledge of the role of the specific clinical area within the entire health system
Knowledge of critical thinking processes in order to creatively solve problems in an open and resourceful manner
Commitment to continued learning and professional development.
Demonstrated ability in teaching staff and patients / residents / clients / families
Demonstrated ability to utilize research and theory based knowledge to design, manage, coordinate and provide an advanced level of care
Demonstrates conflict resolution skills
Knowledge of policy and procedure development and quality assurance initiatives
Demonstrated ability to work within a team environment
Excellent analytical, judgment and decision-making skills
Demonstrates highly developed clinical assessment skills
Knowledge of research processes and program evaluation
Demonstrates ability to establish and maintain good interpersonal / consultative relationships and communication patterns
Demonstrates critical thinking to creatively solve problems in a resourceful manner
Proficient computer skills