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Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) NICU

Mercy San Juan Medical Center
Carmichael, California
Closing date
May 15, 2022

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Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)
Neonatal ICU (NICU)
Position Type
Full Time
Work Setting
Private Practice
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Dignity Health Mercy San Juan Medical Center is a 370-bed not-for-profit Level 2 Trauma Center located in Carmichael, California, serving the areas of north Sacramento County and south Placer County for more than 50 years. It is one of the area's largest and most comprehensive medical centers. Dedicated to the community's well-being, our staff and volunteers provide excellence in care for our patients each year. Mercy San Juan Medical Center has received recognition for being a Comprehensive Stroke Center and Center of Excellence for Bariatric Surgery, along with Certificates of Excellence in Perinatal Care, Hip- and Knee- Replacement.

Our Level 3 NICU features sixteen (16) new private rooms and eight (8) 3-bed pods. Bed spaces include a sleep chair where a parent can stay 24/7. 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 invite you to check out our beautiful unit and 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. We offer the following benefits to support you and your family:Health/Dental/Vision InsuranceFlexible spending accountsVoluntary Protection: Group Accident, Critical Illness, and Identity TheftAdoption AssistanceFree Premium Membership to with preloaded credits for children and/or dependent adultsEmployee Assistance Program (EAP) for you and your familyPaid Time Off (PTO)Tuition Assistance for career growth and developmentRetirement ProgramsWellness Programs #LI-DH#DHNICURN #DHNICULeader@NANN#NursePractitioners#NICUspecialists#NeonatalClinicalNurseSpecialist

Minimum:Master's degree in Nursing requiredCurrent California Registered Nurse (RN) license requiredCurrent California Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) certification, with a specialty in Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU), requiredFive (5) years of clinical experience as an RN in NICU (Level III) requiredRequires:Demonstrated entry level skills of an advanced practice nurse in leadership, communication, collaboration, mentoring, and change leadershipDemonstrated entry level ability as an advanced practice nurse to utilize evidence to develop, teach, guide, and implement practice standards, safety initiatives and policiesCurrent nursing techniques, principles and practices neonatal intensive care nursing, regulatory/accreditation agency standards, CCS, current evidence based best practicesEffective oral and written communication skillsStaff development and needs assessment techniquesInterpersonal relationship skillsCurrent trends and issues in nursingStress control techniquesProblem solving skillsOrganizational and prioritization skillsCQI and QA methodologiesComputer skillsCurrent Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) certification through the American Heart Association (AHA) requiredCurrent Basic Life Support (BLS) certification through the American Heart Association (AHA) requiredPreferred Qualifications:Current RNC certification preferredTwo (2) years of experience as a NICU CNS preferred
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