Job Description

Clinical Nurse Specialist - NICU

SUMMARY: The Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) is an advanced practice nurse who functions in the role of expert clinician, educator, leader, consultant and researcher. In collaboration with the healthcare team, the CNS monitors the clinical care of patients and provides clinical support to improve patient care and outcomes. With in-depth knowledge and skills, advanced judgment and clinical experience in a nursing specialty, the CNS sphere of influence includes the care of the patient/family, practice of nursing and providing solutions for complex systems and processes. The CNS serves as a role model, patient advocate, charge agent, and leader to enhance patient care.This position practices within the scope of the California Nursing Practice Act and in accordance with Valley Children's policies.

REQUIREMENTS: This position requires a Master's Degree in Nursing with expertise in clinical nursing specialty as well as a valid CA RN license and CNS license. NCC or CCRN-Neonatal required. BLS required within 30 days of hire or transfer into position and NRP required within six (6) months of hire or transfer into position. Minimum three (3) years' experience in a clinical area with at least one (1) year NICU experience equivalent to a Regional or Community NICU. Minimum five (5) years increasingly responsible experience which demonstrates proficiency in the skills and knowledge required to perform the job. Extensive advanced knowledge of nursing principles, practices and systems required.

POSITION DETAILS: Full time exempt level position


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