The Gerontological Society of America (GSA)

APP-Clinical Nurse Specialist: Emergency Department

University of Virginia
Virginia, United States (on-site)
30+ days ago


Provides patient care services as part of a healthcare team. Responsible for assessment and intervention to prevent, remediate, or alleviate illness and promote health with a defined specialty population. Consults with other members of the interprofessional team when appropriate. Translates advanced clinical expertise, expert knowledge, complex decision-making skills, and clinical competencies to impact the care of patients, families, and populations. Transforms systems to mobilize and integrate nursing science, achieving quality, cost-effective outcomes.

Expert Caring/Clinical Practice:
  • Evaluates and provides care, treatment, and consultation for patients with unique or complex health concerns within specialty scope of practice, utilizing advanced assessment skills
  • Develops treatment plans and provides education/coaching to patients and families with complex needs
  • Performs designated procedures after demonstrated competency, according to written standardized procedures where applicable
  • Prescribes and recommends pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions within the APP CNS's scope of practice, and consistent with the APP CNSs skill, training, competence, professional judgment and policies of UVA Health
  • Uses advanced communication skills to facilitate collaboration among patient, family, and clinicians to address complex care needs and promote ethical decision-making
  • In collaboration with patients/families and interprofessional team, leads and facilitates coordinated care for individuals and populations to improve and promote health care outcomes
  • Acts as a clinical resource, utilizing both formal and informal opportunities for the education and coaching of nurses and other members of the interdisciplinary team

  • Empowered Leaders:
  • Cultivates a practice environment in which mutual respect, communication, and collaboration contribute to safe, quality outcomes
  • Demonstrates leadership abilities in the development, mentorship, and empowerment of others within the healthcare community
  • Promotes the professional practice of the Advanced Practice group through responsible interfaces with the public and health care community

  • Quality Achievement:
  • Participates in, supports, and leads quality improvement initiatives to advance patient care delivery and improve outcomes through best practice implementation
  • Evaluates the implications of access, quality, safety, and cost on the delivery of healthcare
  • Collects and analyzes patient data to document the impact of nursing practice on outcomes, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness

  • Innovation:
  • Pursues opportunities for active engagement in research, research implementation, and analysis of evidence-based practice
  • Mentors nurses and nursing staff to analyze research findings that affect nursing practice and patient outcomes
  • Disseminates specialty knowledge through outreach to the public and the Advanced Practice community at local, state, and/or national forums

  • Lifelong Learning:
  • Adheres to Virginia Board of Nursing and/or Medicine, national certifying organizations, and institutional continuing education requirements necessary to maintain professional licensure, DEA registration (as applicable), and Advanced Practice certification and practice agreements (as applicable)
  • Advocates for equitable healthcare by active participation in professional organizations and public policy initiatives
  • Actively pursues own professional growth and development via opportunities at local, regional and national level

  • Success Factors:
  • Ability to manage administrative and leadership tasks while also providing excellent patient care
  • Ability to work and maintain confidentiality of patient, patient account and personnel information
  • Willingness to embrace and lead change when change is necessary, and ability to effectively communicate and work with staff and management
  • Ability to work as a team player
  • Customer Service and Community Engagement
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, verbal and written communication skills
  • Exceptional patient care and service skills
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned

  • Position Compensation Range: $87,755.20 - $140,400.00 Annual

    This is an exciting opportunity to partner with emergency services clinical and operational leadership to optimize patient outcomes and interprofessional practice. The University of Virginia Health Emergency Department is an 82-bed ED in beautiful Charlottesville, Virginia. The UVA ED is a Level 1 Trauma Center, a Comprehensive Stroke Center and a Regional Referral Center for all of the needs of Central Virginia and the surrounding region. This 7-pod unit boasts a complement of Attending Physicians, Residents, Pharmacists, a Nurse Practitioner, RNs, ED Techs and Medics who care for approximately 65,000 patient visits annually. Six of these pods care for adults, and the seventh pod cares for pediatric patients. The UVA ED has three adult trauma bays, and one pediatric trauma bay. This APP-CNS collaborates with a talented team of APP-CNSs to meet the team CNS Mission and Vision: To improve the health of patients by: providing advanced nursing specialty consultation, working with interprofessional teams to optimize evidence-based care, patient safety, and efficiency in healthcare delivery, and applying advanced systems thinking to impact care and enhance the health of specialty populations served. APP-CNS position requires adult-gerontology, critical care CNS board certification (AACN). 2+ years of APP-CNS practice in emergency medicine preferred. Final determination of hire contingent upon successful credentialing/privileging and acquisition of prescriptive license.


    Education: Master's Degree as an Advance Practice Provider (Clinical Nurse Specialist)
    Experience: 2+ years of CNS practice in emergency medicine preferred

    Licensure: License or license eligible as an Advance Practice Provider (Clinical Nurse Specialist) as set forth by the state of Virginia.

    Must demonstrate and maintain all applicable credentialing and licensing requirements of the UVA Medical Center, Virginia Board of Nursing, and appropriate certifying bodies.

    Current Basic Life Support (BLS) required.

    Current Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS/NRP), as required specific to position.

    Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), as required specific to position.


    Job requires standing for prolonged periods, frequently traveling/bending/stooping. Proficient communicative, auditory and visual skills; Attention to detail and ability to write legibly; Ability to lift/push/pull 20 - 50lbs. May be exposed to chemicals, blood/body fluids and infectious disease. Position requires physical capabilities that may include lifting, prolonged standing and walking. Some travel may be required as related to specific responsibilities.

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    The University of Virginia, i ncluding the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician's Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

    Job Information

    • Job ID: 67951915
    • Workplace Type: On-Site
    • Location:
      Virginia, United States
    • Company Name For Job: University of Virginia
    • Position Title: APP-Clinical Nurse Specialist: Emergency Department
    • Job Function: Education
    • Job Type: Full-Time
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