Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
The Clinical Practice Specialist (CPS) utilizes nursing arts and sciences, child development, education, psycho-social and cultural theories to facilitate the delivery of comprehensive nursing care to patients and families. The CPS works independently and as a member of the interdisciplinary team to provide quality patient management, education and continuity of care.
Major responsibilities and functional areas include, but are not limited to, demonstrated leadership in the following: clinical practice, consultation, education, evidence base practice, research and quality improvement with a focus on optimal patient outcomes and dissemination of information.
Children's Hospital Colorado's Heart Institute is nationally ranked for heart care and surgery by U.S. News & World Report (#6), treating patients from across the country. Here, over 70 cardiac faculty and 250 cardiac staff work together to provide care for all kinds of congenital and acquired heart diseases. As a leader in pediatric heart care, our institute is the largest in the region, treating over 20,000 patients each year, with over 600 surgeries, 900+ cardiac cath lab procedures, and 5,000+ ICU days per year. Because we're dedicated to training tomorrow’s leaders, our heart fellowship program has educated more than 100 pediatric cardiologists who are changing the lives of children with heart disease across the country. We are also one of only eight stand-alone pediatric research centers in the country and we are committed to improving the lives of all kids and families with heart disease. We offer our patients comprehensive care and treatment for both congenital and acquired cardiac conditions before birth, during infancy, childhood, adolescence, and into adulthood. Our ECMO Program has reached Platinum status with ELSO for the last several years. We are a Magnet designated institution that prides itself on nursing quality and excellence, and the Heart Institute is no exception to that.
EDUCATION – Master of Science in Nursing (MSN). Bachelor’s or higher degree with an education focus is also required for CPS roles with an education focus.
EXPERIENCE – Five years of clinical and pediatric experience. Pediatric and Cardiac experience preferred.
EQUIVALENCY – A Master’s or higher degree in a related field and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) may substitute for MSN requirement. A Master’s Education Certificate may substitute for the required education focused degree.
CERTIFICATION(S) – BLS/CPR from the American Heart Association with at least 6 months left before expiration is required upon hire; American Nurses Credentialing Center(ANCC) or Magnet approved certification.
LICENSURE – Registered Nurse (RN)
Internal Number: 66735
About Children's Hospital Colorado
Here, it’s different. Come join us. Children's Hospital Colorado has defined and delivered pediatric healthcare excellence for more than 100 years.Here, the nation’s brightest nurses, physicians, scientists, researchers, therapists and care providers are creating the future of child health. With an optimist’s outlook, a trailblazing spirit and a celebrated history, we’re making new strides every day.We’ve been Magnet-designated three times by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and are consistently recognized among the nation’s top 10 pediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. As a national leader in pediatric care, we serve children and families from all over the nation. Our System of Care includes four pediatric hospitals, 12 specialty care centers, 400+ outreach clinics and 7,000 healthcare professionals representing the full spectrum of pediatric care specialties.We need your expertise.A career at Children's Colorado will challenge you, inspire you, and motivate you to make a difference in the life of a child. Here, it’s different. Do you have what it takes?