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Clinical Nurse Specialist - Adult Medical Surgical

Company:
UCLA Health
Location:
Los Angeles, CA
Post Date:
August 16, 2022
Job Status:
Full-Time
Description:

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.


 Qualifications


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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