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Posting Date: 11/27/2017
Specialty: Labor and Delivery

Clinical Nurse Specialist - RN, Labor & Delivery

Job ID 83950
Date posted 10/30/2017
Facility: Sharp Chula Vista Medical Ctr
City: Chula Vista
Department: Labor & Delivery (3W)
Category: Clinical Nurse Specialist Jobs
Job Status: Full-Time
Shift: Day Job
FTE: 1.0
Shift Start: Variable
Shift End Time: Variable
Bonus: Applicant may be eligible Relocation Reimbursement up to $2500. Sharp employee may be eligible for $1000 employee referral bonus.

This position is located in Chula Vista, CA (San Diego County)

8-hour shift, primarily day shift, but hours dependent on needs of department; weekends as needed

Required Skills and Qualifications

Masters or doctoral prepared RN
Current unencumbered California Registered Nurse license
Current BLS certification for Healthcare Providers
Fetal Monitoring Certification
Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) certification issued by the CA BRN
Current Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) certification
A clinical expert in theory and/or research based nursing practice within a specialty area (L&D) that functions in the following roles: leader, consultant, mentor, change agent within three spheres of influence; patient/client, nurses/nursing practice, and organization/system
Strong communication and leadership development skills

Preferred Skills and Qualifications

AWHONN Intermediate or Advanced Fetal Monitoring Certification strongly desired
Certification in specialty area of practice highly desired
Doctorate in Nursing
Proficient in computer skills such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel
Staff Development and educator experience
Current ACLS


This Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) position is in the Labor & Delivery department, Maternal Infant Services at Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center. The CNS is a masters or doctoral prepared nurse who applies clinical expertise in evidence-based nursing practice within a specialty area and functions in the following roles: clinical expert, educator, researcher and consultant. The ability to be a system thinker and change agent are role assumptions for the CNS. The CNS serves three primary clients: patient/family, nursing staff and organization.

Clinical Nurse Specialist positions with Sharp HealthCare focus on patient outcomes and serve a key function to the organization. There are opportunities for Clinical Nurse Specialists to collaborate with leaders throughout Sharp to create safer systems and processes for patients and their families.

The CNS will be part of the Women’s Administration department at Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center. The Maternal Infant Services department at Sharp Chula Vista Medical delivers 250-300 infants/month. The department is comprised of an 8-bed triage, 10-bed LDR suite, 19-bed Post-Partum unit, 2 OR suites, 3-bed PAU and a 9-bed Level II NICU.

Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center is a 343-bed hospital with the largest array of health care services in San Diego's South Bay. A Designated Planetree Patient-Centered Care Hospital, Sharp Chula Vista is home to the region's most comprehensive heart program and also offers exceptional services for orthopedic care and women and infants. The Douglas & Nancy Barnhart Cancer Center offers patients the most advanced treatment technology, a unique healing environment and an extraordinary level of care.

Essential Physical Requirements May Include

Twisting (trunk)
Twisting (neck)
Bending (waist)
Flexing/Extending (neck)
Fine Manipulation/Pinching
Reaching below shoulder level
Reaching above shoulder level
Bed mobilization (scooting/rolling)
Lateral transfers (bed to gurney)
Bed to chair/wheelchair/commode transfer
Lift up to 50 pounds
Push/Pull over 100 pounds
Carry up to 25 pounds

Additional physical requirements of position may be discussed during interview.

Sharp HealthCare is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, transgender status, sexual orientation, protected veteran status or any other protected class.

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Posting Date: 12/22/2017
Specialty: Neurology

Christiana Care Health System, headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware is currently looking for a Clinical Nurse Specialist for our Neurocritical Care Unit to take responsibility for facilitating change toward higher levels of professionalism and competency by integrating and promoting research findings into nursing practice. This position will be Monday through Friday, no holidays, weekends as needed. The hours will be from 7a to 3:30p.

