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HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Clinical Nurse Specialist NICU in Riverside, California

Founded in 1901,Riverside Community Hospitalis a 478 licensed bed, full-service acute care hospital in the heart of the Inland Empire. RCH has been recognized as a Top Performing Hospital and has invested in a new campus expansion project that includes a new 7 story patient tower, 3 story medical office building, and a recently completed 5 level state of the art parking garage. With over 500 physicians on staff, representing over 200 specialties and over 1,900 employees, Riverside Community Hospital is an Inland Empire leader in providing advanced, comprehensive health care to the Inland region. RCH houses the largest Emergency Room and Trauma Center in the Inland Empire at 50 beds with an average wait time of only 15 minutes. RCH is one of Riverside County’s only STEMI receiving centers and is a fully accredited Chest Pain Center. Centers of Excellence include the HeartCare Institute, offering invasive and non-invasive cardiac procedures, Center of Excellence for Surgical Weight Loss, the Transplant Program and a Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Riverside Hospital isGold Seal Certified by The Joint Commission in Total Hip and Total Knee replacementand is an“A” graded hospital in patient safety by The Leapfrog Group.

Our Women & Children teams are a committed, caring group of colleagues. We have a passion for creating positive patient interactions. If you are dedicated to caring for the well-being of others, this could be your next opportunity. We want your knowledge and expertise!

SCHEDULE: 1.0 FTE (40 hours per week) SHIFT: Days No Weekends.


The Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) is an expert clinician who promotes and mentors staff in evidence-based practice and exemplifies professional nursing practice through expert education, consultation, research, and management activities. The CNS promotes and supports professional practice activities such as research, peer review and publication. The CNS has advanced knowledge, skills and experience and acts as a resource, mentor and teacher for nursing staff. Provides clinical support and resources for the RCH NICU, PEDS, and will work in collaboration with the OB Educator for Maternal Newborn and Labor and Delivery. Responsible for ensuring new nursing staff receive effective clinical orientation. Problem-solves issues of clinical significance with managers and staff, promotes improvement in patient care and staff performance. The CNS interacts closely with the Education Department; assists with continuing education by assessing learning needs based on practice changes, product changes, addition of new services, quality indicators/initiatives and staff requests.The CNS promotes and supports professional development of the staff such as advanced education and/or specialty certification through mentoring and development and implementation of preparatory curricula. The CNS provides consultation and education to students, nurses and other health care providers. When need arises, will perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: 3-5 years of experience in nursing education or management preferred.

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Current RN license in the state of California. Current AHA BCLS Current AHA ACLS Current NRP Current PALS Board Certified CNS

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing. BSN, MSN required preferred Post Masters.


  1. Demonstrates comprehensive knowledge of the principles of adult education. Demonstrates the ability to plan and provide delivery of educational services.
  2. Ability to recognize the needs and concerns of people and to maintain constructive relationships in dealing with them.
  3. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  4. Ability to assume leadership role within the health team in planning and delivery of educational services.
  5. Minimal supervision. Individual proceeds on his/her own initiative, in Compliance with the Mission and Vision, policies, procedures and practices of RCH.

We offer you an excellent total compensation package, including competitive salary, excellent benefit package and growth opportunities. We believe in our team and your ability to do excellent work with us. Your benefits include 401k, PTO medical, dental, flex spending, life, disability, tuition reimbursement, employee discount program, employee stock purchase program and student loan repayment.

We would love to talk to you about this fantastic opportunity. Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) is a community of 94,000 Registered Nurses and 38,000 active physicians. We have over 1,900 facilities ranging from hospitals, freestanding ER’s, ambulatory surgery centers, and urgent care clinics. Our facility-based staff continues to raise the bar in patient care. Ten HCA hospitals have been named in IBM Watson Health’s top 100 best-performing hospitals based on patient satisfaction and operational data.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Job: *Nursing - Professional

Title: Clinical Nurse Specialist NICU

Location: California-Riverside-Riverside Community Hospital

Requisition ID: 07150-13024