Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Educator, Maternity Services

Marin General Hospital

$100K — $200K *


1w ago


Less than 5 years of experience

bookmark empty
report an issue with job

Job Description


Come and be a part of our healing team at the award-winning MarinHealth! Ranked in the top 3% of general hospitals in the country, we have made great strides since returning to our roots as an independent hospital. As Marin County’s only acute hospital and a vital resource for a wide range of essential health care services, it is our mission—and our passion—to excel in every medical specialty. We attract the finest physicians and employees who appreciate having the best of both worlds: the resources and medical sophistication of an academic medical center combined with the personalized, caring touch of an independent hospital. We have an exceptionally collaborative team that adheres to the highest service excellence standards to ensure that we deliver world-class, personalized care to patients. Our Joint-Commission accredited hospital has won numerous awards and certifications in delivering best-in-class health care in the San Francisco Bay Area.


MarinHealth offers a generous suite of employee benefits, which includes a comprehensive and rich health benefits program (medical, dental, vision and prescription plans). Our robust Wellness @ Work program (e.g. onsite health & fitness classes, discounts, etc) also promotes a healthier lifestyle for employees and to support you on your Healthy Healer journey. Other benefits include, but are not limited to, a 403(b) contribution plan and company-funded retirement plan, life insurance, vacation, holiday and sick leave, which you will start accruing immediately. Our benefits are highly competitive and considered to be one of the best in the Bay Area! Find your healing place at MarinHealth.

External hires are subject to a background check and pre-employment medical screen. Qualified applicants with arrest records and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal, state and local laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability status and any other classifications protected by federal, state & local laws.


Responsible for:

A Registered Nurse who provides and coordinates educational activities which promote the continuing development of nursing personnel, non-nursing personnel and providers in the assigned clinical region on a 24-hour basis. These activities include competency validation and other planned programs and activities that are based on identified learning needs and that are reflective of current advances in nursing clinical practice. Also provides quality assurance supervision, perinatal data base supervision, coordination of patient education, policy and protocol coordination. Represents Maternity Care Services on various committees. Specific duties of the CNS supporting an intermediate NICU include:

  1. Directing the clinical nursing practice in the NICU
  2. Coordination and assessment of critical care educational development and clinical competency of the nursing staff in the NICU
  3. Ensuring continued neonatal critical care nursing competency through educational programs for both the newly-hired and experienced nursing staff
  4. Consultation with staff on complex neonatal critical care nursing issues
  5. Oversight of comprehensive parent and or primary caretaker education activities
  6. Ensuring the implementation of a coordinated and effective discharge planning program

Internal Relationships:

Maintains collaborative relationships with all leadership, educators, staff and physicians. Is a member of the Perinatal Executive Committee, Maternity Care Multidisciplinary Committee, and other committees as necessary. Collaborates with the social worker and discharge planner to ensure a coordinated and effective discharge-planning program.

External Relationships:

Maintains collaborative relationships with appropriate community organizations and neonatal/perinatal and pediatric services.



  • Graduate of accredited nursing program
  • Master’s degree in nursing


  1. Current California Registered Nurse Licensure
  2. Current California Clinical Nurse Specialist License
  3. Current BLS, NRP, and PALS
  4. Current certification in Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing from a nationally recognized accrediting organization, i.e., the NCC
  5. Have evidence of current instructor status of the NRP course of the AAP and AHA.


  • Three years of recent acute care nursing experience
  • At least two years of full-time clinical experience in neonatal nursing care at least one of which shall have been in neonatal nursing in a NICU that is equivalent to a Regional, Community, or Intermediate NICU
  • At least one year of experience in teaching and developing educational programs with demonstrated knowledge of adult learning theory


  1. Excellent verbal and written skills to work effectively with staff, physicians, patients and the community
  2. Knowledge of medical terminology, medical procedures, pharmacology and anatomy/physiology
  3. Knowledge of computer applications, including word processing and database creation and management
  4. Ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks
  5. Ability to accurately summarize data and protocols/goals
  6. Ability to manage and maintain confidential materials

PRIMARY CUSTOMER SERVED (Age Specific Criteria):

(X) Infants Birth up to 1 year

(X) Toddlers 1 up to 3 years

(X) Preschool Children 3 up to 6 years

(X) School Age Children 6 up to 12 years

(X) Adolescents 12 up to 18 years

(X) Early Adults 18 up to 45 years

(X) Middle Adults 45 up to 61 years

( ) Late Adults 61 up to 80 years

( ) Late, Late Adults 80 years and up

Employees in this position must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care and/or service based on the physical, psycho/social, educational, safety, and related criteria appropriate to the age of the patients served in his/her assigned service area.


