Clinical Nurse Specialists:

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

About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $60,050.00
Average Time to Fill 42 days
Typical Education Bachelor's degree
Typical Experience Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 46,107
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 16.48 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Customer Service
Oral Communication
Information Gathering
Work Ethic
Critical Thinking
Written Communication
Intellectual Risk-taking

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Assisting and Caring for Others

Administer anesthetics or sedatives
Administer rehabilitation interventions
Prepare patients for tests, therapy, or treatments
Administer blood or other fluids intravenously
Give medications or immunizations
Identify patient's current and past drug history
Administer non-intravenous medications
Practice preventive procedures with medical therapy patients or clients
Administer intravenous medications
Administer basic health care or medical treatments
Refer patients to other healthcare practitioners or health resources
Apply traction to patients
Attend to patient's personal care
Operate therapeutic medical instruments or equipment
Test patient heart or lung functioning
Conduct medical tests
Test biological specimens to gather information about patient conditions
Follow protocols or regulations for healthcare activities
Solve clinical problems
Treat acute illnesses, infections, or injuries
Treat medical condition of patient
Administer enemas, irrigations, or douches to patients
Assist patients in performing breathing exercises
Develop medical treatment plans
Develop dietary-care plans
Develop treatment plans
Perform emergency medical procedures
Implement life support procedures
Assist healthcare practitioners during examinations or treatments
Provide care for mentally ill or special needs individuals
Conduct individual, group, or family interventions
Adjust medical supportive or assistive devices such as prostheses
Assist practitioners in examining, evaluating, or treating patients
Feed food to individuals

Training and Teaching Others

Educate patients in use of assistive, supportive, or health-related devices
Conduct health training programs
Educate patients regarding diagnosis or treatment
Teach medical self care
Teach family members to provide bedside care
Provide nutritional instruction to individuals or families
Instruct patients in methods to improve functional activities
Train caregivers or other non-medical personnel
Provide health education and disease prevention instruction
Prepare medical reports or presentations
Prepare reports summarizing patient diagnostic or care activities
Prepare medical reports
Train medical providers
Instruct patients or caregivers in basic and adaptive living skills

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Critical Care
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification
Acute Care
Basic Cardiac Life Support Certification
Medical Assistance

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