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NACNS is committed to furthering the careers of the CNS membership. To that end, we maintain a Job Board which is organized by state and can be searched by location and/or CNS specialty.

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Posting Date: 10/23/2017
Specialty: Rehabilitation

I trust my instincts
I know that a feeling is sometimes more than just a feeling. Know when to offer encouragement. And believe every interaction has the power to be extraordinary. At Kaiser Permanente, I put these beliefs into practice. We are a team of health advocates. Not just helping those who need help, but caring for our patients proactively. I focus my knowledge and attention on guiding my patients toward better health and well-being—a mission I share with Kaiser Permanente. If you’re ready to practice health care the way you’ve always intended, this is the place to put your beliefs into practice. Join us in Vallejo, California.

Clinical Nurse Specialist – Rehabilitation

In this role, you will provide in-depth clinical expertise at Kaiser Foundation Rehabilitation Center (KFRC), Kaiser Permanente Northern California’s 48-bed inpatient rehabilitation facility. Our inpatient and outpatient brain injury, spinal cord injury, and stroke specialty programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), demonstrating our commitment to excellence. You will develop and ensure quality standards for the nursing practice and for our neurologic population. In addition, you will provide advanced clinical practice education, consultation, research, and administration.

Qualifications include:
• At least three years of experience in rehabilitation or neurologic services
• Previous clinical nurse specialist experience preferred
• A master’s degree in a clinical field of nursing or a clinical field related to nursing including but not limited to psychology, public health, social work, education, health sciences, behavioral sciences, nutrition, and bioethics from a nationally accredited master’s/post master’s nursing academic program
• A current California RN license
• Clinical Nurse Specialist certification by the California Board of Registered Nursing in area of specialty
• Current BLS certification
• A National Provider Identifier (NPI) or the ability to obtain one prior to employment start date
• Demonstrated clinical expertise in area of specialty
• The ability to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment

For immediate consideration, please visit for complete qualifications and job submission details, referencing job number 624235. For more information, please contact or call 707-393-4920.

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.

This position supports Kaiser Permanente’s code of conduct and compliance by adhering to all laws and regulations, accreditation and licensure requirements, and internal policies and procedures.


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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: 12/05/2017
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
Apply Online at:
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: 10/24/2017
Specialty: ACADE

Health Programs Laboratory Assistant (Grant Funded) (Job #0703) New Port Richey Campus

Required: Associate Degree in Nursing; minimum 2 years recent clinical experience; current unrestricted Florida RN license; satisfactory level II criminal history background check; must be able to work occasional evening hours; computer literate and ability to learn IT software. Degrees must be from a regionally accredited institution. Current American Heart Association “Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers” CPR certification.

Applicants who claim a right of Veterans’ Preference must upload documentation of eligibility and attach it to their online application.

Preferred: BSN.

Salary range is $41,867 - $43,960.35 annually.

Position is open until filled.


The supplemental / additional application materials required are: (1) cover letter, (2) current resume, (3) copy of transcripts, (4) license and certification, (5) DD-214 (if claiming Veterans’ Preference), and must be uploaded and attached to the online application.

The application review process can be initiated with the copies of transcripts; however, official transcripts must be received before the interview or hire date.

Have official transcripts sent to the Human Resources Office (address below).

Pasco-Hernando State College
Attn: Human Resources Office (Job #0703)
10230 Ridge Road
New Port Richey, FL 34654


No other submitted materials will qualify you to be considered for this position.

For help with online applications, call 727-816-3169 or 727-816-3425.

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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: 11/09/2017
Specialty: ACADE

Assistant Research Professor, Nursing

This position is full-time calendar year, Spring 2018, renewable through 06-30-2018 for 2 year appointment, with anticipated renewal. Clinical teaching of family and adult-gerontological nurse practitioner graduate students in various clinical sites in Rhode Island Health Professional Shortage Areas.

The clinical faculty, located at Thundermist Health Center and Providence Community Health Centers, will be responsible for delivering direct patient care to patients in their roles as primary health care providers/educators.

Serve as preceptor of nurse practitioner students, in accordance with the agency terms and policies. Develop and implement educational programs and on-line learning modules to be used in the clinical education of graduate nurse practitioner students from the MS and DNP programs at the College of Nursing, in conjunction and collaboration with College of Nursing faculty.

Visit the URI jobs website at to apply and view complete details for posting (F00032). Application Deadline: The search will remain open until the position is filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by November 27, 2017. Second consideration may be given to applications received by December 15, 2017. Applications received subsequent to the second consideration date (December 15, 2017) may not be given full consideration.

Please attach the following 4 (PDF) documents to your online Faculty Employment Application: (#1) Cover letter, (#2) Curriculum Vitae, (#3) “Other” the names and contact information of three professional references, and (#4) “Other Document” a copy of your NP license.


The University of Rhode Island is an AA/EEOD employer. Women, persons of color, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other protected groups are encouraged to apply.

Posting Date: 10/23/2017
Specialty: Medical-Surgical

We are seeking a full-time Clinical Nurse Specialist to join our Med/Surg team!

The Clinical Nurse Specialist for Med/Surg provides 24-hour clinical expertise that supports the advancement of nursing practice and continuous quality improvement for medical/surgical patients. Emphasizing service excellence, patient safety, staff safety and organizational integration, the Clinical Nurse Specialist provides leadership and resources that promote the following:
• Improved patient outcomes.
• Timely clinical problem consultation and communication of clinical issues at all levels (staff, management, and physician).
• Effective interdisciplinary and interdepartmental collaboration and service coordination.
• Effective and current care standards, policies, procedures, guidelines, protocols, etc. that enhance the care of patients.
• Application of clinical research, evidence based practice and best practice findings in the role modeling, education and coaching/mentoring of staff and students.
• Participates on assigned hospital, system, and medical committees.

• Master’s degree in nursing or doctorate in clinical specialty required.
• Current Washington State licensure as Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner Clinical Specialist.
• Certification in specialty or CNS preferred or willing to obtain within 6 months.
• Three years’ of recent experience as a clinical nurse in Acute Care, including experience in Leadership.
• Able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of patients served on the assigned unit/department.
• Active member of a professional nursing organization.
• Physical Demand Level: Heavy


Northwest Hospital & Medical Center is a 281-bed, community hospital located in North Seattle. In the past few years we have formed affiliations with University of Washington Medical Center, partnering to provide greater choices of care for our growing communities. In fulfilling this growth, we are seeking compassionate individuals to join our team.
UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center is committed to employing a diverse workforce. EOE

For questions please contact Nurse Recruiter, Linh Nguyen, at or (206) 668-5923.