Clinical Nurse Specialist NICU

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POST DATE 9/18/2017
END DATE 12/13/2017

HCA Healthcare San Jose, CA

San Jose, CA
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Masters Degree


Job Code: 03360-18851


No Weekends


Good Samaritan Hospital is a 474 bed acute care hospital in the heart of Silicon Valley, with two locations, the main campus in San Jose, California and the Mission Oaks campus in Los Gatos, California. Recognized nationally for quality and safety, it has an A from The Leapfrog Group and has been voted a Family Favorite hospital for more than ten years. It is one of only ten hospitals nationwide to be awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer four consecutive times. Good Samaritan is a leader in neurosciences, high-risk obstetrics, advanced cardiology and innovative surgery techniques, and is a Joint Commission-certified Comprehensive Stroke Center and an accredited Chest Pain Center.

The Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) is an advanced practice nurse (APN), who demonstrates advanced cognitive and psychomotor capabilities in the assessment, treatment and evaluation of human responses to actual and potential health problems. The CNS functions autonomously and in collaboration with other healthcare providers as a practitioner, educator, consultant, clinical leader and researcher. The CNS relies on his / her advanced education and applies advanced knowledge to analyze, interpret and make inferences from facts and circumstances that vary from case to case. The CNS operates independently and works directly with clinical department leaders on the nursing units where there is no direct supervision. The work of a CNS is intellectual in nature and is reflective of their advanced, specialized academic training and education. The consistent exercise of a high degree of discretion and independent judgment is required.

The CNS is primarily responsible for: development, execution, evaluation and ongoing supervision of individual and project action plans in order to improve patient care outcomes; create policies and procedures; conduct independent assessment of patients and their current treatment plans; collaborate on plan of care with physicians, nursing leadership and clinical staff; assess education/training needs and develop and present programs specially-tailored to meet the needs of a multidisciplinary clinical staff; analyze complex clinical data and recommend instructional programs to close the gap in institutional clinical knowledge; independently plan, organize and execute special projects and complete projects assigned by CNO or designee; exercise authority and/or may effectively recommend personnel actions, such as hiring, transfers, corrective action, and participating in job performance evaluations.

* Graduate form an accredited school of Nursing. Masters Degree in Nursing required.

* Current California RN License

* Current Basic Cardiac Life Support Provider Course

* Current Neonatal Resuscitation Provider Course Certification.

* CA Clinical Nurse Specialist Certification

* Three to five years of Acute Care neonatal experience with a solid grasp of hemodynamics required. .

* 3 years prior work experience as a Clinical Nurse Specialist preferred.

* Analytical skills necessary in order to handle non-routine, complex administrative details.

* Perform moderately complex administrative duties, database management skills.

* Computer literate with in-depth knowledge, experience to operate word processing, data bases, graphics, and spreadsheets in order to generate reports. Ability to learn and operate Kronos, Meditech, Excel, Word and patient care management systems.

* Work independently, exercise judgment, follow instructions and maintain a high level of professional conduct.

* Maintains current knowledge and competency in areas of specialization.

* Superior communication and interpersonal skills to interact effectively and positively with people.


Last Edited: 09/17/2017