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Clinical Nurse Specialist RN, SICU SGH

Company: Sharp HealthCare
Location: La Mesa
Posted on: September 3, 2020

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Job Description Summary ThisClinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) position applies clinical expertise inevidence-based nursing practice within the Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU)and functions in the following roles: clinical expert, educator, research, andconsultant. Leadership skills (systemthinker and change agent) are role assumptions. The CNS willlead efforts associated with new knowledge and innovation includinginterdisciplinary quality initiatives, evidence-based practice projects andclinical research. Acts as a clinical leader who supports the development of clinicalteams utilizing the latest evidence-based practice relative to safe,cost-effective, and optimal nursing care. Mentors nurses in the acquisition of newskills, the effective incorporation of evidence into practice, and in careerdevelopment. The CNS partnerswith fellow clinical, operational and administrative leadership across SharpHealthCare's various clinical departments in implementing methods and processesto support change in nursing practice, care programs and clinical innovationachieving improved patient/family outcomes. Develops, implements/coordinates, andevaluates specialty-training programs for nursing staff. Conducts cost/benefit analysis of new clinicaltechnologies resulting in recommendations for implementation and budgets. Able to demonstrate in-depth knowledge ofconcepts, practices and policies with the ability to use them in complex variedsituations. This CNSposition is for the Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) at Sharp GrossmontHospital. The SICU at Sharp GrossmontHospital is a 24-bed unit that opened in 2009. The majority of our patient population consists of postoperativepatients including open heart, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR),Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery, neuro surgeries, post tPA treatment andmechanical thrombectomy for acute ischemic strokes, vascular and generalsurgeries, patients with advance life supporting and life sustaining equipmentsuch as Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO), ventricular assist device(Impella), intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) and continuous renal placementtherapy. The SICU department has acohesive team environment where the nurses support and mentor others. We encourage our nurses in professionalgrowth by having our physicians and staff teach free classes. The SICU Advancement Pathway is designed toprovide a framework for RN professional development throughout their ICUnursing career. Sharp Grossmont Hospitalis the largest not-for-profit, full-service acute care hospital in the regionwith 500+ beds. The hospital has outstanding programs in heart care,orthopedics, rehabilitation, robotic surgery, mental health, stroke care andwomen's health. In addition, the hospital's Emergency and Critical Care Centeris one of the most technologically advanced emergency and intensive carefacilities in the nation. Sharp Grossmont Hospitalis nationally recognized as a MAGNET-designated hospital for patient care andnursing practices. This designation is the 'gold standard' for patient care andnursing excellence and is the highest honor awarded by the American NursesCredentialing Center. Location This position is locatedin La Mesa, CA (San Diego County) Hours 8-hour shift: primarily day 7:00 am - 3:30 pm shift,but may require other hours depending on needs of area. Weekends as needed. Required Skills and Qualifications - Masters or doctoral prepared RN - Current unencumbered California Registered Nurse license - Current BLS certification for Healthcare Providers - Current ACLS certification for Healthcare Providers - Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) certification issued by the CA BRN - A clinical expert in theory and/or research based nursing practice within the Critical Care/ICU area that functions in the following roles: clinical expert, educator, researcher, consultant and serves three primary clients - patient/family, nursing staff and organization Preferred Skills and Qualifications - Doctorate in Nursing - Certification in specialty area of practice highly desired - Strong communication and leadership development skills - Proficient in computer skills such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel - Leadership skills Essential Physical Requirements ofthe position may be discussed during interview. Sharp HealthCare is an equalopportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employmentwithout regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, genderidentity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among otherthings, or status as a qualified individual with disability. 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, age, national origin, disability, gender, gender identity, transgender status, sexual orientation, protected veteran status or any other protected class.

Keywords: Sharp HealthCare, La Mesa , Clinical Nurse Specialist RN, SICU SGH, Healthcare , La Mesa, California

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