Career Center

NACNS is committed to furthering the careers of the CNS membership. To that end, we maintain a Job Board which is organized by state and can be searched by location and/or CNS specialty.

Company: Palomar Health - CA
Posting Date: 10/04/2019
Specialty: Medical-Surgical
Palomar Health is looking for an experienced Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) to join their Quality Resource Management team! Reporting to our Quality and Patient Safety department, this position works as a consultant for Quality, Patient Safety Department, the Department of Nursing, the Medical Staff and Administration to support a culture of safety, optimal outcomes and compliance. The CNS is responsible (in collaboration with Palomar Health Leadership and staff) for ensuring that the provision of nursing care meets standards identified in professional literature and the standards statements of professional organizations and state and federal regulations.


* Full Time, Day Shift, 8 hour shifts
Required License:

* Current CA RN license
Required Certification:

* Current CA Clinical Nurse Specialist Certification

* Certified Professional Healthcare Quality

* American Heart Association recognized BLS - Healthcare Provider
Minimum Experience:

* 5 years acute hospital experience as RN; 3 years Clinical Nurse Specialist Experience

* Pay Range $120-$150K

More about Us:
At Palomar Health Medical Center, we are the #1 largest public healthcare district in California. In PMC Escondido is a 740,000-foot, 11-story facility which opened in 2012, features a number of award winning units. As a Level 2 Trauma Center and a STEMI & Stroke Center, the medical center features 288 private single-patient rooms, 44 emergency and trauma rooms and 11 operating rooms. PMC Escondido was recently ranked one of the top 250 hospitals in the US by Healthgrades. Our Palomar Health Medical Center, Poway, is a 107-bed acute care facility with a 66-bed Med Surg Tele Unit and is tucked away in the beautiful Poway valley on the northern outskirts of the city of San Diego.
From our management team to our volunteer staff, everyone at Palomar Health believes in what we're doing and where we're going. Our employees are encouraged to participate in driving the vision and direction of our health care system. And they are supported while striving for their dreams and participating in the Palomar Health tradition of quality and superior customer service.
Other perks of the Palomar Health organization:

* Competitive Medical, Dental & Vision

* Generous Retirement Pension Plans

* Generous Paid Time Off

* Tuition Reimbursement for continuing education

* Starbucks in the lobby of the Escondido location

* Free Parking

Come join us in delivering on our vision to be the health system of choice for patients, physicians, and employees, recognized nationally for the highest quality of clinical care and access to comprehensive services!
Company: Nemours Children's Health System - FL
Posting Date: 10/04/2019
Specialty: Cardiovascular
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As one of the nation’s leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all
children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 300,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics and primary care practices in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Nemours strives to ensure a healthier tomorrow for all children – even those who may never enter our doors – through our world-changing research, education and advocacy efforts. At Nemours, our Associates help us deliver on the promise we make to every family we have the privilege of serving: to treat their child as if they were our own.

The Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) advanced practice nursing role is responsible to facilitate quality patient care in collaboration with Nursing Operations Leaders, nursing staff, and other disciplines through the integration of the following essential characteristics: Leadership, Clinical Expertise, Educator, Collaborator, Consultant, Researcher, and Mentor. The CNS intervenes on an individual patient/family level, a nurse-nurse level, and a systems level. The CNS coordinates and guides clinical activities/projects to improve outcomes and to promote integrated health care that is safe, equitable, timely, effective, and efficient.

Additional miscellaneous duties and responsibilities, as may be assigned from time to time by employee’s supervisor.

• Recognizes and utilizes opportunities to function as a change agent by introducing nursing practice innovations, refining nursing techniques and procedures, and conceptualizing new formats of nursing practice
• Develops criteria for and evaluates the quality and effectiveness of nursing practice at an individual, unit, department, and systems level
• Develops, revises, supports, models, and interprets policies, protocols, and procedures using evidence-based information to achieve outcomes for indicators that are nursing sensitive
• Develops, implements, and maintains Joint Commission readiness for nursing and clinical areas as identified
• Leads clinical practice and quality improvement initiatives for a unit or program

Clinical Expertise:
• Investigation and identification of harmful and near miss events affecting patients in collaboration with Risk Management and Quality and Safety
• Develop and implement training, education, and process changes to mitigate harmful and near miss events affecting patient care
• Analyzes quality and safety reports from a systems level providing trends and raising areas of concern to nursing leadership
• Identifies, researches, and implements appropriate new technologies in collaboration with nurses, physicians, and healthcare specialists. Promotes and enlists the involvement of direct-care nurses and others to organize and implement planned change
• Identifies and researches the need for and works with appropriate resources to develop education related to new technologies, procedures, equipment and patient specific needs

• Participates in planning and implementation of educational programs related to nursing care
• Participates in the planning and implementation of interdisciplinary education

• Collaborates with Hospital and Department Educators on content and operational design of orientation, clinical competency, and other clinical educational program development
• Collaborates with nursing leadership in the monitoring and evaluation of the quality, safety, and appropriateness of patient care within the organization
• Works with the interdisciplinary team to develop practice environments that support shared decision making
• Works as a liaison with the interdisciplinary team to aid with identification of barriers affecting patient outcomes. Facilitates the discussion addressing barriers identified