• Provides leadership by catalyzing and facilitating change toward higher levels of professionalism and competency.
• Acts as a clinical consultant and resource to patients, family, and staff in area of specialty.
• Facilitates continuity of care for complex patients.
• Collaborates with professionals from multiple disciplines to enhance patient outcomes.
• Appropriately utilizes advanced clinical decision-making skills.
• Provides teaching and counseling to select patients and families.
• Collaborates in the review of educational materials.
• Assists staff in the development of innovative and cost-effective patient programs of care.
• Utilizes, participates in, and disseminates research to enhance practice.
• Promotes research-based practice in the provision of nursing care.
• Consistently guides staff in professional development; acts as a mentor.
• Coordinates select projects/programs, including development and implementation of clinical pathways, care management guidelines, and protocols, in collaboration with the team leader, champion, and director/vice president of the service line.
• Utilizes effective verbal and written communication skills with patients and colleagues.
• Ensures compliance with regulatory standards for critical care.
• Provides direct patient care as needed.
• Performs assigned work safely, adhering to established departmental safety rules and practices; reports to supervisor, in a timely manner, any unsafe activities, conditions, hazards, or safety violations that may cause injury to oneself, other employees, patients and visitors.
• Maintains required credentials.
• Performs other related duties as required.
• Performs assigned work safely, adhering to established departmental safety rules and practices; reports to supervisor, in a timely manner, any unsafe activities, conditions, hazards, or safety violations that may cause injury to oneself, other employees, patients and visitors.

• Licensure or license eligible for Registered Nurse and Advanced Practice Nursing as set forth by the Delaware Board of Nursing with prescriptive (Rx) authority
• Certification in specialty area
• BLS & ACLS certification

Christiana Care Health System has the prestigious Magnet designation, with two acute care hospitals located in Wilmington and Newark, DE. It is one of the largest health care providers in the nation, ranking 21st for hospital admissions, and is one of only 15 major teaching hospitals to be rated in the 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters). We have 250 Medical-Dental residents and fellows and are recognized as a regional center for excellence in cardiology, cancer, endocrinology, and women’s health. We recognize innovative primary care as a cornerstone of population health, and offer opportunities to develop clinical excellence, teaching skills, and research interests as well.

Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

Posting Date: 12/05/2017
Specialty: Adult Acute and Critical Care

Clinical Specialist- Acute/Cardiac Critical Care

Here at one of America’s best hospitals you will be a member of a unified team, a team that depends on each other at every moment. Because every step you take makes a difference in someone’s care, and that matters to us all.

Functioning within the framework for professional evidence-based nursing practice, the clinical specialist supports and assists the nursing staff, management team and the Director of Nursing. Has 24-hour accountability for ensuring quality, cost-effective delivery of culturally competent patient services for specific patient populations, in a defined area across the continuum.

Essential Duties
• Transfers knowledge, skills, and abilities to the nursing staff
• Act as a professional role model and clinical expert
• Promote a professional environment that supports continuous learning

• Master's degree in Nursing
• Licensure as a registered nurse in the District of Columbia
• Five to six years of progressively more responsible job-related experience with knowledge of nursing theory and practice in order to evaluate and develop revisions to the delivery of care systems, develop and conduct educational programs

Join us and bring your unique skills that, at the end of the day, make care happen.

We offer an outstanding compensation and benefits package. For more information and to apply, visit

Posting Date: 12/08/2017
Specialty: Adult Acute and Critical Care

Nurse Specialist – UF Health Shands – Gainesville, Florida
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Adult M/S Job Opening Number: 47757
Emergency Department Job Opening Number: 50188
Job Opening Summary:
Serves as a clinical officer for patient care programs and services throughout the nursing department by providing clinical and operational leadership support. Provides clinical and analytical support to the nursing leadership to plan and predict patient care needs based on benchmarking, patient acuity/care trends, staff clinical education needs and patient satisfaction. Provides leadership to ensure excellence in nursing research, education, and practice. The Nurse Specialist provides clinical and leadership support to achieve the organization's mission of excellent patient care and nursing's vision of setting a new standard of excellence in autonomous and accountable nursing practice committed to patient advocacy and innovative patient care in a climate of trust and collaboration.

