To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values—integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion—must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.
At Bridgeport Hospital, we are committed to providing quality medical care and treatment that is coordinated and centered on the patient’s specific needs. We strive to achieve benchmarks as a Patient Centered Medical Home and provide health care in a setting where patients are at the center of their care team. All employees of Bridgeport Hospital are part of the patients care team and contribute to the team approach of promoting access, continuous, comprehensive care and work to provide quality improvement in the care provided to their patients.
Through involvement in clinical consultation and direct patient care, assesses and improves the patient care process for a defined population along the continuum of care; serving as an expert clinical resource to Patient Services management for ensuring quality of care and customer satisfaction. Collaborates with other healthcare professionals to ensure that evidence-based practice is implemented and understood by the Patient Services staff. Serves as a link integrating relevant research, best practice and clinical delivery processes at Bridgeport Hospital and the broader system.
Masters Degree in Nursing in an area of clinical specialization required.
OR EXPERIENCE. Three (3) to five (5) years clinical practice experience with demonstrated leadership experience required. Previous experience in a Clinical Nurse Specialist role in a comparable setting desirable., 3 to 5 years acute clinical nursing experience
Current Connecticut State RN Nursing licensure and/or eligibility for Connecticut State RN licensure required. Relevant certification preferred., Maintain National Certification in area of expertise
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities. Demonstrated clinical expertise, critical thinking, and computer skills. Excellent prioritization and communication skills. Knowledgeable of Hospital performance improvement processes. Demonstrated ability to implement, support and effectively monitor change required. Must be able to translate research data into practice implications. Analytical skills necessary.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is required to stand and walk. The employee must frequently stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, occasionally move and/or lift up to 50 pounds. The specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Incumbents as well as external and internal applicants who become disabled must be able to perform the essential job functions with or without the assistance of reasonable accommodation as determined on a case by case basis.