Clinical Specialist – FH System Infusion Center – Maitland
Florida Hospital seeks to hire a Clinical Specialist who will embrace our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ.
Established in 1908, Florida Hospital is one of the largest not-for-profit healthcare systems in the country, caring for more than a million patients each year. The 2,675-bed acute-care medical facility, comprised of nine hospitals, has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best hospitals in the country for over 10 years. It serves as a community hospital for Greater Orlando and as a major tertiary referral hospital for Central Florida and much of the Southeast, the Caribbean and Latin America.
Florida Hospital Ambulatory Infusion Centers are full service hospital based outpatient departments where chemotherapy/biotheraphy, and other supportive therapies are provided for patients with cancer and other illnesses. Staffed by a full compliment of clinical oncology teams, RN, ARNP/PA, Pharmacist, Pharm Tech, and Lab Tech, and other non-clinical support.
Monday – Friday; Varies
The Clinical Specialist is responsible for providing formal and informal education programs and clinical expertise in his/her specialty area to optimize patient/family, nurse, and systems outcomes and:
directly or indirectly plans, implements and evaluates patient and family specific care appropriate to the complexity of the problems and resources of the system
assesses and evaluates care delivery models; implements changes based on outcome data
develops education programs to improve patient outcomes and quality of care
supports the practice of nursing through orientation, training, staff development, research and involvement in professional organizations
contributes within the institution to establish clinical best practice system processes
coordinates with multiple disciplines to solve system issues
Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility for maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.
Advanced knowledge of nursing theory and practice in specialty
Skilled in the use of specialized equipment used in respective area of practice
Ability to complete clinical inquiry to improve clinical practice and service outcomes
Ethical decision making and patient advocacy
6781 – ACLS and PALS
American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) certification(Preferred)
AHA Advanced life support certification (ACLS, PALS, NRP) per specialty/unit requirements(Preferred)
6781 – Instructor status certification (ACLS, PALS, TNCC, ENPC) (Preferred)
Master’s degree in health related field
Three to five years’ experience in specialty
Master’s degree in Nursing (Preferred)
Past teaching experience in formal/informal settings with knowledge of learning principles for population served (Preferred)
Licensure, Certification, or Registration Required:
Current valid State of Florida or multi state license as a Registered Nurse
Certification is required for Clinical Specialist serving the Diabetic and Oncology populations. For other populations, certification is preferred.
Demonstrates through behavior Florida Hospital’s Core Values of Integrity, Compassion, Balance, Excellence, Stewardship and Teamwork as outlined in the organization’s Performance Excellence Program
Supports complex patient-care issues, identifies patients at risk for suboptimal outcomes, and proposes a proactive plan of care. Coordinates and/or supports patient education programs and evaluates impact of patient education programs.
Interprets and/or establishes practice standards, policy and procedures, standards of care, protocols, and critical pathways. Monitors practice standards and evaluates impact on patient care
Identifies problematic systems/process issues, develops plans to improve, and monitors outcomes. Develops/implements process improvement and/or clinical best practice initiatives at the organizational and unit level.
Acts as a change agent, evaluates environment for change readiness, and develops and implements plans for change. Monitors change driven outcomes.
Monitors and evaluates nursing practice. Identifies professional growth needs of the nursing staff. Implements and evaluates a plan to address nursing staff, orientation, training, growth and development needs. Evaluates the impact of staff education on patient care.
Facilitates the development of nurse’s advocacy and moral agency through teaching, coaching, and role modeling. Seeks additional educational options that support his/hers clinical expertise in practice. Demonstrates nursing leadership through publications, research, consultation, presentation, or clinical practice.
Participates in patient care advocacy issues directed toward creating quality care.
Utilizes knowledge of current research and evidence based practices in area of expertise and recommends changes in practice as appropriate. Incorporates research findings into policies and procedures and standards of care. Suggests areas of research and assists nurses who are involved in developing research projects/protocols.
May perform waived and/or non-waived Point of Care Testing. If performing non-waived Point of Care Testing, as defined in AHCA rule 59A-7.034, must have approved competency and documented proof (copy of either diploma or transcript, at the highest level of academic achievement) at the time of Florida Hospital non-waived Point of Care training.
If you want to be a part of a team that is dedicated to delivering the highest quality in patient care, we invite you to explore the Clinical Specialist opportunity with Florida Hospital and apply online today.
Florida Hospital is dedicated to improving lives not only in Central Florida, but also around the world. As a destination hospital, we are committed to serving the health care needs of our patients with a holistic approach to heal the mind, body and spirit. We strive to be the hospital of choice for patients, physicians and employees. Over the last 100 years, Florida Hospital’s mission remains unchanged: to extend the healing ministry of Christ.