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Health Care & Medicine
Clinical Nurse Specialist NICU
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UCLA Health | Los Angeles, CA
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Job Description

Job Duties
The Clinical Nurse V, with advanced educational preparation and expertise in nursing practice, has the primary responsibilities of clinical expert, educator, leader, collaborator, consultant and researcher in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Level 3. Utilizing a wide range of alternatives in problem solving situations, and using the nursing process, demonstrates a high degree of professional expertise. The CNS is the leader in developing new educational and performance improvement initiatives and policies to improve nursing knowledge and patient care in the NICU and hospital wide. Works in collaboration with the Unit Director and multidisciplinary team members in developing criteria for patient care, assessing health needs of patients, and evaluating outcomes of nursing intervention to improve care and assure best practice. In the nurse sphere the CNS oversees the orientation of new nursing employees and specialty continuing education for nursing staff based on assessed learning needs. Serves as a hospital-wide resource for neonatal intensive care issues and concerns throughout the institution. Utilizes and conducts research and leads evidence-based practice initiatives to assure best outcomes.

Job Qualifications
Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing. Current licensure as a Registered Nursing in California. MSN with CNS specialty required in NICU RN experience in a Level 3 NICU with minimum of 3-5 years. Experience in an academic Medical Center preferred CNS experience 3- 5 years required

About UCLA Health

For more than half a century, UCLA Health  has provided the best in healthcare and the latest in medical technology to thepeople of Los Angeles and throughout the world. Today we are one of the most comprehensive and advanced healthcare systems in existence. We are comprised of Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA, and the UCLA Medical Group, with offices throughout the region.

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center is consistently ranked by U.S.News & World Report as one of the top five hospitals in the nation and the best medical center in the western United States. The doctors, scientists and caregivers of UCLA are leaders in their fields. Every day, they perform pioneering work across an astounding range of disciplines, from organ transplantation and cardiac surgery to neurosurgery and cancer treatment. Year after year, our people have achieved medical breakthroughs and earned the highest industry honors. And we’re just getting started.

The dedicated professionals of UCLA Health are committed to healing humankind, one patient at a time, by improving health, alleviating suffering, and delivering acts of kindness on a daily basis.