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Friday, March 27, 2009

Full-Time Clinical Nurse Specialist

EDUCATION/LICENSE/CERTIFICATION: BSN required. Current California RN license required. Clinical Masters in Nursing, in area of specialization, is required. Current CPR certificate required. Graduate of accredited school of nursing. California Clinical Nurse Specialist Certification in area of specialty required. ACLS or PALS Certification preferred. Must have a National Provider Identifier (NPI) required. Current Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) Provider required. NRP Hospital-Based Instructor or Regional Trainer preferred.



JOB SUMMARY: Provides in-depth clinical expertise in a defined area of nursing practice (eg., pediatrics, oncology, adult medicine). Develops and ensures quality standards for nursing practice for a specific patient population. Provides advanced clinical practice education, consultation, research and administration.



Provides in-depth clinical expertise in Neonatal Intensive Care Area. Develops and ensures quality standards for nursing practice for the NICU patient population. Provides advanced clinical practice education, consultation, research and administration.



QUALIFICATIONS: Three years experience in area of specialty required. Demonstrated clinical expertise in area of specialty. Prior Clinical Nurse Specialist experience preferred.



DUTIES: Establishes and monitors care standards and makes recommendations for changes in area of clinical practice.



Collaborates with nursing staff in assessing patient, family age-specific nursing needs and develops plan of care for complex high-risk patients. Evaluates the effectiveness of the care provided.



Designs teaching programs for patients/families and provides assistance to nursing staff in program implementation. Develops interdisciplinary plans of care for complex and high risk patients. In conjunction with members of the health care team, assesses staff knowledge and identifies competency-based education needs of staff and members. Designs and implements education programs to ensure the quality of staff knowledge and skills. Introduces new techniques/innovation based on advanced practice trends. May serve as a preceptor to graduate health care students.



Provides consultation to physicians, nurses and other heath care providers in meeting care needs of individual or groups of patients in both outpatient and in-patient settings.



Makes recommendations to change standards of care or standards of practice based on own research or the research of others. Defines and implements best nursing practices.



Assists in interviewing staff and provides input into evaluations regarding clinical competence and provides coaching and counseling.



Participates and consults in setting the direction for QA&I monitoring, establishing standards and evaluating outcomes. Collects and analyzes data regarding patient care outcomes, trends, morbidity and mortality.



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Visit jobs.kp.org for complete qualifications and job submission details, referencing job number WK.0900054. Principals only. Kaiser Permanente is an EOE/AA Employer.



This position supports Kaiser Permanente’s code of conduct and compliance by adhering to all laws and regulations, accreditation and licenser requirements, and internal policies and procedures.



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