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Clinical Nurse Specialist Intern, BMT Oncology

Job Description

Job ID: 1222211
Employment Status: Full-Time
More Information:

Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University Medical Center is the largest hospital in Missouri and is ranked as one of the nation's top hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Barnes-Jewish Hospital's staff is composed of full-time academic faculty and community physicians of Washington University School of Medicine, supported by a house staff of residents, interns, fellows and other medical professionals. Recognizing its excellence in nursing care, Barnes-Jewish Hospital was the first adult hospital in Missouri to be certified as a Magnet Hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

The Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center¿at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine¿is an international leader in cancer treatment, research, prevention, education and community outreach. It is the only cancer center in Missouri and within a 240-mile radius of St. Louis to hold the prestigious Comprehensive Cancer Center designation from the National Cancer Institute and membership in the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. Parent institutions Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine also are nationally recognized, with U.S.News & World Report consistently ranking the hospital and medical school among the nation's elite. The team on 5900 provides chemotherapy, pain management, support of radiation interventions, infusion of blood products, administration of blood products and hydration. Infusion of fresh and frozen hematopoietic cell transplant products (peripheral blood stem cells/bone marrow). Telemetry, hemodynamic, ventilator, and dialysis support. Supportive care for hematopoietic cell transplant and leukemia patients. Patients are moderate to high acuity with a high complexity of interventions and patient care needs including clinical, spiritual, psycho-social, and family care.


Role Purpose

The Clinical Nurse Specialist Intern, under the direction of the Service Line Director and matrix reporting to a CNS leader, assists/supports the division in continuous improvement of the patient outcomes, patient experience, and staff work processes. The intern will develop and mentor nurses to implement evidence-based practices in their work areas. Under the guidance of a CNS, the CNS Intern will facilitate policy development, lead interprofessional teams, mentor others, and partner at the division and across the organization to improve outcomes. The CNS Intern will foster an environment of collaboration and respect with physician colleagues, nurses and other healthcare team members. The Intern will demonstrate growth and will assume increasing amounts of accountability within the Division throughout their internship.


  • Provide skillful guidance and teaching to advance the care of patients, families, groups of patients and the profession of nurse.
  • Demonstrate patient, staff, and system focused interaction between professionals with which the consultant has specialized expertise to assist with problem solving. Work collaboratively with others to optimize clinical outcomes.
  • Provide direct care and interactions with patients, families and groups of patients to promote health, prevent complications and improve quality of life with a holistic perspective.
  • Actively engage in thorough and systematic inquiry through search for, interpretation and implementation of evidence in clinical practice and quality improvement to address and prevent clinical problems. Engage in the conduct of research relevant to specialty area.
  • Demonstrates ability to manage change and empower others to influence clinical practice and innovation within the division and across the organization.
  • BJC has determined this is a safety-sensitive position. The ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner is an essential function of this job.

  • Minimum Requirements



  • Bachelor's Degree
  • - Nursing



  • 2-5 years

    Licenses & Certifications

  • RN


    Preferred Requirements and Additional Job Information



  • 5-10 years

    Supervisor Experience

  • No Experience

  • Benefits Statement

    Note: not all benefits apply to all openings

    -  Comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance, and disability plan options
    -  Pension Plan*/403(b) Plan
    -  401(k) plan
    -  Tuition Assistance
    -  Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
    -  On-Site Fitness Center (depending on location)
    -  Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick time

    *Pension does not apply to Memorial Hospital, Memorial Hospital East, Alton Memorial or Parkland Health Center

    Legal Statement

    The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.


    Equal Opportunity Employer