Employees in this position have access to protected health information. The protected health information a person in this position can access includes demographics, date of service, insurance/billing, medical record summary information, and all other information that may be contained in patient records. This position requires patient health information to perform the functions outlined as part of this position description.


ESSENTIAL (not modifiable)

Patient Care

  1. Provides some direct nursing care, primarily as a teaching tool, to Neonatal, Perinatal, and Pediatric patients in high-risk situation; may fill in if needed at times of crisis in the department.
  2. Participates indirectly in delivering patient care by assisting nursing staff in planning care for high-risk patients, and serves as a resource in identifying nursing diagnosis.
  3. Collaborates with physicians and health care team members in planning, implementing and evaluating care in order to assure coordination of care for patients in Women's, Infants' and Children's Services.
  4. Serves as a liaison between physicians, patients, families and health team members.
  5. Coordinates preceptors for students and new staff.


  1. Participates in parent education programs in collaboration with other team members.
  2. Develops and utilizes patient teaching tools.
  3. Coordinates the units neonatal, perinatal and pediatric nursing education programs.
  4. Assists with maintaining and validating clinical competencies of all the team members.
  5. Serves as a role model to the staff.
  6. Serves as a preceptor to staff during cross training, constantly taking opportunity to increase competencies of RN's, CNA's, Support and Clerical Team Members.
  7. Presents lectures, in-service and conferences related to Women's, Infants' and Children's Services.


  1. Participates in formulating and implementing policies, procedures and standards of care to patients and families in Women's, Infants' and Children's Services.
  2. Maintains current knowledge of CCS/The Joint Commission requirements impacting Women's, Infants' and Children's Services.
  3. Manages the Perinatal Data System.
  4. Develops and implements quality assurance programs.
  5. Supervises and evaluates nursing staff in Women's, Infants' and Children's Services including CNA's and RN's.


  • Acts as a nurse consultant to other disciplines in the area of Neonatal, Perinatal and Pediatric.
  • Acts as a resource/consultant to the staff for planning and evaluating patient care outcomes by implementing the nursing process.

Professional Development

  1. Assumes responsibility for maintaining current knowledge and competency in the area of specialization.
  2. Utilizes direct patient care experiences to maintain clinical knowledge and skills.
  3. Participates in activities, which further professional growth and development.

SECONDARY (modifiable)

Other duties as assigned.


The following terms are used to designate the frequency of activities performed during a work shift.

MarinHealth remains committed to the health and safety of our employees, patients, and the entire community. As such, MarinHealth requires employees to receive all required immunizations, including, MMR, flu (seasonal availability), and COVID-19 vaccine + booster, as a condition of employment and annually thereafter, as required. Any exemptions from these requirements may be granted for limited and specific situations.

About Marin General Hospital

Learn More About Marin General Hospital
Marin General Hospital is a full-service, 235-bed not-for-profit hospital located in Greenbrae, California. It is the only acute care hospital in Marin County. The hospital has been serving the community since 1952 and is affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine.
stats icon
Total value of jobs:
stats icon
Total Jobs:
stats icon
Average Pay:
stats icon
% Masters:

More Jobs at Marin General Hospital

$100K — $200K *

2 days ago• Less than 5 years exp



$150K — $250K *

9 days ago• Less than 5 years exp



$100K — $200K *

9 days ago• Less than 5 years exp



$100K — $200K *

15 days ago• Less than 5 years exp



$100K — $150K *

15 days ago• Less than 5 years exp



Find similar Nurse Educator jobs: