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Clinical Nurse Specialist - RN

Send to my Email Email a friend Job ID 73494 Date posted 05/10/2016
Requisition ID: 73494
  • Facility: Sharp Memorial Hospital
  • City: San Diego
  • Department: Nursing Administration
  • Category: Clinical Nurse Specialist Jobs
  • Job Status: Full-Time
  • Shift: Day Job
  • FTE: 1.0
  • Shift Start: Variable
  • Shift End Time: Variable
Bonus
Sharp employees are eligible for a $1000 employee referral bonus
 
Location
Position located in Serra Mesa, CA (San Diego County)
 
Hours
8-hour shift, primarily day shift, but dependent on needs of the unit; no weekends
 
Required Skills and Qualifications
  • Masters or doctoral prepared Registered Nurse
  • Current unencumbered California Registered Nurse license
  • Certification as Clinical Nurse Specialist by California Board of Registered Nursing
  • Current BLS certification for Healthcare Providers
  • Current ACLS
  • 3-5 years of critical care nursing experience
  • Ability to work independently and interact with a broad spectrum of healthcare professionals
  • Successful project management and computer skills
  • Attention to detail and excellent customer service skills
  • Excellent communication skills and an ability to lead change and influence others
 
Preferred Skills and Qualifications
  • 1 to 2 years’ experience as a CNS
  • Advanced certification CCRN or CCNS

Summary
The SICU Clinical Nurse Specialist is an advanced practice nurse who will provide leadership to promote excellence in nursing practice and patient outcomes.  The CNS is a masters or doctoral prepared RN who applies clinical expertise in evidence-based nursing practice within three spheres of influence; 1) patient/client, 2) nurses/nursing practice, and 3) organization/system in the following roles: clinical expert, educator, researcher, consultant and leader.  The CNS recommends and sets the standard for professional nursing practice, establishes appropriate patient care measures and evaluates outcomes.
Role responsibilities include supporting a collaborative practice culture with emphasis on safety, patient-centered care, communication, accountability, shared decision making, nursing education, and evidence-based practice while recognizing the value and meaning of nursing’s contribution within an interdisciplinary model and demonstrating active participation in nursing research at the hospital, department and/or unit level. Facilitates the use of new knowledge gained through nursing research. Promotes nursing research at the unit-level including education of the unit staff and facilitation of staff-level research involvement.
The Clinical Nurse Specialist will facilitate professional growth of staff throughout the continuum including orientation process, ongoing competency validation, development of advanced clinicians and preceptors, promotion professional certification and on-going education for staff and participate in performance improvement activities, as determined by quality outcome data, strategic planning, or best practice identification.  The CNS also incorporates current standards into practice documents (policies and procedures, guidelines of care, order sets, etc.) to ensure unit practice is evidence-based and includes principles of role competence.
The Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) at Sharp Memorial Hospital is an intense and fast moving 24-bed unit. Our primary patient populations are cardiac surgical, major trauma and complex general surgical.  We also provide care for a number of patients with a variety of different mechanical assist devices.  We pride ourselves in being the best place to work, for patients to receive care and for physicians to bring their patients.  The SICU achieved “Gold Beacon” status which is a designation conferred by the AACN to ICUs demonstrating clinical excellence.  If you desire an atmosphere of continual learning that is challenging and stimulating, this is the place for you!
Sharp Memorial Hospital — the first hospital in San Diego with all private patient rooms — is dedicated to providing the highest-quality, patient-centered care and consists of 368 beds.  Designed to promote comfort and healing with the use of natural light and soothing colors, the hospital offers the latest medical technology and is home to San Diego’s largest, most modern Emergency and Trauma Center.
Sharp Memorial is known for outstanding programs in cardiac and vascular care, cancer treatment, orthopedic and neurological services, rehabilitation, robotic surgery and multi-organ transplantation, and has been recognized as a MAGNET®-designated hospital for nursing excellence and is also designated as a Patient-Centered Hospital by Planetree, an organization committed to personalizing, humanizing, and demystifying the hospital experience for patients and their families.
Essential Physical Requirements May Include
  • Sitting
  • Walking
  • Standing
  • Twisting (trunk)
  • Twisting (neck)
  • Bending (waist)
  • Flexing/Extending (neck)
  • Gripping/Grasping
  • Fine Manipulation / Pinching
  • Reaching below shoulder level
  • Reaching above shoulder level
  • Kneeling
  • Climbing
  • Bed mobilization (scooting/rolling)
  • Lateral transfers (bed to gurney)
  • Bed to chair/wheelchair/commode transfer
  • Lift up to 50 pounds
  • Push/pull over 100 pounds
Additional physical requirements of position may be discussed during interview.
Sharp HealthCare is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, transgender status, sexual orientation, protected veteran status or any other protected class
Keywords:  Clinical Nurse Specialist, CNS, Surgical Intensive Care Unit, SICU, CCRN, CCNS, Nursing Educator, Consultant, Researcher RN, Nursing Jobs, Nurse, Sharp Memorial Hospital, San Diego
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