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Clinical Nurse Specialist - Perianesthesia (CLIN NURSE 5) 9/2/2016

University of California - San Francisco Medical Centers San Francisco, CA

Company
University of California - San Francisco Medical Centers
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
11139
AJE Ref #
576076674
Location
San Francisco, CA
Experience
Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Job Type
Regular
Education
Masters Degree

JOB DESCRIPTION

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Job Title

Clinical Nurse Specialist - Perianesthesia (CLIN NURSE 5)

Job ID

11139

Job Code

0766

Job Family

Other Nursing

Location

Parnassus

Weekly Hours

40 ; 100%

Appointment Type

Career

Department

Institute for Nursing Excellen

Shift

8-hour Days

Full/Part Time

Full-Time

Union Information

This classification is not represented by a union

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Our legacy of unsurpassed patient care and unceasing mission to integrate high-tech medical research with clinical operations has led to our prestigious standing as one of the top 10 hospitals in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report. As a premier health care institution dedicated to advancing health worldwide, UCSF Medical Center can also be the best place to advance and shape your career.

The medical center's employees are one of the most important reasons why we are recognized as one of the nation's best hospitals. To work at UCSF Medical Center is to be part of an institution that provides the highest caliber of care to patients; a nurturing, dynamic and team-oriented atmosphere in which to best use your skills and talents.


Job Summary

The Perianesthesia Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) is the clinical leader for a program or area of nursing practice at UCSF Medical Center. The advanced knowledge and skills required for this role include clinical expertise in a focus area, evidence-based practice and research, education, consultation, and leadership. These competencies are essential to advance the practice of nursing and the professional development of nurses.

The specialized knowledge and skills are used within three major areas of focus: patient/family, nurses and nursing practice, and the organization/system. The CNS and Patient Care Manager are partners in leading the nursing clinical practice area(s). The CNS coordinates and guides clinical activities/projects of nurses within a practice area. The CNS is accountable for collaborating with members of the health care team to design, implement, and measure safe, cost-effective, evidence-based care strategies. The CNS is responsible for maintaining current professional knowledge and competencies and contributing to the advancement of the practice of nursing at the unit/system, local, and/or national and international level.

The CNS must be willing to support clinical practice at all hospital locations.

The flexibility to orient and work at all UCSF Medical Center locations is required.

Living Pride Standards

Service Excellence

* Demonstrates service excellence by following the Everyday PRIDE Guide with the UCSF Medical Center standards and expectations for communication and behavior. These standards and expectations convey specific behavior associated with the Medical Center s values: Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Diversity and Excellence, and provide guidance on how we communicate with patients, visitors, faculty, staff, and students, virtually everyone, every day and with every encounter. These standards include, but are not limited to: personal appearance, acknowledging and greeting all patients and families, introductions using AIDET, managing up, service recovery, managing delays and expectations, phone standards, electronic communication, team work, cultural sensitivity and competency.

* Uses effective communication skills with patients and staff; demonstrates proper telephone techniques and etiquette; acts as an escort to any patient or family member needing directions; shows sensitivity to differences of culture; demonstrates a positive and supportive manner in which patients / families/ colleagues perceive interactions as positive and supportive. Exhibits team work skills to positively acknowledge and recognize other colleagues, and uses personal experiences to model and teach Living PRIDE standards.

* Exhibits tact and professionalism in difficult situations according to PRIDE Values and Practices

* Demonstrates an understanding of and adheres to privacy, confidentiality, and security policies and procedures related to Protected Health Information (PHI) or other sensitive and personal information.

* Demonstrates an understanding of and adheres to safety and infection control policies and procedures.

* Assumes accountability for improving quality metrics associated with department/unit and meeting organizational/departmental targets.

Work Environment

* Keeps working areas neat, orderly and clutter-free, including the hallways. Adheres to cleaning processes and puts things back where they belong. Removes and reports broken equipment and furniture.

* Picks up and disposes of any litter found throughout entire facility.

* Posts flyers and posters in designated areas only; does not post on walls, doors or windows.

* Knows where the Environment of Care Manual is kept in department; corrects or reports unsafe conditions to the appropriate departments.

* Protects the physical environment and equipment from damage and theft.

Required Qualifications

* Minimum of 3 years of recent clinical RN experience in the specialty area

* Active Registered Nurse licensure in the State of California

* Active American Heart Association CPR certification

* Active State of California CNS certification required

* Master s degree from an accredited Clinical Nurse Specialist program

* Specialty nursing certification relating to patient population required within one year of hire

* This position requires flexibility to orient and work at all UCSF Medical Center locations

Preferred Qualifications

* Recent CNS experience

* Certified Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) Reviewer

* Certified JBI Train-the-Trainer

Licensure/Certification

* Active Registered Nurse licensure in the State of California

* Active American Heart Association CPR certification

* Current State of California CNS certification required

* Specialty nursing certification relating to patient population required within one year of hire

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California San Francisco 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, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Further information about the University of California, San Francisco, is available at diversity.ucsf.edu. UCSF seeks candidates whose skills, and personal and professional experience, have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence, and the communities we serve.

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