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Dignity Health Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) NICU in Carmichael, California

Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) NICU

Carmichael, California

Mercy San Juan Medical Center

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  • Employment Type: Full Time

  • Department: Neonatal ICU

  • Hours/Pay Period: 80

Requisition ID 2022-237612 Employment Type Full Time Hours/Pay Period 80 Shift Day Weekly Schedule regular business hours 0800-1630 Remote No Category Nurse Practitioner

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Job Details

Overview

Dignity Health Mercy San Juan Medical Center is a 370-bed not-for-profit Level 2 Trauma Center located in Carmichael, California, serving the areas of north Sacramento County and south Placer County for more than 50 years. It is one of the area’s largest and most comprehensive medical centers. Dedicated to the community’s well-being, our staff and volunteers provide excellence in care for our patients each year. Mercy San Juan Medical Center has received recognition for being a Comprehensive Stroke Center and Center of Excellence for Bariatric Surgery, along with Certificates of Excellence in Perinatal Care, Hip- and Knee- Replacement.

Responsibilities

Our Level 3 NICU features sixteen (16) new private rooms and eight (8) 3-bed pods. Bed spaces include a sleep chair where a parent can stay 24/7. We use state-of-the-art Giraffe Omni beds, Babylog VN500 vents and HFOVs to care for infants with birth weights as low as 450 grams. The unit has the capability of providing whole body cooling for infants suffering from HIE, and we offer Nitric Oxide for care of PPHN in extremely sick newborns. We invite you to check out our beautiful unit and our team!

Position Summary:

The incumbent Neonatal Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) is the clinical leader for a program or area of clinical practice within Dignity Health, Mercy San Juan Medical Center. The advanced knowledge and skills required for this role include clinical expertise in the neonatal 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 CNS and the department manager are partners in leading clinical practice. The CNS coordinates and guides clinical activities/projects of nurses.

The CNS is expected to role model the following role-based competencies: critical thinking, nursing judgment, communication and teamwork. The incumbent is also accountable for providing high quality care in a cost effective manner, which is consistent with the Mission and Philosophy of the Sisters of Mercy.

We offer the following benefits to support you and your family:

  • Health/Dental/Vision Insurance

  • Flexible spending accounts

  • Voluntary Protection: Group Accident, Critical Illness, and Identity Theft

  • Adoption Assistance

  • Free Premium Membership to Care.com with preloaded credits for children and/or dependent adults

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for you and your family

  • Paid Time Off (PTO)

  • Tuition Assistance for career growth and development

  • Retirement Programs

  • Wellness Programs

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Qualifications

Minimum:

  • Master's degree in Nursing required

  • Current California Registered Nurse (RN) license required

  • Current California Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) certification, with a specialty in Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU), required

  • Five (5) years of clinical experience as an RN in NICU (Level III) required

  • Requires:

  • Demonstrated entry level skills of an advanced practice nurse in leadership, communication, collaboration, mentoring, and change leadership

  • Demonstrated entry level ability as an advanced practice nurse to utilize evidence to develop, teach, guide, and implement practice standards, safety initiatives and policies

  • Current nursing techniques, principles and practices neonatal intensive care nursing, regulatory/accreditation agency standards, CCS, current evidence based best practices

  • Effective oral and written communication skills

  • Staff development and needs assessment techniques

  • Interpersonal relationship skills

  • Current trends and issues in nursing

  • Stress control techniques

  • Problem solving skills

  • Organizational and prioritization skills

  • CQI and QA methodologies

  • Computer skills

  • Current Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) certification through the American Heart Association (AHA) required

  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification through the American Heart Association (AHA) required

Prefer red Qualifications:

  • Current RNC certification preferred

  • Two (2) years of experience as a NICU CNS preferred

Equal Opportunity

CommonSpirit Health™ is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information about your EEO rights as an applicant, pleaseclick here. (https://tbcdn.talentbrew.com/company/35300/img/v1_0/EEOLawPoster.pdf)

CommonSpirit Health™ will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c). External hires must pass a post-offer, pre-employment background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with an arrest and/or conviction will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, ban the box laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by telephone at (415) 438-5575 and let us know the nature of your request. We will only respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). CommonSpirit Health™ participates in E-Verify.

Dignity Health is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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