Clinical Nurse Specialist - General Surgery
Company: St. Joseph Health
Posted on: January 7, 2022
Clinical Nurse Specialist - General Surgery We are looking for a
Clinical Nurse Specialist -for the General Surgery -Department at
St. Jude Medical Center. Location: Fullerton, CA Work Schedule:
Full Time - 80 Biweekly Hours - Shift: -8-hour, Days Job Summary:
Under the general direction of the Director Surgical Services, The
Clinical Nurse Specialist/Advanced Practice Nurse is responsible
for coordinating the Surgical/Procedural Services Program to meet
the needs of the patient, family, staff and physicians. Is a
registered nurse that holds a master's degree in nursing and has
expertise in surgical/procedural care. As an advanced practitioner,
provides evidenced-based nursing care in complex clinical
situations via direct care, education, consultation, and
collaboration with nursing and health care team. The CNS promotes
excellence in nursing by disseminating current scientific
knowledge, participating in research and acting as a role model.
The CNS facilitates co-ordination of the patient care/education
while monitoring appropriate utilization of resources throughout
the continuum of care. Functions as a consultant/resource to other
staff and departments. Assists with staff orientation, skills
validation/training, educational classes as needed for
maintenance/advancement of clinical skills and ongoing quality
improvement of patient care/outcomes. Essential Functions:
- Practices according to NACNS or AACN's Standards Of Practice
For Clinical Nurse Specialist, relevant to critical care/cardiac
patients, families, nursing staff healthcare team and
organizational systems; Collects data and analyzes assessment data
to determine needs. Identifies expected outcomes and develops and
facilitates a plan that prescribes interventions to attain expected
- Effectively implements interventions identified in plan(s) and
evaluate progress toward attainment of expected outcomes.
Systematically develops criteria for and evaluates the quality and
effectiveness of nursing practice/organizational systems.
- Evaluates practice in relation to professional practice
standards and relevant regulations. Acquires and maintains current
knowledge and competency in surgical/procedural nursing.
Contributes to the professional development of peers and
colleagues. Decisions and actions are made on behalf of others are
determined to in an ethical manner. Collaborates with patient,
families, and health care team in creating a healing and caring
environment. Utilizes, participates in, and disseminates research
to enhance practice. Influences the resource utilization in order
to promote safety, effectiveness, and fiscal accountability in the
planning and delivery of patient care. Effectively monitors the
Clinical III bedside nurses annual goals.
- APN/CNS Role: Is grounded in surgical/procedural nursing
practice and the full scope of nursing practice. Contributes to
nursing knowledge and the development and advancement of the
profession. Participates in care management and monitoring of
patient outcomes with ancillary/care management departments.
Demonstrates and balances the five interrelated components of
APN/CNS role; practitioner, educator, consultant, researcher, and
- Practitioner: Is prepared to asses and intervene in complex
nursing care problems within the surgical/procedural specialty as
well as to promote health in diverse clinical settings. Provide
expert care based upon experience and in-depth knowledge of nursing
and other relevant sciences. Serves as an advocate and liaison for
the patient, family, nursing staff, physicians and other health
care professionals. Coordinates with the healthcare team in problem
solving activities and quality Improvement action planning for the
ongoing provision of quality and cost efficient patient care.
- Educator: Works directly with patients, families, nursing
staff, other health care professionals and community to promote
environment conducive to learning. Develops, evaluates, coordinates
and/or provides educational programs and/or materials related to
surgical/procedural services. Develops co-ordinates and/or provides
educational classes for orientation, maintenance and validation
staff clinical competencies; serves as a resource for education
related to The Joint Commission regulations. Demonstrates critical
thinking skills and provides education and mentoring to staff as
needed. Provides an educational assessment for surgical/procedural
patients to develop an interdisciplinary plan education and
discharge planning for patients/families. Supports and facilitates
the process of positive change within Saint Jude Medical
- Consultant: Shares specialized knowledge and provides
consultation to patients, families, and nursing, other healthcare
team professionals, heath care institutions, professional
organizations and policy makers regarding surgical/procedural
services. Consults with healthcare team to enhance patient care and
nursing skills to deal with complex and challenging situations.
Participates in and/or chairs intra and interdisciplinary
conferences and committees.
- Assists Director and Managers with management of material
resources of the surgical/procedural program in accordance with
projected budget. Assists Director and Mangers to develop, review
and revise surgical/procedural services policies and procedures.
Assists Director and Mangers with strategic planning.
- Participates in ongoing monitoring, evaluation and action
planning to improve patient, staff and physician satisfaction.
Participates in the development and monitoring of Quality
Improvement Plans. Establishes and revises indicators as needed to
maintain quality patient care.
- Researcher: Evaluates and appropriately incorporates scientific
findings and current evidence based research into clinical
practice. Strengthens the link between clinical nursing and
research. Participates in nursing/interdisciplinary research and
disseminates findings to improve the quality of nursing care.
Supports in the research process by promoting questions,
activities, projects, and applying findings into practice.
- Leader: Promotes quality care through in-depth assessment of
patient's/nursing staff needs, development and evaluation of
policies, standards of care, and clinical programs and services.
Directs surgical/procedural care activities as well as plans,
implements and evaluates changes in clinical practice. Provides
clinical leadership by acting as a resource, facilitator,
coordinator, role model and patient/nursing advocate. Skills:
- Clinical knowledge and skill, or ability to develop knowledge
and skills for specialty area as specified in performance
- Current knowledge of theory, techniques and practices of
surgical/procedural care nursing.
- Excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills.
- Ability to problem-solve, analyze situations, think critically,
provide constructive feedback and team building with others.
- Preferred: Leadership in the advanced practice of nursing to
achieve quality and cost-effective patient outcomes as well as
provide leadership of multidisciplinary groups in designing and
implementing innovative alternative solutions that address system
problems and/or patient care issues.
- Preferred: Project management and system innovation skills.
Education: -Master's Degree in Nursing. - Experience: -3 years
-Perioperative care experience (scrubbing and circulating).
- Current RN License with the California Board of Registered
- Basic Life Support-Health Care Provider Level.
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support-Health Care Provider Level.
- Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS) certification; must be
completed with 6 months - 1 year.
- Current certification in area of specialty (i.e., CCRN, CEN,
CNOR). Preferred Position Qualifications: Education:
-Coursework/Training - -Teaching credential or teaching experience.
- Certified Nurse-Operating Room (CNOR).
- Clinical Nurse Specialist Perioperative Certification (CNS-CP)
St. Jude Medical Center is a faith-based, non-profit, 384-bed,
tertiary care facility, and is one of Southern California's
most-respected and technologically-advanced hospitals. With nearly
700 of the area's finest physicians on staff, St. Jude offers
nearly every medical specialty and sub-specialty. Whether for the
birth of a baby, life-saving surgery or a routine mammogram, St.
Jude continues to set the standard for medical care and offers the
community the most comprehensive array of services and
St. Jude Medical Center provides equal employment opportunities
(EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard
to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or
genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, St. Jude Medical
Center complies with applicable state and local laws governing
nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the
company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and
conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement,
promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of
absence, compensation and training.
Positions specified as "on call/per diem" refers to employment
consisting of shifts scheduled on as "as needed basis" to fill in
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