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Here at Methodist Healthcare, our everyday decisions are founded on compassion. Apply today and join a team that is dedicated to serving others in need.
We want to ensure your needs are met. We offer a variety of comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans along with some unique benefits including:
The Clinical Nurse Specialist functions independently and collaboratively as an expert clinician, educator, consultant, and researcher in nursing practice. The Clinical Nurse Specialist is a professional nurse with in-depth scientific knowledge, technical expertise, skill and competency.
What You Will Do In Your Role:
Consults with physicians and staff in defining problems, identifying available internal and external educational resources and selecting educational options. Provides feedback related to the effectiveness of learning on patient outcomes.
Participates in the research process as principle investigator, collaborator, or evaluator. Integrates research into nursing practice, develops staff members’ knowledge and skills in the research process, fosters the use of systematic evaluative research, and evaluates outcomes in line with evidence-based practice.
Serves as a change agent at the organizational, facility and department level. Facilitates the initiation of, adoption of, and adaptation to change and influences the necessary policies and procedures.
Manages overall program activities, including human and monetary resources. Ensures that educational activities are congruent with the organization’s mission, vision and goals. Models behaviors that reflect participation and leadership in activities within the organization, such as serving in key roles on committees, councils, and administrative teams.
Serves as a model in the role of educator, facilitator, change agent, consultant, researcher and leader to promote professional growth of peers.
Assesses patient needs and works with nursing staff in discharge planning and formulating nursing diagnoses, care plans, and patient/family education plans.
Master’s Degree in Nursing from an accredited program.
Minimum of 5 years clinical experience in acute care nursing
Previous experience teaching
Demonstrated leadership skills
Current Registered Nurse License in the State of Texas or Multi-State Compact License (Employees with RN Compact License are required to obtain Texas RN License within 90 days of hire date)
Current license to practice professional nursing in the State of Texas CNS or APN
Current American Heart Association BLS Certification
With over 370 beds Methodist Hospital Metropolitan offers outstanding heart and cancer care, general surgery, neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, obstetrics and gynecology services, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services, sleep disorder evaluation and the largest emergency room in downtown San Antonio. Our women’s pavilion is the only stand-alone center city facility dedicated to the health of women and their newborn babies, welcoming nearly 4,000 newborns into the world each year. Methodist Hospital Metropolitan is home to the Methodist Weight Loss Center and has been designated an American Society for Metabolic Surgery Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence®.
Our hospital has been recognized by Modern Healthcare as a Best Place to Work in Healthcare, and for the fourth consecutive year as a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation. It is the first hospital in San Antonio to achieve Pathway to Excellence designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Methodist Hospital Metropolitan has been nationally recognized by Leapfrog for focus on safety and quality, receiving a Grade A Hospital Safety Score for 8 consecutive rating periods. We are also proud to be an Accredited Chest Pain Center by the American College of Cardiology and Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission, as well as the first Texas hospital to earn a Gold Seal of Approval for Sepsis Certification. For more information, please visit our website at www.sahealth.com and select Methodist Hospital Metropolitan under Locations.
If you find this opportunity compelling, we encourage you to apply. We promptly review all applications. Highly qualified candidates will be directly contacted by a member of our team. We are actively interviewing so apply today!
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.