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Senior Specialist - Nursing

Send to my Email Email a friend Job ID 75192 Date posted 08/02/2016
Requisition ID: 75192
  • Facility: Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital
  • City: San Diego
  • Department: Nursing Administration
  • Category: Specialty Nurse Jobs
  • Job Status: Full-Time
  • Shift: Variable
  • FTE: 1.0
  • Shift Start: Variable
  • Shift End Time: Variable
This position is located in Serra Mesa, CA (San Diego County)
8-hour shift, variable hours, but primarily day shift 8:00 am - 4:30 pm; weekends as needed
Required Skills and Qualifications
  • Current unencumbered California RN license
  • Current BLS certification for Healthcare Providers
  • Masters or doctoral prepared nurse who is a clinical expert in theory and/or research based nursing practice within a specialty area and functions in the following roles: clinical expert, educator, researcher, consultant
  • 2-3 years as clinical expert in specialty area (psychiatric/behavioral health and/or medical surgical nursing)
  • Ability to lead performance improvement initiatives
  • Ability to mentor and develop others
  • Knowledge and application of computer software programs such as Microsoft Excel, Access, and Office
  • Computer skills to trend and analyze data
Preferred Skills and Qualifications
  • Staff development and educator experience
  • Certification in psychiatric/mental health nursing
  • Experience caring for the aging individual

The Sr. Specialist – Nursing position will develop, implement and evaluate evidenced-based practice for medically complex adult patients with co-occurring psychiatric disorders.  The Sr. Specialist is a masters or doctoral prepared nurse who applies clinical expertise in evidence-based nursing practice within a specialty area and functions in the following roles: clinical expert, educator, researcher and consultant.  Leadership skills (system thinker and change agent) are role assumptions for the Sr. Specialist.
The Sr. Specialist Nursing position is part of the Nursing Administration department at Sharp Mesa Vista.  As the largest behavioral health care provider in San Diego with 149 beds, Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital provides a full range of programs to people of all ages including children, adolescents, adults and seniors challenged by depression, substance abuse or serious mental illness. The hospital’s robust Clinical Research Program has conducted more than 250 clinical trials of investigational medications since its inception in 1963, providing new options and hope for people with mental illness.
Sharp Mesa Vista provides inpatient care and offer outpatient programs throughout the community.
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
  • Keyboarding
  • Mousing
  • Kneeling
  • Crawling
  • Climbing 1-2 steps or greater
  • Squatting
  • Lifting up to 25 pounds
  • Push/Pull over 100 pounds
  • Carrying up to 25 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: 75192, 72275, Sr. Specialist Nursing, RN Educator, Behavioral Health, Psychiatric, Medical/Surgical, Med Surg, M/S, Nurse, Nursing Jobs, San Diego
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