The Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) is an expert clinical practitioner responsible for providing leadership, consultation, education and patient care management expertise for specific patient care populations across the health care continuum. The CNS provides guidance, direction and assistance to the health care team in maintaining optimum quality of nursing care for patients in designated clinical specialty and throughout the Cedars-Sinai Health System (CSHS), while advancing the goals of Nursing Care. The CNS assumes the role of leader, clinician, researcher, educator, patient care advocate, consultant, inter and intradepartmental liaison, and resource professional. The CNS directs, supervises and guides nursing staff and health care team members in the provision of patient care. This care is consistent with Nursing Standards of Care/Practice, the Plan for Provision of Nursing Care, The Plan for Provision of Patient Care, CSMC Code of Conduct, the Performance Improvement Plan, the Patient Education Plan and Professional Organization Standards. The CNS maintains competence skills including the ability to provide care to special patient populations and patients with diverse cultural backgrounds. He/She can identify the ability of the adolescent, adult and geriatric patients to follow direction/instructions and give consent. He/She can identify safety concerns and institute measures to provide a safe environment; and provide appropriate assessment, intervention and evaluation of patients with consideration of developmental milestones in these patient populations. He/she can demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the trends and forces shaping the healthcare delivery system, the provision of care, and other emerging issues in healthcare management. Demonstrates effective leadership and supervisory experience in clinical, patient, or specialty field. Demonstrates flexibility and initiative to effectively lead change efforts to respond to environmental or organizational changes. Demonstrates superior interpersonal and communication skills. Demonstrates fiscal management capabilities, including effective expense reduction, utilization management, and budget control.
Providing healthcare for more than 100 years, Cedars-Sinai has evolved into one of the most dynamic and highly renowned medical centers in the world. Along with caring for patients, Cedars-Sinai is a hub for biomedical research and a training center for future physicians and other healthcare professionals. This attracts exceptional talent to Cedars-Sinai, including world-renowned physician-scientists who seek a place where they can both conduct research and see patients--the ideal formula for discovery and its translation into cures. Our patients benefit from access to doctors at the top of their fields, and our researchers have an ideal community in which to study the impact of healthcare challenges, and reflect that knowledge in their research. The greater Los Angeles area in which Cedars-Sinai resides possesses unparalleled cultural and ethnic diversity which offers outstanding opportunities for translational and clinical research... and a dynamic environment for medical education.Although community based, Cedars-Sinai is a major teaching hospital affiliated with the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Cedars-Sinai has highly competitive graduate medical education programs in more than 50 specialty and subspecialty areas, a graduate program in biomedical sciences and translational medicine, a clinical scholars program directed towards junior physicians with aspirations to become clinical scientists, and post graduate training opportunities.There are more than 250 full-time faculty members at Cedars-Sinai. The voluntary medical staff, comprised of more than 2,200 specialty board-certified or board-qualified physicians, represent all of the specialties and subspecialties and collaborate with full-time medical staff in the teaching responsibilities of the graduate medical education programs.