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The Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) is an advanced practice nurse who will provide leadership to promote excellence in nursing practice and patient outcomes. The CNS is a masters or doctoral prepared RN who applies clinical expertise in evidence-based nursing practice within three spheres of influence; 1) patient/client, 2) nurses/nursing practice, and 3) organization/system in the following roles: clinical expert, educator, researcher, consultant and leader. The CNS recommends and sets the standard for professional nursing practice, establishes appropriate patient care measures and evaluates outcomes.
The CNS acts as a resource to staff nurses to improve the quality of care and promotes a model of nursing care that emphasizes professional role accountability, critical thinking, and collegiality with physicians and other health care professionals. Responsibilities include providing input to the manager and staff nurses regarding areas for improvement, in clinical practice, designing and/or supporting evidence-based programs and/or processes that improve nursing practice and expanding the practice of nursing through ongoing generation and acquisition of scientific knowledge. The CNS fosters staff knowledge and skill in research, research utilization, and evidence-based practice and provides leadership as a role model and/or consultant to develop/retain professional nursing staff. The CNS creates an environment that stimulates self-learning and reflective nursing practice, as well as provides direction, oversight and collaboration with nursing and interdisciplinary colleagues (educators, senior specialists, shared decision making councils, etc.) in assessing the educational needs and designing educational programs.
This CNS position is for 4-West Progressive Care Unit at Sharp Memorial Hospital. 4-West has 32 beds and provides Progressive Care Unit level of care to the Neuro and Trauma patient populations. Sharp Memorial Hospital is a designated San Diego County, Level 2 Trauma Center and received the American College of Surgeons Verification of Resources for Optimal Care of the Injured Patient. Our Leadership team, that takes pride in promoting clinical competence by encouraging certification and supporting staff in advancing their degree. We are looking for dynamic health care professionals that will provide only the highest quality, efficiency, and compassionate nursing care as part of our inter-professional healthcare team.
This dynamic fast-paced environment cares for patients across the healthcare continuum. Patient populations include Neurological and Trauma related illnesses and injuries. The multidisciplinary team provides patient and person centered care with the goal to individualize and personalize the entire hospital experience. We constantly seek out opportunities to improve quality of care and strive to provide the highest standards per evidence based practice. Centralized telemetry monitoring, Telemetry Technicians, ongoing staff education and professional certification reimbursement contribute to a safe patient care environment and support professional growth.
Sharp Memorial Hospital — the first hospital in San Diego with all private patient rooms — is dedicated to providing the highest-quality, patient-centered care and consists of 368 beds. Designed to promote comfort and healing with the use of natural light and soothing colors, the hospital offers the latest medical technology and is home to San Diego’s largest, most modern Emergency and Trauma Center.
Sharp Memorial is known for outstanding programs in cardiac and vascular care, cancer treatment, orthopedic and neurological services, rehabilitation, robotic surgery and multi-organ transplantation, and has been recognized as a MAGNET®-designated hospital for nursing excellence and is also designated as a Patient-Centered Hospital by Planetree, an organization committed to personalizing, humanizing, and demystifying the hospital experience for patients and their families.
Sharp HealthCare is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.
Job ID: 802742258003011851
San Diego, California, 92123