Clinical Nurse Specialist - Neuroscience

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital   •  

Palo Alto, CA

Industry: Healthcare


Less than 5 years

Posted 81 days ago

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Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford is the heart and soul of Stanford Children’s Health. Nationally ranked and internationally recognized, our 311-bed hospital is devoted entirely to pediatrics and obstetrics. Our six centers of excellence provide comprehensive services and deep expertise in key obstetric and pediatric areas: brain & behavior, cancer, heart, pregnancy & newborn, pulmonary and transplant. We also provide an additional, wide range of services for babies, kids and pregnant moms.

Essential Functions

- Analyzes unit patient care plans currently for evidence of documentation of standards of practice, shares findings with staff, and collaborates in developing a variety of valid and reliable assessment tools to assist staff with documentation records.

- Demonstrates expertise in the execution of daily patient care, providing collaboration, direction, and instruction to the staff in the application and utilization of the nursing process.

- Elects, implements, and evaluates comforting, therapeutic, restorative, and preventative nursing measures for selected patients.

- Expertise in the planning and delivery of special patient care problems.

- In collaboration with nursing managers and other researchers, performs, assists with.

- Initiates, evaluates and revises nursing plans of care that reflect a multidisciplinary approach to patient care; coordinates the nursing plan of care with the medical plan of care.

- Maintains and teaches others the specialized knowledge and skill necessary to perform techniques and routines in the specialty service area.

- Offers consultative services within nursing services and to other disciplines to provide or participates in planning, development, execution and evaluation of clinical research.

- Participates in the hospital's quality improvement program; collaborates in setting unit standards of care and monitors indicators of quality.

- Provides direct patient care using consistency in assessing current patient care situations, priorities, and needs.

- Provides safety, comfort care, and treatment of patients according to established legal, ethical, and institutional standards.

- Serves as a consultant to patients, families, and staff.

Tertiary Hospital Clinical Nurse Specialist

The clinical nurse specialist (CNS), shall be:

•A R.N. licensed by the State of California, with experience in a clinical specialty related to pediatrics; and

•Certified as a CNS by the State Board of Registered Nursing, as per the California Business and Professions Code, Chapter 6, Section 2838 of the Nursing Practice Act.

The CNS shall be responsible for:

- Coordination and assessment of educational development and clinical competency of the nursing staff in the pediatric service(s)/department(s). The CNS shall be responsible for ensuring continued clinical nursing competencies through educational programs for both the newly hired and experienced nursing staff.

- Consultation with staff on complex nursing care issues.

- Oversight of comprehensive parent education activities; and

- Ensuring the implementation of a coordinated and effective discharge planning program.

For hospitals with a separate adolescent service(s)/department(s), there shall be a CNS available for consultation who has education and experience in the care of adolescents and young adults.

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.

Education: Master's degree in a work-related discipline/field from an accredited college or university

Experience: Three (3) years of progressively responsible and directly related work experience

License/Certification: CA Registered Nurse (RN), CNS - Clinical Nurse Specialist certified by the California Board of Registered Nursing.

Req: 10033