Nursing (includes Nursing Mgmt)
Torrance Memorial Medical Center
The Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) is the clinical leader for a program, specialty or area of nursing practice within Torrance Memorial.The advanced knowledge and skills required for this role include clinical expertise in a focus area, evidence-based practice, mentoring, consultation, collaboration, education and transformational/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 areas of focus: patient direct care, nurses and nursing practice, and the organization and systems. The CNS and nursing administration are partners in leading the nursing clinical practice area, specialty or program. The CNS coordinates and guides clinical activities/projects of nurses within the above areas. The CNS is accountable for collaborating with members of the health care team to design, implement, and measure safe, cost-effective, evidence-based care strategies. The CNS is responsible for maintaining current professional knowledge and competencies and contributing to the advancement of the practice of nursing at the unit/system, local, state and/or national level.
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing
Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS)
Bachelors degree in Nursing
Current licensure as a RN in the State of California
Four years of recent** clinical experience that includes three years in the area of specialization
Required certifications as necessary to role as specified by the department of assignment to be obtained within 60 days.
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