Job Opening Qualifications:
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
Masters degree in Nursing is required. DNP/Ph.D. preferred. National nursing board certification in specialty area required. Minimum of 3 years in advanced practice/leadership role in nursing services in acute care. Evidence of progressive leadership in performance improvement, outcomes management, and implementation/evaluation of evidence-based practice and research. Excellent interpersonal relationship skills. Demonstrable leadership in integrating programs that cross services, units, and disciplines and influence organizational mission of excellence in patient care and Nursing's vision of setting a new standard of excellence in autonomous and accountable nursing practice, committed to patient advocacy and innovative patient care in a climate of trust and collaboration.

Licensed RN in the State of Florida required.
• Vision and Dental Insurance Available
• Prescription Program
• Short-Term Disability
• Long-Term Disability Insurance
• Employee Life and AD&D Insurance (effective the first day of the month after employment)
• Retirement Plan
• Paid Time Off (accrues bi-weekly based on hours worked and years of service)
• Employee Assistance Plan
• Tuition Reimbursement (available after six months of employment)

Posting Date: 01/12/2018

Nurse Managers/Surpervisors Wanted
Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Lebanon, NH

We are currently looking for experienced Nurse Managers to join our remarkable team. If you are a nurse with management experience looking for that “right fit” for your next career move, your time will be well spent if you continue reading. The Dartmouth-Hitchcock organization is a unique place for nurses and for nurse leaders. We are one of the few locations throughout the United States that can offer nurses some of the most diverse, sophisticated and rewarding nursing careers, but we can also claim an outstanding quality of life. Why are we so unique? We are a world-renowned medical center set right in the middle of the White Mountains of New Hampshire. We recognize that “quality of life” means different things to different people, but we are pretty confident since we have beautiful, rural and suburban housing options, world-class primary, secondary and graduate schools, hundreds of lakes, thousands of miles of hiking trails and some of the best skiing in the country. This all means you can be a happy nurse with more quality time with friends, family, pets or maybe just quiet hikes by yourself. Our idea of traffic in the “Upper Valley” of New Hampshire is a line at the chair lift.

The Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, a Level-1 academic center offers exciting, acute care opportunities in a rigorous, research-focused environment. From our Center for Surgical Innovation to our 8,000 sqft Training and Simulation Center, we focus on the training and professional development of all our nurses. Our nurses are well educated and serve as central figures in the success and governance of our system.

To be considered, candidates must have a minimum of a Bachelor degree in Nursing with the ability to procure an RN license in the state of New Hampshire.

Just some of the areas we have available for nurse managers include:

• DHART (Dartmouth-Hitchcock Advanced Response Team)
• Internal Medicine – Clinic
• Dermatology
• Neurology
• The Norris Cotton Cancer Center
• And many more

“I believe you’ll find that we are very proud and supportive of the contributions our nurses make to the quality and safety of the care we provide. I look forward to seeing you in our care environment and hearing about your contributions to making D-H a great place to give and receive care.”

Warm regards,
Karen F. Clements, RN, FACHE
Chief Nursing Officer, Dartmouth-Hitchcock

Read more Dartmouth-Hitchcock and why YOU should work here.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock is an academic health system, serving patients across New England. A national leader in patient-centered health care, D-H is on a path to create a sustainable health system for the region and as a model for the nation. Founded in 1893, the system includes New Hampshire's only Level-1 trauma center and its only air ambulance service, as well as the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, one of only 45 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the nation, and the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, the state's only Children’s Hospital Association-approved, comprehensive, full-service children's hospital. As an academic health system, Dartmouth-Hitchcock provides access to nearly 1,500 primary care doctors and specialists in almost every area of medicine, as well as world-class research with the Audrey and Theodor Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.

