Clinical Nurse Specialist - Adult Medical Surgical

UCLA Health
Los Angeles, CA
Post Date:
July 06, 2024
Job Status:

The Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) for Surgical

Services is the clinical nursing leader for the adult surgical services program

at UCLA Health. The

advanced knowledge and skills required for this role include clinical expertise

in surgery, 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 specialized knowledge

and skills are used within three major spheres of influence: patient/family,

nurses and nursing practice, and the organization/system. The CNS and

Unit/Service Line Directors are partners in leading the nursing clinical

practice area. The CNS coordinates and

guides clinical activities/projects of nurses within a practice area. The CNS-Surgical Services is accountable for

collaborating with members of the health care team to design, implement, and

measure safe, cost-effective, evidence-based care strategies, and responsible

for contributing to the advancement of the practice of nursing at the

unit/system, local, state and/or national and international level.


Current valid CA RN and CNS license, required

Masters degree in Nursing, required

5 years recent RN experience including 3 years recent RN experience in clinical specialty, required

One year CNS experience in clinical specialty . highly desired

Demonstrated skills at the level of an advanced practice nurse in leadership, communication, collaboration, mentoring and change management as evidenced by CV/portfolio, letters of recommendation, references, interview and demonstration.

Demonstrated ability at the level of an advanced practice nurse to utilize evidence to develop and implement practice standards and policies, teach and coach.

Organizational, analytical, oral and written presentation skills with proficiency in MS Office programs.

Experience in research and grant writing preferred.

UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.


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