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Providence Health & Services Clinical Nurse Specialist NICU in Santa Monica, California


Providence is calling a Clinical Nurse Specialist NICU (RN), (Full Time/Day Shift) to Saint Johns Health Center in Santa Monica, CA.

We are seeking a Clinical Nurse Specialist (RN) who will serves as a consultant, educator, researcher, and clinical expert for the medical center and service area. Demonstrates expertise in the care of age-specific patient population (e.g., infants, adolescents, adults, geriatrics, pediatrics) according to clinical specialty, and participates in related continuing education.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Maintain established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, improving organization performance program, and patient/safety standards

  • Serve as a resource person and a role model in specialty area. Support and facilitates nursing assessment, care planning, patient/family education, and clinical problem solving for complex or difficult care situations

  • Assess staff educational needs; develops and implements programs/learning activities to meet these needs. Monitor outcomes of learning as evidenced by competency assessment

  • Develop, organize, conduct, and supervise programs for orientation, training, in-service, and continuing education

  • Participate with student instructors in planning and evaluating clinical assignments for students in area of specialization

  • Act as a resource in area of specialty for orientation preceptors, preceptees, and students. Collaborate with others in the development of brochures and posters to publicize educational programs/learning activities according to organizational guidelines

  • Coordinate with outside educators to present courses within the medical center or service area. Recruit employees with specific expertise to present or assist in presenting courses

  • Model, teach, and support others in developing lesson planning and presentation skills, including the use of audiovisual equipment, computers, and other aids

  • Schedule classes, according to Providence Health System priorities. Maintain required course documentation including accurate records of personnel attendance/participation in educational programs

  • Investigate new products, equipment, and techniques; participate in and/or coordinates clinical trials, in-services, and competency assessments; evaluates and makes recommendations to appropriate committees

  • Assist leaders in developing competency assessment tools

  • Collaborate with other health professionals to design, develop, and evaluate patient educational programs, materials, and related staff protocols

  • Consult with individuals and multi-disciplinary groups on health care issues, demonstrating effective use of change and systems theory in the process

  • Facilitate development, implementation, review, and revision of department, medical center, and service area policies, procedures, and standards of care related to areas of expertise

  • Act as a participant, resource, and facilitator for department, specialty area, medical center, and service area performance improvement activities

  • Utilize nursing theory and current research to support and improve health care practice. Convey nursing theories and research findings to staff. Participate in conducting clinical and health care delivery system research

  • Participate in professional organizations and community activities

  • Enhance professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, current literature, in-service meetings, and workshops

  • Attend meetings as required, and participates on committees as directed


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Master's Degree in Nursing

  • Coursework/Training in Advanced study in area of clinical specialization

  • Coursework/Training in adult education principles.

  • Coursework/Training in performance improvement and research methodology

  • Current California Licensed Registered Nurse

  • CNS certification by the California Board of Registered Nursing

  • Current BLS-HCP Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers - American Heart Association (AHA), or American Red Cross (ARC) CPR/AED for Professional Rescuer accepted on hire until card expiration date

  • NNR required for employees in L&D, NICU, Nursery, Postpartum

  • Minimum of one (1) year experience in adult education, patient/family education

  • Minimum of three (3) years recent experience in nursing specialty area

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Nursing specialty certification

About the hospital you will serve:

Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, California, is part of Providence Health & Services, an integrated, not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, medical clinics, home health services, affiliated services and educational facilities in the western United States. Founded in 1942, Providence Saint John’s Health Center enjoys a reputation for clinical excellence across many disciplines.

The 266-bed health center has a medical staff of more than 900 physicians, 1,800 employees and a host of volunteers who share a commitment to providing quality care for all.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Clinical Education

Location: California-Santa Monica

Req ID: 243047