CNS Neuroscience

HCA Holdings, Inc   •  

Riverside, CA

Industry: Healthcare


5 - 7 years

Posted 84 days ago

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Riverside Community Hospital, Founded in 1901, is a 478 licensed bed, full-service acute care hospital in the heart of the Inland Empire. RCH has been recognized as a Top Performing Hospital and has invested in a new campus expansion project that includes a new 7 story patient tower, 3 story medical office building, and a recently completed 5 level state of the art parking garage. With over 500 physicians on staff, representing over 200 specialties and over 1,900 employees, Riverside Community Hospital is an Inland Empire leader in providing advanced, comprehensive health care to the Inland region. RCH houses the largest Emergency Room and Trauma Center in the Inland Empire at 50 beds with an average wait time of only 15 minutes. RCH is one of Riverside County’s only STEMI receiving centers and is a fully accredited Chest Pain Center. Centers of Excellence include the HeartCare Institute, offering invasive and non-invasive cardiac procedures, Center of Excellence for Surgical Weight Loss, the Transplant Program and a Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Riverside Community Hospital’s Mission & Vision: Mission: Committed to providing compassionate care and improving the overall health of our community Vision: Leading with innovation. Serving with compassion. Position Summary: The Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) is a professional nurse, who as a result of both in-depth clinical expertise and graduate education, possesses the advanced knowledge and mastery of clinical skills necessary to provide expert nursing to patients receiving care within the continuum. The major roles of the CNS include expert clinical practice; leadership; education; consultation; and research. The CNS will influence patient outcomes through comprehensive management and individualized care using in-depth knowledge of natural sciences, behavioral sciences and clinical expertise. The CNS will demonstrate evidence of initiative, creativity, responsibility, accountability, autonomy, and flexibility in problem solving, as well as demonstrate good written and verbal communication, interpersonal relationship, and leadership skills. The CNS functions autonomously and in collaboration with other health care professionals, demonstrating self-direction and accountability in the development and implementation of the role. Reports To: Stroke/ Neurosciences Program Coordinator Supervises: Self-directed Clinical Nurse Specialist Neuroscience FT/Days No Weekends Neurosciences


Position Requirements: Licensure/ Certification/ Registration:

  • Current California License as a Registered Nurse
  • Masters prepared, licensed Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification
  • Specialty certification (i.e., CCRN, CNRN, SCRN), preferred


  • The clinical nurse specialist (CNS) is a registered professional nurse who has completed a formal educational program at the Master’s level with additional specialized training and education in advanced nursing practice.
  • Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist by the State of California.


  • Five years acute care experience in a Stroke Centers Intensive Care Unit, Emergency Department, or Stroke Unit.
  • Recent experience functioning as a CNS in a clinical setting.

Special Qualifications:

  • Leadership, problem solving skills, flexibility, judgment, teamwork, interactive skills, work habits, productivity, and customer service.
  • Knowledge of current theory, principle/procedures and injury prevention concepts specific to populations.
  • Skill in providing care to neuro/stroke patients and their families.
  • Setting and monitoring the delivery of evidence-based patient care standards and making recommendations for changes in clinical practice.
  • Guiding /directing nursing staff in assessing patient/family age-specific nursing needs and developing interdisciplinary plans of care for complex and high-risk patients.
  • Collaborating with assigned nursing staff and other ancillary services to identify patient’s needs and to serve as a role model to demonstrate expected clinical practice.
  • Collaboration focusing on multidisciplinary team building.