Trauma Clinical Nurse Specialist

Riverside, California
Competitive Salary
Jan 12, 2018
Jul 17, 2018
Med / Surg
Contract Type
Founded in 1901, Riverside Community Hospital
 is a 478 licensed bed, full-service acute care hospital in the heart of the Inland Empire. RCH has been recognized as a Top Performing Hospital and has invested in a new campus expansion project that includes a new 7 story patient tower, 3 story medical office building, and a recently completed 5 level state of the art parking garage. With over 500 physicians on staff, representing over 200 specialties and over 1,900 employees, Riverside Community Hospital is an Inland Empire leader in providing advanced, comprehensive health care to the Inland region.  RCH houses the largest Emergency Room and Trauma Center in the Inland Empire at 50 beds with an average wait time of only 15 minutes. RCH is one of Riverside Countys only STEMI receiving centers and is a fully accredited Chest Pain Center. Centers of Excellence include the HeartCare Institute, offering invasive and non-invasive cardiac procedures, Center of Excellence for Surgical Weight Loss, the Transplant Program and a Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Position Summary: The Clinical Nurse Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) is a professional nurse, who as a result of both in-depth clinical expertise and graduate education, possesses the advanced knowledge and mastery of clinical skills necessary to provide expert nursing to patients receiving care within the continuum. The major roles of the CNS include: expert clinical practice, leadership, education, consultation, and research. The CNS will influence patient outcomes through comprehensive management and individualized care using in-depth knowledge of natural sciences, behavioral sciences and clinical expertise. The CNS will demonstrate evidence of initiative, creativity, responsibility, accountability, autonomy, and flexibility in problem-solving, as well as demonstrate good written and verbal communication, interpersonal relationship, and leadership skills. The CNS functions autonomously and in collaboration with other health care professionals, demonstrating self-direction and accountability in the development and implementation of the role.


The Trauma CNSs primary responsibility is to develop and assure quality of care for the trauma patient. The Trauma CNS is a valuable resource for staff development as an expert clinician as well as a resource to organizations and systems in improving quality and conserving resources. Competencies for staff that care for trauma patients will be developed, evaluated and provided to the staff on an annual basis. The Trauma CNS will be accountable for providing, developing, coordinating and implementing educational programs designed to convey specialized knowledge and skills to nursing personnel. The Trauma CNS will have access to all Patient Health Information for treatment purposes only.


Reports To:
Trauma Program Manager


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