Clinical Nurse Specialist NICU
The Clinical Nurse V, with advanced educational preparation and expertise in nursing practice, has the primary responsibilities of clinical expert, educator, leader, collaborator, consultant and researcher in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Level 3. Utilizing a wide range of alternatives in problem solving situations, and using the nursing process, demonstrates a high degree of professional expertise. The CNS is the leader in developing new educational and performance improvement initiatives and policies to improve nursing knowledge and patient care in the NICU and hospital wide. Works in collaboration with the Unit Director and multidisciplinary team members in developing criteria for patient care, assessing health needs of patients, and evaluating outcomes of nursing intervention to improve care and assure best practice. In the nurse sphere the CNS oversees the orientation of new nursing employees and specialty continuing education for nursing staff based on assessed learning needs. Serves as a hospital-wide resource for neonatal intensive care issues and concerns throughout the institution. Utilizes and conducts research and leads evidence-based practice initiatives to assure best outcomes.
Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing. Current licensure as a Registered Nursing in California. MSN with CNS specialty required in NICU RN experience in a Level 3 NICU with minimum of 3-5 years. Experience in an academic Medical Center preferred CNS experience 3- 5 years required