Clinical Nurse Specialist—NICU
- San Joaquin County
- French Camp, California
- Annual Base Salary: $133,348 ‐ $162,073
- Closing date
- Feb 18, 2023
- Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)
- Neonatal ICU (NICU)
- Position Type
- Full Time
- Work Setting
- Government, Hospital / Medical Center
The current annual base salary is $133,348 - $162,073 with a scheduled negotiated increase of 3.5% in January of 2024.
The following hiring incentives and bonuses may also be available for eligible new hires (subject to HR approval). These include:
- Vacation Accrual Rate: San Joaquin County vacation accrual rate consistent with the candidate's total years of public service.
- Sick Leave: Candidates leaving other employment may receive credit for actual non-reimbursable sick leave hours (up to 160 hours) from their last agency. Hours shall be subject to San Joaquin County's minimum sick leave cash out provisions.
- New Hire Retention Bonus:
$2,000 upon completion of first year equivalent employment (2,080 hours)
$1,000 upon completion of third year equivalent employment (6,240 hours)
$3,000 upon completion of sixth year equivalent employment (12,480 hours)
The Clinical Nurse Specialist is a key member of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit’s professional staff and functions in an advisory and teaching capacity at San Joaquin General Hospital. This position provides technical expertise and assistance in developing and maintaining standards of care within areas of clinical expertise by planning and implementing specialized clinical instruction programs for nursing staff, and by participating in the development of policies and procedures. This position works closely with physicians and interprets and relays treatment plans to nursing staff.
San Joaquin General Hospital is seeking a Clinical Nurse Specialist with excellent interpersonal communications skills, the ability the mentor role competent nursing practices, and administer professional presentations to staff and the community. This vacancy is in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), which was the first California Children's Services approved Community Level III NICU in San Joaquin County.
San Joaquin General Hospital is a public hospital and a designated level II Trauma Center. The hospital, originally established in 1857, is a general acute care facility providing a full range of both inpatient and outpatient services. In addition to providing direct medical services, the hospital is active in providing education for health professionals through post‐graduate residency programs in General Surgery, Internal Medicine and Family Practice and has trained over 3,000 physicians since the residency programs were established in 1932. The hospital also participates in clinical affiliation agreements for training programs in a variety of health professions including Registered and Licensed Vocational nurses, Pharmacists, Radiology Technologists, Social Workers and Respiratory Therapists.
San Joaquin General Hospital's friendly staff is committed to creating a warm and personal environment which is sensitive to both a patient's emotional and physical needs. The staff of San Joaquin General Hospital work hard to provide the highest quality health care services to the residents of San Joaquin County. We are proud and confident of our tradition of serving and caring for our patients with courtesy, respect, dignity, enthusiasm and a positive attitude.
Required Minimum Qualifications
Education: Possession of a Master’s degree in nursing which meets the State of California Clinical Nurse Specialist requirements.
Experience: Two years full time experience as a registered nurse.
Special Requirement: Nursing experience required in area of clinical nurse specialization, depending upon the area of assignment.
License & Certificate:
- Valid certification as a Clinical Nurse Specialist issued by the State of California.
- Current registration as a nurse in the State of California.
- Possession of a valid California driver’s license.
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