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Clinical Nurse Specialist - Pre/Post PACU New

Madison, WI


Hiring Company

UW Health

Positions Available

Full Time

Position Description

Join the #1 hospital in Wisconsin!

We are seeking a Clinical Nurse Specialist to:

  • Be the clinical expert and provide leadership for the advancement of the professional nursing practice in the Inpatient and Outpatient Intraoperative care areas.
  • Collaborate with nursing management and staff to implement a comprehensive education program for intraoperative staff at American Family Children’s Hospital.
  • Integrate research-based practices and practice guidelines as established by specialty or other health care agencies into educational and professional development activities.


  • Minimum – Master’s Degree in Nursing or MS in relevant area with BS in Nursing

Work Experience:

  • Minimum - Three (3) years of Peri-anesthesia experience. Knowledge and experience in development, implementation, and evaluation of clinical programs
  • Preferred - Demonstrated clinical expertise as an advanced level practitioner in the peri-anesthesia health care field within a pediatric facility.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Minimum – RN licensure in the State of WI, BLS, PALS.
  • Preferred - BLS Instructor Certification,  PALS Instructor Certification,  ASPAN or other relevant nursing specialty.

Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated success in the integration of evidence-based practice into the clinical arena.
  • Demonstrated success in working in an environment with interdisciplinary collaboration.
  • Knowledge of computer-assisted instruction, basic skills in use of word processing, databases/excel, and PC based presentation software.
  • Experience in clinical teaching within an education program or as a clinical preceptor/unit teacher

Physical Requirements:

Light: Ability to lift up to 20 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 10 pounds. 

Work Schedule:

100% FTE (40 hours per week). Monday – Friday, Day shift. Hours may vary based on the operational needs of the department.

American Family Children’s Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin—also a Magnet®-designated facility—provides specialized care in a healing environment designed especially for pediatric patients and their families. American Family Children’s Hospital is a comprehensive pediatric medical and surgical center ranked among the top 50 children’s hospitals in six medical and surgical specialties, with nationally recognized pediatric specialists in a wide range of fields. It is also home to our Level One Pediatric Trauma Center and Level IV NICU, which cares for the tiniest patients throughout Wisconsin and beyond.

UW Health values and embraces diversity and is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

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