Clinical Nurse Specialist

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Jun 07, 2013
Jun 09, 2013
Healthcare, Nurse
Employment Status
Full Time

Health Care that Starts with You!

Join a truly mission-driven organization! Independent, nonprofit UCare is recognized as one of the Minnesota???s leading health plans. We provide more than 225,000 members across Minnesota and western Wisconsin with the health coverage plans and services they need to maintain and improve their health. The innovative coverage we create makes a difference for Medicare-eligible individuals, individuals and families enrolled in Minnesota Health Care Programs, such as MinnesotaCare and Medical Assistance, and disabled adults with special health care needs. UCare is growing in size, membership, products, geographic coverage, and employees. We???re an organization that???s going places. Be part of a team that cares about you, be part of UCare.

The Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) is a clinical leader with advanced knowledge and skills including clinical expertise in a focus area, evidence-based practice, collaboration, consultation, education, mentoring, and change leadership. The specialized knowledge and skills are used within three major areas of focus: patient/family, nurses and nursing practice, and the organization/system. The CNS and clinical managers are partners in leading the clinical practice areas. The CNS coordinates and guides clinical activities/projects within a practice area. The CNS is accountable for collaborating with members of the health care team to design, implement, and measure safe, cost-effective, evidence-based care strategies. 


Must be a currently registered nurse licensed in Minnesota with an advanced nursing degree and have a current Minnesota APRN license. A minimum of five years clinical practice in either maternal/child care or adult care. Must have a minimum of 2 years experience in the APRN role. Basic knowledge and understanding of Medicare and Medicaid programs is essential. Experience in a broad range of clinical settings including hospitals, clinics and long-term care. Managed care experience preferred. 

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required to be successful in this role include:

1. Demonstrated knowledge of patient care in identified specialty area.

2. Effective verbal and written communication skills including presentations skills. 

3. Skilled in producing professional quality written reports and presents.

4. Strong understanding of statistics, the ability to interpret data and make clinical recommendations for both individuals and member populations.

5. Sound knowledge of interdisciplinary team concepts and the ability to lead interdisciplinary teams.

6. Facilitations skills required to lead projects within the department and across the organization.


Enter a highly collaborative environment where people are truly engaged, and feedback is valued. You???ll enjoy a competitive salary and benefits, as well as a host of other perks, including a nationally recognized wellness program, and a bright, open, award-winning office space in Northeast Minneapolis???just minutes from major freeways and retail centers. At UCare, we welcome and employ a diverse employee group committed to meeting the needs of UCare, our members, and the communities we serve.

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