Experience:
5+ years of experience
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Employment Type:
Full time
Posted:
9/11/2017
Job Category:
Nursing
Industry:
Health Care & Medicine
Clinical Nurse Specialist - Pain
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UCLA Health | Los Angeles, CA
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Job Description

Job Duties
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 health care 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.

Job Qualifications
RN CA CNS and National certification in area of specialty. CNS Advanced Practice Certification preferred. Masters in Nursing required Minimum 5 years recent RN experience including 3 years recent RN experience in clinical specialty, Pain. 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. BLS 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.