• Participates in hospital programs for Quality Assessment and Improvement, identifying opportunities to improve services, making recommendations and implementing actions as appropriate and consistent with goals of Nemours

• Seeks opportunities for research, publication, and presentations at local and national conferences
• Utilizes research to promote evidence-based practice

• Mentors nurses to acquire new skills, develop their careers and effectively incorporate evidence into practice
• Assists staff in developing critical thinking and clinical judgment
• Creates a nursing care environment that stimulates continuous self-learning, reflective practice, feeling of ownership and demonstration of responsibility and accountability
• Acts as a mentor for Nurse Practice Council Quality and Safety Committee

Position Requirements:
• Graduate of accredited school of nursing, MSN required
• Active Florida Registered Nurse Licensure Required
• National Board Certification as a Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist within 90 days of hire
• BLS and PALS upon hire
• Minimum 5 year related clinical experience
• PICU or CICU experience preferred

Our dedication to professionals who are dedicated to children frequently earns Nemours a spot on the list of top workplaces in the communities we serve. Our Associates enjoy comprehensive benefits, including our unique “Bridge to a Healthy Future” pediatric health plan, an integrated wellness program, opportunities for professional growth, and much more. As an equal opportunity employer, Nemours focuses on the best-qualified applicants for our openings.
Company: St. Luke’s Health System - ID
Posting Date: 10/21/2019
Specialty: Rehabilitation
St. Luke’s is looking for a Clinical Nurse Specialist to join us in our strategy to be the community’s trusted partner in providing exceptional, patient- centered care.

The Clinical Nurse Specialist applies advanced nursing knowledge and specialized expertise and experience in the promotion of quality nursing care. They will also conduct comprehensive holistic Wellness and Illness assessments using known or innovative evidence-based techniques, tools, and direct and indirect methods.

Required Criteria
• Masters of Nursing Degree with Clinical Nurse Specialist Focus
• 5 years Clinical Experience in Specialty area
• Current RN Licensure from State of Practice
• Advanced Practice RN Licensure from State of Practice

** This position is open through December 17th at noon. After this time, you will receive additional communication regarding this position.

Number of Positions: 1

Our employees enjoy many benefits, some of the most popular are tuition reimbursement, hospital retirement contributions, and hospital-supported on-going training and education.

If you’re looking for a place where you can grow in your personal life, in your career, and in your community, St. Luke’s may be just the place for you.

A strong, talented staff is at the heart of St. Luke’s Health System. We are the state’s largest employer with more than 13,500 employees and a medical staff of more than 1,800 physicians and advanced practice clinicians. Our employees are dedicated to impacting the lives of those in our community while pursuing a life- changing career at St. Luke’s. Our staff is the reason for our outstanding reputation as both a quality employer and superior healthcare organization. We’re proud of our people who deliver skilled, compassionate care every day, and are looking to add dedicated individuals who will continue in the same tradition of excellence.

With multiple locations in the beautiful southern and central Idaho, our mild, four season climate means you can play outdoors year-round. Whether you prefer leisurely walks along the river or heart-pounding climbs up a sheer cliff- there is always something to do after work. An exciting mix of urban and outdoor life defines Idaho’s culture, you can ski in the morning and watch a college sporting event at night. It is a great state to raise a family and forge lasting relationships. The cost of living is low, and quality of life is high.

“One of Truven Health Analytics® Top 15 Health Systems – IBM Watson Health 2017”

*St. Luke’s is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other status or condition protected by law.
Company: NYU Langone Health KP 14- Vascular, Thoracic, Medicine Unit - New York, NY
Posting Date: 11/05/2019
NYU Langone Health is a world-class, patient-centered, integrated academic medical center, known for its excellence in clinical care, research, and education. It comprises more than 200 locations throughout the New York area, including five inpatient locations, a children’s hospital, three emergency rooms, and a level 1 trauma center. Also part of NYU Langone Health is the Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center, and NYU School of Medicine, which since 1841 has trained thousands of physicians and scientists who have helped to shape the course of medical history.

We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Clinical Nurse Specialist. In this role, the successful candidate provides and integrates clinical leadership for a designated population based on a specialized knowledge base and participates in the design, implementation, and evaluation of practice standards that improve the delivery of high quality, comprehensive, and individualized, patient-centered care. It includes the traditional components of patient care, consultation, research utilization and education with the aim of upholding the philosophy and goals of the institution, department of nursing and the clinical service. The specialist role is to understand the organizational role, implement practice initiatives, and uphold practice standards.