Applicants are encouraged to visit our nursing career site to learn more and apply:
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Dartmouth-Hitchcock is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Posting Date: 11/27/2017
Specialty: Neurology

Curious. Collaborative. Committed.

At NYU Langone Health, our mission – to serve, teach, and discover – is achieved 365 days a year through a seamless culture devoted to excellence across the entire organization. We take deep pride in all that our exceptional faculty and staff have achieved for the benefit of our patients, our students, our community, and beyond. As an employee at our world-class, patient-centered, integrated academic medical center, you can make an impact on the lives of others in an environment that will allow your skills to shine.

We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Neurosciences Clinical Nurse Specialist in our Inpatient Neurosurgery Unit. You will provide and integrate clinical leadership for a designated population based on a specialized knowledge base, and participate in the design, implementation and evaluation of practice standards that improve the quality of patient-centered care. To qualify, you must have a Master’s Degree in Clinical Nursing Practice and current licensure as a CNS by NYS Education Department with accredited board certification in Adult Health. The ideal candidate will have 4+ years or clinical nursing practice experience and the ability to apply nursing process toward achievement of specific outcomes.

NYU Langone is proud to have been selected among the top hospitals in the nation in U.S. News & World Report’s annual “Best Hospitals” Honor Roll ranking. This award is a testament to all that our exceptional faculty and staff have achieved within our expanding organization. We are a forward-thinking, collaborative organization with a vision for the future. Join us now for career growth opportunities in a dynamic workplace that offers career development programs, flexible benefits, and a one-of-a-kind lifestyle in New York City.

Learn more and apply now!

Posting Date: 12/08/2017
Specialty: Adult Acute and Critical Care

NYU Langone Health is a world-class, patient-centered, integrated academic medical center, known for its excellence in clinical care, research, and education. It comprises more than 200 locations throughout the New York area, including five inpatient locations, a children’s hospital, three emergency rooms and a level 1 trauma center. Also part of NYU Langone Health is the Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute¿designated cancer center, and NYU School of Medicine, which since 1841 has trained thousands of physicians and scientists who have helped to shape the course of medical history.

Position Summary:

The Infection Prevention and Control clinical nurse specialist (IPC CNS) will be responsible for the assessment of adult patients with conditions which place them at increased risk of infection and implementing risk reduction measures. These patients have multiple medical co-morbidities or are receiving intensive or step down level of care, and are colonized with pathogens such as S. aureus and C. difficile or have an invasive devices which places them at increased risk of subsequent infection, such as a central venous catheter, urinary catheter or other device. The IPC CNS will primarily report to the chief hospital epidemiologist, but will collaborate with the hospital epidemiologist and associate hospital epidemiologist for the NYULMC Main Campus and associate hospital epidemiologist for the NYUL Brooklyn Campus. This position will see inpatients on the main and Brooklyn campuses.

Job Responsibilities:

Assess patients colonized with methicillin susceptible or methicillin resistant S. aureus. If indicated, implement IPC protocols which include the use of antiseptics and/or antibiotics to minimize risk of subsequent infection. Collaborate with the primary licensed independent practitioners and nursing to coordinate care
Assess patients colonized with C. difficile who are receiving antibiotics or have other risk factors for subsequent infection. If indicated, implement IPC protocols which may include the use of antimicrobials or probiotics to minimize risk of subsequent infection. Collaborate with the primary licensed independent practitioners and nursing to coordinate care
Assess patients with a central venous catheter who meet criteria for increased risk of subsequent central line associated blood stream infection (CLABSI). If appropriate, implement antibiotic lock or heparin lock therapy to minimize risk of subsequent infection. Collaborate with the primary licensed independent practitioners and nursing to coordinate care
Assess patients with a urinary catheter who meet criteria for increased risk of subsequent catheter associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI). Collaborate with the primary licensed independent practitioners and nursing to reduce risk of infection.
Review IPC data to identify patients who may benefit from these infection prevention protocols; ensure appropriate screening and laboratory tests are ordered if missing.
Provide education to patients, family and staff for the patients under the care of the IPC CNS
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all personnel contacted in the course of duties
Perform other duties as required

