Clin Nurse Spec, Complex Medicine
Emory Healthcare
 Atlanta, GA



  • The Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) is the clinical lead for a program or an area of defined nursing practice.
  • Provides leadership in order to integrate new knowledge and innovation within a specialty area. Utilizes specialized knowledge and skills within the three spheres of influence: patient/family, nurses, and the organization/system. Collaborates with the Nursing Director(s) to lead clinical practice and education on the unit, with in the division, and across the health system.
  • Accountable for designing, implementing, and measuring safe, cost effective, evidence-based care strategies.
  • Contributes to the advancement of nursing practice at the unit/system, local, state and national and international levels and is instrumental in the application of the Professional Practice/Care Transformation Model across the health system.
  • Leads implementation of the Care Transformation Model. Leads programs and initiatives that are congruent with EHC and nursing's strategic plan.
  • Models transformational leadership behaviors. Demonstrates leadership in ethical decision- making and patient advocacy. Engages in ongoing self- evaluation, seeking input from colleagues, other professionals, patients, and families.
  • Leads implementation in the principles of fair and just culture. Provides direct care for complex patient with multi system care issues. Issues may include: biophysical, psycho-emotional, spiritual at the individual, family and community level.
  • Proficient in use of technology to expedite care. Works jointly with nurses and other disciplines to promote patient and family-centered care. Utilizes principles of effective communication.
  • Is cognizant of the diverse needs of patients, staff, and other professionals. Considers cultural influences when collaborating with patients, family, and staff. Works with manager to formulate plan for professional development.
  • Attends educational in-services as appropriate. Participates in professional activities and organizations to maintain knowledge of current trends, practices, and developments.
  • Utilizes coaching to facilitate optimally functioning teams. Coaches staff and others and utilizes advanced communication skills. Mentors and coaches professional development.
  • Provides expert nursing consultation to nurses, physicians, patients and families and others to promote quality care. Effectively communicates with the multidisciplinary team. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Must have a valid, active unencumbered Nursing license or temporary permit approved by the Georgia Licensing Board;
  • Master's degree in nursing;
  • Meets GA Board of Nursing requirements for CNS;
  • Three years of clinical nursing experience as a Registered Nurse with at least two years of recent experience in the area of concentration. BLS and ACLS certifications required