Community Regional Medical Center Labor and Delivery - RN Clinical Nurse Specialist - F/T 8 hrs. in Fresno, California

JOB SUMMARY The Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse who collaborates with members of the health care team to enhance patient care. A CNS first intervenes as an expert patient consultant and then develops and supports nursing staff with patient care within an identified specialty. The CNS practices within three spheres of influence: the patient/client, nursing and nursing practice and the organization/health system with the patient being the most important sphere. The CNS’s clinical expertise comes from experience and competencies within a specialty of nursing practice. Their guidance is used to address nursing issues within the patient/client, nursing and nursing practice, and the organization/system spheres. The essential roles of the CNS: expert clinician, interdisciplinary consultant, educator, researcher, and leader help to 1) direct specialty knowledge and skill acquisition, 2) shape core competencies of clinical practice, 3) promote evidence-based outcome-guided nursing care, 4) integrate quality patient care across CMC practice sites, 5) promoting an environment of mentoring and system change that empower the nurse to experience professional growth and development. EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION MINIMUM REQUIRED: Master’s degree in Nursing. Graduate of a CNS program accredited by the National League of Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Five years of clinical or education experience in area of specialty. PREFERRED: Doctoral degree in Nursing. LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS MINIMUM REQUIRED: Current California Registered Nurse license, current California Clinical Nurse Specialist license, current BLS certification, additional certifications may be required by certain specialties/departments. PREFERRED: National certification in area of specialty.

Job Title: Labor and Delivery - RN Clinical Nurse Specialist - F/T 8 hrs.

Facility: Community Regional Medical Center

Employment Type Description: Full Time - 8hour

Location: Community Regional Medical Center

Shift Hours/Days: As needed.

Job Number: JO-1411-12745

Date Posted: 8/6/2015

City: Fresno

State: CA

Minimum Years Experience: 5

Required Degree: Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.)