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Company: Sparrow Health System
Location: Lansing
Posted on: July 5, 2024

Job Description:

Job Opportunity

Job ID:41756 UMH-Sparrow Lansing Trauma Center

Positions Location: Lansing, MIJob Description
General Purpose of Job:The Injury Prevention Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) is an advanced practice nurse who will coordinate and provide injury prevention activities within the realm of a clinical nurse specialist. Activities will be focused on preventable injuries based on trends identified within the trauma registry and regional epidemiological data.Essential Duties:This job description is intended to cover the minimum essential duties assigned on a regular basis. Caregivers may be asked to perform additional duties as assigned by their leader. Leadership has the right to alter or modify the duties of the position.

  • Provide injury prevention activities to trauma patients and the community in a variety of local community locations. Examples include elderly fall prevention, STOP THE BLEED programs, firearm safety programs, distracted driving safety.
  • Develop relevant injury prevention materials and programs with specific objectives, and ability to measure the success of each after implementation.
  • Utilize expertise as a CNS within the role to support the initiatives and goals of the department.
  • Demonstrate partnerships with community organizations to support injury prevention activities, i.e., local EMS, law enforcement, safety councils, healthcare organizations, regional trauma advisory committee (RTAC).
  • Coordinate ATLS courses for Sparrow staff and the region.
  • Participate in regional and state injury prevention initiatives through Michigan Trauma Coalition and our local trauma Region 1.
  • Choose effective intervention strategies which are evidence-based, with appropriate adaptation and sensitivity to demographic, generational, cultural and religious differences.
    Job Requirements

    General Requirements
    * Current license as a registered nurse and APN in Michigan. * CNS certification. Preferred. * Valid driver's license. * ATLS coordinator status required within 6 months of hire.

    Work Experience
    * Minimum two years of teaching experience required. * Minimum three years of experience in specialty area. * Previous experience analyzing data and developing relevant educational materials - preferred. * Experience evaluating the effectiveness of programs and adapting to changing audiences/locations preferred - preferred.

    * Master's degree in Nursing (MSN). * Clinical competency in nursing care of trauma or patients.

    Specialized Knowledge and Skills
    * Strong interpersonal, professional communication skills necessary. Ability to use a variety of software applications for teaching purposes. * Demonstrates ability to use a keyboard as may be required to perform the essential duties of the job.

    University of Michigan Health-Sparrow Lansing Emergency Department is a level one trauma center as well as being a center of excellence for bariatric, stroke and cardiac care. The ER has 4 trauma rooms as well as 62 private patient rooms: 48 adult and 14 pediatric. These rooms are utilized for the treatment of all kinds of injuries and conditions including: major trauma, neuro, cardiac, pediatrics and high risk OB. The department utilizes a 5 level triage system and advanced nursing guidelines to help expedite patient care. The ER also has on site ER case management RN's, SANE (sexual assault nurse examiner) RN's and groundCritical Care Transport team. Sparrow's ER is committed to providing quality care to every patient, every time.University of Michigan Health-Sparrow is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.#LI-DH1Job Family
    Registered Nurses/Nursing Leadership


    Degree Type / Education Level


    Sparrow Hospital Executive

    Experience Level
    4-9 Years

Keywords: Sparrow Health System, Lansing , CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALIST (CNS) INJURY PREVENTION, Healthcare , Lansing, Michigan

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