Clinical Nurse Specialist - Perinatal Services (CLIN NURSE OR ADV PRACT SPEC 4)

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Job Title Clinical Nurse Specialist - Perinatal Services (CLIN NURSE OR ADV PRACT SPEC 4) Job ID 18047

Job Code 6481 Job Family Nursing


Mission Bay (SF)

Weekly Hours 40 ; 100%

Appointment Type Career Department MB LDR Antepartum

Shift 8-hour Days Full/Part Time Full-Time

Union Information This classification is not represented by a union

At UCSF Health, our mission of innovative patient care, advanced technology and pioneering research is redefining whats possible for the patients we serve - a promise we share with the professionals who make up our team.

Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as seventh in the country - UCSF Health is committed to providing the most rewarding work experience while delivering the best care available anywhere. In an environment that allows for continuous learning and opportunities for professional growth, UCSF Health offers the ideal atmosphere in which to best use your skills and talents.

Job Summary

The Clinical Nurse Specialist in the Birth Center must possess in- depth knowledge and clinical expertise in healthy pregnancy and the complications of pregnancy.

The CNS has responsibilities for clinical practice, leadership, education, consultation, research and is accountable to the Director of Perinatal Services. Qualified candidates will demonstrate a positive approach to challenges with an ability and passion to practice evidence-based nursing and educate staff to the highest level of nursing care.

Outstanding communication skills and an ability to effectively adapt to an ever-changing clinical environment required.

The ideal candidate will have excellent communication style with the entire interdisciplinary team.

Required Qualifications

Minimum three years of RN experience in High Risk Birth Center including all aspects of perinatal care

Active Registered Nurse licensure in the State of California

Active American Heart Association CPR certification

Current NRP certification

Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist, or licensure / certification in another advanced nurse practice discipline

Masters Degree in nursing or related area, and / or equivalent combination of experience / training

In-depth knowledge of one or more clinical specialty areas, to include diagnoses, treatments, standards of practice and patient / family educational consulting and resources

Advanced knowledge of methodology for conducting evidence-based research, data collection, analysis, and reporting

Advanced critical thinking and problem-solving skills to assess highly-complex issues and develop multiple options for resolution

Advanced interpersonal skills, with the ability to provide education, training, and direction to nursing staff, and to develop positive working relationships with patients, families, employees, and outside agencies as required

Excellent skills in written and verbal communications, with the ability to convey highly complex and / or sensitive information in a clear and concise manner

The flexibility to orient and work at all UCSF Medical Center locations

Preferred Qualifications

AWHONN Intermediate FHR

Prior CNS experience in a High Risk Birth Center


Active Registered Nurse licensure in the State of California

Active American Heart Association CPR certification

Current NRP certification

Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist; or licensure / certification in another advanced nurse practice discipline

Living Pride Standards

Service Excellence

Demonstrates service excellence by following the Everyday PRIDE Guide with the UCSF Medical Center standards and expectations for communication and behavior. These standards and expectations convey specific behavior associated with the Medical Centers values: Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Diversity and Excellence, and provide guidance on how we communicate with patients, visitors, faculty, staff, and students, virtually everyone, every day and with every encounter. These standards include, but are not limited to: personal appearance, acknowledging and greeting all patients and families, introductions using AIDET, managing up, service recovery, managing delays and expectations, phone standards, electronic communication, team work, cultural sensitivity and competency.

Uses effective communication skills with patients and staff; demonstrates proper telephone techniques and etiquette; acts as an escort to any patient or family member needing directions; shows sensitivity to differences of culture; demonstrates a positive and supportive manner in which patients / families/ colleagues perceive interactions as positive and supportive. Exhibits team work skills to positively acknowledge and recognize other colleagues, and uses personal experiences to model and teach Living PRIDE standards.

Exhibits tact and professionalism in difficult situations according to PRIDE Values and Practices

Demonstrates an understanding of and adheres to privacy, confidentiality, and security policies and procedures related to Protected Health Information (PHI) or other sensitive and personal information.

Demonstrates an understanding of and adheres to safety and infection control policies and procedures.

Assumes accountability for improving quality metrics associated with department/unit and meeting organizational/departmental targets.

Work Environment

Keeps working areas neat, orderly and clutter-free, including the hallways. Adheres to cleaning processes and puts things back where they belong. Removes and reports broken equipment and furniture.

Picks up and disposes of any litter found throughout entire facility.

Posts flyers and posters in designated areas only; does not post on walls, doors or windows.

Knows where the Environment of Care Manual is kept in department; corrects or reports unsafe conditions to the appropriate departments.

Protects the physical environment and equipment from damage and theft.

The flexibility to orient and work at all UCSF Medical Center locations is required.
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