The Advanced Clinical Nurse Educator (Advanced CNE) is an advanced practice
nurse who works independently with in-depth knowledge and competence in
the assigned specialty area(s) to provide clinical leadership for staff.
This position is involved in process improvement activities, and includes
responsibilities aimed at fostering optimal wellness for a specific patient
population. Toward this goal, the Advanced CNE implements the role components
of educator, consultant, expert practitioner/role model, and makes recommendations
for hiring, counseling, firing special training orientees within the specialty
area. The Advanced CNE is responsible for developing, evaluating and coaching
the special training orientees, maintaining quality nursing practice of
all nursing personnel with the specialty area, and achieving accepted
patient care standards in the assigned area(s). There are no other subordinates
that report to this position.
The Advanced CNE recommends staffing patterns based on changing patient,
and community needs and practice. The Advanced CNE provides written evaluation
of performance of nursing personnel to the unit manager as necessary.
A commitment also exists to further develop, expand, and define the profession
of nursing through linkage of nursing theory, research, and practice as
well as political awareness and participation, professional presentations,
and collaboration with nursing and other professional colleagues. Emphasis
in this position is placed on facilitating problem solving in clinical
practice and professional development of nursing personnel through independent
action, direction and consultation with nursing management