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RN, Clinical Nurse Specialist - NICU

MemorialCare Health System
Laguna Hills, California
Closing date
Dec 20, 2023

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Registered Nurse (RN)
Neonatal ICU (NICU)
Position Type
Full Time
Work Setting
Hospital / Medical Center

Title: RN, Clinical Nurse Specialist

Location: Laguna Hills, CA

Department: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Status: Full-time

Shift: Days

Pay Range*: $51.49/hr - $80.85/hr

At MemorialCare Health System, we believe in providing extraordinary healthcare to our communities and an exceptional working environment for our employees. Memorial Care stands for excellence in Healthcare.Across our family of medical centers, we support each one of our bright, talented employees in reaching the highest levels of professional development, contribution, collaboration and accountability.Whatever your role and whatever expertise you bring, we are dedicated to helping you achieve your full potential in an environment of respect, innovation and teamwork.

Position Summary

The RN, Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) is a professional Registered Nurse with advanced skill and training in providing quality, cost-effective professional and workforce skill development, for the advancement of nursing clinical practice and improving patient outcomes, by updating and improving norms of care through the development of clinical education in pursuit of clinical excellence that directs nursing practice, intersecting with a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approach in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit . Through direct and indirect methods, The CNS utilizes high level adult learning principles and change theory. The CNS coordinates, implements, and evaluates educational programs, acts as an education advisor and consultant to the staff, managers, and other educators to identify gaps in practice and learning needs of staff for Cardiovascular Services. The CNS functions as a clinical and a professional role model for staff; demonstrating accountability, performance, and responsibility in clinical practice excellence. The CNS supports the integration and translation of research into practice as well as participates in performance improvement, evidence-based practice, and research activities providing clinical leadership, serving as a resource person to facilitate problem-solving and decision-making. The CNS serves as a consultant for various committees and projects as it relates to improved patient outcomes within the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The CNS functions as a change agent to improve patient care and supports and promotes interdisciplinary collaboration, while integrating the Code of Ethics into all areas of practice and advocating for patients and staff at all levels.

* Placement in the pay range is based on multiple factors including, but not limited to, relevant years of experience and qualifications. In addition to base pay, there may be additional compensation available for this role, including but not limited to, shift differentials, extra shift incentives, and bonus opportunities. Health and wellness is our passion at MemorialCare—that includes taking good care of employees and their dependents. We offer high quality health insurance plan options, so you can select the best choice for your family. And there's more... Check out our MemorialCare Benefits for more information about our Benefits and Rewards.


Minimum Requirements

Qualifications/Work Experience:

  • Minimum five (5) years recent direct experience in area of specialization required.
  • Teaching experience preferred, including knowledge of adult education learning theories and curriculum design.
  • Project / Program Management experience preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Windows computer skills including proficient use of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Master's Science Nursing (MSN) required
  • Current California Registered Nurse (RN) License required
  • Current California Clinical Nurse Specialist Certification required
  • Current AHA Basic Life Support (BLS) card required
  • Current AHA Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) card required
  • Current Neonatal Resuscitation Provider (NRP) card required
  • Current NIHSS certification required
  • Certification in Nursing Professional Development preferred
  • Certification in area of clinical specialty preferred (i.e., CCRN, RNC-NIC)

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