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Clinical Nurse Specialists
District Of Columbia

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Plan, direct, or coordinate the daily patient care activities in a clinical practice. Ensure adherence to established clinical policies, protocols, regulations, and standards.

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Currently Employed: 10,630

Projected Annual Job Openings: 340

Typical Hourly Wage: $32.01 - $42.83

Typical Annual Salary: $66,600 - $89,100

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Typical education needed for entry: Associate's degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: None

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typical job duties

  • Collaborate with other health care professionals and service providers to ensure optimal patient care.
  • Provide consultation to other health care providers in areas such as patient discharge, patient care, or clinical procedures.
  • Develop or assist others in development of care and treatment plans.
  • Develop and maintain departmental policies, procedures, objectives, or patient care standards based on evidence-based practice guidelines or expert opinion.
  • Read current literature, talk with colleagues, or participate in professional organizations or conferences to keep abreast of developments in nursing.
  • Evaluate the quality and effectiveness of nursing practice or organizational systems.
  • Develop, implement, or evaluate standards of nursing practice in specialty area such as pediatrics, acute care, and geriatrics.
  • Design evaluation programs regarding the quality and effectiveness of nursing practice or organizational systems.
  • Plan, evaluate, or modify treatment programs based on information gathered by observing and interviewing patients, or by analyzing patient records.
  • Direct or supervise nursing care staff in the provision of patient therapy.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Cardiac output CO monitoring units or accessories
  • Floor grade forceps or hemostats
  • Medical staff isolation or surgical masks
  • Medical suction or vacuum appliances
  • Thoracentesis set or tray

Technology:
  • Electronic mail software
  • Information retrieval or search software
  • Internet browser software
  • Medical software

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