Clinical Nurse Specialist
Sharp Healthcare - San Diego, CA

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This position is located in Serra Mesa.

8-hour shift


  • Master's degree in Nursing required
  • Current unencumbered California Registered Nurse license required
  • Certification as Clinical Nurse Specialist by California Board of Registered Nursing required
  • Specialty certification preferred and may include CMSRN (medical-surgical)
  • 3 to 5 years RN experience required
  • 1 to 2 years experience as a CNS preferred
The 6N-Medical Clinical Nurse Specialist is an advanced practice nurse who will provide leadership to promote excellence in nursing practice and patient outcomes. Role responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Supports a collaborative practice culture with emphasis on safety, patient-centered care, communication, accountability, shared decision making, nursing education, and evidence-based practice while recognizing the value and meaning of nursing’s contribution within an interdisciplinary model.

Demonstrates active participation in nursing research at the hospital, department and/or unit level. Facilitates the use of new knowledge gained through nursing research. Promotes nursing research at the unit-level including education of the unit staff and facilitation of staff-level research involvement.

Facilitates professional growth of staff throughout the continuum including orientation process, ongoing competency validation, development of advanced clinicians and preceptors, promotion professional certification and on-going education for staff.

Participates in performance improvement activities, as determined by quality outcome data, strategic planning, or best practice identification.

Incorporates current standards into practice documents (policies and procedures, guidelines of care, order sets, etc.) to ensure unit practice is evidence-based and includes principles of role competence.

6 North is 32 bed Surgical Acute Care unit at Sharp Memorial Hospital. This unit cares for general surgical patients including neuro surgeries, general urologic surgeries, bariatric surgeries and mandibular surgeries. This is a dynamic surgical unit where we pride ourselves in taking care of the whole person - mind, body and spirit in a healing and safe environment.

Sharp Memorial Hospital — the first hospital in San Diego with all private patient rooms — is dedicated to providing the highest-quality, patient-centered care and consists of 368 beds . Designed to promote comfort and healing with the use of natural light and soothing colors, the hospital offers the latest medical technology and is home to San Diego’s largest, most modern Emergency and Trauma Center.

Sharp Memorial is known for outstanding programs in cardiac and vascular care, cancer treatment, orthopedic and neurological services, rehabilitation, robotic surgery and multi-organ transplantation, and has been recognized as a MAGNET®-designated hospital for nursing excellence and is also designated as a Patient-Centered Hospital by Planetree, an organization committed to personalizing, humanizing, and demystifying the hospital experience for patients and their families.

Essential Physical Requirements May Include

  • Sitting
  • Walking
  • Standing
  • Twisting (trunk)
  • Twisting (neck)
  • Bending (waist)
  • Flexing/Extending (neck)
  • Gripping/Grasping
  • Fine Manipulation / Pinching
  • Reaching below shoulder level
  • Reaching above shoulder level
  • Kneeling
  • Climbing
  • Bed mobilization (scooting/rolling)
  • Lateral transfers (bed to gurney)
  • Bed to chair/wheelchair/commode transfer
  • Lift up to 50 pounds
  • Push/pull over 100 pounds
Additional physical requirements of position may be discussed during interview.

Sharp HealthCare is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer (M/F/D/V).

Each new hire candidate who is offered employment must pass a physical evaluation, urine drug screen and pre-employment back ground checks before starting work.

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