The clinical nurse specialist (CNS) is the clinical leader for a specific patient population and area of nursing practice within SHC. Demonstrated expertise in clinical practice in a focus area, evidence-based practice, collaboration, consultation, education, mentoring, quality improvement, and change leadership. The CNS advances the practice of nursing and the professional development of nurses through specialized knowledge and skills in three major areas of focus: patient/family, nurses and nursing practice, and the organization/system. The CNS partners with the Nurse Manager and Nursing Quality Coordinator to lead nursing clinical practice by coordinating and guiding clinical activities/projects with clinical nurses and collaborating with members of the interdisciplinary 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 and international level. Equal Opportunity Employer Stanford Health Care (SHC) strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, SHC does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity and/or expression, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements.

Demonstrated clinical competence and in depth knowledge in specialty. Master’s or doctoral degree in nursing from an accredited college or university. Graduate of a CNS program accredited by the National League of Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN) in the State of California. Certification as a Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) in the State of California. Certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Heart Association (AHA). All CNSs who are credentialed and privileged before July 1, 2015 have 18 months to obtain national certification.
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