• Uses expertise as a clinician, educator, consultant, and researcher in order to influence outcomes by increasing the quality and cost-effectiveness of outcomes for patients, nurses, and organizations
• Provides clinical leadership in assessing, implementing and evaluating the care provided to a targeted patient population of patients and their significant others according to professional and departmental standards
• Acts as a professional role model to all levels of staff by incorporating expertise and related experience into all aspects of patient care and the nursing process
• Facilitates a strong collaborative interdisciplinary approach to achieve optimal patient outcomes
• Develops, promulgates, and fosters the implementation of process standards for the delivery of patient care relevant to the area of practice
• Fosters ongoing patient/significant other education in an effort to facilitate effective clinical management across the continuum of care consistent with the individual needs of the patients and goals of the institution
• Supports and interprets the mission, philosophy, standards, goals, and objectives of the institution and department
• Promotes patient, physician, and other consumer satisfaction by facilitating excellent customer service by all members of the health care team
• Serves as a role model for staff in considering the needs and behaviors of specific patient age groups
• Assures compliance with standards and regulations promulgated by all applicable agencies.
• Provides a suitable plan for optimal availability of resources for safe, competent, and effective patient care delivery
• Practices prudent fiscal management of resources
• Promotes own professional growth, development, and expertise in the role
• Creates unit milieu supportive of the education and development of the nursing staff and other health care providers consistent with the goals of a learning organization
• Identifies and addresses the learning needs of professional and ancillary staff members
• Utilizes resources to plan and meet unit and individual staff learning needs
• Evaluates the effectiveness of education and development activities in achieving desired outcomes
• Serves as support and resource for the education of other health professionals
• Develops a system for identifying, tracking, and managing patients in a designated population or service
• Contributes to the development of systems for collecting and analyzing data relevant to program evaluation
• Monitors practice patterns for trends in outcomes, costs, and resource utilization for the designated patient population
• Leads or supports quality and performance improvement initiatives consistent with departmental programs
• Develops and implements action plans in response to internal and external benchmarking data, problems, findings, issues, incidents, and complaints
• Leads or participates in interdisciplinary quality improvement programs and cultivates an environment that promotes patient/significant other, physician, and staff satisfaction
• Applies research findings that support the development of evidence-based practice
• Participates in and fosters staff involvement in nursing research efforts
Minimum Qualifications:
• Registered Nurse License-NYS
Certified and Registered as Clinical Nurse Specialist by the New York State Education Department under the following specialty practice areas: Adult Health, Oncology, Pediatrics, and Psychiatry/Mental Health
• Master’s Degree in clinical nursing practice
• Certification as a clinical nurse specialist by a national certification organization in a related specialty area
• At least four years of clinical nursing practice in the care of the patient population served
• Ability to apply nursing process toward the achievement of specific outcomes in an organized fashion which addresses patient/family satisfaction
• Evidence of excellent interpersonal skills, effective communication skills, and creative problem solving
• Understands the domains of the Magnet Model and implementation strategies pertinent to this specialty area of practice
• Consistent evidence of ability to effectively work as a consultant to all levels of staff
• Demonstrated ability to facilitate group processes and work cohesively with an interdisciplinary team
• Membership in pertinent professional and/or specialty organizations
• Physical stamina, manual dexterity, visual and aural acuity to perform responsibilities
• Effectively communicate with all levels of the organization
NYU Langone Health provides its staff with far more than just a place to work. Rather, we are an institution you can be proud of, an institution where you’ll feel good about devoting your time and your talents.

Please apply online at

NYU Langone Health is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment.
Company: Vanderbilt - TN
Posting Date: 10/21/2019
Specialty: Cardiovascular
Clinical Nurse Specialist- CVICU- FT Days
Day shift, Mon–Fri, flexibility to have visibility on nightshift

Learn more and apply to req # 1904412:

The Clinical Nurse Specialist performs a wide range of nursing clinical, consultative, educational and research activities. Serves as a mentor and leader in the development of standards and in the training and monitoring of practice to achieve and maintain those standards. – CVICU Quality, Nurse Mentoring, New Technology Integration & back-up for CVICU educator.
• Registered Nurse (RN) with Master's and 2 years of experience
Preferred qualifications:
• Tennessee Board of Nursing Chapter 1000-04 Advanced Practice Nurses and Certificates of Fitness to Prescribe
• Clinical Nurse Specialist – TN licensed RN with a master’s degree or higher in nursing specialty and national specialty certification as a CNS or willing to obtain within 6 months of hire
• Must meet 4 criteria to be issued a certificate of fitness with privileges to write and sign prescriptions
• Current/unencumbered license
• Preparation in specialized practitioner skills at least at Master’s level
• Current national certification in specialty area
• Must maintain DEA Certificate to Prescribe Controlled Substances at practice

Learn more and apply to req # 1904412:

Our patients are typically high acuity or high risk and have conditions that other facilities are unable to treat. We care for patients recovering from ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), heart and lung transplants as well as patients with heart failure. Our nurses have a tremendous impact on how care is delivered in the CVICU. For example, nurses run our ECMO program. That’s a very highly specialized and technical job in the CVICU, and it’s very rare to see a program like this run by nurses. Nurses also lead our lift team, which is responsible for turning patients every two hours. We also participate in several research projects, from early mobility studies to end-of-life care, delirium studies to research in fluid resuscitation. I look for nurses who are equally passionate about the high-tech devices and the patient-centered care. There is so much information to take in, we really need nurses who are willing to put in the extra time to study and become more knowledgeable in cardiovascular care.

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