Clinical Nurse Specialist

    Published
    November 29, 2023
    Location
    Statewide, California
    Category
    Job Type
    State
    California
    Region
    Southwest

    Description

    We are seeking candidates for a highly rewarding Clinical Nurse Specialist careers opportunities in following specialties for many locations in California.

    Clinical Nurse Specialist Availabilities:

    CVICU in Santa Clara, CA

    ICU - FT, Days       Oakland, CA

    PICU - FT Days      Oakland, CA

    NICU - FT Days      Oakland, CA

    L&D - 32 Days       San Francisco, CA

    ICU/CVICU San Francisco, CA

    Palliative Care   Redwood City, CA

    Geriatrics - FT Days         Vallejo, CA

    Maternal Child Health – San Francisco, CA

     

    Salary: USD $85.00 – $91.70 / hr

    Eligible for Sign On Bonus

    Eligible for Annual Raise

    Eligible for Annual Bonus

    Generous relocation benefit

    Description for Clinical Nurse Specialist:

    Provides in-depth clinical expertise in a defined area of nursing practice (eg., pediatrics, oncology, adult medicine). Develops and ensures quality standards for nursing practice for a specific patient population. Provides advanced clinical practice education, consultation, research, and administration.

     

    Essential Responsibilities:

    Establishes and monitors care standards and makes recommendations for changes in area of clinical practice. Collaborates with nursing staff in assessing patient, family age-specific nursing needs and develops plan of care for complex high-risk patients.

    Evaluates the effectiveness of the care provided.

    Designs teaching programs for patients/families and aids nursing staff in program implementation. Develops interdisciplinary plans of care for complex and high-risk patients. In conjunction with members of the health care team, assesses staff knowledge and identifies competency-based education needs of staff and members.

    Designs and implements education programs to ensure the quality of staff knowledge and skills. Introduces new techniques/innovation based on advanced practice trends. May serve as a preceptor to graduate healthcare students.

    Provides consultation to physicians, nurses, and other health care providers in meeting care needs of individual or groups of patients in both outpatient and inpatient settings.

    Makes recommendations to change standards of care or standards of practice based on own research or the research of others.

    Defines and implements best nursing practices. Assists in interviewing staff and provides input into evaluations regarding clinical competence and provides coaching and counseling.

    Participates and consults in setting the direction for QA&I monitoring, establishing standards, and evaluating outcomes. Collects and analyzes data regarding patient care outcomes, trends, morbidity, and mortality.

    Accesses KP Health Connect to evaluate the quality of care provided.

     

    Qualifications:

    Basic Qualifications:

    Experience

    Minimum three (3) years of experience in area of clinical specialty required.

     

    Education

    Bachelor's degree

    Master's degree in a clinical field of nursing or a clinical field related to nursing including but not limited to psychology, public health, social work, education, health sciences, behavioral sciences, nutrition, and bioethics from a nationally accredited master's/post master's nursing academic program.

     

    License, Certification, Registration

    Current California RN license by date of hire.

    Clinical Nurse Specialist certification by the California Board of Registered Nursing by date of hire.

    Current BLS certificate required.

    May require a Nat'l Provider Identifier (NPI) if needed for Clinical Nurse Specialist prior to date of hire.

     

    Additional Requirements:

    Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

     

    Preferred Qualifications:

    Clinical Nurse Specialist experience preferred.

    ACLS or PALS Certification preferred.

     

    What are the 3-4 non-negotiable requirements of this position?

    Must have current CA CNS certification/license.

    Must have MSN degree.

    Experience creating complex care plans.

     

    What are the nice-to-have skills?

    Experience teaching/training/evaluating other nurses/clinical staff

    Strong Staff RN background in specialty

    Experience in Magnet hospitals

     

    Describe how this position fits in your organization.

    Clinical Nurse Specialists are used only in inpatient hospital units. Main duties:

    Establishes and monitors care standards and makes recommendations for changes in area of clinical practice. Collaborates with nursing staff in assessing patient, family age-specific nursing needs and develops plan of care for complex high-risk patients.

     

    What is exciting about this opportunity? Please include team and company culture.

    Positive, professional staff and environment Opportunities to advance and/or transfer to different Kaiser facilities.

     

    K/S

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