The Clinical Nurse V, with advanced educational preparation and expertise in nursing practice, has the primary responsibilities of practitioner, educator, manager, consultant and researcher in the medical surgical area, Orthopedics and General Surgery Units 3NW and 4NW. Utilizing a wide range of alternatives in problem solving situations, and using the nursing process, demonstrates a high degree of professional expertise. The CNS is a leader in developing new educational and performance improvement initiatives and policies to improve nursing knowledge and patient care in the medical surgical area and hospital wide. This position works in collaboration with the Unit Director and multidisciplinary team members in developing criteria for patient care, assessing health needs of patients, and evaluating outcomes of nursing intervention to improve care and assure best practice. In charge of the new graduate RN orientation program and continuing education of existing staff based on unit needs. Is a hospital-wide resource for medical surgical nursing care issues and concerns throughout the institution. Initiates and develops research and evidence-based practice initiatives to assure best outcomes.
Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing. Current licensure as a Registered Nursing in the State of California. Masters Degree prepared in Nursing with CNS specialty required, with 3-5 years of recent clinical experience in area of specialization, Orthopedics and or Med/Surg. Must be certified by the California Board of Registered Nursing as a Clinical Nurse Specialist.
Job Title: Clinical Nurse Specialist Ortho/Med/Surg Units
UCLA Title: Clinical Nurse V
Job Num.: H69759
Work Hours: M-F
Work Location: Santa Monica UCLA
Job Type: Career
Minimum Salary: $38.51 / $6700
Maximum Salary: $74.23 / $12916
Layoff Referral Deadline:
Bargaining Unit: 99
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