Clinical Nurse Specialist

Clinical Nurse Specialist

31 Jan 2024
California, Oakland, 94601 Oakland USA

Clinical Nurse Specialist

SUMMARY: Under general direction, to evaluate and diagnose the nursing problems of patients; to direct appropriate patient care treatment, counseling and education of patients and their families; to assist nursing staff in the evaluation of patients and the provisions of nursing care; to provide interprofessional consultation; and to perform related duties.DUTIES & ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: NOTE: The following are the duties performed by employees in this classification. However, employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level. Not all duties listed are necessarily performed by each individual in the classification. 1. Assumes responsibility for the treatment of individuals, groups, and families; evaluates patients; recommends treatment plans; affects positive changes in patient behavior through diagnosis and treatment of patient illness.

Serves as consultant to nursing staff, physicians, and other health care providers in areas of specialization.

Establishes standards for nursing practice in consultation with nursing administrative leadership.

Consults with other health care team members regarding patient progress; and develops nursing care plans I consultations with nursing staff.

Provides administrative and educational guidance to staff; keeps abreast of current trends in area of specialization; serves on planning and evaluation committees; attends and may conduct staff meetings and training sessions.

Maintains current knowledge and competency in area of specialization and in professional practice.

Contributes to the expansion of the body of knowledge in nursing within area of specialization.

Assists in formulating policies and procedures necessary to provide quality of care to patients in area of specialization.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Preferred Education : Graduate of an accredited Nursing program required; Bachelor's degree in Nursing preferred. Minimum Experience: Demonstrated clinical competence and in-depth knowledge in a specialty area with at least two years of clinical experience in area of specialization and Master's degree in Nursing from a recognized program in clinical specialization; OR four years of clinical experience in area of specialization and possession of an American Nurses' Association Specialty Certification; OR two years of clinical experience in area of specialization and possession of an American Nurses' Association Clinical Specialist Certification. Required Licenses/Certifications : APS Perinatal Safety Modules must be completed within 3 months of hire for positions in Labor and Delivery/Maternal Child Health. Required Licenses/Certifications : BLS - Basic Life Support Certification issued by the American Heart Association. Other advanced life support certifications may be required per unit/department specialty according to patient care policies. Required Licenses/Certifications : Valid license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of California.

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