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Clinical Nurse Specialist - CNS - Neuro ICU - Day - Full Time

Mercy San Juan Medical Center Type Full time Posted 7/2/2014
Salary - n/a - Starts 7/31/2014
CA - California (All) - Carmichael Referral - n/a -    


The incumbent is accountable for staff functions which enhance the delivery of patient care in accordance with the standards of nursing practice through education, role modeling, standards development, quality improvement, program development and coordination.

Three to five years of NeuroScience critical care experience will be needed to be successful in this position. Comprehensive Stroke Certification experience is preferred. A bachelor and masters degree with a specialty in neuro critical care nursing is required. California RN licensure, CNS licensure, and BLS and ACLS certificates from American Heart Association are required. CCRN, CNRN certificates are desired.

Special Skills for this position include:
Knowledge of current nursing techniques
Principles and practices in advanced critical care
Nursing regulatory/accreditation agency standards
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 & computer skills

The incumbent shall demonstrate behaviors consistent with the core (Mercy) values in support with Mercy San Juan Medical Center and the Mission and Philosophy of Dignity Health.

For further information, or to apply online, please visit: www.dignityhealth.org/careers

Dignity Health is an EEO/AA employer.

Mercy San Juan Medical Center, a Dignity Health member, is a 370-bed not-for-profit hospital located in Carmichael, California, serving the areas of north Sacramento County and south Placer County. It is one of the areas’ largest and most comprehensive medical centers. Dedicated to the community’s well-being, our 2,300 employees, 430 medical staff and 270 volunteers provide excellence in care for more than 150,000 patients each year.

Mercy San Juan consistently receives national recognition for its quality of care, including the 2013 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical ExcellenceTM (representing the top 5 percent of 4,500 hospitals nationwide) from Healthgrades, as well as multiple other Excellence Awards and five-star ratings for specialty care; U.S. News & World Report’s list of Best Regional Hospitals; and a recent “A?? award for Hospital Safety from The Leapfrog Group. The facility has also been recognized among the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals.

Founded in 1967, Mercy San Juan continues to grow with the community. A six-story patient tower opened in December 2009, bringing the total size of the hospital to 370 acute care beds. The tower offers patients private, comfortable rooms, state-of-the-art technology and the latest health care interior design elements to provide a soothing healing environment.

Among the medical services we provide are:
?One of the Sacramento area’s leading Level II trauma centers, recognized nationally as a leader in trauma care
?A Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, ranked among the world’s elite for survival rates of premature infants
? A comprehensive cardiac program that is part of the Mercy Heart and Vascular Institute, including cardiac surgery, cardiac catheterization and cardiac rehabilitation
?The Mercy Neurological Institute of Northern California and Primary Stroke Center, with a state-of-the-art biplane angiography suite and 3 Tesla MRI opened in 2013
?The Mercy Cancer Institute, including nurse navigation and dedicated teams of specialists
?The latest da Vinci robotic surgical system, with more robotic specialties offered than any other hospital in the region
?The only MAKO robotic orthopedic surgery program in the region to provide partial knee resurfacing
?A comprehensive Lung & Esophageal Center, with highly specialized diagnosis and sophisticated surgical treatments

As we embrace opportunities for enhancement and growth, we are eager to find professionals who share our vision. Ready to fulfill your life’s purpose? Please take a moment to discover more about what it is like to work here by visiting www.mercysanjuan.org. Because our employees are our most valuable assets, we offer great benefits, career growth, flexibility, training, and leadership development.

Benefits Package Highlights:
?Free Medical, Dental and Vision plan for full- and part-time employees and family
?100% Employer Paid Retirement Plan
?Supplemental Retirement Plan (403B-tax deferred with employer contribution)
?Medical Retiree Benefits
?Generous and separate Paid Time Off (PTO) and Sick Leave
?Tuition Reimbursement
?Smoke ? Free Campus
?Incentive Program