Dignity Health Clinical Nurse Specialist in CARMICHAEL, California
Mercy San Juan Medical Center, a Dignity Health member, is a nationally recognized not-for-profit hospital located in Carmichael, California, serving the areas of north Sacramento County and south Placer County. The 370-bed facility is one of the region’s largest and most comprehensive medical centers, caring for more than 150,000 people each year and contains the only Comprehensive Stroke Center in the greater Sacramento region.
The incumbent Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) is the clinical leader for a program or area of clinical practice within Dignity Health, Mercy San Juan Medical Center. The advanced knowledge and skills required for this role include clinical expertise in a focus area, evidence-based practice, collaboration, consultation, education, mentoring, and change leadership. These are essential to advance the practice of nursing and the professional development of nurses. The CNS and the department manager are partners in leading clinical practice. The CNS coordinates and guides clinical activities/projects of nurses.
The CNS is expected to role model the following role-based competencies: critical thinking, nursing judgment, communication and teamwork. The incumbent is also accountable for providing high quality care in a cost effective manner, which is consistent with the Mission and Philosophy of the Sisters of Mercy.
Keywords: Registered Nurse, RN, Clinical Nure Specialist, CNS, perinatal, neonatal, neonatal intensive care unit, NICU
Master's degree in Nursing required
Current California Registered Nurse (RN) license required
Current California Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) certification, with a speciality in Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU), required
Five (5) years of clinical experience as an RN in NICU (Level III) required
Demonstrated entry level skills of an advanced practice nurse in leadership, communication, collaboration, mentoring, and change leadership
Demonstrated entry level ability as an advanced practice nurse to utilize evidence to develop, teach, guide, and implement practice standards, safety initiatives and policies
Current nursing techniques, principles and practices neonatal intensive care nursing, regulatory/accreditation agency standards, CCS, current evidence based best practices
Effective oral and written communication skills
Staff development and needs assessment techniques
Interpersonal relationship skills
Current trends and issues in nursing
Stress control techniques
Problem solving skills
Organizational and prioritization skills
CQI and QA methodologies
Current Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) certification through the American Heart Association (AHA) required
Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification through the American Heart Association (AHA) required
Prefer red Qualifications:
Current RNC certification preferred
Two (2) years of experience as a NICU CNS preferred
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Job ID 2017-37985
Employment Type Full Time
Department Advanced Practice Nursing
Hours / Pay Period 80
Facility Mercy San Juan Medical Center
Standard Hours 0800-1700
Work Schedule 8 Hour