Clinical Nurse Specialist - Critical Care

Torrance Memorial Medical Center   •  

Torrance, CA

Industry: Healthcare


5 - 7 years

Posted 48 days ago

Job Description

Opportunity to join prestigious Torrance Memorial Medical Center- Magnet Organization as the Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) a clinical leader of critical care areas of nursing practice. The specialized knowledge and skills are used within three major areas of focus: patient direct care, nurses and nursing practice, and the organization and systems. The critical care CNS will be responsible for collaborating with members of the 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 level.



  • Masters Degree in Nursing with a Clinical Nurse Specialist focus. If Master’s Degree is not a CNS focus, a post master’s CNS certificate must be obtained within 3 years of date of hire to maintain employment in this classification.
  • CNS certification from the CA Board of Registered Nursing.


Minimum 4 years recent clinical experience required that includes 3 years in area of specialization. Recent clinical experience is defined as the last two years of full-time experience or its equivalent as an RN in an acute care setting.

Clinical knowledge in specialty area.If hired in an area expanded beyond primary clinical knowledge base, the candidate will be expected to demonstrate clinical expertise in the practice area within one year.


Computer skills: Internet, email, word processing, PowerPoint and database applications.

Desired Qualifications:

  • National Certification in area of clinical specialty
  • CNS experience within the past year