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Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) - NICU

Company: Dignity Health - Mercy San Juan Medical Center
Location: Carmichael
Posted on: December 5, 2019

Job Description:

OverviewMercy San Juan Medical Center, a Dignity Health member, is a nationally recognized not-for-profit hospital located in Carmichael, California, serving the areas of north Sacramento County and south Placer County. The 370-bed facility is one of the regionas largest and most comprehensive medical centers, caring for more than 150,000 people each year and contains the only Comprehensive Stroke Center in the greater Sacramento region. -LI-DH#DHNICURN#DHNICULeaderResponsibilitiesMSJMC Level 3 NICU is expanding! We are moving into a brand new 40-bed unit in the summer of 2020. Our new unit will feature sixteen (16) private rooms and eight (8) 3-bed pods, all bed spaces include a sleep chair where a parent can stay 24/7. A In our current 26-bed department we use state-of-the-art Giraffe Omni beds, Babylog VN500 vents and HFOVs to care for infants with birth weights as low as 450 grams. The unit has the capability of providing whole body cooling for infants suffering from HIE, and we offer Nitric Oxide for care of PPHN in extremely sick newborns.We are excited about our expansion and invite you to check out our team!Position Summary:The incumbent Neonatal Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) is the clinical leader for a program or area of clinical practice within Dignity Health, Mercy San Juan Medical Center. The advanced knowledge and skills required for this role include clinical expertise in the neonatal focus area, evidence-based practice, collaboration, consultation, education, mentoring, and change leadership. These are essential to advance the practice of nursing and the professional development of nurses. The CNS and the department manager are partners in leading clinical practice. The CNS coordinates and guides clinical activities/projects of nurses.The CNS is expected to role model the following role-based competencies: critical thinking, nursing judgment, communication and teamwork. The incumbent is also accountable for providing high quality care in a cost effective manner, which is consistent with the Mission and Philosophy of the Sisters of Mercy.Nurse, staff nurse, registered nurse, rn, charge, lead, assistant manager, nurse shift manager, shift leader, charge nurse, clinical coordinator, neonatal, neonatal icu, neonatalicu, neonatal intensive care, level 3, level III, neonatal resuscitation, NANN, RNC-NIC, NIC, RNC, NCC, CCRN, Neonatal, cns, clinical nurse specialist, clinical educator, educator, nurse educatorKeywords: Registered Nurse, RN, Clinical Nure Specialist, CNS, perinatal, neonatal, neonatal intensive care unit, NICUQualificationsMinimum Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Nursing required
  • Current California Registered Nurse (RN) license required
  • Current California Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) certification, with a specialty in Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU), required
  • Five (5) years of clinical experience as an RN in NICU (Level III) required
  • Requires:
    • Demonstrated entry level skills of an advanced practice nurse in leadership, communication, collaboration, mentoring, and change leadership
    • Demonstrated entry level ability as an advanced practice nurse to utilize evidence to develop, teach, guide, and implement practice standards, safety initiatives and policies
    • Current nursing techniques, principles and practices neonatal intensive care nursing, regulatory/accreditation agency standards, CCS, 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
    • Current Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) certification through the American Heart Association (AHA) required
    • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification through the American Heart Association (AHA) requiredPreferredQualifications:
      • Current RNC certification preferred
      • Two (2) years of experience as a NICU CNS preferredEqual Opportunity Dignity Health is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information about your EEO rights as an applicant, please click here.Dignity Health will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractoras legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c). External hires must pass a post offer, pre-employment background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with an arrest and/or conviction will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, ban the box laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by telephone at (415) 438-5575 and let us know the nature of your requestA. We will only respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).A Dignity Health participates in E-verify.

Keywords: Dignity Health - Mercy San Juan Medical Center, Sacramento , Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) - NICU, Healthcare , Carmichael, California

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