Acute Geriatric Clinical Nurse Specialist CNS

A fantastic career opportunity for Acute Geriatric Clinical Nurse Specialist CNS is now available with a prestigious non profit Medical Center in beautiful, warm and coastal Northern California!

The Medical Surgical Clinical Nurse Specialist will be part of one of the largest health care facility in the area and is known for outstanding programs in heart care, orthopedics, rehabilitation, robotic surgery, stroke care and women's health. The emergency room is one of the nation's most technologically advanced intensive care and emergency facilities.

Under a new Clinical Practice Model, the Acute Geriatric Clinical Nurse Specialist CNS will focus on staff development and lead efforts related to the identification, implementation and evaluation of unit specific education, patient education and evidence-based practice.

Reporting to the Nurse Director of Education and Nursing Director of Medical Surgical, the Acute Geriatric Clinical Nurse Specialist CNS will utilize the Clinical Leadership Model to optimize the role resulting in a highly educated and competent advanced practice staff that produces positive patient outcomes.

The National Nursing Staff Development Model has been adopted as the theoretical foundation for this role. The Acute Geriatric Clinical Nurse Specialist CNS will focus on the following: orientation, competency program, in-service education, continuing education, career development/role transition, research and scholarship, and establish academic partnerships with the local colleges and universities.

The Acute Geriatric Clinical Nurse Specialist CNS will work in a 28-bed Geriatric medical surgical unit with heavy emphasis on orthopedic general surgical patient populations. This fast-paced unit excels in helping to heal patients during their immediate post-operative periods. The staff is dedicated to excellence in quality patient care consistent with outcome driven goals with Advanced Clinicians, Lead nurses, and a Nurse Manager all dedicated to a learning environment through mentorship. 

The hospital offers the opportunity for career advancement and diversity. The hospital enjoys and promotes a friendly environment with staff experience ranging from new graduates to those who have worked on the unit for over 30 years. Benefits include a self-scheduling model, trained preceptors, and 24/7 leadership on the unit. Join the prestigious team now!