Surgical Services Clinical Nurse Specialist CNS

An outstanding hospital in the San Francisco Bay Area is actively interviewing for Clinical Nurse Specialists to join its busy Surgical Services Department. Join a team of dedicated nurses, leaders, and providers in supporting the advancement of Clinical Practice and Education.

This 200-bed Medical Center is seeking a Clinical Nurse Specialist to join its well-equipped education department, and help lead clinical practice for this TJC rated top-performing Perioperative Services Department. This person will join a health system that’s well known for its commitments to superior patient care services, groundbreaking quality improvement, and education techniques. Offering a full range of inpatient and ambulatory patient services, and having earned national recognition for patient satisfaction, this hospital is positioned as one of the region’s best.  

Offering a wide array of surgical services, from ENT and Plastic, to Thoracic and Abdominal, to Vascular and Neurosurgical, this fully equipped 12 Operating Room department is capable of handling just about anything. The Surgical Clinical Nurse Specialist will bring an incredible amount of knowledge and experience to complex patient care scenarios and will support the ongoing clinical education and practice advancement for this tight-knit family unit.

Reporting to the Director of Clinical Education and Nursing Practice, the Surgical Services CNS will focus primarily on improving clinical practice in the large Perioperative Services Department. Working in close collaboration with the Director of Perioperative, a CNOR Surgical Services Department Manager, OR Supervisors, and CPAN Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) Supervisors, the CNS will play an integral role in supporting education and patient care.

The Clinical Nurse Specialist for Surgical Services will have an important role to play in the Perioperative Services Unit, as well as the Education Team for the Medical Center. Using health system and hospital policy, along with evidence-based best practice guidelines, you’ll develop and execute effective education programs throughout the Perioperative Services Department. This means that the CNS will work directly with staff members, unit leaders, hospital leadership, and patients / families to ensure that interdisciplinary programs are created and implemented to enrich each stakeholder’s knowledge and confidence.

Living and working close to the San Francisco Bay Area, you’ll discover something wonderful for every mood. When you’re feeling fancy, you can go to San Francisco for a craft cocktail and a live concert, or a short drive north lands you California Wine Country, where you’ll be confronted with amazing cuisine and the finest vin in America. When the Surgical Clinical Nurse Specialist needs some room to breathe, they’ll find hundreds of short and long hikes, bike rides, and boat trips. With some of the nation’s best schools, most diverse cultures, and highest qualities of life, the SF Bay Area is a great place to put down roots.

The CNS of Surgical Services will play a large, role for this community medical center. In service of this hospital, this non-profit healthcare system, and this community, you will take on a lot of responsibility. You, in turn, will be supported by a generous benefits package, and a competitive compensation.