SUMMARY: The Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) is an advanced practice nurse who functions in the role of expert clinician, educator, leader, consultant and researcher. In collaboration with the healthcare team, the CNS monitors the clinical care of patients and provides clinical support to improve patient care and outcomes. With in-depth knowledge and skills, advanced judgment and clinical experience in a nursing specialty, the CNS sphere of influence includes the care of the patient/family, practice of nursing and providing solutions for complex systems and processes. The CNS serves as a role model, patient advocate, charge agent, and leader to enhance patient care. This position practices within the scope of the California Nursing Practice Act and in accordance with Valley Children's policies.
Ranked one of the best children's hospitals in Neonatology by U.S. News & World Report, Valley Children's NICU offers the most comprehensive array of services for critically ill newborns to ensure the best possible quality of life. Valley Children's main Hospital campus in Madera provides Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU) support - the highest level of care available for neonates and infants. Valley Children's supports a network of NICUs throughout Central California, providing the opportunity for families with critically ill babies to receive treatment closer to home throughout his or her entire stay.
Master's Degree in Nursing with expertise in clinical nursing specialty
Valid CA RN license
Active Clinical Nurse Specialist License
Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse (NCC) OR Critical Care Registered Nurse-Neonatal (CCRN) required
HeartCode BLS required within 30 days of hire or transfer into position
Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) is required within six (6) months of hire or transfer into position
Minimum three (3) years clinical area with at least one (1) year NICU equivalent to a Regional or Community NICU required
Minimum five (5) years increasingly responsible experience which demonstrates proficiency in the skills and knowledge required to perform the job
POSITION DETAILS: Full time, exempt level position, 80 hours per pay period
Valley Children’s Healthcare – one of the largest pediatric healthcare networks in the nation – provides Central California’s only high-quality, comprehensive care exclusively for children, from before birth to young adulthood. Our independent, nonprofit network offers highly specialized medical and surgical services to treat conditions ranging from common to the most unusual and complex at our 356-bed children’s hospital as well as through partner hospitals, specialty care centers, satellite practices and primary care services. Our family-centered, pediatric services extend from a leading pediatric cancer and blood diseases center on the West Coast, and our pediatric heart center known for its expertise and pioneering treatments, to our Level IV neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), the highest level referral center between Los Angeles and the Bay Area.
Valley Children’s consistently ranks at the top of our peer group for quality patient outcomes, patient satisfaction and nursing excellence. Recognized as a Magnet® designated facility since 2004 and granted the gold-level Beacon Award for Excellence™ in critical care, Valley Chil...dren’s neonatal and pediatric intensive care units achieve some of the lowest mortality rates in the country while treating some of the sickest kids.
In affiliation with Stanford University School of Medicine, Valley Children’s Pediatric Residency and fellowship programs provide first-class training for the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric surgical and medical specialists. With more than 550 physicians and 3,400 staff, Valley Children’s partners with other providers and organizations throughout our 12-county service area to support delivering the best care to kids closer to home.