Minimum Qualifications:

BS in Nursing with current licensure by New York State as a Registered Nurse. Master’s Degree of Science in Nursing (MSN) or an equivalent degree. At least one year of experience with direct patient care. Possess outstanding interpersonal and communications skills, professional demeanor and demonstrated ability to coordinate patient care and educate patients, family and staff.

Required Licenses:Registered Nurse License-NYS

Preferred Qualifications:

An understanding of infectious diseases, epidemiology and antimicrobial therapy.

Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.

NYU Langone Health provides its staff with far more than just a place to work. Rather, we are an institution you can be proud of, an institution where you’ll feel good about devoting your time and your talents.

NYU Langone Health is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender dysphoria, national origin, age, religion, disability, military and veteran status, marital or parental status, citizenship status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision. We require applications to be completed online.

Posting Date: 01/12/2018
Specialty: Cardiovascular

Swedish Medical Center is looking for a Clinical Nurse Specialist to work in Cardiovasular Clinical Education at Swedish Cherry Hill in Seattle, WA.

The Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) functions in collaboration with and acts as a liaison between service directors and managers across the whole Swedish System for the cardiovascular patient population.

In this position you will:
• Develop and implement system wide standards of practice, including cardiovascular policies, protocols and procedures
• Develop, maintain and advance the clinical competency of the nursing staff; as well as work/process flow analysis and improvements
• Articulate and demonstrate nursing practice that incorporates current cardiovascular nursing standards; regulatory requirements, best practices; an interdisciplinary framework; outcomes from nursing and healthcare research; changes in healthcare that impact patient care delivery; and advances in technology that support efficient and effective patient care
• Be an advisor for program development and strategic planning
• Collaborate with other clinical nurse specialists and the clinical education staff to ensure that the nursing staff has the knowledge and the skills to provide excellent nursing care that achieves high quality clinical outcomes, is cost effective, and is responsive to patient/family expectations
• System wide responsibility; CNS staff are required to have transportation to be available at all Swedish Medical Center locations as needed

Required qualifications for this position include:
• Master’s Degree with a focus in cardiovascular or critical care nursing from an accredited school of nursing
• Washington State Registered Nurse or RN Temporary Practice Permit
• Valid driver’s license and possession of the minimum (or greater) insurance coverage as mandated by the state of Washington
• Recent experience in cardiovascular nursing, including cardiac surgery

Preferred qualifications for this position include:
• Certification in specialty

About Swedish Shared Services
Swedish is the largest, most comprehensive, nonprofit health provider in the Greater Seattle area. Our expanding network of facilities currently includes three hospital locations in Seattle, a hospital in Edmonds and the new Swedish Issaquah campus. It also consists of Swedish Medical Group’s network of primary care clinics, and affiliations with suburban hospitals and specialty clinics throughout Greater Seattle.

Each campus has a local operations leadership team, supported by centrally located and led corporate services, such as Human Resources, Financial and Information Services.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits — see our website for details

Our Mission
Our Non-Profit Mission: Improve the health and well-being of each person we serve.

About Us
Swedish is the largest nonprofit health care provider in the Greater Seattle Area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); ambulatory care centers in Redmond and Mill Creek; and Swedish Medical Group a network of more than 183 primary care and specialty locations throughout the Great Puget Sound area. Swedish employs more than 13,000 employees and 4,200 physicians. Whether through physician clinics, health education, research and innovation or other means of outreach, we’re committed to caring for the people in our region and beyond. Swedish is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Swedish does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, protected veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.
When applying online, please reference job number 172844.

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Swedish is an Equal Opportunity Employer.