Clinical Nurse Specialist - Neurology at University of California - Los Angeles Medical Centers
Posted in Other 30+ days ago.
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Type: Full Time
Location: Los Angeles, California
The Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) is the clinical leader for a program, patient population, or area of nursing practice within UCLA Health. The advanced knowledge and skills required for this role include clinical expertise in a focus area, evidence-based practice, collaboration, consultation, education, mentoring, and change leadership. These are essential to advance the practice of nursing and the professional development of nurses. The specialized knowledge and skills are used within three major spheres of influence: patient/family, nurses and nursing practice, and the organization/system. The CNS and Unit/Service Line Directors are partners in leading the nursing clinical practice area. The CNS coordinates and guides clinical activities/projects of nurses within a practice area. The CNS is accountable for collaborating with members of the healthcare team to design, implement, and measure safe, cost-effective, evidence-based care strategies. The CNS is responsible for maintaining current professional knowledge and competencies and contributing to the advancement of the practice of nursing at the unit/system, local, state and/or national and international level.
Master's Degree in Nursing required with a CNS specialty. CA RN and CNS license required. National certification in area of specialty. CNS Advanced Practice Certification preferred. BLS required.
Minimum 5 years recent RN experience including 3 years recent RN experience in clinical specialty, Neurology/Neurosurgery.
One-year CNS experience in clinical specialty preferred.
Demonstrated skills at the level of an advanced practice nurse in leadership, communication, collaboration, mentoring and change management as evidenced by CV/portfolio, letters of recommendation, references, interview and demonstration.
Demonstrated ability at the level of an advanced practice nurse to utilize evidence to develop and implement practice standards and policies, teach and coach.
Organizational, analytical, oral and written presentation skills with proficiency in MS Office programs.
Experience in research and grant writing preferred.