Nurse Specialist- Nursing Professional Practice and Compliance - UMHC/SCCC Magnet Department

University of Miami
Miami, FL

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job location: Miami, FL

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-10-19
Req: R100039267
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Transforming Lives

The University of Miami is among the top research universities and academic medical centers in the nation, and one of the largest private employers in South Florida.

With more than 16,000 faculty and staff, the University strives for excellence, and is driven by a powerful mission to transform and impact the lives of its students, patients, members of the community, and people across the globe.

The University is committed to fostering a culture of belonging, where everyone feels valued and has the opportunity to add value. Through values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity, and Teamwork (DIRECCT) the U community works together to create an environment driven by purpose, excellence, community, and service.

The UMHC-SCCC - Magnet Department at the University of Miami has an exciting opportunity for a Professional Practice Nurse Specialist. The Professional Practice Nurse Specialist works closely with Director of Nursing to assure high quality clinical programs and to maintain regulatory compliance within the facility. As part of the nursing management team, the Clinical Coordinator is able to foster teamwork in the nursing department and actively contributes to the successful accomplishment of the facility's goals and mission. Demonstrates advanced verbal and written skills, good organizational skills and interpersonal skills including ability to analyze data, manage time, prioritize, communicate effectively, and problem solve. Nurse Specialist functions in the role of clinical leader to promote, develop, and assist with fostering innovation and excellence in nursing practice throughout the organization. Assist in the maintenance of clinical integrity and regulatory compliance on the hospital. Arrange chart audits for clinical oversight, compliance and adherence to the hospital policies and procedures. Provide guidance in the process of development of action plans with department managers and/or Directors. Oversight and assessment of patients with restraint and post falls to assure the delivery of safety and high quality nurse care making any necessary recommendations if expectations are not met. Participate in the orientation of team members; coach staff and ensure adherence to internal policies/standards. Discuss operational issues, update staff on new/changed regulations and review records/documentation to ensure regulatory and in-house compliance. Assist in Joint commission preparedness. Participate in performance improvement activities, maintain ongoing clinical knowledge through internal/external training programs, and provide interpretation of knowledge and direction to staff. Identify clinical problem areas and documents deficiency trends in a proactive approach. Identify training needs of staff and aids in the process of educating administrative and clinical associate staff in the correction of these deficiencies. Maintain communication/reporting structure. Oversees and Promotes Culture Change. Supports a comprehensive, organized, continuous readiness program to review and identify opportunities for improvement in order to achieve excellence in the quality and safety care, treatment, and services provided to patients. The tracking and trending of data, aggregating into reports, and facilitating improvement actions. Serving as leaders, consultants, mentors, and change agents to advance the practice of nursing among nurses in all settings across the organization Applying specific evidence-based interventions and practice guidelines to direct the care of nursing personnel and other providers of healthcare to improve health outcomes Leading multidisciplinary groups in an effort to facilitate collaboration with other disciplines and improve outcomes across the continuum of care Pursuing scientific knowledge and skills to expand the practice of nursing and maintain expert clinical competencies. Nurse Specialist is required to service (UHealth Tower). To organize, lead, and maintain shared governance and magnet activities in UHealth Tower facility, and all other magnet related duties (per job description and as assigned by director).

This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.


  • Bachelors in Nursing (BSN) from an accredited school. Master's Degree preferred.
  • Valid Florida RN license
  • BLS Certification
  • Three (3) years of relevant work experience

The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.

UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.

Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

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