Christiana Care Health System is one of the nation’s largest (>1,000 beds) not-for-profit teaching institutions, serving all of Delaware and neighboring areas of Pennsylvania, Maryland, and New Jersey- with over 54,000 admissions, 7,200 newborn deliveries, and 143,000 emergency department visits annually. Christiana Care is centrally located from major cities such as Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. PRIMARY FUNCTION: To take responsibility for facilitating change toward higher levels of professionalism and competency by integrating and promoting research findings into nursing practice. PRlNCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Provides leadership by catalyzing and facilitating change toward higher levels of professionalism and competency. Acts as a clinical consultant and resource to patients, family, and staff in area of specialty. Facilitates continuity of care for complex patients Collaborates with professionals from multiple disciplines to enhance patient outcomes. Appropriately utilizes advanced clinical decision-making skills. Provides teaching and counseling to select patients and families. 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. Actively participates in Performance Improvement initiatives. Provides direct patient care as needed. Performs assigned work safely, adhering to established departmental safety rules and practices; reports to supervisor, in a timely manner, any unsafe activities, conditions, hazards, or safety violations that may cause injury to oneself, other employees, patients and visitors. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Master's Degree as a Clinical Nurse Specialist Current Advanced Practice Nurse license in the state of Delaware; or eligibility for licensure in the state of Delaware BLS Certification At least three years of related clinical nursing experience. Knowledge, skills and abilities related to leadership, teaching, group dynamics, problem solving, research, coordination of systems, and staff development. Knowledge of research design Knowledge, skills, and abilities related to pain management Knowledge and ability to interpret lab values Ability to safely administer medications Ability to perform in leadership capacity Ability to establish priorities and to act independently Ability to plan, organize and coordinate multidisciplinary team efforts Ability to exercise judgment, tact and diplomacy Christiana Care Health System is proud to be an equal opportunity employer whose staff is representative of its community, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.