Why Choose Nursing at Saint Clare’s?
Why choose nursing at Saint Clare’s Health System? Today, our nurses
in hospitals and healthcare facilities throughout the organization are
an integral part of our team of healthcare professionals who provide extraordinary,
compassionate care to our patients, each and every day. At our technologically-advanced
facilities, where we are committed to the highest quality patient care,
we offer a fulfilling career with room to learn, grow, and advance –
all in a family-like atmosphere. Nurses at Saint Clare’s are part
of a long tradition of service to the community of northwestern New Jersey.
At Saint Clare’s, we understand that few careers are more demanding
than healthcare. That’s why we offer a benefits program that includes
affordable health care, wellness programs, retirement savings options,
tuition reimbursement, and more. Learn more about benefits at Saint Clare’s.
Growth and Development
Professional development opportunities are available to all nurses at
Saint Clare’s, and we are deeply committed to developing a pipeline
of emerging nurse leaders. There are opportunities to advance along three
professional development pathways: management, education, and clinical.
Shift Supervisors – This position is the first step on the management pathway and was created
to allow for enhanced front-line leadership. The nurses in these positions
take care of patients and provide management guidance to the nurses on
their unit. Shift Supervisors are mentored by the Operations Manager to
develop their leadership skills and knowledge of unit based hospital operations.
Shift Administrators – This position allows Master’s-prepared nurses with extensive clinical
experience to provide clinical and administrative expertise on a hospital-wide
basis during a specific shift. They have the authority to act on behalf
of administration and the management team, and assume responsibility for
supervision of staff as a representative of hospital administration.
Director – This position allows Master’s-prepared nurses to have comprehensive
responsibility for nursing units throughout the organization. These nurses
are involved in insuring nursing operations operate at maximum productivity
and efficiency. In addition, they may develop new business initiatives
for the health system, assist with strategic planning, and develop clinical
and quality initiatives.
Executive Director – This position allows Master’s-prepared or doctorally-prepared nurses
to be responsible for nursing practice throughout the organization, as
well as overall hospital operations and financial performance for multiple
Clinical Nurse Educators – This position is the first step on the education career tract and was created
to allow for just-in-time education. The nurses in these positions provide
patient care, assess learning needs, and provide education to the nurses
on their unit.
Clinical Education Specialist – This position allows Master’s-prepared nurses to develop curriculums
to address learning needs, provide education, orientation and skills training
for all nursing staff, act as a resource for Clinical Nurse Educators,
and administer the Nurse Residency Program.
Director of Education- This position allows a doctorally-prepared nurse to oversee the Education Department,
including responsibility for establishing curriculum and measurement of outcomes.
Staff Nurse – In this position, BSN-prepared nurses or experienced associated nurses
provide extraordinary family centered care to patients in a variety of
inpatient and outpatient settings.
Clinical Specialists or APNs – In these positions, Master’s-prepared or doctorally-prepared nurses
specializing in a particular practice area provide clinical expertise
to staff nurses and serve as resources for various service lines.
Saint Clare’s also empowers our nurses to elevate their practice
every day through various councils – including an Education Council,
Practice Council and Research and Quality Council – each emphasizing
Additionally, at Saint Clare’s, the nurse executive team is dedicated
to advancing and leading the profession by recognizing and retaining expert
nurses at the bedside. A collaborative team of nursing leaders and nursing
staff developed a meaningful promotional program – a differentiated
nurse practice model. This nationally-recognized model, based on Patricia
Benner’s “Novice to Expert” concept, recognizes advanced
clinical competencies of our expert bedside nurses.