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UCLA Health Systems

Clinical Nurse Specialist - Adult Medical Surgical



Full Time

On Site


Los Angeles, California, United States


The Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) for Surgical
Services is the clinical nursing leader for the adult surgical services program
at UCLA Health. The
advanced knowledge and skills required for this role include clinical expertise
in surgery, 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-Surgical Services is accountable for
collaborating with members of the health care team to design, implement, and
measure safe, cost-effective, evidence-based care strategies, and responsible
for contributing to the advancement of the practice of nursing at the
unit/system, local, state and/or national and international level.Qualifications

Current valid CA RN and CNS license, required
Masters degree in Nursing, required
5 years recent RN experience including 3 years recent RN experience in clinical specialty, required
One year CNS experience in clinical specialty . highly desired
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.

UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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