Clinical Nurse Specialist - Adult Medical Surgical

  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Nov 04, 2021
Full time Clinical Specialist

Job Description


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.



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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